• Patrick Norris

07. THE EXPERT – Patrick Norris & Dr. Todd Bowman – Grandiosity, Shame and Compulsivity

Updated: May 3, 2020

Welcome to Episode #7 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast.


This week Patrick Norris and Dr. Todd Bowman, a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, look at how leadership vision is often motivated by an inordinate driven-desire to be extraordinary.


In a culture where our shame stories are motivating us, making us intolerant of the ordinary, we become slaves to organizational ideals. When we reprocess the shame critic inside, we then become free to dream, pursue creativity, lead with passion and live as healthy, whole-hearted dreamers. So many leadership - and personal - dysfunctions are born in emotional feelings of never being quite enough - from addictions, compulsions, rage, panic attacks and more – we build illusions to beat the inner critic. Of course, these tactics always fail us. Leaders will never be free, no matter how many metrics are met, until this shame-voice is managed with grace.


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