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- When coaching leaders in business and organizations the question of agenda assumes some primacy. Sometimes executives are assigned coaches as a reward and sometimes as “punishment” for not performing. Occasionally, we find organizations offering coaching as an intentional developmental tool.
- In any case, the agenda is not pure. There are multiple agendas at work: those of the individual, the leader sponsoring the coaching contract, strategic focus of the business and its implications for leadership, customers and other stakeholders. The agenda
“What is Integral Leadership?”
“Integral Leadership comprises:
“A way of being and leading oneself and others which significantly enhances the capacity to create meaningful and desirable futures by transcending, including and aligning multiple, often conflicting perspectives and value systems.
“Through the application of this approach, integral leaders are better able to:
- Align complex sets of value systems to achieve super ordinate goals in an ethical, timely fashion.
- Generate coherence in stressful and conflict-producing situations, and elicit resonance within and between
From: Dr. Don Beck
To: The Spiral Dynamics/Integral Community
Friends, Below are the links to a 45-minute presentation on how Second Tier thinking (Yellow–Left Brain with feelings–and Turquoise–Right Brain with data) might approach the current interest in finding global, Integral solutions to the myriad of problems we face on planet Earth.
You can access the audio version of the talk and then also listen to the Q&A session if you are interested. You will need to have Microsoft’s Mediaplayer installed …
As leaders, we are frequently looking for models, methods and perspectives that give us a better handle on the challenges we face. We have a myriad of voices clamoring for our attention, urging this behavior or holding up this standard. We seek the wisdom that helps us choose.
Or do we? Often we are too busy and too challenged to do anything more than just do the best we can – a stance Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements) suggests …