“I mean, there are thousands of books on leadership, but this is my view of it. If you ask me, ‘Well, what is leadership? What is embodied leadership or generative leadership? I would say it’s the capacity to create new realities.”

Join me and Joseph Jaworski today in the first episode of a special two-part series. We  talk about the new kind of leadership that is needed in this future that lies ahead of us, and how to cultivate the qualities and leadership presence required to shape the future instead of just react to it.

Joseph Jaworski has devoted much of his life to exploring the deeper dimensions of transformational leadership. As founder and chairman of both Generon International and the Global Leadership Initiative, Joseph advises CEOs and senior executives in Fortune 500 companies. He is well-known in the field of leadership development and worked with Peter Senge as one of the founders of the Society of Organizational Learning. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books that explore the essence of leadership.

In this episode:

  • The Waco incident, David Bohm, and Joseph’s leadership dream
  • What embodied leadership or generative leadership is
  • 3 steps to take on the inner journey to become a generative leader
  • Self-mastery 101: beginner’s mind and inner stillness
  • The 4 critical elements for organizational transformation
  • And more!

Make sure to tune back into the Power Presence Academy Podcast next week to hear the rest of this incredible interview.

Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.


Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode

“Bill O’Brien said, the result of the intervention depends upon the interior condition of the intervener.”

“Part of the journey is self-mastery. Leadership mastery has to do with self-mastery and it’s about who you’re being while you’re doing.”

“Beginner’s mind. That is willing to be open and let go of all your preconceived notions about leadership and about everything else. That means really being able to embody a sense of wonder because you can’t learn anything if you’re stuck in your old perceptions. It’s just not going to happen, and this is critical.”

“Human beings have the capacity to set a field in a room or even in a larger context and I know that that is critical for organizational transformation and effective leadership.”

“Mindsets matter, and how we see the world, how we see it constructed, and how it works. It drives performance. Mindsets drive performance.“


Resource Links:

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Website: janetioli.com

Janet is the founder of Power Presence Academy.  She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.