Sharing Leadership Ideas from Real Life
Each Thursday, I’ll launch a topic for discussion, dialogue, debate, and introspective conversation. In group facilitation situations, I ask the participants to reframe disagreement from the category of a “weapon” to the category of a “creative tool.” This change in paradigm allows for very lively and productive discussions to happen. It takes away the risk of feeling like participants are criticizing each other and allows them to be free to point to ideas and concepts without having to pretend to be polite or pretend to agree. We have been conditioned to feel that disagreement is not polite. In fact, disagreement is a way to be in integrity.
We find that it’s okay to disagree. Many times we find new ideas, fresh perspectives, and opposite polarities that make sense. Healthy dialogue does not depend on everybody agreeing; in fact, if everybody agrees, it’s a boring discussion, and we might get trapped by not exposing blind spots that could limit our effectiveness as leaders and as an organization.
In that spirit, I offer a chance for dialogue on topics related to leadership. I will choose topics that have high visibility in the news or in certain communities of interest, such as business, entrepreneurship, religion, and social benefit work. I welcome suggestions for other topics. I’m sure that there are many, many to choose from.
Will you contribute your ideas? Please comment using the form below.
The medical profession has attempted to provide us with advice on health and nutrition. Should medical professionals stay with medicine?
Let’s dialogue on this question:
In The People’s Pharmacy, on February 14, the following links appeared about the latest research on diet and health. Should it concern us that the medical profession has given us inaccurate information yet again for decades? These studies show that blood cholesterol levels are not related to what we eat.
- Do these studies prove that the medical advice we have received for decades is wrong?
- Should there be a change in leadership with the major authorities in medical organizations giving health advice?
- Should there be a leadership change in setting up a new paradigm for getting advice on health and diet that’s not tied to big pharma?
- Who should take the lead with this issue?
Please comment below.
The Transformational Leadership Strategist TM