This week we talk to Eric Kaufmann about leadership
Eric Kaufmann guides leaders to make better decisions and achieve better results. He has consulted for hundreds of leaders, including executives and teams at Sony, T-Mobile, Genentech, Alcon Labs, and Teradata. He is the founder and president of Sagatica, Inc. and serves on the board of the San Diego Zen Center.
In This Interview, Eric Kaufmann and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable
- His new book, The Four Virtues of a Leader
- How leadership is like The Hero’s Journey
- How he used the spiritual bypass
- His definition of leadership
- Leadership in day to day life
- His four questions surrounding leadership
- The three hurdles we have to overcome to be effective
- His definition of courage
- Ways you can build courage
- The important difference between fear and anxiety
- The lifelong process of discipline
- The three gems of Buddhism
- How spiritual surrender plays into leadership
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A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feedThe Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.
This parable goes by many names including:
The Tale of Two Wolves
The Parable of the Two Wolves
Which Wolf Do You Feed
Which Wolf are You Feeding
Which Wolf Will You Feed
It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.