The Amiel Show
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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 67: Lies, Authority, And Assessments With Chris Chittenden [The Amiel Show] - The Amiel Show
How is a lie different from an ungrounded assessment, and why does this matter in leadership? Where does a leader’s authority come from? What happens when you provide a well-grounded assessment that doesn’t matter to anyone listening?
I have a hunch that your answers to these questions will help you understand the peculiar and disturbing state of politics in the United States today.
This week on the podcast, Chris Chittenden joins me to make sense of these questions. Chris and I previously spoke about real accountability. This time, he helps me use his powerful ontological lens to understand the age of Trump and simultaneously provide clarity about leadership in organizations.
* 12:00 It’s easy to mix up assertions and assessments. Don’t do it!
* 17:00 Assessments help us see what’s good or bad for us
* 20:00 Five steps to grounding an assessment
* 30:00 Obamacare, shifting standards, and the meaning of words
* 43:00 Certainty, autonomy and the fall of empires
* 50:00 The President’s conditional promises
1:00:00 Who actually gives the President authority?
* 1:05:00 The role of “fake news” in shaping assertions and assessments
1:25:00 When a country’s executive function has a damaged prefrontal cortex
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Explore Additional Resources
* Talking About, the home of Chris’s coaching and ontological study
Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman
David Rock’s SCARF model
Jim Fallows’s article about Trump’s credibility crisis and trust