Struggles and change are constant in our lives, no matter how much we try to avoid them. We may not welcome them because of the pain and stress they bring. But, changing our mindsets and harnessing the power of liminal spaces can lead to significant change and tremendous success.
In this episode, we talk to Rick Simmons, the CEO of the telos institute, about liminal spaces and leadership. Our struggles can act as liminal spaces, allowing us to be more open to change. Learning to leverage liminal spaces will enable us to become better and attract the things that serve us, from life-changing events to small daily habits.
If you want to learn more about liminal spaces and how to harness their power to achieve transformation and success, listen to this episode!
Rick Simmons is the co-founder and CEO of the telos institute, a leading global organizational consulting firm. He's a seasoned coach and consultant who's spent more than a decade working with leaders at the top of organizations in optimizing their business and lives.
Before founding the telos institute, Rick spent ten years in various senior strategy and sales leadership roles within the financial services industry. He's a sought-after speaker on achievement, resilience, and personal and organizational performance. He has also written a book with his wife, Amy, called Unleashed: Harnessing the Power of Liminal Space.
“At telos, we define liminal space as a period of discontinuity that creates an openness to change. Periods of discontinuity, a pattern breaking moment that disproportionately opens us up to other changes that may be possible.” - Click Heclickre to Tweet This
“Our lives are filled with stories of overcoming those challenges, and I think that’s often the way that we learn: overcoming and confronting those challenges.” - Click Here to Tweet This
“Be creative about small things they can do, precisely to your question, that can open their eyes to how small changes can yield big shifts in perspective and understanding.” - Click Here to Tweet This
“When we’re too far into something to stop but yet not far enough into know how it’s fully going to play out, we learn a lot about ourselves there. For me, that’s the essence of liminal space.” - Click Here to Tweet This
“It seems to me that the intersection of those two things—an enduring belief that greatness is within and it’s available to us and not shy about declaring that, and equally resolute that we cannot do it alone so we’ve got to go arming on—that seems to be the mindset that gets leaders in the right slot and gives followers what they want.” - Click Here to Tweet This
Instead of allowing a period of discontinuity in your life to drag you down, harness its power. Have faith in yourself and your team; you won't be able to overcome obstacles independently. Use liminal spaces to achieve your objectives!
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