Leading from the Emerging Future: A Conversation with MIT's Dr. Otto Scharmer

June 9, 2014
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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Episode Description

It's no secret that our world today is full of dire crises ranging from ecological to societal. We've built a world with the mindset of maximizing "me," creating catastrophic results that benefit no one. But what to do? As Albert Einstein observed, "We cannot solve problems with the same kind of thinking that created them." If we want to change the way the world works, we need to update the thinking that created the systems, institutions and economies around us. Otto Scharmer has developed a framework and strategies for guiding this shift in our thinking from an ego-centric awareness to an eco-centric one -- from considering what's best for me to considering what's best for the whole, including me. Tune in to find out why embracing this shift is at the core of the leadership the world needs.

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.

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Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner

Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.

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Episode Directory

June 2014

  • 6/30/2014: Saying Goodbye: Lessons from Over 125 Visionaries with Kate Ebner and Guest Host Rachel Wold Listen Now
  • 6/23/2014: Living Longer Than Ever: The AARP’s Debra Whitman on the Future of Aging Listen Now
  • 6/16/2014: Making the Vision Real: The Nature of Personal Transformation with Chris Wahl Listen Now
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