A partnership of any kind requires simple but important tenets. When we look deeply at what we are each bringing to our partnerships, our core beliefs and habits set the stage for their success–or failure. The six beliefs identified in Jim Knight’s Better Conversations can help set the stage for more effective and meaningful conversations. 

 

Use the free, downloadable PDFs below to see where your beliefs currently align with a more traditional top-down approach vs. a partnership approach, then answer the questions to examine how you feel about the results and what, if any, changes you’d like to make.

 

The Better Conversations Beliefs

Conversation should be back-and-forth.

Conversation should be life-giving.

I don’t judge my conversation partners.

I see others as equal partners in conversations.

I want to hear what others have to say.

I believe people should have a lot of autonomy.

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Find more free downloadable resources like these in ICG’s Free Resource Library.

Want to learn more about the beliefs and habits that lead to true partnership communication? Register for our next Better Conversations Workshop and read the book, Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected by Jim Knight.