Mc Cleary.Leaving Prisons

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  • Who am I and what do I do?Social scientistGuy in a hole storyMAIN MESSAGE POINTSThe path to organization effectiveness is LEADER effectivenessHuman maturity is a never ending processIncrease your top line & bottom line by using what you already have DIFFERENTLYOrganization Change is possible ONLY through Leader Flexibility/Personal Change KNOW…You don’t have to live trapping the best of you inside yourself – Don’t risk loosing out on your full potentialFEEL…Aware, Hopeful, EnergizedDO…BUY THE BOOK!!!! WHY DID YOU WRITE THE BOOK?I was working with a group of leaders who were / pretty much like all of us / they had their good and their bad days / but overall they were struggling hard to take their game to the next level / and after 6 intense days of working together / the guy who had been the class clown -so to speak- stood up and said / every night I go back to the factory and I’m applying what we’re talking about and things are going great / people are producing more than double the units they ever did in the past / but even more importantly than that / I feel like I’m leaving the prison of my former self / / and for all of us there he had captured it / we all felt that we had left some type of prison, some type of restraint / so, I’ve captured in Leaving Prisons a lot of what it takes for leaders release the unrealized potential that is unfortunately trapped within each one of us.
  • Mc Cleary.Leaving Prisons

    1. 1. Caterpillars obliterate themselves to produce the butterflies that dazzle us. McCleary thoughtfully and without apology asks you to obliterate yourself to liberate your leadership and give it wings. If you are looking for easy 1-2-3 leadership, look elsewhere. This is deep and necessary provocation.<br />Ron Crossland, co-author of The Leader&apos;s Voice and former Vice-Chair, Tom Peters Company<br />
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    21. 21. “A bold guide for leaders courageous enough to engage in serious self-reflection; an invitation to explore what is perhaps the last frontier for excellence – self-interference.” <br />Timothy Gallwey, author of The Inner Game of Tennis, The Inner Game of Work, and The Inner Game of Stress<br />
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    23. 23. Courageous Voices of Truth<br />6 – Judging Judgment <br />Fears, Control, Decision Making<br />8 – Painless Prisons <br />Pain Avoidance, Unhelpful Kindness<br />9 – Fear’s Sentencing <br />Hiding, Ivory Towers, Dehumanizing, Power Distance <br />11 – Apprehended by Appearances <br />Masks, Authenticity, Hypocrisy, Ego-Death<br />19 – The Seditious Undertow of Silence <br />Truth, Freedom, Collusion of Silence<br />20 – Exiled in Action <br />Meaningless Motion<br />
    24. 24. Wounded Healers<br />2 – Unresolved Grief<br />Past Wounds, Angry Hero, Victimization<br />5 – Scaling Walls of Wounds<br />Hiding, Ivory Towers, Dehumanizing, Power Distance <br />8 – Painless Prisons <br />Pain Avoidance, Unhelpful Kindness<br />13 – Captivity of Indecision<br />Indecisive, Worthless, Hesitation, Helpless<br />14 – Corked in a Bottle<br />Emotion Avoidance, Disproportionate Response<br />17 – Deserts of Disavowal <br />Rejected, Disavowed, Disempowered, Shame<br />
    25. 25. Powerfully Irrelevant<br />3 – False Sense of Freedom<br />Dehumanizing, Tyranny, Projecting Incarceration<br />4 – Ties that Bind<br />Leadership is Relationship, Community, Isolation<br />7 – Arrested by Adoration<br />Worship and Following, Humility, Equality<br />12 – Confined in Blindness<br />Blindness, Desensitizing, Vulnerability, Domination<br />15 – Desensitized Detainment<br />Numbness, Coercion, Supremacy, Impersonal<br />16 – Trapped in Competence<br />Deceitful, Disloyal, Self-Protective, Ends/Means<br />18 – Cells of Solipsism <br />Omnipotence, Omniscience, Questions<br />
    26. 26. Self-Acceptance<br />Self-Awareness<br />Self-Accountability <br />Meaningful Connection <br />Avoidance of Reality<br />Defensiveness & Blame <br />Fear & Self-Protection <br />Isolation & Loneliness <br />Rejection & Judgment <br />Vulnerability & Openness <br />Self-Interference, the Last Frontier of Excellence<br />© 2009 David McCleary. All rights reserved. <br />
    27. 27. What courage is required of me now?<br /> <br />What choices would set me free?<br />What is my contribution to my frustrations?<br /> <br />What music is trapped inside me?<br />
    28. 28. Change-Facilitative Leadership… Collaborative Leadership<br />All change is a self-inflicted wound<br />All significant change involves choice, discomfort, vision, & movement <br />All group/organization change is preceded by personal change<br />Pause Challenge Choose<br />Partnering to Release Trapped Value in Leaders, Teams, and OrganizationsSM<br />
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    35. 35. “To develop oneself as a leader, turn away from the familiar, the comfortable, and even the sources of existing power. That’s the message of this book, and David McCleary makes it sound not just possible, but compelling.” <br />Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics and editor-in-chief of Strategy+Business<br />

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