Turning to One Another

February 24, 2003

in general

This post is from Meg Wheatley’s book Turning to One Another. Seemed very appropriate, as I find myslef networking across too many online communities today, and realizing how much we fail to carry from one to another because tools require repetitive entry or access that will never be synchonised except through association with me. From postings on Entovation to Visiting Group Partners, and Serious Play on Ryze. Not to mention personal messaging that in some cases could easily be blogs. Wheatley Turning to One Another

Turning to One Another

There is no power greater
than a community discovering
what it cares about.

Ask ‘What’s possible?’ not ‘What’s wrong?’ Keep asking.

Notice what you care about.
Assume that many others share your dreams.

Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.

Talk to people you know.
Talk to people you don’t know.
Talk to people you never talk to.

Be intrigued by the differences you hear.
Expect to be surprised.
Treasure curiosity more than certainty.

Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible.
Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something.

Know that creative solutions come from new connections.

Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know.
Real listening always brings us closer together.

Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world.

Rely on human goodness. Stay together

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