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This thing I co-wrote about The Cycle of Transformation, specifically Action (with a nod to the Science of the Positive & the 7 Core Principles), is live on The Montana Institute blog and quite glorious at that.

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Quite true that is. Now please do enjoy the post here (as well as my previous post - "What is your Why? Ruminations on Nurturing Spirit and The Cycle of Transformation" - that it links to - here) and please let me know what you think. Also, if there is something you might want me to write about or present on for you please let me know. All that, and please enjoy some excerpt below as well. Cool? Cool.

"I recently had the opportunity to blog here about The Cycle of Transformation and I wrote about a presentation I co-led once where I failed to focus on Spirit, much less The Cycle of Transformation. I shared the following:

“But if I knew more, we might have structured the session with a focus on the cycle of transformation: Spirit First…Then Science…To Lead Action...For Desire Returns.

"I would have also known (to quote TMI) that the:

"Four essential stages – Spirit, Science, Action, and Return – make up the transformational process of the Science of the Positive. These stages, when fully engaged, work together to create a synergistic cycle of positive transformation."

"I know so much more now.

"I also shared how I was co-crafting a workshop for TMI titled, Crafting Your Transformational Leadership Narrative with Stephanie Patton and how we opened both halves of the agenda with a focus on Spirit and then worked our way through the Cycle of Transformation. We also asked these questions:

"What's important to you and what is your why?

"We have since held that workshop twice and today we’re writing this blog post together. We’re doing so because even though we believed while designing the workshop that there was little more important to its success than focusing on what is your why, i.e., why do you do what you do, why are you a leader and why are you even here at all, we were reminded of the power of this simple question as the participants untangled their why’s.

"We also asked asked the following questions:

"Where would you like to go from here and how do you want to get there? More specifically, what actions will you take upon leaving the workshop?

"TMI believes that “the positive is real and is worth growing – in ourselves, our families, our workplaces, and our communities.” 

"Our workshop is foundational. It focuses on why we are leaders. It also asks whether we’re the kind of leaders we want to be and if not, how will we get there?"