Tag Archives: Leadership

Reflections on Humanity #22

This experience in Presevo has been really challenging and difficult – physically and emotionally but also in confronting some of my values and beliefs about leadership and systems development. At times, I feel like a total failure as someone … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Horse ~ Taoist Tale Told by Allen Watts

When a Taoist farmer’s horse ran away, his neighbors gathered to commiserate with him since this was such bad luck. He said, “May be.” The next day the horse returned, but brought with it six wild horses, and the neighbors … Continue reading

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Aikido Blend is an Evolutionary Move

Here is an audio recording of Leadership: Mastery of the Three Domains,  a presentation by Richard Strozzi-Heckler to the Ultimate Men’s Summit.
In his talk, Strozzi-Heckler suggests that the blending move in aikido is an evolutionary adaptation that provides an alternative to … Continue reading

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Adaptive Leadership in Healthcare

I just listened to an interesting podcast from Plexus Institute in which Dr. Marcus Thygeson discusses the application of adaptive leadership to healthcare.
Several years ago, I discovered Ronald Heifetz in this article on leadership in Fast Company magazine.  I can … Continue reading

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Leadership in Times of Complexity and Chaos

The Leader’s Framework for Decision Making by David J. Snowden and Mary E. Boone
Harvard Business Review November 2007
This article provides a really nice connection between complexity theory and leadership, suggesting that different styles of leadership are needed for varying contexts:

Simple … Continue reading

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If You Want to Be a Leader ~ Lao Tzu

If you want to be a great leader,
you must learn to follow the Tao.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts,
and the world will govern itself.
The more prohibitions you have,
the less virtuous people will be.
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Complexity Made Simple ~ Fred Kofman

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