Daryl Conner

September 10, 2013

The Thought Leadership Environment

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I do not believe that as a profession we will ever approach our potential without considerable influence from more thought leaders who can advocate for the importance of character and presence in our professional development. In this final post of my thought leadership series, I explore seven key elements of the environment necessary to foster the growth of more who we are thought leaders.

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August 27, 2013

The Five Archetypes of Thought Leadership

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So far in this series on thought leadership, I have stressed the need for an increased focus on character and presence. I introduced five archetypes—Eager Apprentices, Solid Performers, Adept Adventurers, Periodic Contributors, and Thought Leaders—as part of a benefit continuum that reflects the value change agents provide those they serve. In this post, I will explain how each archetype exemplifies a different way in which character and presence play a role in the practice of our craft.

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July 30, 2013

Revisiting “Tough Conversations”

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This is the final post in my series of revisits to previous posts on Change Thinking, in which I invite you to look through the lens of two recent series, Character and Presence and Cultivating Character. This week, we’re looking at why transformational change requires change practitioners to be able to have tough conversations. As you read, I invite you to consider six questions related to character and presence.

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July 23, 2013

Revisiting “The Cathartic Nature of Our Work”

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This is the third post in my series of revisits to previous posts on Change Thinking. I am inviting you to look at these posts through the character/presence lens. This week, we’re looking at why transformational change requires cathartic work. I include five questions for you to consider related to character and presence.

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June 4, 2013

Answering Your Questions About Character and Presence

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I recently published two series outlining why I think character and presence are so important to change facilitators seeking mastery in our profession. Many people strongly resonated with this topic—the responses have been quite remarkable. In this light, several themes emerged in the questions practitioners have been asking me about all this, and I thought I would share a few of them, along with my answers.

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May 21, 2013

Character and Presence on My Road to Mastery

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I asked several practitioners whom I respect to write guest posts about how they related to two previously released series: Character/Presence and Cultivating Character. Donna Brighton, a seasoned change professional, is the fourth contributor to this series. Donna describes three distinct areas that defined her journey to practicing the craft at the mastery level: learning the craft, practicing with integrity, and helping others along the way. She challenges practitioners to consider five questions that can help shape their paths.

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April 2, 2013

What I’m Up To

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In my last post, I posed a serious question to serious practitioners: What are you up to? In other words, is there something else you are hoping to achieve through your work above making a living and fulfilling your professional obligations? I wouldn’t ask you to share something as personal as what you are up to without doing the same myself, so in this post, I will explain my passion—what I try to use my change practice to advance.

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