Leaders are ineffective when they can’t navigate conflicting points of view.

This 1-hour keynote helps you understand the chronic issues that hold back leadership and teamwork, so you can thrive!

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As leaders, we often treat every challenge as a problem to be solved, with a right or wrong answer.


But this “either/or” thinking is a dangerous trap! To be a better leader — both at work and at home — we need to realize that many of life's challenges are tensions to be managed.

The Power of Healthy Tension provides a simple framework that allows leaders to tap into the power of “both/and” thinking. By doing this, we gain a massive competitive advantage, and move from surviving to thriving.

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Key Learnings


Embrace Diverse Perspectives

Gain the ability to work effectively with people who have different opinions and perspectives than your own.

Communicate More Effectively

Learn the difference between a problem to solve and a tension to manage, and the skills required to communicate conflicting points of view.

Make Better Decisions

Learn a thoughtful, deliberate decision-making approach when dealing with complex issues.

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About Tim Arnold

Author - The Power of Healthy Tension
President - Leaders for Leaders

Tim Arnold has spent over two decades helping organizations unite teams, spark change and get unstuck, with clients that include The United Nations, Citibank, KPMG, Toyota, and Siemens.

He leverages his experience launching successful businesses, social enterprises, and community development programs to bring a real-world perspective to his clients. With advanced degrees in both business and social justice, he is able to help organizations pursue both profit and purpose.

Beyond leadership and team development, Tim is an avid outdoorsman, world traveller, and a really bad hockey player. His biggest accomplishments are being dad to Declan and Avryl, and husband to Becky.

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Why it Delivers


Relevant & Timely

It feels like the world around us is becoming more polarized each day. Embracing healthy tension has never been more critical to success.

Practical & Actionable

Real-world examples make sense of the framework and provide skills you can apply right away.

Interactive & Fun

No one wants to hear another boring talk. Audience interaction and just the right amount of humour bring the keynote to life and make it memorable.

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