susan taylor

Who Has Time for Engagement?

[aesop_audio src=”https://www.whatisdialogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Engagement.mp3″ loop=”off” viewstart=”off” viewend=”on” hidden=”off”] Employee engagement. A hot topic these days. According to Gallup, “only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work.” In other words, only 1 out of 8 employees are “psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations.” Actively disengaged employees worldwide? 24%,…

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Dialogue Begins with Ignorance

Ignorance. An interesting word. Yet often times associated with negative connotations. I think people generally identify ignorance with low intelligence or stupidity and with that, foolishness and idiocy. At the same time, we’ve all heard the phrase “ignorance is bliss”. But what does that really mean? Thomas Gray is well known for his phrase, “where…

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Our Fear of Slowing Down

[aesop_audio src=”https://www.whatisdialogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Over-scheduled.m4a” loop=”off” viewstart=”off” viewend=”off” hidden=”off”] I heard a story yesterday about a senior executive whose boss just fired him. As you can imagine, this manager was quite upset. The way in which he was terminated was distressing – even to me — and I wasn’t the one losing my job. This gentleman revealed how…

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The Magic in Dialogue

[aesop_audio src=”https://www.whatisdialogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Abracadabra.m4a” loop=”off” viewstart=”off” viewend=”off” hidden=”off”] I Create As I Speak  Abracadabra! That enchanting word a magician utters giving him the power to create seemingly impossible things. My father has had an interest in magic since he was 8 years old. I have fond memories of him performing various card tricks; pulling an authentic-looking rabbit…

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We’re Comfortably Numb and It’s Robbing Us of Our Creativity

[aesop_audio src=”https://www.whatisdialogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Comfortably-Numb.m4a” loop=”off” viewstart=”off” viewend=”off” hidden=”off”] Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home? Lyrics from “Comfortably Numb” in Pink Floyd’s 1979 album, “The Wall”. And a popular song in my life, growing up as a teenager in the early 80’s. Back then, the song was…

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The Galapagos Tortoise, a Workshop & Dialogue

[aesop_audio src=”https://www.whatisdialogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Tortoise.m4a” loop=”off” viewstart=”off” viewend=”off” hidden=”off”] Last Friday was the first day of my 2nd ½ century. I have chosen to enter this next phase of life wholly and in that, I have both excitements and concerns. One of the many wonderful birthday gifts I received was a book from my oldest daughter, entitled: Alone…

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Your Business is Not Succeeding Because You’re Trapped

The Trap of Over-activity The sun hasn’t yet risen as I awake to embrace another morning in another hotel in another city other than where I reside. On Friday morning, it occurred to me that I have been home for exactly 3 weeks since November 30. You do the math; it’s a lot of time…

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Generative Dialogue: It’s Not All Unicorns and Rainbows

We often talk about Generative Dialogue with a focus towards coherence and harmony – the ultimate goal being the attainment of unity within a group in order to act as a “single intelligence” and from that place, birth something new. While this certainly does occur, I often find that people don’t truly understand the deeper…

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