Tuesday, 26 January 2010

the dialogue podcasts

I'm often being asked these days where people can hear my podcasts on the 10 dialogue skills.

So on one convenient page, here they are:

Click for the Intro - a small animation to give you an overall picture..

Then there's Time and Space... without which it's hard to have a truly big conversation.

And then the 10 skills. I'd suggest... Navigating first. It's about staying together on the journey.

Help someone else become articulate by... Listening.

Describing... telling it like it is. (And then some.)

Stay connected by... Checking.

Probing... dare to dig deeper.

Suspending... keeping an open mind.

Building - genuine co-creating.

Keep it steady and fair with... Balancing.

Disclosing... say what you're thinking.

And finally (almost in silence)... Pausing.

Enjoy them.

And join me in thanking David Kershaw, Julie Batty and the late, great Rod Wright for all their help in making them.


  1. I was interested in 2+2=5 but it doesn’t help me with a friend with a friend who has dementia. My skills as a therapist go out of the window in this sad and difficult situation. Jung said: if a client believes he is on the moon, we have to go to the moon to have a dialogue with them. If my friend thinks he is still on the earth and yet I see him as being in outer space, dialogue is impossible. Perhaps this impossibility. Is what makes dementia such a cruel disease. J. Griggs.

  2. Thanks Jilly. I agree - dementia is a crippling obstacle to dialogue. Perhaps all we can do as carers and friends is have dialogues with others who are caring for their friends and family who suffer from this really difficult and challenging disease that can affect any of us...