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Episode 206

Conversational Leadership

In this conversation with David Whyte we explore the breadth and depth of conversational leadership through the lens of Dante’s inferno and the soul-shaping that happens through life’s challenges.

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<51>In this podcast we talk about:

03:30 The essence of real conversation
07:00 Identity and the creative process
15:00 Stopping the conversation
19:00 Embracing the unknown
24:30 Perceiving internal and external horizons
29:00 The blessing of being lost
35:00 The experience of exile
41:00 Offerings invitations
45:30 Shedding the old skin
49:30 Asking for help
53:00 A life of your own

Resources Mentioned:
Dante Alighieri
John O’Donohue

About David

David Whyte

David Whyte is a poet and philosopher and an associate fellow at Saïd
Business School at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America and Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words, and The Bell and the Blackbird. His latest collection is David Whyte: Essentials.


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