Three Essential Leadership Conversations for Creative Transformation — Daniel Stillman
Getting to a “center with no sides” state is great. This is where my coachee was trying to get her team to - thinking of solutions to their central, big hairy goal. But it doesn’t come for free...you have to build up to that conversation. First she had to get them to locate themselves as *in* vs outside the circle of the question. Once they were aligned with the goals...that’s where the magic of the third conversation comes in. Leading powerful, transformational change requires the ability to facilitate three essential conversations, to answer three key questions: What is in and what is out? Ie, what are we talking about and what are we not going to talk about? Who is in and who’s out? Are we all in? What is our center with no sides? Ie, what is the most central question we are hoping to solve together? How can we dance on the edge of possibility? Once we know what we are talking about, and our most central question, how can we look past what’s possible to solve this challenge?