1. Pick a listening lens with which to listen to the storyteller (do not reveal what it is to anyone yet).
  2. Listen (silently) to the anecdote/story that is told (2 mins). Please don’t interrupt the storyteller.
  3. Mirror  – Share what your listening card is and then mirror to the storyteller what you heard based on it. Please don’t give advice. Also, share anything you yourself are learning from this lens and domain of practice. (1-2 mins)

Mirroring is the art of reflecting back what you heard through this lens.


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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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