I’m in Oklahoma today addressing a couple of different groups about leadership issues. One of my talks is on conversational leadership. Every time I speak on the connection between dialogue/conversation and leadership I get geeked up. There aren’t too many issues more important to leadership than conversation. I like to say, the best leaders are world class conversationalists. Here are a few things you can do to get conversation and real dialogue going in your workplace:

Get Curious
Ask Questions
Be Pliable
Be Thoughtful
Put Your Heart Into It

It’s a "no-brainer" that participative and collaborative leadership is important. But, what energizes that type of leadership. One dynamic is rich dialogue. Try to make it your aim today.