Conversations Worth Having Blog

Communication is at the heart of everything we do. Enjoy our blog where we explore how conversations can increase engagement, leadership practices, decision making, collective capacity, and more.

Conversations for a Civil Society: CWH for Leading Sustainable and Net Positive Organizations Nov 18, 2023

“We’re not dreaming nearly enough.”   Mirjam Minderman

 

“Have conversations to challenge the dichotomy between long-term and short-term. If we don’t...

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Don’t Let Work Get in the Way of Working Out Oct 16, 2023

This week’s blog comes with a warning: The following activities might be dangerous and should not be attempted by those reading this blog. Usually said about stunts being performed by...

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Let's Walk Together in Troubling Times Oct 06, 2023

“You’ll Never Walk Alone”, a song of hope from Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical Carousel, was written shortly before the end of World War II (Duddleston, 2021). Still today,...

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CWH to Inspire Excellence and High Performance Oct 04, 2023

Peak performance, ownership, and engagement are natural outcomes for people when they are included in meaningful ways around work that's purposeful. Nancy Kirkpatrick and Floyd Phillips...

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13 Conflict Resolution Conversation Starters Sep 23, 2023

The ways in which we might respond to conflict are similar to how we respond to stress: Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Fawn. There’s another way to resolve conflict that’s the focus of our...

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Restoring Trust with the Poetic Principle Sep 14, 2023

If the focus of attention influences our beliefs and the stories we make up about people and situations (Poetic Principle), then it makes sense to talk about and pay attention to what’s...

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One Mom Burning Out; One Mother-In-Law Barging In Jun 29, 2023

In this week’s Monday Kickstarters, we addressed some challenges associated with mothering and smothering. (We love a little word play at CWH!)

Our Name It – Flip It – Frame It...

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Helping Sibling Squabbles Subside Jun 29, 2023

Do you notice that sometimes it is harder to bring up a delicate topic with family members than with work colleagues? I know I do. Well – panic not. Here comes the positive principle from...

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Shifting the Tone and Direction Of Conversations With Others and With Ourselves Jun 16, 2023

Monday Kickstarters are virtual sessions that serve as an opportunity for all of us to practice generative questions and positive framing on issues and concerns we’re currently experiencing....

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Conversations That Build Trust and Create Pathways of Success Jun 08, 2023

In the May 17, 2023 Inc. Magazine article, How Effective Leaders Have Courageous Conversations, Moshe Engelberg, PhD. states, “It takes real courage to overcome the resistance, trust the...

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