“Dialogue is balancing advocacy with inquiry.”

—Author Unknown

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In his book, Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together, William Isaac describes this critical skill as the intention to reach new levels of mutual understanding.

Doing so, he indicates we can form a totally new basis from which to think and act.

He further states that this capacity for talking together constitutes the foundation for democracy.


Where are you observing and participating in true dialogue in your various communities?

How could a better balance between advocacy and inquiry improve communities throughout the world?

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  1. Hi David –
    Thank you for your very thoughtful and supportive comments. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your perspective.
    Best wishes and happy holidays.


  2. Barry,

    Thank you so much on your quote today on Dialogue. As a big proponent of using Dialogue as a decison-making tool, I appreciate any mention of its use. I also appreciate your link to the author’s book which I will be purchasing on line. As an OD Consultant and process facilitator I have used dialogue successfully with many clients with success. This book will help me continue to develop my skills in this area.

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