Apr 1, 2019
A Conversation with Bob Dunham on the Game of Teams Podcast series
Introduction: Bob Dunham is the founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership based in Colorado. The Institute delivers Leadership development programs and resources designed to enable leaders business owners, managers and professional coaches take their performance and the performance of their teams and organisation to the next level. Bob is the co-author of the book The Innovator’s Way, the Essential Practices for Successful Innovation, which he wrote with Dr Peter Denning.
Podcast episode summary: This episode describes what it means to be human and what it means to practice being a Leader and Team member in organisational life today. Bob discusses the important distinctions he learnt in his quest at Motorola to get at Performance. He shares his ideas on Generative Leadership and discussed questions like what is action? He reminds us that Leadership and teamwork is a performance art and that art is housed in conversations. To be congruent we need to develop skills and practices that support committed conversations. Bob illuminates 5 blind spots that I suspect most of us suffer in one form or another. This episode is a must listen if you want greater satisfaction and results on teams.
Quotable Quotes: “it is the conversation stupid!” “Conversations are not just words they are full body contact sports” “Hope is s positive irresponsibility” “ Emotions are a predisposition to action”
Resources: the following includes the resources we alluded to over the course of our conversation