[Th]inc. Leadership's specialized approach is built on a foundation of science rooted in systems thinking and Bowen Theory  pioneered by psychiatrist Dr. Murray Bowen. The approach enables individuals and teams to make shifts in their effectiveness that business strategy alone cannot produce.

Dr. Bowen’s extensive research into how human relationships function integrates research findings from biology and neuroscience. Dr. Bowen focused on what he saw as the common patterns of all 'human emotional systems' and studied how anxiety impacts the system and how increases in emotional maturity in any member can improve the functioning of the entire system.

Our focus at [Th]inc. Leadership is helping leaders discover anxiety patterns and the part they play within their work, social and family systems. If the leaders do not have the capacity to think through their responses to relationship dilemmas, but rather react anxiously to perceived emotional demands, a state of chronic anxiety and reactivity may be set in place.

The goal of our approach is to advance emotional maturity in leadership. The premise of mature leadership is that to change a system you must change the way you relate to that system. You must “Shift your Focus” in order to “Change the Game”. As you demonstrate high maturity leadership the system will respond automatically.

Emotional Maturity:
The ability(skill) and willingness(courage) to take responsibility for your own functioning, including your beliefs, thoughts, emotions, wants, needs, expectations, decisions and destiny.

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Endorsements

Kirk is a very good listener. I took him up on the offer for a no-obligation first chat and I am glad I did. It has been many years since I've had a conversation with that much depth. I am looking forward to future coaching sessions

Richard J. C. McKenzie

Vice President, Engineering, Avalon Oil & Gas Ltd.

Kirk Morrison’s work offers a refreshing and solid approach to developing and empowering leaders. With a foundation of systems thinking and self-discovery, Leaders gain clarity about how they may be contributing to the root cause of organizational issues. Think Leadership gives Leaders an objective framework to understand issues, people, and behaviours as interactive elements within emotional systems.  With insight and clear thinking, Leaders can make small shifts that dramatically influence organizational patterns and results.

Marilyn Johnson

Executive and Sales Coach, Set Sale Inc.

Kirk did an amazing job of presenting the needs of his organization in a way that connected our values and gave us the space to innovate. He took the time to understand who we are and what we do, it was a pleasure working with him.

Michael R. Brown

President & CEO, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

Equipped with a healthy degree of dissatisfaction with the status quo and a belief that something better is possible for municipal governments and the services they provide - Kirk recognizes that it is people who will bring about this positive change. He has a rare passion for understanding and evolving human behaviours. It's something that I believe is rooted in his own journey of self-discovery and his commitment to personal growth and development. Qualities that will serve him in shaping the municipal leaders of tomorrow, to be sure.

Clayton Drewlo

Branch Leader, Urban Systems

Kirk's capacity to engage and inspire all those around him was remarkable.  He was creative and thoughtful in his approach to problems. He was lighthearted when the moment called for levity and direct and focused when the situation demanded. He never shied from conflict when faced with disgruntled residents and always put the needs of the City before anything else.

Linnea Goodhand

Barrister & Solicitor, Former City Councilor, Lloydminster

Kirk has an amazing ability to look at a large team of professionals and glean what each needed from him and from each other to deliver great results. He was able to focus the whole of the, seemingly disparate team, toward a single vision - a single goal. Which was achieved and for which we are all very proud.

Linus Murphy

Principal S2, Architecture

Kirk, alongside his colleagues and leadership team, worked collaboratively with our organization, as a key stakeholder, to develop a progressive inclusion and diversity policy that has and will continue to impact our community for years to come.  The policy laid the foundation for further partnership and innovation and in doing so has garnered national attention

Robin Acton

Past-president Inclusion Alberta and President of Inclusion Lloydminster

I have had the pleasure of working with Kirk on several projects. Kirk is very thorough in his research. Kirk provided us as a Council with options to consider outlining the pros and cons of each option to enable us to make an informed decision. Kirk always had the best interest of our citizens in mind doing his work.

Larry Sauer

Education Management Professional, Former City Councilor, Lloydminster