The model has evolved over the last eight months and was influenced by Stephen Gilligan’s model of the Three Minds, The intellectual or cognitive mind, the body or somatic mind and the visionary or field mind.

I found it helpful to break the somatic mind into two parts: physical and emotional. What Stephen says is that you can hold two conflicting things simultaneously in your somatic mind, but only alternatively in your cognitive mind.

An example of this is that a leader is able to act tough and be the “Boss” but at the same time also able to “care” and take people under their wing. These seemingly opposing qualities are both necessary in leadership.  The sense of holding them both within the “body” gives some clarity as to how to balance the numerous qualities that are required for leadership.

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