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Success Is About One’s ‘Interior Condition’

Success Is About One’s ‘Interior Condition’

"The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor." - Bill O'Brien

Success isn't just about actions; it's about the soul behind them. Acknowledge that the inner beliefs and intentions of the change-maker shape the outcome.

Self care and self development are critical enablers for change.

Align your inner values with your actions, for it's in this harmony that the doors to truly impactful change are unlocked.


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A Present, Global Collective: The Only Path to Real Change

The only way we can solve the world's problems is by working together, not alone. Theory U's approach shows us how to sense and connect with diverse perspectives, even those neglected and traumatised.

- Recognise Our Shared Condition: Understand we're all in this together, and we must wake up from our collective numbness.

- Embrace Working Together: See how teaming up using Theory U's principles can make lasting changes.

- Think About Our Shared Goals: Ask how we can move forward as one, using Theory U to help everyone.

- Make It Happen: Find ways to join hands across cultures and backgrounds,


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What is essential may be invisible to the eye.

What is essential may be invisible to the eye.

Theory U uncovers hidden dynamics by focusing on unseen aspects of relationships and social fields.

Acknowledge the unseen elements that influence systems and behaviors, often ignored in conventional analysis.

Delve into the quality of relationships, both with others and within the system, as a vital aspect of understanding.

Critically evaluate the current awareness of hidden dynamics: Is there a conscious effort to explore them?

Implement practices to unveil these unseen factors, providing deeper insights and more effective change strategies.


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Utilizing Civil Society Traditions in Modern Leadership

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

Theory U builds on civil society movements, incorporating lessons from historical transformational leaders. Acknowledge the impact and values of peaceful transformation.

Explore the potential of applying these traditions to contemporary leadership and change management.

Foster an environment that embraces these values, creating a path for positive change inspired by historical wisdom.


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Shifting the Source of Operation in Leadership

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs

Theory U emphasizes the importance of changing the inner place from which we operate in leadership. 

Acknowledge the usual leadership practices that might seem ineffective or superficial.

Emphasize a profound shift in the interior condition as essential for genuine transformation and innovation.

Critically evaluate your leadership source: Is it aligned with higher purpose and future possibilities?

Create strategies that allow for a deeper connection to the inner self, embracing transformation at a core level.


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Building Collective Capacity through Theory U

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - Henry Ford

Theory U fosters group cohesion to realize emerging opportunities.

Acknowledge the challenges of building true collaboration and shared vision within a team or organization.

Explore the possibilities of creating a collective ability to sense and shape the future.

Critically evaluate the existing group dynamics and alignment: Are they resonating with the team’s highest potential?

Develop methods to enhance group coherence and mutual understanding, leading to collective growth.


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"The future depends on what you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi

Theory U's upward movement symbolizes the action phase of bringing forth new realities, an essential step in transformation.

Acknowledge the challenge of turning abstract ideas into tangible actions, aligning with envisioned futures.

Emphasise the importance of proactive efforts to manifest new concepts, ideas, and possibilities.

Critically evaluate current practices in nurturing innovation: Are they effective in bridging the gap between vision and reality?

Implement strategies that support the realization of new ideas, ensuring that they are grounded in practical execution.


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With 25 years in marketing, brand strategy, and mental fitness coaching, I focus on societal change, self-mastery, and fostering community to build a regenerative Africa. "The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion." - Paulo Coelho


These ideas are truths about change, why it fails and how we should reconsider our approach to leadership, ourselves, being in community with others and contributing to results we do want to see and that serves a sustainable planet.

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