“…the greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They must be so because they express the necessary polarity inherent in every self-regulating system. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.” – Carl Jung

Invitation to discuss. What does this bring up for me?

What Do I Need to Outgrow?

Tom’s Reflections on This Question

Our life experience is built on outgrowing who we once were. An adult has already grown out of being an infant, a toddler and a teenager. And yet, as adults there is a risk that we become stuck with the idea that we are a certain way.

Whilst it is probably true that we have some innate ways of being in the world, much of what we hold to be true about ourselves are simply beliefs. With a different life experience, we may have come to believe different things about ourselves.

In truth, most of what we consider ingrained is dictated by chance – when and where we were born.

Just imagine for a second that you were born into the medieval world – let’s say you are living in a medieval powerhouse – Milan or Florence. Flip your current life experience in terms of gender, age and profession. Become a completely different person.

  • How would you likely see the world?
  • What might you believe about the world?

  • What would be true for you?

  • What might you believe about yourself?
  • How different would it be from how you see yourself now?

What lessons might you draw from this?

    Programme Overview

    The Curious Leaders programme is designed to foster a deep sense of curiosity about who you are as a person and as a leader. It challenges you to reflect on what you can do each day to become a more effective leader. The premise is that before we can truly lead others, we first need to lead ourselves.

    It thus ultimately starts with self-leadership. This is about building a practice of reflection and action whereby we become increasingly curious about how our thinking is impacting our actions. This is the first step in building a world in which curiosity shapes leadership.

    In this world, leaders aren’t boxed in by traditional thinking or established playbooks. They are open to fresh ideas and diverse perspectives, fostering a culture of exploration and learning. In truth, nurturing curiosity in leadership is essential if we are to address the key challenges of the 21st century.

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