These videos are from a conversation between Peter Koestenbaum and Joe Lafferty in Dallas Texas in November 2011. Peter, a former Professor in Philosophy, became a leadership educator and executive coach some 15+ years ago, seeking to apply his learning and ideas ‘Philosophy in Business’ practically to help leaders at all levels enhance their capacity to lead. He has worked with leaders and organisations across the globe.
This blog post will contain three videos. The first, a YouTube video available widely on the internet, and embedded below, gives a 10 minute ‘flavour’ of the Leadership Diamond™. The next, is an 18min extract, which goes into a little more depth, including introducing polarity. The final video is the full 50min conversation, which goes into even more depth, and gives some practical examples.
The final two videos are password protected and available to clients as part of ongoing dialogue.
Ten minute ‘taster’ on the Leadership Diamond™
This 10 min extract from the full interview gives a brief introduction to the Leadership Diamond™ – leadership capacity – along with a brief comment on how to see the key elements, skills, or risk factors; and how to begin to use the outer diamond.
Eighteen minute highlights from conversation
This video goes into more depth, by also introducing polarity, beginning to take thinking or consciousness from level 1.0 to level 2.0. Peter, quoting Einstein, says that ‘no problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness it was created.’
Full 50 minute conversation
This full 50 minute video gives an introduction to the Leadership Diamond™, with some further in-depth analysis as well as exploring practical application of the diamond to your life and your leadership.
This video is password protected for use with clients.
Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler. Einstein
This video starts with a brief introduction to the Leadership Diamond™, outlining each of the four ‘skills’, themes, ‘agenda points, ‘critical success factors’ or Platonic ideas:
Ethics –> Belonging
Reality –> Security
Vision –> Achievement
Courage –> Identity
This is followed with exploring the Inner Diamond, in particular Polarity. Then, using a case study of an actual failed change intervention, we touch on individual free will and the system/field or world providing some further in-depth application.
No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness it was created. Einstein
“The language of the Leadership Diamond™ is what is necessary to speak fluently and well about leadership. It is the natural language for leadership conversations, it automatically makes them more easy, more accessible, more accurate and more useful.” Peter Koestenbaum
Thanks for watching!
Joe Lafferty, Dundee, Scotland.
In conversation with Peter Koestenbaum