I am off today to work with an organisation at their leadership conference. 500 people. Lots of different spaces, conversations and activities for them to engage in.
And one of those is going to be on the theme of ‘What makes things undiscussable around here?’ That is a rarity in my experience. Not just an organisation that recognizes that understanding people feel they can’t always speak their truth – however big or small – but is willing to provide a space for inquiry into what conditions might be in place that create that. They don’t even know how big a problem it is, indeed whether there are any undiscussables in their system.
But the simple willingness and courage to give permission for this inquiry is striking and unusual.