60 pippa.io Insight To Action Inspirational Insights Podcast http://insighttoaction.libsyn.com/podcast en All Rights Reserved-Dawna Jones business, consciousness, insights, Dawna Jones, global change Dawna Jones Consciousness and Compassion for a Better World The Insight to Action podcast features conscious leaders and companies doing things differently to connecting decisions with solving the wickedly complex problems facing business and humanity. The Insight to Action podcast features conscious leaders and companies doing things differently to connecting decisions with solving the wickedly complex problems facing business and humanity. no Dawna Jones-Insight Out Consulting Inc. info+5a6fab1455cdce603414631c@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a6fab1455cdce603414631c/1519430737639-ebd4fa0a6cef4490d8dcbc3009cdc388.jpeg http://insighttoaction.libsyn.com/podcast Insight To Action Inspirational Insights Podcast https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/insight-to-action-inspirational-insights-podcast Forward Future Work Cultures for Great Mondays with Josh Levine Forward Future Work Cultures for Great Mondays with Josh Levine Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:28:34 GMT 32:22 5c14046244e5659a1b164266 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com The 6 components of culture leading performance full 2 56 Great work cultures don't just happen. As a leading indicator of adaptability, paying attention to the six components of great work cultures helps you and your company avoid the slippery slope into confusion that takes place when company growth fails to match cultural health. Author of Great Mondays, Josh Levine, talks to host Dawna Jones about why relationships are synapses of culture, why culture is bigger than ping pong tables, and how to design your culture to engage. Part workbook, Josh also offers a framework for continuously evolving immediately applicable.


Josh Levine is an educator,designer, and author but above all, he is on a mission to help organizations design a culture advantage. His day job is Principal of Great Mondays, a 10-year-old culture design company. In 2013, he co-founded an international non-profit Culture LabX. You will find his book Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other outlets. http://www.GreatMondays.com

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Great work cultures don't just happen. As a leading indicator of adaptability, paying attention to the six components of great work cultures helps you and your company avoid the slippery slope into confusion that takes place when company growth fails to match cultural health. Author of Great Mondays, Josh Levine, talks to host Dawna Jones about why relationships are synapses of culture, why culture is bigger than ping pong tables, and how to design your culture to engage. Part workbook, Josh also offers a framework for continuously evolving immediately applicable.


Josh Levine is an educator,designer, and author but above all, he is on a mission to help organizations design a culture advantage. His day job is Principal of Great Mondays, a 10-year-old culture design company. In 2013, he co-founded an international non-profit Culture LabX. You will find his book Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other outlets. http://www.GreatMondays.com

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Battle4Humanity-Engaging Young People in Tackling Big Issues Battle4Humanity-Engaging Young People in Tackling Big Issues Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:58:25 GMT 31:38 5bca0d3121453fbc69a264e2 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Using Game Science to Unleash Creative Initiative for Change full 2 55 Battle4Humanity is a social movement and mobile game that takes you into superhero zone by participating in making the world better. Complete a mission and transform your community. Jessica Murrey is the inspiration behind Battle4Humanity. She talks to Dawna about the three key ways ordinary people can team up to do extraordinary things.


Jessica Murrey is an awarding-winning communications specialist and common ground activist. She is the creative mind behind Battle for Humanity, a mobile game designed to forge real-life heroes. Jess specializes in social change communication, awareness campaigns, and getting in the audience’s head. At age 24, She received a Northwest Regional Emmy for Community Service for her lead role in “Don’t Turn Away,” an anti-child abuse media campaign. Months later, her PSA “Meth Mirror” won Oregon Association of Broadcasters' Award for “Best PSA 2012”. Since then, she spent four years running Search for Common Ground’s global communication department. During that time, she established new organizational branding, messaging, internal systems of content gathering and distribution, and strengthened programs’ capacity in storytelling, social media, and brand creation. She has developed communication strategies and awareness campaigns for projects from Kyrgyzstan to Nigeria to Myanmar, and major international events like the Global Forum on Youth Peace and Security. Most recently, Jessica returned from giving a Social Change Communication training in Colombia around mobilizing citizens towards reconciliation in a post-conflict situation. 


Learn more about Battle4Humanity at http://www.Battle4Humanity.com


This is a time when more than ever together we can strengthen our humanity in the face of forces that would suppress it. Taking charge of how each person responds to conflict constructively will make a difference to how we treat and see each other in the world. - Dawna Jones


Intro music is by Mark Romero Music.

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Battle4Humanity is a social movement and mobile game that takes you into superhero zone by participating in making the world better. Complete a mission and transform your community. Jessica Murrey is the inspiration behind Battle4Humanity. She talks to Dawna about the three key ways ordinary people can team up to do extraordinary things.


Jessica Murrey is an awarding-winning communications specialist and common ground activist. She is the creative mind behind Battle for Humanity, a mobile game designed to forge real-life heroes. Jess specializes in social change communication, awareness campaigns, and getting in the audience’s head. At age 24, She received a Northwest Regional Emmy for Community Service for her lead role in “Don’t Turn Away,” an anti-child abuse media campaign. Months later, her PSA “Meth Mirror” won Oregon Association of Broadcasters' Award for “Best PSA 2012”. Since then, she spent four years running Search for Common Ground’s global communication department. During that time, she established new organizational branding, messaging, internal systems of content gathering and distribution, and strengthened programs’ capacity in storytelling, social media, and brand creation. She has developed communication strategies and awareness campaigns for projects from Kyrgyzstan to Nigeria to Myanmar, and major international events like the Global Forum on Youth Peace and Security. Most recently, Jessica returned from giving a Social Change Communication training in Colombia around mobilizing citizens towards reconciliation in a post-conflict situation. 


