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Episode 06: Leading from the Future

Today, we’re going to explore an approach to leadership and change that is one of my favorites. It’s the work of Otto Scharmer, a disciple of Peter Senge and Edgar Schein at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It’s called Theory U.

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Featuring leadership tools to apply immediately to your work and life, drawing from experiences as an executive, process consultant, executive coach, business owner, and professor. Some theory, a little humor, and tons of results-oriented wisdom served up in about 20 mindful minutes while you exercise, drive, or whenever you are ready to grow.

I look forward to walking this leadership journey with you.

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Episode 05: Immunity to Change - Dealing with Assumptions

In this episode, we explore the work of Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey and what they call the Immunity to Change. What is your tolerance to change? I'm sure each of us would say we would make the necessary changes if our life was on the line, but what about those changes and decisions we make each day? “The problem is the inability to close the gap between what we genuinely, even passionately, want and what we are actually able to do.” Let's explore this gap and how you can use this change model to impact where your Leadership Meets Life.

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Episode 04: It’s the Transitions that Get You

Change, especially transition, is hard. It just is. And you know why? Because it involves loss. In this episode, we look at the difference between change and transition and making sense of the three phases of transition proposed by William Bridges.

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Episode 03: Technically Speaking, It’s Adaptive - Tackling Challenges in a Changing World

In this episode, we’re going to take a look at two types of leadership difficulties. Using the work of Ronald Heifetz, we’ll look at the differences between what he calls technical problems and how they are different from adaptive challenges.

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Episode 02: Polarities & Conflict: Using Both-And Thinking to Lead

Today, we’re going to take a look at navigating polarities and looking at how polarities in work and life can drive us apart and make us less productive, or how they can help us overcome significant obstacles and allow us to function at our best.

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Episode 01: Toilet Paper, Eagles & You - A Practical Intro to Systems

Welcome to the very first episode of the Leadership Meets Life Podcast. Today, we’re going to take a look at systems, and how being aware of the many systems you are participating in can help you make more intentional decisions and strengthen relationships with those around you.

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Trailer Episode: Leadership Meets Life Journey Begins

In your leadership roles, do you too often feel the need to be good at everything? No one is actually good at everything, of course, but maybe you wish you could strengthen your ability to lead your team, your organization, or—let’s face it, to better lead yourself. Leadership Meets Life is about connecting wisdom and action for your leadership world. It’s for anyone willing to explore… the head, heart, and soul of leadership. Maybe this sounds like you!?

Why Leadership Meets Life?

Leadership Meets Life podcast is for leaders—whether new, emerging, or seasoned—who want to grow—both professionally and personally. It’s practical and focused on helping leaders make meaning of their work, lives, and relationships. Leadership Meets Life is for anyone willing to explore the head, heart, and soul of leadership.

Each podcast features a leadership tool or approach to apply immediately to your work and life, drawing from my experiences as an executive, process consultant, executive coach, business owner, and professor.

A little theory, some humor, and tons of results-oriented wisdom served up in about 20 mindful minutes while you exercise, drive, or whenever you are ready to grow.

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Phil Bergey is an executive leadership coach who builds on 30 years of diverse leadership experience in business and non-profit roles to form trusted relationships and deliver results with humor, flexibility, and depth. He grew up and was a partner in what is now a three-generation-led family business and has led both start-ups and 300-year-old organizations. Phil has served hundreds of leaders, boards, businesses, and organizations as an executive leadership coach, process consultant, facilitator, and educator.

Phil is married to Evon, and in addition to enjoying their eight grandchildren, he loves walking, kayaking, paddleboarding, birding, and fishing. His formal education includes an MA in human development and a Ph.D. in human and organizational systems. His coaching is focused on helping executives and other senior leaders live with greater effectiveness, more meaning, and increased health as they grow personally and professionally. He has held a Professional Coach Certification from the International Coaching Federation since 2009 and is certified to use multiple psychometric assessments.

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