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Topic Description

After years of seeing short term results and only a few examples of long-term sustainable interventions I have become curious about the deeper aspects of successful consulting and change that we are too busy to inquire into. So I am living and working from a number of questions. I have had the privilege of working with a few masterful leaders. What deeper intention enabled these individuals to transcend the “existential quandaries” and complexities of the leadership experience to continue their pursuit? And as consultants how do we use theory, process and concepts helpfully, and appropriately to help cultivate and support such leadership?

What is the format of this topic?

Short presentation ending with reflective questions.

Where have you brought this to life before?

On October 21st I presented my thoughts to a group of 120 organizational leaders in London. They represented multiple sectors and industries attending a popular annual public lecture sponsored by the European NTL Leadership Development Program. Many came looking for the "how to" tip as their economic environment places greater demands on their resources. I ended the short presentation with three questions of reflection, as I will do at STIA. The response was great. This was not what they expected, however many said it was personally very meaningful and timely.

Do you have the presentation on slideshare, haikudeck or prezi?

I will have just 5 - 6 slides on a flash drive

Any chance you have this on youtube or vimeo?


What do you feel is the heartbeat of your topic?

People who, like me, have built their competence in designing strategy and the rational side of leadership and consultancy yet feel there is something missing in getting to the heart of WHAT WE NEED TO NURTURE IN OURSELVES AND OUR CLIENTS TO USE OUR "SELVES" IN MORE MEANINGFUL AND SUSTAINABLE FASHION.

How could the community collaborate with you to build your vision?

Those of like minds who believe that we must pool our efforts; extrapolating wisdom from our knowledge and experience; creating new intelligence and approaches for supporting change. Play and dance lightly with our imaginations.

Are you looking for sponsors, funding, grants?

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