Welcome to Leadership Impact, the podcast for modern executives who are reinventing leadership within their organizations. Hosted by executive leadership coach and CEO of The Granger Network, Kari Granger, and Sound Financial Group CEO, Paul Adams, this podcast aims to address the topics of performance and leadership through real life examples.
In this episode, we discuss the invisible forces that shape the way we see, comprehend, and interpret the situations that we engage in on a day-to-day and moment-to-moment basis. These are the aspects of life where we think we have full freedom of choice, whether it be our decisions, actions, habits or relationships. Paul provides a real-world example of a billionaire who suffered extreme financial hardship as a result of not being aware of these influences. Rather than focusing on building sufficient capital, the billionaire yearned for a superfluence of wealth. What we learn from Kari and Paul in this episode is that every part of our being, from our familial upbringing to our religion and culture, influences how we assess situations and react to them.
What We Covered:
00:38 – Introducing today’s topic: the risks of unexamined influences
01:28 – Paul tells the story of a billionaire who lost it all because of inherent, unexamined influences
03:24 – Sufficiency, Surplus and Superfluence
05:01 – How the 2008 financial crisis affected the billionaire in Paul’s story
07:22 – Kari explains sights of shaping and how the billionaire in Paul’s story was shaped by undetected influences
12:22 – Sights of “not shaping” explained
14:33 – How different influences and shaping forces impacts the diversity of teams
- “There are historical forces in our lives that shape the very way that we see, comprehend and interact with what’s in front of us.”
- “In this country, success is measured in finances. It’s measured in fame and notoriety. It’s measured in material goods. And, because our success is so heavily correlated with our sense of self-worth, these things can drive us.”
- “We’re all being driven by different shaping forces. Which, by the way, is incredibly important when it comes to the diversity of our teams.”
Kari’s Website – www.grangernetwork.com
Paul’s Website – http://www.sfgwa.com/team/paul-adams
Our work is mosaic art. We read, study, and practice many philosophies, methodologies, and modalities of human performance, to ensure that our approach best serves our clients. We would like to acknowledge all of the thought leaders and organizations, whose ground-breaking work has influenced the Granger Network approach – especially Fernando Flores, Jim Selman, Michael C. Jensen, Julio Olalla, Pluralistic Networks, The Newfield Network, and the Strozzi Institute.
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