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The podcast of the Sacred Inclusion Network

May 30, 2023

For leadership authority Robert "Bob" Dunham, there's a fundmantal difference between machines -- even complex computers that mimic logical thinking -- and humans.

Before we even begin to talk about effective leadership, Dunham says, we need to get clear on this difference.

The capacity of “caring,” Dunham says,  is the fundamental aspect of what it means to be human.

"What's fundamental to being human is we are creatures that care. And so it's not only for leaders, it's for all of us as human beings. Our care is fundamental to our life experience. It's fundamental to our action. It's fundamental to our judgments and choices."

So a leader, he continues, needs to be clear about what he or she cares about and seek alignment with that of his or her team or organization 

In this interview, Dunham expands on what he means by generative leadership, what he learned from his mentorship with Fernando Flores, and how he maintains enthusiasm and creativity in these challenging times

Dunham is the founder of the Institute for Genererative Leadership. Prior to founding the Institute,  he was a VP at Motorola Computer Systems, COO of Action Technologies, and VP of Consulting for Business Design Associates. He's the author or co-author of several books, including The Innovator's Way and The Power of Owning Up.