In this powerful interview, I speak to my friend Chip Conley on how we build the inner game of authenticity. Chip shares his modern elder view on the gift of transformation that the pandemic is offering to us individually and collectively. Chip and I also speak to our deep connection with nature and the wisdom nature can inspire as our teacher. Chip talks about the authenticity equation of self awareness + authenticity= courage.
As you move into the end of the year, authenticity is one of the most important skills we can each cultivate to create a workplace and world where everyone can thrive. Chip Conley is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy located in Baja, CA. Prior to this endeavor, he has been a long time successful entrepreneur, a graduate of Stanfords Business School, and was influential in running Joi de Vivre hospitality. Additionally, In 2013, he advised the CEO of Airbnb Brian Cheskey in his role as Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for Airbnb.
[:01] Carley invites listeners to share in a practice of gratitude and reflects on the inner game quality of authenticity.
[5:49] Self-awareness plus authenticity equals courage — today’s guest Chip Conley embodies authenticity as a human and as a leader.
[7:10] What does conscious leadership mean to Chip? It starts with intentionally giving awareness to it and giving service leadership to your work.
[9:49] A conscious leader shows up differently in order to serve in the way that they want to, and that means being responsible rather than reactive in your interactions with others.
[12:42] How to create space that allows for creativity in an environment that demands constant reactivity.
[17:16] Spying on the divine will create a generativity and provide the wisdom that allows you to create a difference in the world of others.
[22:52] There are miracles happening all around us if we are able to be the noticer. Chip shares his journey with healing from a cancer diagnosis and the healing it has enabled him to give others.
[28:14] How can disruptions like we’ve seen in 2020 serve us as we move forward to the new normal? Chip explains the phases that move us toward a deeper level of transformation.
[36:28] The transactional relationships in the working world need to be moved to transformational relationships.
[37:10] Chip’s books that highlight being a conscious leader and utilizing emotional equations to create greater authenticity.
[42:26] A call to action to lead with both transparency and authenticity and to reject the actions that are not serving our work and our relationships.
[47:02] Carley shares three questions that you can ask yourself in order to better increase your own game of authenticity.