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+Lee Brower often cites Viktor Frankl's book "Man's Search for Meaning" in his workshops and speeches.  The post below by Maria Popova highlights just a few of the ideas that flow from Frankl's experiences.

Our next book book review will explore this incomparable work.

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Viktor Frankl on the Art of Presence as a Lifeboat in Turbulent Times and What Suffering Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life
“When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer… his unique opportunity lies in the way he bears his burden.” The life-story of Aust

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August 17th, 2014 by Ron Nakamoto

A New Theme:  Create Wealth that Matters

Designer Marc Ecko delivers what appears to at first glance to be a typical "think-like-a-creative" talk in the video below.  His message is based on three points, two of which are:

- Embrace the Mess, and;

- Be an "un-label" (i.e., don't do what the labels of society dictate that you do)

To me, this was pretty standard "be creative" stuff.  But Ecko's third point really grabbed my attention, particularly because of our work at Empowered Wealth.  Ecko admonished his audience to:

"CREATE WEALTH THAT MATTERS"

What might this idea suggest in Empowered Wealth terms?

What might a leader (family, business, or tribe of any sort) do with this idea?

What might an entrepreneur do with this idea as a mission?

(thanks to Mitch Joel and his Six Pixels of Separation blog for publishing the link to this video)

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Mark Ecko: Embrace the Mess
Whether it’s due to exclusive communities in your industry or a slavish devotion to page views, tweets, and awards, it’s easy to get caught up in pleasing others.…

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This post was originally shared on my company blog, so some of the references may seem obscure and some of the comments may seem self-serving…I apologize if that's so for you; it's not my intention.

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Iconic Leadership

The article below by Dave Logan is several years old, yet very relevant.  In our V.U.C.A. world (i.e., volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous), perhaps this fact gives his ideas credibility.  I think so.

Logan ponders the essence of iconic leaders and distills this down to 3 qualities:

1.  Sense of core values.  I resonated with Logan's insight that values are discovered, not taught and not adopted.  I also resonated with his observation that it begins when you notice that the status quo offends you.

I was recently trained in a sophisticated values methodology called the AVI Values Inventory.  My intention is to use this method to help people examine core values in a well-researched, thoughtful manner.  Watch for an integration of the AVI with our TimeMap in the not-too-distant future.

2.  Know their great gift. My impulse is to translate this statement to mean "unique ability" in Strategic Coach terminology but I think Logan is getting at something more subtle.  Logan's heuristic "You cannot NOT do it" is helpful to me. I think your "great gift" is the underlying trait or quality that manifests itself through your unique ability.

3.  Cross-trained intuition.  Using Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Steve Jobs as examples helped to clarify this concept of drawing on fields very different from the current one.  I would think that this quality is enhanced by seeking and attaining "flow" states (which I've touched on in other posts and a book review "The Rise of Superman").

What Logan calls the "genius effect" is the synthesis of these qualities through the act of leading. The result is iconic leadership.

 Logan's challenge and my Empowering Questions: Can you become an iconic leader?

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The most important message to leaders
Dave Logan attempts to write a single, all-encompassing post about everything he knows — and thinks he knows — about leadership

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August 15th, 2014 by Ron Nakamoto

Iconic Leadership

The article below by Dave Logan is several years old, yet very relevant.  In our V.U.C.A. world (i.e., volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous), perhaps this fact gives his ideas credibility.  I think so.

Logan ponders the essence of iconic leaders and distills this down to 3 qualities:

1.  Sense of core values.  I resonated with Logan's insight that values are discovered, not taught and not adopted.  I also resonated with his observation that it begins when you notice that the status quo offends you.

I was recently trained in a sophisticated values methodology called the AVI Values Inventory.  My intention is to use this method to help people examine core values in a well-researched, thoughtful manner.  Watch for an integration of the AVI with our TimeMap in the not-too-distant future.

2.  Know their great gift. My impulse is to translate this statement to mean "unique ability" in Strategic Coach terminology but I think Logan is getting at something more subtle.  Logan's heuristic "You cannot NOT do it" is helpful to me. I think your "great gift" is the underlying trait or quality that manifests itself through your unique ability.

3.  Cross-trained intuition.  Using Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Steve Jobs as examples helped to clarify this concept of drawing on fields very different from the current one.  I would think that this quality is enhanced by seeking and attaining "flow" states (which I've touched on in other posts and a book review "The Rise of Superman").

What Logan calls the "genius effect" is the synthesis of these qualities through the act of leading. The result is iconic leadership.

 Logan's challenge and my Empowering Questions: Can you become an iconic leader?

www.empoweredwealth.com

#empoweredwealth

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The most important message to leaders
Dave Logan attempts to write a single, all-encompassing post about everything he knows — and thinks he knows — about leadership

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