When you don’t know what you don’t know

I recently watched a Chautauqua lecture by Dev Patnaik, CEO of Jump Associates and author of Wired to Care. His topic was hybrid thinking. One of the things in his talk that really spoke to me for transformational leadership and coaching was his distinction between complex problems and ambiguous problems. Patnaik defined a complex problem as one…

When It’s Time To Speak a Difficult Truth

When something difficult needs to be said, speak it clearly, simply, and honestly from your heart. Intend that you will be heard from the heart. And offer the same gift to everyone else. - Alan Seale (The Manifestation Wheel)  In transformational leadership as well as in life, from time to time we must speak difficult…

Transformational Leadership: When It’s Good, It’s Oh So Good!

Things are really flowing for me and my work these days. Presentations are going well, clients keep coming, some business changes are happening, invitations to speak are showing up - it's all just working really well at the moment and I'm very happy. No doubt you have also experienced times when things are just clicking…

Transformational Leadership – “Being” Before “Doing”

When faced with a challenge, conflict, or decision, we have been conditioned to immediately jump to the question, "What do I do?" Our culture rewards quick action and quick fixes. However, quick action and quick fixes rarely lead to lasting and positive change. In fact, they often just create another problem. In the Japanese culture,…

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