Holographic Leadership


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Expanding the stages described in "Tribal Leadership", we seek to define and accelerate the flip from 'me' to 'we'. This transformational insight is the key to the Holy Grail of Leadership.

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Holographic Leadership

  1. 1. Enlightenment, Transformational Leadership and Essentials of the Holy Grail A Holographic Conversation
  2. 2. Holographic Conversation (The Whole is contained in its Parts) Body Mind Spirit Stage 5 Stage 4 Stage 3 Stage 2 Stage 1 (the All and Everything, Oneness, ‘Reality’) We-ness Witness It-ness (physicalness, the ‘stuff’ of life, ‘reality’) Discussion: What does it take to find, follow and fulfill our individual and collective destiny? What is the spark that light’s the fire of an epiphany? What turns on the light, the enlightenment? “Knock, and the Door shall be opened unto you.” Some Zen Buddhism…
  3. 3. How might we describe a ‘Holographic Conversation’? "A non-dual Oneness of All and Everything" "Everything interpenetrates Everything" "Physical things manifest from this Essence" "The Whole is contained in its parts" "A cosmic warehouse of all that was/is/will be.“ “The Universe is Whole, Complete and Perfect” “We are all One, Whole, Complete and Perfect” “I am You, You are Me, We are It, and It is Us.” “God, Allah, Buddha, Yahweh, Om, I-amness, … “ Discuss: “Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.“ Dogen Zenji (1200-1253 “A holographic conversation is when we are talking, doing or being something specific while, at the same time being consciously present to the whole.” Exercise*: “Who am I…” “Am I my body? If I lose an arm or leg, I still am. I am not my body. Am I my thoughts? My thoughts come and go, and I still am. I am not my thoughts. Am I my emotions? My emotions come and go, and I still am. I am not my emotions. Who am I, then? I am a center of pure self- consciousness.” Roberto Assagioli, “Psychosynthesis” “I am, You are, We are… “ “Wherever you are, there is no there there. Being here now.” Some Zen Buddhism…
  4. 4. Robert Quinn: “Lift” and “Change the World” Purpose Focus Awareness Open Internal Yes Yes External Yes Yes
  5. 5. Strategy and Leadership Booz & Company Fit-for-Growth Index Stage 5 Charged for Growth Stage 4 In the Game Stage 3 Capability Constrained Stage 2 Distracted Stage 1 Strategically Adrift
  6. 6. ‘Three Laws of Performance’ L1: Performance and Action are correlated to how the world occurs for people. WYSIWYG* L2: How the world occurs for people arises in language. WYSIWYS L3: From intentionality, default futures can shift to designed futures. WYSIWYSIWYG Discuss: WYSIWYG = “What You See Is What You Get”Book Review
  7. 7. TL Slides
  8. 8. Tribal Leadership, by Dave Logan, John King and Halee-Fisher-Wright, 2008
  9. 9. WE ME Maslow Hierarchy of Needs Self- Actualization Self-Esteem & Social Needs Safety & Security Survival Needs Website TL Slides
  10. 10. TL Slides
  11. 11. Employee Engagement (Gallup, Q12)
  12. 12. Strategy Maps
  13. 13. Spiral Dynamics/Integral Theory: Spirals, Pyramids, Triangles, Crosses, Helixes, Spheres and Hierarchies Beautiful TrueGood “I/Me” First Person ME “It/Its” Third Person “Thou/We” Second Person Self-Actualization Self-Esteem, Ego Needs Social Needs, Belongingness Safety, Security Needs Survival Needs WE ME Tier-2 Tier-1
  14. 14. Social Needs Survival Myers-Briggs Types (Jung) John Wooden Abraham Maslow Consciousness Stage 5 We, Everyone in Stage 4 Us, We’re great Stage 3 Me, I‘ve got mine Stage 2 Victim, Dependent Stage 1 Alienated, Blind (Designed Future) (Default Future)
  15. 15. Why How What Why How What Tribal Leadership Cause-Effect God Stage 5 Why – For everyone, holographic Complex, Emerging Future We are All One with God Stage 4 Why – Purpose bigger than self Complex, adaptive We’re Gods (they’re not) Stage 3 How – Expert Skills/Knowledge Complicated, Expert I’m God, “do what I tell you” Stage 2 What do I need to do? Simple Cause and Effect God has forsaken me; You’re God Stage 1 Who do I need to kill/remove? Survival Cause and Effect God damn Simon Sinek
  16. 16. Discuss Three-factor Relationships (Triads) Structure – Process – Outcome >>>> Having – Doing – Being >>>>> Being – Doing – Having >>>>> Being HavingDoing Outcomes ActionsAssets Outcome ProcessStructure Father Son Holy Spirit Spirit BodyMind Heart HandHead Beautiful TrueGood Why HowWhat Ken Wilber Father – Son – Holy Spirit
  17. 17. Three’s a Charm! Stage J-Health J5 “Wow!” Showtime, everyone! J4 “Let’s play!” “Three’s a Charm!” J3 “I’m Great!” “Look at me!” J2 “I’m a klutz” “I can’t do this.” J1 “Life sucks” “Get outta my life.” Chris Bliss Magic
  18. 18. Otto Scharmer – Theory U
  19. 19. Otto Scharmer – Theory U
  20. 20. Visionary Collaborator Driver, Doer Analyzer Strategist Marketer Operations Analyzer Freedom Innovation Control Tradition Discuss Four-factor Models ME Robert Quinn “Change the World” FEBI Gini Whitlaw Tribal Leadership
