I had the privilege and pleasure to spend a couple of weeks in retreat in a nature preserve in southern Chile in December. I was staying in quite a nice house, but it was one separated by forest from the few others in the preserve, which is in a region of volcanoes, mountains, forest, and […]
How do we lead and help people when the world breaks? On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi and the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants experienced a severe earthquake, followed by a tsunami. TheNew York Times reported on March 26: “In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the […]
In the story of “The Emperor Has No Clothes” a slick seller convinced the emperor that the “invisible,” and expensive, clothes that he was given showed up as gorgeous raiment to the eyes of onlookers. When the emperor strode into public with his new “clothes” a child blurted out “but he has no clothes on” […]
Moods and emotions have an ambiguous place in our understanding of leadership these days. I just got off a call with participants in one of a coaching program I teach in, and the examples they gave of client reactions and challenges show that many in our culture are not willing to look at emotions as […]
After much encouragement, we are going to begin the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL) blog in earnest. I will be a regular voice in the conversation, along with the members of IGL coaching team, and other guest “speakers.” What do we have to say? And why is it relevant? Our work together over the last […]
Bob Dunham will be presenting the morning of Saturday, June 25, at the Presidio Graduate School Executive Certificate Program in San Francisco, and speaking that afternoon to a meeting of the Presidio Alumni at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
June 9-11 I’ll be delivering a Foundations of Generative Leadership 3-day workshop for the PeaceHealth Hospital system, as part of a continuing 2 year in-house Generative Leadership Program that is training leaders to make a difference in health care. We have about 50 people in the program, and a group of graduates that are focusing […]
We at the Institute for Generative Leadership have been working on the questions “what is leadership” for over 30 years, and have come up with criteria that we call “generative.” This means that the distinctions of leadership that we use are observable, executable, learnable and improvable through practice, and that produce the outcomes that we […]