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Journey in Dialog

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26: Attention

26: ATTENTION Welcome to the 26th post in our Journey in Dialog. In this post we deal with not only another restraining force to successful dialog, but also a way to undermine entropy. Engaging in meaningful dialog requires a serious level of attention. The brain is...

25: Scrapbook

25: SCRAPBOOK Welcome to the 25th post in our Journey in Dialog. From time to time I will share my personal experiences with dialog. This is one of those times. The following three stories are among my experiences that have reinforced my commitment to dialog. Concerto...

24: Why Dialog?

24: WHY DIALOG? Welcome to the 24th post in our Journey in Dialog. In Post #12, I raised this same question: Why Dialog? In Post #22, I shared insights on dialog from Michele Maliese’s article when she was a graduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder....

23: Flash Mobs

23: FLASH MOBS Welcome to the 23rd post in our Journey in Dialog. Have you watched the Flash Mobs on YouTube? The musicians do something incredible with their music. In shopping malls, supermarkets, airports, and train stations from all over the world, musicians bring...

22: Michelle Maliese

22: MICHELLE MALIESE Welcome to the 22nd post in our Journey in Dialog. In this post, I have included passages from an article written by Professor of Philosophy, Michelle Maliese, when she was a graduate student and a member of the research staff at the Conflict...

21: Entropy

21: ENTROPY Welcome to the 21st post in our Journey in Dialog. In previous posts, I have identified barriers, restraining forces, and impediments to transformational dialog. In this post, I add the concept of entropy. The root of entropy comes from the physics of...

20: Consciousness

20: CONSCIOUSNESS What is it that causes us to respond at a gut level to other people? How do we understand immediately and instinctively the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of others? Consciousness means many things. In this post, I will focus on one of those...

19: Empathy Plus

19: EMPATHY PLUS Welcome to the 19th post in our Journey in Dialog. In Post 04, we referenced empathy and how empathy requires transparency. In this post, we dig more deeply. When we relate to other people empathetically, something good happens that can be healing,...

18: Facilitators

18: FACILITATORS Welcome to the 18th post in our Journey in Dialog. In previous posts, I noted what helps and what does not help to experience transformational dialog. In this post, I offer a few tips for those who facilitate transformational dialog in groups. TIP #1...

17: Educators

17: EDUCATORS Welcome to the 17th post in our Journey in Dialog. Some educators worry that the often well-worn and biased lectures delivered in colleges don’t equip the next generations for the practices needed to participate in the transformation of the world. Too...

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Irving Stubbs

The Blog host is Irving Stubbs, with degrees from Davidson College in North Carolina and Union Theological Seminary in New York. He has been a pastor, an urban minister, an author and a consultant to organizations across North America, Europe, in Japan and Hong Kong. He brings to his Blog broad experience and a commitment to the liberating power of dialog.

 

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