Arjun J.’s first words to me, in our initial session were not the most promising start to a leadership coaching assignment. On the surface, he was a competent leader, very orientated to others, and with great probalizing ability. But unlike Blake S., Arjun seemed to have lost any ability to enter into the world of possibilities with any excitement or verve. He had become a non-strategist, capable of using the resources around him but unable to access that most precious skill, the ability to imagine something different to the status quo.