By Irving R. Stubbs
Dialogue: A Way to Live
What if at least 12% of the population practiced the kind of dialogue described in this book? Read this book to discover ways this challenge can become a reality.
When we listen for what is meant and respond empathetically to what we hear – when we ask questions to clarify and draw out the thinking of others – when we resist being defensive – when we acknowledge that on which we disagree but seek to find that on which we do agree – when we are not trying to persuade but discover – and when we find ourselves changing our views or positions in light of what we are discovering — we are in a transformational dialogue environment.
In his latest book, Irving Stubbs explores many good reasons to use dialogue.
- It is a way to stretch our levels of consciousness.
- It strengthens the courage to speak and share.
- It bonds participants as persons, not as objects.
- It creates bridges to deal with organizational and societal issues.
- It builds communities of mutual trust and interests.
- It builds solutions to challenging issues.
- It opens us to God’s Spirit.
- It energizes worldviews based on shalom that includes peace, harmony, wholeness, justice and joy.
Transformational Dialogue is a means to constructive convergence and synergistic relationships
Irving Stubbs, President Emeritus of The Living Dialog Ministries, presented a lecture on the Awesome Benefits of Transformational Dialogue on January 14, 2020 at Westminister-Canterbury in Richmond, Virginia. He was joined by Farheen Naveed for the Question and Answer session.
Author, Pastor, Consultant
– Melinda Gates
– Dalai Lama
– Henry Ford
“When we listen for what is meant and respond empathetically to what we hear–when we ask questions to clarify and draw out the thinking of others–when we resist being defensive–when we acknowledge that on which we disagree but seek to find that on which we agree–when we are not trying to persuade but discover–and when we find ourselves changing our views or positions in light of what we are discovering–we are in a transformational dialogue environment.”
– From the Back Cover of Dialogue: A Way to Live–Revised Edition
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