Seven Transformations of Leadership is an article by Amara’s Co-Founder Bill Torbert in the Harvard Business Review that lead Heidi Gutekunst into founding Amara Collaboration together with Bill and Jane Allen. Developmental Action Inquiry and the GLP are still the base and key frameworks that Amara Collaboration uses today to increase the amount of transformational leaders.
My, Heidi Gutekunst’s, first touch with the Action Logics and the GLP was in June 2013 in Nova Scotia, Canada. I sat at a dinner table with 8 people, one of which was Bill Torbert. Everyone shared their story. I shared about the turnaround in the organization I was leading. After the dinner Bill came up to me and said “Do you have any idea how rare it is to lead a transformation you have just described?”. I had no clue. Bill advised that I might be interested in his lifework and that night in my hotel room I found the HBR article “Seven Transformations of Leadership”.
It was such a relief to understand that my somewhat unconventional thinking and behaviours weren’t a flaw but, in fact, the very thing that contributed to the successful turnaround of the company. I was up late that night to search for more information … and continue to be on this explorational journey about adult and human development.
Seven Transformations of Leadership – Article by David Rooke and William (Bill) R. Torbert was published in HBR in April, 2005 issue.
Bill Torbert tells you how GLP (Global Leadership Profile) can help you in your everyday work life what are the benefits.
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