Art of Convening

Neal, Craig; Neal, Patricia
May 2011
Leadership Excellence Essentials;May2011, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p17
The article reports on convening as a leadership competency and its importance in achieving authentic engagement. The author describes how she, as a designated convener, explored the notion of convening at a meeting of women executives who were used to running their own show. A Convening Wheel is presented which serves as a guide to the art of convening that includes steps, such as clarifying intent, inviting and meaningful exchange. The Wheel reveals intuitive progression of actively engaged relationship that leads to sustainable results.


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