Audio interview with Ama Marston
Transforming challenges: From Patti Smith to the global arena.
In this age of anxiety that we’re living in, it’s arguably more important than ever that all of us learn to meet uncertainty head-on. As my next guest, Ama Marston, would say, “It’s imperative that we learn to deal with challenges not as a passing state, but as a condition of life.” Ama is a strategy and leadership consultant who’s worked with many Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. She recently published a book called Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World that introduces an innovative new framework. Ama argues that while much of the world still believes that Type A people are our best leaders and innovators, the future actually lies with what she calls “Type Rs” —people, businesses, families, and even entire communities that turn challenges into opportunities in times of upheaval, crisis, and change.