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Jim Ware
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  • Walnut Creek, California
  • United States
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Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
Host, Participant
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
I have worked directly with David Isaacs and Juanita Brown in the past. I'm deeply privileged to call them friends.
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Corporate, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
focus on the future of work, the workforce, and the workplace. Deep and abiding interest in leading meetings that matter.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
ideas, skills, relationships, referrals
Would you like to share a Web or Blog address?
What haven't we asked that you'd like to share?
I have just completed a book, due out in mid-February 2016, called "Making Meetings Matter: New Rules for Leading Corporate Conversations in the Digital Age." It includes a brief section on the World Cafe and a story of one of my first World Cafe experiences.

Jim Ware's Blog

What's the Question?

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 10:36am 0 Comments

[reprinted from the Future of Work...unlimited blog, January 19, 2015]

My recent focus on conversations at work was inspired by this statement from Alan Webber, the founder of Fast Company magazine, in a…


Conversations That Connect

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 11:45am 1 Comment

Early in my business career I was fortunate to work for a wise, experienced senior executive who was masterful at leading conversations that mattered. As a newly-minted MBA graduate I was at the bottom of the totem pole in a family-managed business.

My boss had been hired to upgrade the company’s management practices, employee benefit programs, and overall productivity. He tasked me with building ties to the leaders of several business units and engaging with them in conversations…


Listen for Meaning

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Try this exercise sometime: When you are with a friend, stare into his or her eyes for a full minute (while he/she is staring back at you). This isn’t about flirting, or hypnosis.

No, it’s just about appreciating that you are looking at something completely unique (and so is your partner).

No one else in the world has the eyes you have just been looking at; in…


Why are Good Conversations So Elusive?

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

(this post also appears on my own blog, at

It happened again. I was at a National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter event on Saturday, proudly wearing…


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At 9:02am on January 16, 2010, david isaacs said…
Welcome Bro Jim!

great to have you and Charlie with us in this space... maybe you might want to tell stories ... even a blog on FOW and TWC???

always our respect and appreciation for the work you do in the world


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