This month we can't resist sending a second newsletter--there's so much we want to share about making sense of this complex and crazy world right now! 
Cultivating Leadership                                                                          October 2016
Four lessons from the field about leading in complexity

Mark Striebeck is a participant in one of our leadership programs, and he is teaching me a lot about complexity. A tall, handsome, and thoughtful engineer, he has approached learning about leadership and complexity with the intelligence and determination that has brought him to an interesting and challenging role as a senior leader at a large global tech company which was itself founded on complexity ideas.
As he has been learning about leading in complexity, Mark has taught me four core lessons that I thought might be helpful for us all about how to keep new ideas alive, how to make sense of what to hold on to, what to let go of, and how to get noticed as leader who thrives in complexity by making other people better--even when sometimes that means not getting credit.   
Try our new complexity coaching workshop, or join us for Growth Edge coaching

Interested in figuring out how to help leaders (you and those around you) thrive in complexity? In this beta workshop we'll explore tools and practices for listening and intervening in complex systems.  Whether you've taken all of our workshops or none of them, come join us at the Coaching for Complexity workshop. You can read a little about the first running of that workshop here, and join Jennifer and Keith in Wellington 23-25 November. Only a few spaces left! (Thanks to the last Coaching for Complexity crew for their pictures above!)

Just starting out? Try our Conversations at the Growing Edge with Carolyn and Beth 31 October-2 November in the Washington DC area ( 1 space left!). Or, for our southern hemispheric friends, come join Carolyn and Patrice in beautiful summery Wellington (January 15-17 2017).

Already taken that one? Try our advanced Psychologically Spacious Coaching. You can take it with Jennifer in Wellington (31 October-2 November) ( 2 spaces left!) or Carolyn and Beth in the Washington DC area (November 8-10).
Could Trump be (accidentally) great for feminism? How basins of attraction can help us understand this crazy election

Keith says: Trump has got into a big hole with his recorded comments about being able to force himself onto women at will. I have been wondering what all this does to the feminist cause.  Is it possible that Donald Trump is providing an accidental and belated push for feminism?  And what does the theory of attractors, basins of attraction, and landscapes of attraction have to offer about the dynamics of this situation?
Be the one who makes a difference on Amazon!

Ok, you know who you are. You've read one (or both!) of our books and you keep meaning to write an amazon review but somehow you never get to it. Now's your day! How about you head over to amazon and write a quick review there? We're trying to make it to 50 reviews and, er, we're not as close as we'd like to be!

Simple Habits for Complex Times:
Powerful Practices for Leaders
by Jennifer Garvey Berger and Keith Johnston
Stanford Business Books

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Changing on the Job:
Developing Leaders for a Complex World
by Jennifer Garvey Berger
Stanford Business Books
Kindle Edition ~
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