Thought Leader Life 191: Guest Ken Homer



Engage in collaborative conversations to get the work done. This episode features #ThoughtLeader and #Expert Ken Homer (, founder of Collaborative Conversations and developer of The World Cafe dialogue process. He is a seasoned organizational development practitioner, coach, communication facilitator, and process artist.

Ken helps management teams, organizers, and decision-makers develop a high level of conversational competence so their team can have more effective collaborations. He coaches them on how to listen and communicate in such a way that everyone in the conversation can contribute and bring out the best in each other.

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Here are a couple of AHAmessages from this episode:

  • A major pain point for management teams, organizers, and decision-makers is that only one in three projects comes in on time and on budget because they don’t know how to engage in #CollaborativeConversations. @KenHomer
  • Management teams usually have a hard time talking together in ways that can bring out the best in each other. This may hinder the team from accomplishing a goal. Are you having #CollaborativeConversations in your team? @KenHomer
  • Do you know how to listen very deeply to a person, so you get what’s being said, what’s not being said, and what’s really important? Consider learning how to acquire a high level of #ConversationalCompetence at work.
  • #CollaborativeConversations involve knowing how to be in the right conversation about the right thing at the right time with the right people. Does your organization collaborate effectively to accomplish a project? @KenHomer
  • When you have #CollaborativeConversations in your organization, you can tap the wisdom of your entire team. @KenHomer

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