Bridging Wisdom

In this Podcast, I am joined by my good friend Bob Dunham. We explore bridging the wisdom from Chinese medicine with the wisdom of modern day generative leadership. We cover some of the basic distinctions in classical Chinese medicine including the layers of self and explore how this might be relevant to a context of coaching and leadership.

This dialogue was one of my personal favorites. Please have a listen and post below your comments!



Application of Chinese Medicine for Leaders and Coaches

In our next installment of Generative Leadership & Chinese medicine series I am joined by Bob Dunham, founder and CEO of the Institute for Generative Leadership. In this dialogue we discuss how to begin to apply the wisdom of Chinese medicine as a leader and a coach.

Said another way, how do we apply the wisdom of Chinese medicine if we don’t use acupuncture needles? Here we explore the four layers of story and how we might begin working with others to facilitate transformation, drawing upon ancient wisdom.

If you are not a coach, I believe you will still find this exploration very valuable.

Enjoy! Please post below and tell us what it moves in you!

Generative Leadership & Chinese Medicine Series

In this Podcast, I am joined by Bob Dunham, CEO and founder of The Institute for Generative Leadership. Bob and I have been having regular conversations exploring the synthesis of Ancient Chinese medical wisdom with the ontological coaching and leadership tradition. Much of our discussions will be part of a future course in generative leadership and Chinese medicine, but Bob was kind enough to allow me to post an excerpt from our discussion.

We explore many topics including the sensory organs as portals of the heart, the unfolding purposefulness within our hearts, and the notion of “conversation & adaptation” and how it lives within us.

I am struck by the beauty of Chinese medicine and its orientation to the movement of consolidation and unfolding of our essential purposefulness and how this evolutionary process is enlivened by responding to the outside world.

We have this desire to move inward to embrace our deeper nature in an act of “consolidation” while at the same time, the world propels us into motion and moves us. When there is an interpenetration between the movements of the outside world and the innermost movements of our soul, we become deeply moved by the world and the world becomes deeply moved by us.

Here there is a mutual unfolding and resonance wherein the interiority of our unfolding nature is allowed to be breathed by the world, and in-so-doing, infinite plumes of uniqueness of the Whole unfurl. Oh good lord, who talks like that!!!??? 🙂