“Between stimulus and response, there is a space.

 

In that space is our power to choose a response.

 

In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

 

Attribution Viktor Frankl by Stephen Covey

You are busy. Busy is an understatement. You have more to do than you have time. Every day.

One of the many things that occupies your time is how to get a group or organization of people – with diverse roles, perspectives, work styles, social identities, and worldviews – to align around shared goals. And do important work together.

This is not easy! And most of what’s needed, you didn’t learn in school or at work or in life. 

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Deep Stream Leadership helps leaders work through misunderstanding and conflict and build meaningful, connected – and productive – relationships.

So you can get on with making important things happen.

What does “Deep Stream” refer to? 

An internal undercurrent of grounded presence from being aware and awake – about the conscious and unconscious drivers of our behavior and reactions. It’s not what we know, it’s what we don’t know that derails us from having the impact and outcomes we want.

Why “Deep Stream”? 

Thinking alone is not enough.

Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or later stages of your career, being a confident and effective leader in today’s global context – and being perceived as one – requires more than cognitive knowledge and content expertise.

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Regulate emotional reactions

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Challenge assumptions and beliefs

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Increase comfort with discomfort

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Extend empathy to self and others

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Hold multiple perspectives

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Understand social identity and power dynamics

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Build safety and trust

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Surface blind spots and unconscious bias

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Berkeley Haas

Deep Stream offerings and approaches are honed from 10 years of coaching, facilitating, and designing/delivering workshops on Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, and Diversity and Inclusion at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Berkeley Haas School of Business.

What is Deep Stream leadership?

Deep Stream Leadership emphasizes leadership and influence that are firmly anchored in both internal and external skills and competencies, including awareness of interpersonal and group dynamics that can make or break team and organizational performance.

Inspiring and engaging people – and teams – across language, culture, and other dimensions of difference.

Navigating challenging – and often unexpected – situations that involve misunderstanding, conflict, and/or unintended impact.

Repairing trust and safety and rebuilding connection when misunderstanding, judgment, and reactivity derail us from our shared goals and purpose.