Considering new or different information and perspectives is crucial to engaging one's emerging future. Different viewpoints can trigger new insights that open up to new possibilities. As you encounter a personal perspective-changing insight or article and wish to share it here, please contact us.
A recent New York Times article reported that former Exxon Mobile CEO and now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “keeps a low profile.” The conjecture was that Tillerson’s “cloak of invisibility” indicated being out of 45’s inner circle, or, conversely, it demonstrated a “highly strategic” and consistent element of Tillerson’s leadership style (putting things in […]
Vertical literacy is about leading transformation by shifting consciousness from ego-system awareness to eco-system awareness. In this century the primary reason for universities to exist increasingly lies in helping individuals, organizations, and societal systems to build such vertical transformation literacy.
The primary task of leadership is to direct attention. To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. Consider noted Emotional Intelligence expert Dan Goleman’s perspective on the importance of presence and attention.
The desire to achieve is a major source of strength in business, both for individual managers and for the organizations they lead. It generates passion and energy, which fuel growth and help companies sustain performance over the long term. But there is a dark side to overachievement when it comes to engaging and empowering others. See what Mary Fontaine and others at the Hay Group have to say about managing the Achievement Motive.