Peter Block's Six Conversations

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Peter Block's Six Conversations
Linda Roos, HR Consultant, South Africa, Member
Conversation is one of the most natural things people do, regardless of their status or level of intellect. Peter Block developed an empowerment methodology leveraging certain types of conversations.
The method is aimed at mobilizing people, creating a shared and owned future, instead of managing them in a patriarchal way, 'telling' them what to do.

What is especially useful in Block's 6 Conversations is the "leadership task" he includes at every conversation. Here's a short summary of the Six Conversations:

1. The Invitation Conversation (as opposed to mandate)
Transformation occurs through choice, not mandate. Invitation is the call to create an alternative future. What is the invitation we can make to support people to participate and own the relationships, tasks, and process that lead to success? The invitation must contain a hurdle or demand if accepted. It is a challenge to engage. Most leadership initiatives or training are about how...Sign up

Very Good and Thanks
baseim Kaeid Abduh, Professor, Yemen, Member
Very good, and thanks for this article, Dr. Baseim Kaed Alareiqeie, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration, Taiz University, Yem...Sign up

What if a Decision must be made within Record Ttime?
Eddie Amanam, Nigeria, Member
I do appreciate the level of thinking that Peter has put into this article. It makes a worthwhile reading.
Nevertheless, I have an issue with the...Sign up

Peter Block's 6 Conversations
Sonny Vicente, Coach, Philippines, Member
I view them as a new approach to an effective development of organizations. To me, they're more of formal steps to "enrolling" people in the organizat...Sign up

Do we Really Need to Act So Fast?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Eddie Amanam: I agree when it's absolutely necessary to act fast, there is less possibility for employee involvement...Sign up

Act Fast in Most Cases
Eddie Amanam, Nigeria, Member
@Jaap de Jonge (Editor): That is why a leader must have a trusted team serving as a think tank.
You may recall ...Sign up

Peter Block's 6 Conversations
Azeem Sadiq, Student (University), Pakistan, Member
I want to say thanks. These type of articles help me in my studies. I hope to get more knowledge from all you....Sign up

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