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Session 3

“I Have a Dream...”

King was already living in the future he described. It had already happened in his
mind... he could see it. He skillfully designed his speech to help other people see it
too, from their perspective.

With leadership there are many different roles to play, each with its unique
1. Visionary
2. Aligner of People
3. Conflict Resolver
4. Creator - creating things that have never existed before. This requires a lot of
energy, discipline, and confidence.
5. Motivator/Inspirer - motivation is about emotion.
6. Conscious Role Model - We are always role models whether we want to be or not.
But when we become Leaders, we must turn on the conscious side of ourselves
when we're role modeling. People learn who we are by what they "catch us"
doing. Becoming a leader forces us to become a better person.
7. Facilitator - Not doing it for them but holding the space so they can do it
themselves. Can include providing a process that THEY execute. They can say "I
did it."
8. Bringer of the Known to the Unknown - How to bring people from what they
know to what they don't know yet.

The leader's job in a lot of ways is to stand in uncertainty and chaos and be
completely OK, so everyone else can look at her and say, "Well, if they're not freaked
out, then I guess everything will be OK, so now I can get back to work."
1. All decisions are made with too little information. If there was enough information
then there would be no need for a decision - the right path would be obvious.
2. Part of your job as a leader is to dive into a situation with too much chaos and too
little information... and stand there, solid.

1. Changing people is virtually impossible. 2. • Obstacle #1: How Our Brains Are Wired 1. sex. Leadership is about aligning the three brains and controlling them. Reptilian (Fight. 2." Which intuition should you listen to in each situation? That's the question.. but to the 80% who were pro-war. some were truly conscientious objectors. The 80% of people who are at the conventional level of awareness see the 10% that are less evolved and the 10% that are more evolved as exactly the same. it's also important to notice the obstacles in the way and how to avoid them. If not. 5. A good example are conscientious objectors: some were lying simply to not get drafted. Emotion) c. We essentially have three brains in one: a. • Obstacle #2: Hard Wired Personality 1. Leaders get the Logical brain to steer the ship. Logical (Thought & Logic) • Most people live in the older brains and use the emotional and logical brain to achieve old brain goals like food. These are two radically different groups of people. Paul MacLean's Triune Brain Theory. . • Obstacle #3: Drastically Inaccurate Model of Reality 1. If it works for you great. rather than allowing them to control you. 2. 4. Flight. etc.• There are a few key obstacles that prevent leadership success. • Many of the conflicts we face in life are a conflict between these 3 brains.. they looked exactly the same. • Each part of your brain has an "intuition. Not everybody buys into it. don't worry. Researchers are finding a genetic component to personality. The best strategy to dealing with someone who is different than you: seek to understand their model of the world. There seems to be a personality type you get at birth. 3. social status. or Mate) b. Different types can drive us nuts. Just as it's important to focus on the goal and how to get there. Mammalian (Love.