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A tool to diagnose the way you, your team and organization see, believe, think and act.

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Our approach is simple, yet profound. We provoke leaders and teams to see possibilities in new ways. So they can challenge what they believe. Thereby unleashing how they think. And create meaningful value, in how unified they act.

Transformation requires leaders to help their teams see the world through a lens of possibility—not just constraint. We help them see things they don’t currently see—as well as a future state they aspire to.

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Fueled by new insights, leaders and team are liberated to act in new ways to pursue value-driving opportunities.

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It is only through seeing in new ways that leaders and teams can challenge what they believe about what’s possible.

Once people see and believe differently, they are free to think of whole new solutions, new approaches, prototypes of ideas and models they want to test and apply.

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Table of Contents

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The Adrenaline Junkies Page 5

The Cynical Strategists Page 6

The Fence-Sitters Page 7

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The Competition Enviers Page 8

The Frustrated Visionaries Page 9

The Optimistic Visionaries Page 10

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The Rudderless Optimists Page 11

The Exhausted Executors Page 12

The Checked-Out Page 13

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Fully Engaged Leaders Page 14

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The Adrenaline Junkies Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Obsessed on the near term — Constantly exhausted, always trying to keep up with the present

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Your team…

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— Acts without thinking — Is busy, but not necessarily productive — Is obsessed with to-dos, deadlines and next steps Yourself… — Love satisfaction of tasks — Aren’t inclined to question. Why? — Motivated by adrenaline of deadlines and activity

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The Cynical Strategists Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Spends lots of time on strategy sessions and planning — Yet, does not believe in the work it is doing

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— Quick to criticize potential options of action — Works toward a goal, but only half-heartedly (protects itself from failure) Yourself… — Smart, analytical, strategic — But don’t particularly love what you do

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The Fence-sitters Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Sees a rich landscape of possibility — Strategizes about how to be a bigger and better player on that landscape — Yet, doesn’t pursue the possibility with vigor or energy

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Your team… — Tentative, stuck, waiting for signs to act — Does not have faith that accomplishment is possible

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Yourself… — Smart and thoughtful — But lacking conviction or drive, unmoved by the possibilities — Hedging

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The Competition Enviers Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Sees a rich landscape of possibility — Strategizes about how to be a bigger and better player on that landscape — Yet, always thinks competitors will get there first

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Your team… — Spends more time admiring or coveting the position of other players — Underplays own organization’s advantages

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Yourself… — Focused on the opportunity — But lacks confidence in the organization to get there

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The Frustrated Visionaries Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Wildly imaginative — Paints a vivid future — Exciting — But, often misses the wave of what is to come

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Your team… — Obsessed with the new — Loves the idea of change — Sees a bright future — Yet doesn’t know how to get there

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Yourself… — Have a compelling vision — But constantly disappointed, because you never inch your way toward it

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The Optimistic Visionaries Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Sees a landscape of possibility — Has a deep belief that it can make a difference, succeed — Yet, takes little action to capture its own future

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Your team… — Has a strong faith in the organization and its future — Believes that the team will be a part of that future — Yes, work rarely focused on value creation Yourself… — Are optimistic, but lack direction

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The Rudderless Optimists Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Has always believed in its own future—highly optimistic — Yet, is not guided by a particular direction

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Your team…

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— Loyal, believing, trusting — Has a belief that the team exists to make a difference — Yet, is often out of step with the outside world Yourself… — In love with the organization and its history of success — Not at all clear where the organization heads next, rudderless

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The Exhausted Executors Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Smart followers in the industry — Favors fast, responsive action — Rarely embraces leadership position in a competitive race

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— Is very influenced by management’s orders, which are furious and forceful — Measures achievement by activity, not necessarily result Yourself… — Get stuff done, but don’t seem like you’re going anywhere

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The Checked-Out Do you exhibit these symptoms? Your organization… — Just a place to work — Lacks purpose or drive — Work is hard-hearted, at best

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Your team…

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— Lacks passion or motivation — Work is not clear — Accountability is rare Yourself…

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— Unmotivated — Lacking direction — Unengaged

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Fully Engaged Leaders The Ideal Organization, Team and Individuals See

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No matter which condition you find your organization, your team, and yourself in to start, by actively working on seeing, believing, thinking, and acting—as a connected cycle of activities and work—you can shepherd your organization into a much more valuable entity. Leaders who do so create individuals, teams and organizations that are able to challenge the status quo and generate profound new value.

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