Last month I was given one of the greatest opportunities and honors of my life – the chance to be interviewed about my work in Life Coaching and Applied Game Theory by visionary and influential consultant, coach, and author. Jim Selman
James C. Selman (born February 7, 1942) has been and still is in the forefront in helping major companies embrace the concept” of “contextual management”. He formed Selman & Associates in 1976, and “began research into the nature of culture and large-scale systems change”. In 1984, he partnered with Werner Erhard to form Transformational Technologies, a consulting and training franchise operation, which served as the corporate division of Werner Erhard & Associates, with Selman as its first president. In his capacity there, he was noted to have said of his philosophy of management, “when we talk management technology, what we are talking about is a rigorously tested and challenged body of distinction for having access to whatever the phenomenon of management really is”.
In October 1987, Selman moderated a televised broadcast that featured Werner Erhard in discussion with top sports coaches John Wooden, Red Auerbach, Timothy Gallwey and George Allen discussing principles of coaching across all disciplines. They sought to identify distinctions found in coaching, regardless of the subject being coached. In 1989, with the late Professor Roger Evered (U.S. Naval Graduate School at Monterrey), Selman documented the outcome in the first article on organizational coaching, titled “Coaching and the Art of Management”. In another article, “Leadership and Innovation: Relating to Circumstances and Change”, Selman identifies six ways of responding to change.
Selman was described as “an enormously powerful man with a deep voice and a way of speaking that held people’s attention and inspired confidence”. Selman & Associates became Paracomm Partners International in 1988, which is active to present date. Today Jim is the host and co-producer with Phyllis Haynes of the podcast and web program Possible Futures, conversations and commentary to explore ideas and decision making and their relationship to possible futures.
It was Ms. Haynes, (an award winning journalist) who is my good friend, and mentor and has been supportive of my work for decades that suggested to Jim that I be interviewed concerning my work in Applied Game Theory. The interview was a complete joy for me since one of my great passions in life is sharing applied game theory with influential thinkers.
If you have an interest in having a basic understanding of Applied Game Theory (and you need to)
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Listen here as Lewis explain the RealUGuru Project and how we can give up unnecessary struggle through visionary thinking in this insightful interview with award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes about the RealUGuru Project
Lewis Harrison is the director of the professional Coaching Training program.
He is founder of the RealUGuru Project Think Tank is a is a life coach, peak performance expert, writer, mentor, content-rich, motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur specializing in problem solving and strategizing based on game thinking, applied game theory and Game Thinking.
He is the author of over twenty-two books published in five languages.
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