We invite each other to engage the conversation in ways that often don’t come naturally. So we have a few ‘rules’ for our bi-monthly gatherings to help guide us.
1. It’s a dinner party with friends. Engage the conversation as if you were with a bunch of friends having dinner together
2. Whoever comes is the right people. There is a special opportunity presented by the unique group who are gathered. We commit to being fully present with the people who are there, rather than concerning ourselves with those who aren’t.
3. Suspend judgement. To listen deeply, we commit to responding to each other without drawing on our pre-packaged contributions. We try to ask more questions to help us understand the other, rather than help them understand us.
4. Chatham House. We commit not to attribute comments, and to respect any confidentialities.