I was day dreaming about behavioral tendencies last night because, as usual, there was nothing good on TV and my brain was otherwise fried from a full day of heaving thinking.
I had the text editor up and stared at the page..mind wandering…. Then I remembered something I intended to blog about a while back but lost track of:
The art of leading intimately detached (LID):
Leading: Taking ownership and initiative – being proactive and engaged.
Intimately: You´re in the thick of it, familiar with the details, how people are feeling, you are one with the situation (Yoda Flow).
Detached: Empathetic and passionate, but objective and non-emotive. Observing from the inside with outside eyes.
Many of us are either intimate and too close to things OR detached and not at all connected. There is a craft in leading intimately detached.
How would you characterize your style?
Are you familiar with Human Dynamics? It´s a book, program, and a behavioral self assessment from a company called Human Dynamics. One of the better systems, I think. Like all models they have distinctions that help describe natural tendencies. Human Dynamics is discussed in terms of a combination of:
The reason I mention this is that my "style"?? is known for this intimate detachment and it is a huge part of who I am. I have found this very useful when managing and leading people and when providing coaching. It can be learned, but for some of us, it come pretty natural. And like anything, we can have too much of a good thing and this is also something I have experienced.
Human Dynamics is extremely interesting and gets into the way we think and process – our minds´ preferred ways. Here is the way they describe Human Dynamics on their website:
Human Dynamics is the term given to new understandings of human functioning developed by Dr. Sandra Seagal and her associates at Human Dynamics International in the course of continuing research since 1979. This investigation has involved more than 80,000 people from over twenty-five cultures.
Dr. Seagal and her team have explored the interaction in people of three universal principles – the mental, the emotional (or relational) and the physical (or practical). In the human system, the mental principle is related to the mind – to thinking values, structure, focus, objectivity, perspective. The emotional principle is more subjective. It is concerned with relationships – with feelings, communication, organization, and synthesis. The physical principle is pragmatic. It is the making, doing, operationalizing part of us.
Of the greatest significance is the discovery that the mental, emotional and physical principles combine in a dynamic interplay in people in specific ways, to form distinct personality dynamics or ways of being, each characterized by fundamentally different inner process and ways of functioning in the world. Five such personality dynamics predominate in Western cultures, in relatively consistent, although not equal, proportions.