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This week’s topic: Finding Common Ground

The Idea: If we begin our relationships by finding out what we have in common, then we will be able to talk about our differences. However, if we start with our differences, then conversation will be much more difficult.


“I note the obvious differences

Between each sort and type,

But we are more alike my friends,

Than we are unalike.” Maya Angelou


Book: Margaret Wheatley, Turning to One Another

Resource: Reflection Tools for Finding Common Ground from Better Conversations

Video: Jim Knight discusses how to find common ground

Question: What would the impact on your life be if you always sought common ground with others before you noted how you were different?

Professional Development: The Better Conversations Workshop