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Episode 105

Meaning-making, Leadership & Identity Construction

The way we ascribe meaning informs every aspect of our lived experience; it may be the single most impactful place to look when we want to create change.

In this conversation with executive leadership coach Darren Gold we explore the impact of meaning-making on leadership behaviour, locating leadership blockages, how adult development impacts meaning-making and wiring beliefs into the body.

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In this podcast we talk about:

01:45 Introduction to the Trium Group
06:40 Embracing a cross-disciplinary approach
13:30 The impact of meaning-making on behaviour
17:50 Unpacking leadership blockages
22:05 Adult development and sense-making
27:00 The subject-object shift
33:30 Radical commitment to growth
38:15 The gift of provocative coaching
43:40 The power of daily rituals
47:45 Harnessing identity construction
55:00 Wiring beliefs into the body
01:02:45 The bigger picture

Resources Mentioned:

Jim Collins 
Working Backwards, by Bill Carr & Colin Bryar
The Work of Byron Katie
Immunity to Change, by Lisa Laskow Lahey & Robert Kegan
Polarity Management, by Barry Johnson
EST, Werner Erhard
Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Internal Family Systems, Richard Schwartz
The art of possibility, Rosamund Stone Zander et al.
Tony Robbins

About Darren

Darren Gold

Darren Gold is the CEO of The Trium Group where he is one of the world’s leading executive coaches and advisors to CEOs and leadership teams of many of the most well-known organizations. He combines leadership development, executive coaching, and management consulting to help organizations turn leadership into their greatest competitive advantage. Darren trained as a lawyer, worked at McKinsey & Co., was a partner at two San Francisco investment firms, and served as the CEO of two companies.

Master Your Code, by Darren Gold

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