As leaders, we often treat every challenge as a problem to be solved, with a right or wrong answer.
Planning or Action?
Structure or Flexibility?
Change or Stability?
But this “either/or” thinking is a dangerous trap!
To be a better leader — both at work and at home — we need to realize that many of life's challenges are tensions to be managed.
The Power of Healthy Tension
provides a simple framework that allows leaders to tap into the power of “both/and” thinking.
By doing this, we gain a massive competitive advantage, and move from surviving to thriving.
“We needed to find a way to bring some fun and energy into a large two-day event. Having Tim kick off the event was the perfect solution. He was able to get the group learning, laughing, and interacting, which set a perfect tone for the next few days. We now have him open up all our big events and our clients love it! ”
Embrace Diverse Perspectives
Gain the ability to work effectively with people who have different opinions and perspectives than your own.
Communicate More Effectively
Learn the difference between a problem to solve and a tension to manage, and the skills required to communicate conflicting points of view.
Make Better Decisions
Learn a thoughtful, deliberate decision-making approach when dealing with complex issues.
Author - The Power of Healthy Tension President - Leaders for Leaders
Tim Arnold has spent over two decades helping organizations unite teams, spark change and get unstuck, with clients that include The United Nations, Citibank, KPMG, Toyota, and Siemens.
He leverages his experience launching successful businesses, social enterprises, and community development programs to bring a real-world perspective to his clients. With advanced degrees in both business and social justice, he is able to help organizations pursue both profit and purpose.
Beyond leadership and team development, Tim is an avid outdoorsman, world traveller, and a really bad hockey player. His biggest accomplishments are being dad to Declan and Avryl, and husband to Becky.
“Healthy Tension is a simple yet profound concept that our senior executives are now raving about. Leaders for Leaders kept the crowd engaged and we were able to have fun and learn at the same time!”
Why it Delivers
Relevant & Timely
It feels like the world around us is becoming more polarized each day. Embracing healthy tension has never been more critical to success.
Practical & Actionable
Real-world examples make sense of the framework and provide skills you can apply right away.
Interactive & Fun
No one wants to hear another boring talk. Audience interaction and just the right amount of humour bring the keynote to life and make it memorable.
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