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Author: stephen barden

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We have been sold a myth: that good, successful leaders are fiercely competitive battlers. The aggressive combative leaders we have been taught to admire actually hold a deep seated anxiety that they and their world have a profoundly unbalanced power relationship. That their world is an actual or potential threat. Drawing from his book “How successful leaders do business with their world”, as well as conversations with top leaders, author and coach-mentor Stephen Barden argues that truly successful leaders, those who act on behalf of their entire constituencies, have learned that they and their worlds are partners with a manageable power balance. That their power lies in that balance. (Theme music: "Celtic Spirit" by Julius H. from Pixabay)
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The Author, Stephen Barden, reads excerpts from his book and discusses why and how he came to write it.
In episode 2 of the series, Stephen Barden talks to Lieutenant General (Ret) Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Centre for European Policy Analysis, to find out whether the US army, which  - like all armies is built for conflict  - has any room for balanced, partnering leaders. Or is it possible that, all the while,  its ability to largely  stand back from partisan politics and its stability as an institution has been down to it jealously guarding its...Power of Balance?
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2020-09-1217:29

Coach mentor and author Stephen Barden introduces this podcast series,"The Power of Balance". In this first episode he argues that the childhood assumption we form about the power balance we hold with our worlds, affects every aspect of our lives. Understanding this, begins to open a door on why we do the things we do."Having insight into why our leaders behave as they do is only half the issue; understanding why we elect them is probably much more important. Understanding why our bosses tell us to do things at work which we’d never even consider doing in our families and communities is one thing; understanding why we actually go ahead and do them is another." 
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