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The Amiel Show provides people who are hungry to grow as leaders and human beings with cutting-edge conversations about leadership. What’s the one skill or quality you can improve that will build your public identity as a competent and trusted leader? What does it take to manage your commitments to yourself and others so that you produce better results with less stress? How can brain science inform how you develop people and organizations? What becomes possible when you reframe organizational politics as the practice of understanding and aligning with others’ interests and concerns? How can you make your conversations and meetings more powerful and impactful? Join Amiel Handelsman, executive coach and author of Practice Greatness, as he explores these questions with thoughtful executives and pragmatic thought leaders. For all past episodes, visit www.amielhandelsman.com.
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Episode 66: Men’s Sexual Shadow At Work With Keith Witt [The Amiel Show] - The Amiel Show
Men who are conscious of their sexual shadows at work are better leaders. They are less likely to do stupid things like sexually harass women or have illicit affairs. By spending less energy fighting their shadows, they can use their human superpowers to do good things like build great teams and guide them toward a better future.
People don’t talk a lot about this. Not in day to day work. And not even in classes about diversity and inclusion—or women in leadership.
That’s why I was so excited to talk with this week’s guest, Keith Witt, about his new book Shadow Light: Illuminations At the Edge Of Darkness.
His book and our conversation are about everyone (not just men) and all types of shadow (not just the sexual one). Still, the part I found most valuable was about straight guys who still haven’t gotten over their teenage crush on Suzie next door. Yes, we actually riff on this for 15 minutes!
Keith and I previously spoke about creating a marital love affair. You might say that this time we talk about loving your shadow.
For integral folks, we also talk about your personal moral system. How does this system change as we grow? What happens to our bodies when we violate it?
As if that weren’t enough, we also look at how healthy and unhealthy nationalism differ. Hint: it has to do with the collective shadow!
* The shame of violating your moral system
* Constructive versus destructive shadow
* Human superpowers
* The roots of sexual harassment
* Evaluating potential employees for their willingness to be influenced
* Healthy and unhealthy nationalism
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* Shadow Light: Illuminations At the Edge Of Darkness by Keith Witt
* Therapist in the Wild
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