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The Map and the Territory

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⦁ Able to own and integrate disparate elements of own awareness and actions, including shadow
⦁ Not easily “grabbed” by their own emotions or conflict with others
⦁ Able to not only see but work with different perspectives
⦁ Come across as competent,
reasonable, and sometimes even cold or distant
⦁ Can be in ambiguity and hold paradox

Form of thinking:

⦁ Recognize that story and narrative are continuously changeable and that they have the power to shift the narrative when needed
⦁ Think in systems and in terms of how one thing affects another
⦁ Can consider both the big picture and the pragmatic elements

What they can’t see:

⦁ How ego is also a construct
⦁ Limitations of striving for self- actualization and understanding others
⦁ There is an inherent aloneness at the Strategist stage that can come through in a subtle, barely acknowledged need for self- affirmation

Coaching opportunity:

Support Strategists in clarifying and defining interdependencies and how that awareness contributes to the greater good. Help them find language to describe what they see from the balcony and how that translates into pragmatic action and relationships. Encourage them to find others they can relate to. Support contemplative practices and maintenance of space to be, appreciate what is, and attune to intuition and subtle experience. Work with them to build capacity to observe their own meaning making/ narratives in real time.

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