What Context Struggles to Create Space for Learning? The Workplace

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I want to share with you an excerpt from Decoding Greatness by Ron Friedman that I found incredibly powerful. He writes: Growth requires strain. A moderate degree of difficulty is essential to both mental and physical development. Teachers know it. Bodybuilders know it. Athletes know it. Yet what’s the one place where stretching our limits […]

What Mind 3.0 Leaders Do to Actualize Transformational Change – Part 3

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There are three modern business leaders I have studied who: Are great examples of being Mind 3.0 (i.e., highly vertically developed) leaders who… Have actualized transformational and sustainable change in the organizations they led. These leaders are: Alan Mulally (Ford) – see American Icon Ed Catmull (Disney Animation) – see Creativity, Inc. Satya Nadella (Microsoft) […]

What Mind 3.0 Leaders Do to Actualize Transformational Change – Part 2

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There are three modern business leaders that I have studied that: Are great examples of being Mind 3.0 (i.e., highly vertically developed) leaders that… Have actualized transformational change in the organizations they led. These leaders are: Alan Mulally (Ford) – see American Icon Ed Catmull (Disney Animation) – see Creativity, Inc. Satya Nadella (Microsoft) – […]

What Mind 3.0 Leaders Do to Actualize Transformational Change – Part 1

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There are three modern business leaders I have studied that: Are great examples of being Mind 3.0 (i.e., highly vertically developed) leaders that… Have actualized transformational change in the organizations they led. These leaders are: Alan Mulally (Ford) – see American Icon Ed Catmull (Disney Animation) – see Creativity, Inc. Satya Nadella (Microsoft) – See […]

Vertical Development Example #3: Microsoft CEOs

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Have you ever wondered what sets apart great leaders from good leaders (or worse)? What we are learning is that the difference between great leaders and no-so-great leaders is how vertically developed they are. Or, stated differently, how cognitively and emotionally sophisticated they are. Many people do not yet know the concepts of “vertical development” […]

Leadership Development Should Focus on Leaders’ Internal Operating Systems

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When developing leaders, I think it is helpful to make a comparison between leaders and computers. If I want to upgrade a computer, I have two primary options: I can add on new programs to broaden its functionality I can upgrade its operating system Out of these two options, I think that most leadership development […]

Is Your Organization Primed for Future Success?

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From about 2000 until 2013, Microsoft’s market capitalization hung around 200 billion and its stock price hovered around $26 per share. While a market capitalization of 200 billion is nothing to bat an eye at, Microsoft’s stagnation meant that they were losing ground to their competitors. Near the turn of 2014, it is safe to […]