Creating Organizational Value
Rens van Loon
In 2017 I have published a book with the title Creating Organizational Value through Dialogical Leadership (Springer).
The book combines theory with practice, many case-studies and reflections. The video is a short introduction to the topic and the book, recorded at Tilburg University.
Face masks as dialogical objects in times of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic brings forward a particular object, usually associated with the medical context: the face mask. How do people make-meaning of its sudden presence in everyday life? How this meaningful artefact mediates people affective experience in the auto and hetero-dialogue? I will discuss how the mask evokes both safety and fear, mediating between “I”, “Me” and the “Other”.
Writing the many selves in bereavement: A story of a spouse's death and dialogical self theory
What do we do when our spouse dies? How can we use poetry and narrative for our healing? How can we conceptualize the continued bond with the deceased through the dialogical self theory?
Author, academic, and grieving spouse, Reinekke Lengelle, explains how we can move through grief, continue our conversation with our beloved spouse in healthy and creative ways, and move through bereavement poetically. Her upcoming book “Writing the self in bereavement” will be published with Routledge and is coming out early 2021.