Creative Tension is the natural tension generated by the 'tug-of-war' between our current reality and our vision for the future. In this video, Dr. Harold Hillman discusses the importance creative tension in our lives, and the fact that we never actually achieve our vision as it is a continually moving target.
Blinking words are those in a conversation that can be interpreted in many ways, depending on the perspective and experience of those sitting around the table. Dr. Harold Hillman discusses the importance of identifying the blinking words used in organizations to allow for more meaningful discussions.
Inner dialogue is the 'private conversation' that we hold with ourselves. During our conversations with others, also known as 'public conversations,' we filter the private conversation and only make public that which we assume will be accepted by others, or will assist us in getting what we want. Dr. Harold Hillman talks about the importance of sharing our 'private conversations,' also known as left hand columns, to increase the quality of our thinking and decisions.
Effective leaders are also effective learners, which means that leaders have to make sure they facilitate high quality conversations with maximum learning. The ability for a team to learn together makes it easier for them to lead together.
Using the metaphor of an iceberg, this video highlights the real causes of our problems (in business and our personal lives). Is it the external environment, or is it our own thinking? Dr. Harold Hillman suggests looking at our own Mental Models to help solve many issues we face today.
High quality conversations lead to high quality thinking which lead to high quality decisions. Dr. Harold Hillman discusses the decision making continuum, and how it can assist you and your approach to leadership.