From the times of Socrates, Aristotle, in native traditions, and the Chinese and Indian culture the oral spoken language was the prevalent way of creating meaning and undestanding of our world.
In corporate businesses today we have lost some of the art of dialogue. Our meetings are focused on tasks; our conversations discussions and debates.
When one engages in a conversation that flows in dialogue certain elements are usually present. You will notice:
people listening intently
silence between speakers
questions being asked
development of shared meaning
Do some research on the Art of Dialogue and find some ways of bringing it into your life. It will enrich you, enhance your leadership, and mostly enable you to be both a good listener and a good speaker.