In my first book, Sustaining Change, co-authored with Malcolm Higgs, we wrote about the four external practices needed to do change well: Attractor (a pull towards purpose); Edge and Tension (amplify disturbance); Container (channeling of anxiety); and Transforming Space (changing the now). These were backed up by solid research. At the time, we also hypothesized that the leaders in our study who were consistently able to do these practices effortlessly – also possessed inner state qualities. They had a certain quality of being. They just seemed to be operating from a deeper, calmer, more intentional and self-aware place.
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