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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 63: Using Worldviews To Explain The Election With Cindy Wigglesworth [The Amiel Show] - The Amiel Show
Still trying to make sense of the U.S. presidential election? Me, too.
This week, leadership consultant and author Cindy Wigglesworth helps us understand what happened through the lens of worldviews. With an approach called Spiral Dynamics as our guide, Cindy describes how worldviews emerge progressively as we grow, what happens when they rub against each other, and how to reintegrate worldviews that we have kicked under the rug.
It’s a rich topic, one with interlocking questions about our political moment. For example:
What happens when the Blue “rules and roles” worldview gets attacked on one side by the Red “powerful self” and the other by Green “pluralism?” Might liberals’ pluralism have underestimated the visceral appeal of the fierce Red within Donald Trump and many of his supporters? What happens when Orange “achiever” values take the form of crony capitalism–and what would a healthier capitalism look like? What new and more advanced worldview might be called forth in our culture if the survival of our species is at stake (if it isn’t already)?
This conversation with Cindy is part three of my post-election series. Although I’ve received a lot of positive feedback about parts one and two, I realize that politics—even at this dramatic moment in history–isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If so, stay tuned for future interviews with Deb Helsing about Immunity to Change, Steve Waddell about large systems change, and Sean Casey Leclaire about men and leadership.
But, first, Cindy Wigglesworth. Cindy is a recognized expert in spiritual intelligence and its application to leaders and organizations. She describes her approach as faith-neutral, faith-friendly, and science-friendly. She created the SQ21 assessment of spiritual intelligence and is author of SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence.
This conversation about the election, although informed by Cindy’s wisdom and compassion, doesn’t focus explicitly on spiritual intelligence. On the other hand, I think it will recharge your spiritual batteries as it did mine.
* 7:30 Spiral Dynamics stages: red, blue, orange, and green
* 15:00 Different reasons people voted for Trump
* 18:30 How Bernie pulled Hillary more into