Daryl Conner

September 10, 2013

The Thought Leadership Environment

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I do not believe that as a profession we will ever approach our potential without considerable influence from more thought leaders who can advocate for the importance of character and presence in our professional development. In this final post of my thought leadership series, I explore seven key elements of the environment necessary to foster the growth of more who we are thought leaders.

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August 27, 2013

The Five Archetypes of Thought Leadership

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So far in this series on thought leadership, I have stressed the need for an increased focus on character and presence. I introduced five archetypes—Eager Apprentices, Solid Performers, Adept Adventurers, Periodic Contributors, and Thought Leaders—as part of a benefit continuum that reflects the value change agents provide those they serve. In this post, I will explain how each archetype exemplifies a different way in which character and presence play a role in the practice of our craft.

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August 22, 2013

What Benefits Do You Offer Your Clients?

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In the first post of this series, I explained that there is plenty of cutting-edge thinking about our frameworks, tools, and methodologies, but little thought leadership related to the who we are side of our craft.
In this post, I introduce five archetypes. From Eager Apprentices to Thought Leaders, each represents a place on a benefit continuum that reflects the value change agents provide clients. All play critical roles in both the success of organizational change and the advancement of our profession.

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August 13, 2013

What Does It Take to Be a Thought Leader in the Field of Change Facilitation?

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There is plenty of cutting-edge thinking about our frameworks, tools, and methodologies, but little thought leadership related to the who we are side of our craft.
It is time to step into a new era where we pursue more frequent and deeper investigations of how we show up when engaged in our work. We must also take more responsibility for creating thought leadership to support this aspect of our individual and collective development. I hope that this new series will serve as a call to action for us as a professional community.

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August 6, 2013

Reflections on Character and Presence (free download)

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A few months ago, I shifted the main focus of my writing on this blog from “what we do” to how we come forward as human beings when practicing our craft—who we are.

I marked this change in emphasis with the release of two core series—Character and Presence and Cultivating Your Character—that I consider the center of gravity for the who we are perspective. I then asked several practitioners whom I respect to write guest posts about how they relate to these two series.

I have compiled the two series, the reflections of two master change practitioners, and my answers to questions on character and presence into a document that I am now making available as a free download.

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June 18, 2013

Falling Asleep at the Wheel

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I’m continuing with my answers to practitioners’ questions on character and presence. In this third post of the series, I address concerns about our tendency to “fall asleep” rather than come to terms with who we are and its place in practicing the craft.

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June 12, 2013

Finding Clients that Resonate With Your “Character/Presence Package”

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Many change facilitators have asked me questions about my recent series on character and presence, and I decided to answer them directly on the blog over several weeks. In this post, I address concerns about finding clients who will value a practitioner’s “character/presence package.”

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