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Consensus Building

Barriers to Dialogue and Consensus Building

There are many potential barriers to dialogue and consensus building. One is lack of familiar on the part of stakeholders with the meaning of dialogue and what it requires. (My working definition: the kind of honest talk that makes agreement possible. ) Related to that is the tendency of some participants to resort to strategies, […]

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Collaborative Leadership

A Collaborative Mindset

When trying to assess the feasibility of a new collaborative project, I often run into a few people I’d like to get into the process who regard the whole thing as wrong-headed and doomed to failure. While there may be objective and sound reasons for the rejection of a collaborative strategy, there are times when […]

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