Yesterday we had an interesting meeting on the study of the Radical Listening as a new approach for productive conversation.
Radical listening is the act of allowing the other person to express themselves completely, without interruption and without any preconceived notions on one’s part — with the intent to fully absorb and process what they are saying.
We discussed the basic principles and rules for such dialogue. Main principles:
- Replace judgement with curiosity
- Ask Questions (“Can I go back to something you mentioned about…”, “Is there anything else that you think is important to share?”)
- Be Fully Present
- No ‘Buts’ About It
The next meeting will focus on two issues: “how radical listening will influence team trust?” and “how to create change with ‘Radical Listening’?”.
Want to join us? Please, join our meetup group.