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Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable by Lory A. Fischler, Lois J. Zachary

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Moving the Conversation from Monologue to Dialogue

Most of us have experienced that rare moment when a quick chat suddenly turns into something far more profound. Instead of talking at each other, we are actively listening to each other; rather than exchanging information, we are engaging in authentic sharing. It is only when there is mutual respect and openness to different points of view that we feel safe conversing at this level. We understand that what is shared inside the conversation will remain between us. These moments of mutual trust trigger new insights and deeper relationships. This is the transformative power of good conversation, and the foundation of a productive mentoring partnership.

The Five Levels of Conversation

The Levels ...

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