Stranger Things Pt. 2: How to Have Compassion On Those Above and Below You

It's hard enough to have Compassion on our peers but how do we have Compassion on those above us and below us in the organization chart? All too often we hear blaming and conjecturing but rarely does an executive take action and have Compassion on the grassroots or does a citizen have compassion on their public servants. To put it in Stranger Things terms, it takes a lot of energy to create a gate between the layers of an organization and most often we aren't willing to do it. By looking at how in Stranger Things S1E5 the children work together with their teacher, Mr. Clarke, we can start to see how we, as magnanimous leaders, can become the flea to the acrobat, able to collaborate between the layers and create gates so that others can traverse those dimensions as well.
It's hard enough to have Compassion on our peers, but how do we have Compassion on those above us and below us in the organization chart? All too often we hear blaming and conjecturing but rarely, for example, does an executive take action and have Compassion on the grassroots or does a citizen have compassion on their public servants.  To put it in Stranger Things terms, it takes a lot of energy to create a gate between the layers of an organization and most often, people aren't willing to put that much energy in.  By looking at how in Stranger Things S1E5 the children work together with their teacher, Mr. Clarke, we can start to see how we, as magnanimous leaders, can become the flea to the acrobat, able to collaborate between the layers and create gates so that others can traverse the dimensions of the organization as well.

Creators and Guests

Brian Nutwell
Host
Brian Nutwell
Brian Nutwell is an experienced product, process, and analysis leader. He loves connecting with other people and their passions, taking absolutely everything back to first principles, and waking up each day with the hope of learning something new. He is delighted to join Wonder Tour, to help discover pragmatic leadership lessons in our favorite mythic stories.
Derrick Cobb
Host
Derrick Cobb
Derrick Cobb comes from a digital transformation background. He enjoys solving problems by using a computer like a swiss army knife. With his Enneagram type 4 ("the Individualist") Derrick brings a deep empathy and emotional unpack to the Wonder Tour so that lessons can be understood for everyone to benefit.
Drew Paroz
Host
Drew Paroz
Drew Paroz leads at the intersection point of people, data, and strategy. For Drew, nothing is better than breaking down problems and systems into building blocks of thought except using those blocks to synthesize fresh models. Drew is on a lifelong Wonder Tour to help take those building blocks into life change in himself and others.
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