April 7, 2020
Download Practices to Boot Up Your Inner Game
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"A Creative style of leadership is driven by passion, purpose and vision and is about bringing into being what I care about and becoming who I most desire to be as a leader. Reactive leadership is about responding to problems, fears and threats.
You can't create the kind of agile, adaptive innovative and engaged workplaces that we are trying to construct in order to thrive in a VUCA world. You literally can't create those cultures and systems and structures from a Reactive leadership mindset."
- Bob Anderson, summarized quote
Bob Anderson is the creator of the Leadership Circle Profile, a groundbreaking 360 leadership assessment. We recorded this call on February 21st, 2020. The date is significant because the coronavirus had not yet reached pandemic status and there were no detected cases of community spread in the US. We don’t speak at all of the crisis in our interview and listening today it seems a bit tone-deaf. As you listen, I invite you to place the conversation in the context of the incredibly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous [VUCA] environment we’re living in.
Throughout the conversation, Bob talks about practices he personally engages in to deepen his own development. I’ve taken the liberty to document my version of those and I’ve provided a link to them in the episode notes and on my website at www.rise-leaders.com/podcast.
We spend most of our time in this interview on the Creative and Reactive dimensions of the model and on the latest findings gathered from a database of write-in comments provided when leaders rate other leaders. Bob and Bill Adams’ latest book, Scaling Leadership, is based on this provocative data.
Bob reviews the Top 10 Most-Endorsed Strengths for High Creative Leaders from this research (hint: people, people, people).
He shares his own examples of moving from a Reactive to Creative style of leadership and the deep reflection and stillness that is required to speak with authenticity and in a way that uses conflict generatively.
Full Circle Group
Socialized and Self-Authoring mindsets
September 17, 2019
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At the center of the Universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us.
- Black Elk
Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better in the sphere of our being as human.
- Vaclav Havel
Renee Moorefield, PhD is committed to all aspects of wellbeing. In our conversation, we explore resilience, what it means to thrive and the Be Well Lead Well® assessment.
August 21, 2019
Passion is the result of a good life design, not the cause.
Bill Burnett & Dave Evans, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
I knew that Christian's story would be interesting because while he was building his residential development business he also finished a Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. This all came on the heels of an existential exit as a professional golfer as a result of a career-ending back injury. Let all that sink in!
He now owns and operates Christian Chernock Properties, a design + build firm in Dallas that focuses on the revitalization of historic and conservation districts. His intellect and focus on sustainable and future-focused design pushes the edges - and some local residents’ buttons, too!
Christian’s background as a high performing athlete and his ongoing commitment to ‘leave it all on the field’ have been instrumental to his success.
Here's what to listen for in the interview. Detailed notes and links can be found on the Rise Leaders Radio website page.
- How Christian integrated the concepts of Lifestyle Design, self-awareness and professional support to move him through this critical life transition.
- Lifelong passions as clues for living a fulfilling life.
- The importance of finding and giving oneself over to the right teachers and to committing to deliberate practice in service of your greatest desires.
- Reduce overwhelm and build confidence by breaking big goals into manageable milestones and do-able steps.
- The challenge of architecting an environment that elicits pride 100 years from now while also addressing historic preservation, increasing density, rising rents, and building codes. Generating an evolutionary future that respects the past and protects the sense of place is a tall order!
We covered a lot in this interview. I hope you enjoy it!
Elevate Your Part of the World-
July 17, 2019
Good work, done well for the right reasons and with an end in mind, has always been a sign, in most human traditions, of an inner and outer maturity. Its achievement is celebrated as an individual triumph and a gift to our societies.
David Whyte, Crossing the Unknown Sea
David shares his thoughts on meaningful work, spotting talent and the complex topic of gentrification. He riffs on developing real estate by reinvigorating beautiful old buildings and how a community developed an independent spirit.
David Spence is a commercial and residential real estate re-developer here. His specialty is the meticulous re-imagining and re-constructing of beautiful old spaces. If you are familiar with the area, Lucia and Dude, Sweet Chocolate are located in the Bishop Arts Building, his very first project. This is also where the Good Space office is and where we held our interview.
David’s background and credentials include Peace Corp work in Guatemala, an MBA, a law degree and a love (and talent) for fixing up old things. This type of intellectual horsepower, paired with a commitment to community, is not uncommon here in Oak Cliff.
In this interview we talk about:
The integral nature of structure, culture and individual capacities
The complexity of balancing progress and preservation
A productivity tactic David uses to get stuff done
Be sure to check out detailed show notes with links, reflections and resources at the Rise Leaders Radio website episode page.
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