Connecting | Listening | Collaborating

The card game that invites us to explore horizontal leadership through real life stories

To play you will need 2-4 people and 15-45 min.

Step 1

Choose a Storyteller (ST)

Everyone else is a Listener (L)

Step 2

ST: Pick a storyteller card and tell a story.

L: Pick a listening card to listen to the story

Step 3

ST: Listen to what people heard in your story.

L: Share what you heard in the story through the listening card chosen

Step 4

ST: Share your gratitude and any insights gained by hearing listeners’ feedback to your story.

Step 5

Switch roles and play another round!


Click on the card related to your role for this round…

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Where do the cards come from?

The cards are based on the book Going Horizontal: Creating a Non-hierarchical Organization One Practice at a Time.

Each storytelling card is one of the key domains of living, working and organising: autonomy, purpose, meetings, transparency, decision making, learning and development, relationships and conflict.

The listening lenses are in fact key elements of healthy and conscious collaboration. They can help reveal some subtleties that are going on that we might not notice.

The purpose of the game is to strengthen our consciousness of our social practices of togetherness. This is how we might create a more equitable and sustainable world.

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