Diana Chapman: Take Radical Responsibility

Episode Summary

Eliminate drama and create better relationships by owning your 100%.

Episode Notes

Most of us learned how to do relationships from a state of victimhood. According to Karpman's Drama Triangle, there are three different roles to play: the victim, the hero and the villain. Regardless of these parts we take on, we're avoiding taking full responsibility for our experiences and our results in the world, which in turn causes a lot of drama and suffering. 

In this episode, Diana Chapman explains what it means to take radical responsibility—both at work and at home—and why this "serious business" actually goes hand in hand with playfulness. 

This episode is the second part of the two-parter on the book The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success [1], that Diana wrote together with Jim Dethmer and Kaley Warner Klemp. You can find the first part with Jim Dethmer in the feed. 

Book recommended by Diana: 
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear 

Diana also mentions work by Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks, as well as Karpman's drama triangle. 

Books recommended by Caitlin and Ben:

- Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, by Stuart M. Brown Jr. and Christopher Vaughan 

- Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean, by Kim Scott 

- The No-Gossip Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Healthy, High-Performing Work Environment, by Sam Chapman 

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Let us know what you thought of this episode, or just come say hi on Twitter! Find Caitlin at @caitlinschiller [3], Ben at @bsto [4]. Simplify is produced by Caitlin Schiller, Ben Schuman-Stoler, Ines Bläsius and Marta Medvešek. Thanks to Luiza S. Carvalho for audio engineering chops and Odysseas Constantinou for music.