The curators felt that if they gave their best art pieces to the joint display, their individual collections would suffer. There was a lot of conversation about what themes might work, but these discussions yielded little positive outcome. Over time, there was a lot of positioning, with more talk about what it meant to “lose a good piece from a collection” than talk of creating something great together. In Conversational Intelligence terms, the conversations amongst the curators had become stuck in Level II. Curators were feeling that change was about loss—the most common emotion associated with change. They also felt that by giving up something they valued as the best in their collection, that they would diminish the value of their individual collections, which were housed throughout the museum. Curators became entrenched in their positional perspectives; they were advocating for their points of view and were not open to seeing the bigger picture. They needed to tap into the possibilities of Level III—the level at which everyone’s mind becomes open to discovering a new reality . The fear of loss was holding the curators back from moving into “Share and Discover” interaction dynamics.