— David Bohm
David Bohm, a renowned physicist and philosopher, had many insightful thoughts on dialogue and communication. One of his most intriguing and powerful quotes on the topic is:
"Dialogue is not about making my point clear; it is about creating a space where people can think together, listen together, and learn together, beyond my point and beyond your point."
Bohm believed that genuine dialogue goes beyond merely trying to convince others of our own viewpoints or pushing our agendas. Instead, it involves creating a shared space where people can engage in open and exploratory communication, free from defensiveness and assumptions.
Bohm's concept of dialogue aims not to win arguments or debates but to collectively seek understanding and meaning. This kind of dialogue fosters deep listening, empathy, and the ability to suspend judgments. It allows new insights and shared understanding to emerge, leading to a profound connection and learning among participants.
Bohm's approach emphasizes building bridges between different perspectives and nurturing mutual respect and collaboration.
We can imagine a dialogue as an orchestra where each participant plays a different musical instrument (representing their unique perspectives and viewpoints).
Instead of trying to make their own instrument stand out, they aim to harmonize and blend their sounds. The conductor creates a space where everyone can listen to each other's music, learn from one another's melodies, and collectively create a beautiful symphony beyond any individual instrument's notes.
The result is a rich, interconnected composition that transcends the limitations of individual viewpoints.
Introducing the New Monthly LeaderONE Workshops
At our workshops, we draw inspiration from the profound insights of David Bohm in how we lead and conduct our workshops.
In the spirit of Bohm, we believe that genuine dialogue isn't about pushing agendas or convincing others of our viewpoints. Rather, it's about cultivating an open, exploratory space where diverse perspectives can converge harmoniously.
Our role as facilitators is akin to an orchestra conductor, creating an environment where every voice is heard, valued, and respected. Instead of trying to outshine one another, participants collaborate to harmonize and blend their sounds.
Just as an orchestra produces a symphony that transcends the boundaries of any single instrument, our workshops aim to foster a rich and interconnected exchange of ideas.
Through deep listening, empathy, and suspending judgments, new insights and shared understanding emerge, forging profound connections among participants.
We encourage participants to engage in this transformative process of building bridges between different perspectives.
Our workshops strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration, where diverse voices unite in a beautiful symphony of ideas.
Beginning in September 2023, we will conduct monthly workshops for Backer and Sponsor members on the first Wednesday of every month. (Go here to upgrade your membership from free to paid.)
Our revolutionary Space Beyond Boundaries-inspired workshops offer a powerful and effective way to expand your personal development and leadership capacities from the inside out.
The workshops are more than just a learning experience. They are a journey of transformation and enlightenment.
My colleagues, John Ryskowski and Wolfgang Fiebig, will join me, who are both expert facilitators and workshop leaders.
If you receive this email, you are a member and eligible to register if you are subscribed as a Backer or Sponsor.
I hope you will join us to experience the power of authentic dialogue and the space beyond boundaries to unlock the potential for transformative growth and connection.
Let's embark on this enriching journey together, where we think, listen, and learn beyond individual points of view, creating a harmonious symphony of shared understanding.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
— BillBill Fox, Founder @ SpaceB, LeaderONE, and Forward Thinking Workplaces
P. S. If you would like to know more about the workshop and experience a mini-workshop, we conduct a free introductory session on the second Wednesday of every month. Click the button below to register for the next session.
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