Episode 4 – The Risks of Unexamined Influences


LI004 Episodic“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.” -Kari Granger

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


Links Mentioned:

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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