Look up in between. Look up. The glow of my iPhone illuminated my face as I walked. As I waited. Like many, I spent too much time in 2017 starring down on my phone for updates on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. I thought I “was on top of things,” and that I had my phone… Continue reading Look up in between. Look up.
As we become more digitally connected, are we also becoming more isolated? Apparently so, which might explain the recent growth of face-to-face conversations – fulfilling some unmet need – in communities and networks. A network creates a strong sense of belonging, but belonging without commitment. Examples include Oslo’s cultural events, forums and (career) networking events.… Continue reading From convincing to conversations
Last week I was at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos along with 3,000 leaders of government business, government, religion, and civil society. Nestled between the snow-capped mountains, these leaders reflected and predicted the world’s future. With a program as vertiginous as the Alps, how do you have a meaningful conversation? After working on seven… Continue reading Seven ways to have conversations that matter in Davos
Big conversations, such as conferences with keynotes and plenary debates, increase awareness of a problem, a solution, or a leader. Big conversations attract famous speakers and large audiences in person and streaming. Therefore, they are easy to quantify and measure. Big conversations inspire. But small conversations create change. To make an impact, we need both. So… Continue reading Big conversations inspire, but small conversations lead to change