Open Space for Many Voices

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Stay process-centric.

Remain comfortably incomplete, a work in progress. Ask for the voice to participate, rather than for a particular message or tune. Use more verbs than nouns in your invitation, more questions than statements.

Think fractal-ly.

Think about points of engagement at every scale of your organization or project or idea. From one person to one million, create an on-ramp for each level of scale at which your opportunity-for-participation operates.

Articulate empathetically.

Being really clear about the opportunities you’re creating is only half the picture. The other half is being clear in a way that reflects how well you understand the perspective, the desires, of the one is invited.
Empathize. Articulate. Invite.