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Rooted & Unwavering Podcast Articles
Harvard Business Review Articles
The Space Around Failure
What is a Hero´s Journey
A staggering 88% of companies listed in the 1955 Fortune 500 are nowhere to be found in the same list today. They have gone bankrupt, merged, or simply shrunk off the list. Half a century ago, the life expectancy of a firm in the Fortune 500 was around 75 years. Now it’s less than 15 years.
Taming Your Seven Crocodiles: Unlearn Fear & Become True Leader
"Are you about to take on an inspiring new role and are looking for inspiration? Or maybe you are looking for a change? Maybe you feel overwhelmed by your to-do-list? Or maybe you are looking to inspire your team to its next level of excellence? Whatever your question is, if you were to have lived twenty-five hundred years ago in ancient Greece you may have taken it to the oracle in Delphi. You would have learned there to 'Know thyself.' It was written on the entrance gate to the oracle. I believe getting to know who we truly are is the core of effective leadership and a fulfilling life."
In our last article, “Take Your Eye Off the Ball,” we suggested that the “ball” is an offensive thing that was said or done and that obsessing about it prevents us from taking a wider view of the situation and restoring the connection with ourselves and others. But, what if the offensive thing feels deeply personal? Or, what if the offensive thing came from us and we are awash in fear and shame for having damaged a relationship? How do we return to connectedness then?
What FDR Knew About Managing Fear in Times of Change
In our work with leaders we’ve found that managing successful transformational change has a lot to do with managing fear. This includes fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of change, or even fear of fear itself. This is especially true when making bold changes — the kind of change that could take an organization to a whole new level of performance, or, out of a paralyzing tailspin. The bolder the change, the bigger the fear, as fear is our resistance to change.
Thanks to War
When faced with hardship, we have an opportunity dig deep for the strength and courage to do great things.
To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership
In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas...
Who are your mentors
Our mentors are there for us when we want and need that special kind of connection.
“When I was younger,” Erica says, “even as a kid, I had an idea that if it would be possible to bring peace to the world, I would do it immediately.
Creating the Safest Table in the Room
“I know I leave myself when I’m worried about what other people think,” she says. Inspired by her insight, she started to listen more deeply to her inner self and live and lead from that more grounded place.
Image by Alejandro Escamilla
It Is Bigger Than Me And We Are Bigger Than It
“There is always something bigger than me…that gives me a part, a place in the space, and humility”
The Space Around Failure
“…you’ve got to have space for the moon shots…to create space for the things that maybe don't sound like a great idea…the creativity…the things that are maybe going to bring that metric to the next level in the future.”
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