Sunday, June 28, 2009

#89 Swimming with Dolphins - Emotions of Change - conversations withPaul Kordis, part 6

We are continuing our Swimming with Dolphins series of conversations with Dr. Paul Kordis. Check back to the previous episode (#88) of the series, or start with the first episode (#52) , if you haven’t heard it yet.

Paul has been researching writing, and speaking to groups for over 20 years about the processes of profound change. He is a globally traveled speaker and seminar leader on futuristic, human development, change and other topics. He received his Ph.D. degree (with honors) in human capital and economic development from Colorado State University in May, 2008.

His 1,500-page dissertation is entitled “The Superhighway to Serfdom: How False-Social-Norms Marketing is Hijacking the American Dream.” He is a co-author (with Dudley Lynch) of the books The Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World, which has become a best seller, and Code of the Monarch: A Guide to the Real Global Business Revolution. He is also the author (with his wife, Susan) of the book Name Your Passion: A User’s Guide to Finding Your Personal Purpose.

Today’s conversation touches upon the following topics:

  • Emotions of Change
    • Dolphin book – written in late 80s
    • Win-win concept
    • Dolphin metaphor
    • Sharks and Carps
    • Types of behavior: sacrificial, selfish, compromise, collaboration
    • Emotion cycles for each side of the wave
  • Decision strategies
    • Accelerating rate of change
    • Openness to change, ability to see it coming
    • How much involvement you have in decision making
  • Purpose
    • Why are we here?
    • Context for the decisions

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