  21. 21. Holograph (Whole is contained in its Parts) Body Mind Spirit Stage 5 Stage 4 Stage 3 Stage 2 Stage 1 (the All and Everything, Oneness, Nirvana) We-ness Witness It-ness (Karma, the ‘stuff’ of life, the conditional reality) What does it take to find, follow and fulfill our individual and collective potential? T3 – Unconditional Trust T2 – Cause-Effect Trust T1 – Blind Trust “Knock, and the Door shall be opened unto you.”
  22. 22. According to Buddhist scholar Todd Lewis, nirvana can be understood as “an impersonal state that transcends individuality” and as “eternal, tranquil, pure, and deathless…and the only permanent reality in the cosmos.” Nagarjuna, the second-century philosopher (and second most influential person in the history of Buddhism after the Buddha), added to the definitional mystique of nirvana when he said, “There is not the merest difference between samsara and nirvana. ” What he means by this is that nirvana is beyond all conditions, beyond all categories, and cannot be grasped by the conceptual mind. It goes beyond intellect and must be experienced for yourself to be understood. Advanced meditation provides the opportunity to burn up past karma or the conditionings that you have experienced. It is akin to untying knots that have accumulated in your mind over a lifetime of experiences. Each knot that is untied, each conditioning that is deconditioned, every bit of karma that is burned up moves you closer to awakening. Taken to its ultimate realization you will reach samyaksambodhi — perfect and complete enlightenment. Language begins to fail in its ability to capture this experience, so you'll have to sit down and experience it for yourself. Bliss is one of the words that approximates the experience, and in the Japanese Zen tradition, it has been called satori. Whatever it is called, it can be tasted through meditation. Zen Buddhism
  23. 23. Needs not Met (Maslow): - Self-Esteem Needs - Social Needs - Safety and Security - Survival Seattle Fish Market: Self-Actualization: - Being Present - Choosing Attitudes - Making a Difference - Having Fun Transformational Shift S3 S2 S1 S5 S4 Leadership: - Integrity - Accountability - Commitment (Courage) Type A (Workaholic) Plan B (Whole and Complete) - Strategy Maps/Packages - Gap Analysis, Mind Maps - Link Maps, Relationships - Values/Noble Cause - Noticing/Letting Go (always already Listening) (Having > Doing > Being) (Being > Doing > Having) “Begin with the End in Mind” Steve Covey “”When you change the way you think, what you think about will change.” Wayne Dyer Three Laws of Performance, Steve Zaffron/Dave Logan, 2009. Just do it! Upward Spiral ---Ben Zander--- Downward . Spiral Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan/John King/Halee Fisher-Wright, 2008. www.culturesync.net
  24. 24. Stage Downward Spiral Upward Spiral S5 – “Life is great.” “Inspiring” “World Class Leadership”. One Team, One Voice, One Future, exceptional performance, setting world standards, acknowledging contributions. S4 – Rowing together, smooth rhythm, powerful strokes. “Thriving” “Woohoo, go, go, go!” Looking and listening while rowing hard, together, in alignment. Engaged listening, looking after one another. S3 – Rowing as individuals, not in communication. Moving some water. “Striving” “Why don’t they do it my way?” “I’ll have to do it myself.“ Telling others. Helpful, Micro-managing. Noticing something is missing, inquiry about what more is possible. Opening to better communication, and listening. S2 – Victim, beginner, trying to figure out what’s going on, not touching the water often. “Surviving”, ineffective “I’m confused”, “I’m lost.”, “If only someone showed me”, “should have, could’ve, would’ve”. Trying. Noticing that worry, frustration and ranting will not move the water. Inquiry about what one might learn or see that can release energy for better results. S1 - Alienated, angry, and hates water. “Floundering” “I want off”, sinking the boat, “How did I get into this?” Noticing the downward spiral leads to destruction and harm. Seeking assistance, guidance, therapy. Three Laws of Performance Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan, 2009 L1 – Performance and Action are correlated to how the World occurs for you/us (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5). L2 – How the World occurs for you/us arises in language. (WYSIWYG) L3 – Future based language transforms how situations occur to people (WYSIWYG).
  25. 25. Circles of Greatness: - A package is a triad committed to making a difference. Everyone in, No One Left Out. - Enrolling others is a function of core values and Noble Cause. - Reconcile Strategy by Outcomes, Assets and Behaviors (Actions). - ‘Pitch’ your Strategy, and review Regularly. -- It’s not the miles, it’s the Smiles that matter. One Team – One Voice – One Future Actual Reality My Reality Three Laws of Performance1: - Functional Constraints - Perceptual Constraints - WYSIWYG L1: Performance and Action is correlated to how we see things. L2: The way we see things arises in language (WYSIWYG) L3: The Future is shaped by how we speak and listen (WYSIWYSIWYG) 1 Three Laws of Performance, Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan, 2009.
  26. 26. Q & A? George Swan, MPH iplus007@gmail.com