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Genuine Leadership, Genuine Dialogue


Thu May 15 2014, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Lowercase, 1 McNally St, Blk D #01-01, Bugis, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Registration: $75.00
  • Group Registration (3 pax or more): $65.00
  • 2-Event Registration for Genuine Dialogue & Collective Leadership: $120.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: shirlyntoh

Dinner & Dialogue with Bill Isaacs, Founder & President of Dialogos and Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management

Every leader faces the challenge of transforming everyday conversations from customers and internal stakeholders into active solutions as a team or organisation. In this one-night only Dinner & Dialogue, Bill Isaacs will show how, as leaders, genuine dialogue can lead to unprecedented insights in solving organisational issues through the art of thinking together.

This includes the four dialogic practices of:
Listening - Principle of Participation
Respecting - Principle of Coherence
Suspending - Principle of Awareness
Voicing - Principle of Unfoldment

In embracing this culture of genuine dialogue, leaders will learn to empower their teams to practise the art of thinking together on a daily basis, leading to increased innovation, engagement, staff retention and productivity.

Dialogue is often assumed to be conversations between parties but that is not so. Bill Isaacs will dialogue on what it means to create an environment and atmosphere where you can actually hear the source of the thinking behind the words, including your own. It is not so much about agreeing but more about fostering shared listening to think together in such a way as to hear unprecedented possibilities—the insights we create beyond what anyone individually can produce.

7:00 - 7:30PM Welcome & Registration
7:30 – 8:00PM Dinner & Networking with Dr. Bill Isaacs
8:00 - 8:50PM Genuine Leadership,Genuine Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together by Dr. Bill Isaacs
8:50 - 9:30PM Dialogue & Discussion with Dr. Bill Isaacs
9:30 - 10:00PM Casual Networking

Dr. William (Bill) Isaacs is Founder and President of Dialogos, a collaborative innovation and leadership development firm based in Cambridge, MA and London UK, and a Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Isaacs is a leading authority on dialogue, collective leadership and large system transformation. His book, Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together, has been translated into many languages, including Swedish, Chinese, and Hebrew. It was featured in Fast Company as a guide to “the secret of good informal conversation,” and has been acclaimed by a variety of reviewers as the definitive guide to profound change through speaking and listening.

Over the past 30 years Dr. Isaacs has served as an advisor to CEO's and senior leaders of major organizations and institutions around the world, assisting them to think together and collaborate to produce unexpected and highly generative results. His focus is on evoking sustainable and transformational change from within systems. He has worked on a wide range of problems, ranging from building breakthrough collaboration in community healthcare, to transforming management union relationships, to advising senior corporate teams, to facilitating dialogue and transformational change at National levels in senior political and national leaders in Africa, South Asia, Europe and the United States.

Dr. Isaacs received an A.B. in policy studies from Dartmouth College, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an M.Phil. and D.Phil from Oxford University. He lives in the Boston area with his family.