Learn more about Battle4Humanity at http://www.Battle4Humanity.com


This is a time when more than ever together we can strengthen our humanity in the face of forces that would suppress it. Taking charge of how each person responds to conflict constructively will make a difference to how we treat and see each other in the world. - Dawna Jones


Intro music is by Mark Romero Music.

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Flipping Negative Stories About Young People and Violence into the Truth Flipping Negative Stories About Young People and Violence into the Truth Sat, 06 Oct 2018 22:24:16 GMT 40:43 5bb93610bd9243f06a32d74f no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Saji Prelis Explains How Young People Living in Conflict are Leading full 2 54 While people flee violence in their home nations, young people are pressured to join in leaving many to conclude they are the perpetrators. Saji Prelis breaks open a lot of assumptions about the source of conflict, who the victims are statistically, and sheds light on how technology has formed a violence of exclusion particularly in the key decisions impacting the lives of young people. Young people are choosing to stay in their home nations, even in the face of peril to build a future of hope from within. In this conversation you will hear their stories and what is being done around the world for humans to do a better job of handling their differences.


Guest Lakshitha Saji Prelis is the Co-Chair, UN-INGO-Donor Inter-Agency Working Group, Youth and Peacebuilding; Director, Children & Youth Programs, Search for Common Ground. Saji has over twenty years’ experience working with youth movements and youth focused organizations in conflict and transition environments in over 35 countries throughout the world. Six years ago he co-founded and has been co-chairing the first UN-INGO--Donor working group on Youth and Peacebuilding that helped successfully advocate for the historic UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. Prior to joining SFCG, he was the founding director of the Peacebuilding & Development Institute at American University where he co-developed training curricula exploring the nexus of peace building with development.


Find the resource list here: http://www.frominsighttoaction.com/flipping-negativ…ce-truth-podcast/


Saji Prelis has served as an adviser to governments and governmental agencies in over a dozen countries. He has also played an advisory role to the Commonwealth Secretariat and Commonwealth Ministers on youth and peacebuilding. In June 2017, Mr. Prelis received the distinguished Luxembourg Peace Prize for his Outstanding Achievements in Peace Support. Follow him on Twitter: @Networkforyouth


Links mentioned in this episode include: Search for Common Ground: https://www.sfcg.org/

SFCG tools and resources: https://www.sfcg.org/children-and-youth/

Soliya: https://www.soliya.net/


Intro music by Mark Romero Music

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While people flee violence in their home nations, young people are pressured to join in leaving many to conclude they are the perpetrators. Saji Prelis breaks open a lot of assumptions about the source of conflict, who the victims are statistically, and sheds light on how technology has formed a violence of exclusion particularly in the key decisions impacting the lives of young people. Young people are choosing to stay in their home nations, even in the face of peril to build a future of hope from within. In this conversation you will hear their stories and what is being done around the world for humans to do a better job of handling their differences.


Guest Lakshitha Saji Prelis is the Co-Chair, UN-INGO-Donor Inter-Agency Working Group, Youth and Peacebuilding; Director, Children & Youth Programs, Search for Common Ground. Saji has over twenty years’ experience working with youth movements and youth focused organizations in conflict and transition environments in over 35 countries throughout the world. Six years ago he co-founded and has been co-chairing the first UN-INGO--Donor working group on Youth and Peacebuilding that helped successfully advocate for the historic UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. Prior to joining SFCG, he was the founding director of the Peacebuilding & Development Institute at American University where he co-developed training curricula exploring the nexus of peace building with development.


Find the resource list here: http://www.frominsighttoaction.com/flipping-negativ…ce-truth-podcast/


Saji Prelis has served as an adviser to governments and governmental agencies in over a dozen countries. He has also played an advisory role to the Commonwealth Secretariat and Commonwealth Ministers on youth and peacebuilding. In June 2017, Mr. Prelis received the distinguished Luxembourg Peace Prize for his Outstanding Achievements in Peace Support. Follow him on Twitter: @Networkforyouth


Links mentioned in this episode include: Search for Common Ground: https://www.sfcg.org/

SFCG tools and resources: https://www.sfcg.org/children-and-youth/

Soliya: https://www.soliya.net/


Intro music by Mark Romero Music

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<![CDATA[How Young Entrepreneurs are Rebuilding Afghanistan's Economy]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:06:14 GMT 39:47 5ba525071d81c51c473e8858 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Sher Shah Rahim and Matiullah Rahmaty of CoWorthy and Tamveel full 2 53 Afghanistan is associated with conflict world-wide yet inside young entrepreneurs are laying the foundation to restore hope and prosperity through entrepreneurial initiatives. The co-founders of a co-working space in Kabul, Sher Shah Rahim and Matiullah Rahmaty share the opportunities on the path. They talk about the solution to funding shared with startups worldwide and provide insights into what is needed to support their success. Matiullah is also a co-founder of impACT, another episode on this podcast.


Matiullah Rahmaty is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, cofounder of impACT – a social entrepreneurship network for countries in conflict or post conflict and cofounder of CoWorthy and Brightpoint. Sher Shah Rahim is CEO of a private company called IAP, Co-founder of Tamveel and CoWorthy and is also on a Jury at World Summit Awards UN. You can learn more about them through their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coworthy/


Any authors or generous people willing to help fill the CoWorthy library please contact Mati and Sher through Facebook or contact Dawna for the mailing address.


Host Dawna Jones specializes in transformational insights and decision-making leadership.

Intro music to the program is provided by Mark Romero Music.

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Afghanistan is associated with conflict world-wide yet inside young entrepreneurs are laying the foundation to restore hope and prosperity through entrepreneurial initiatives. The co-founders of a co-working space in Kabul, Sher Shah Rahim and Matiullah Rahmaty share the opportunities on the path. They talk about the solution to funding shared with startups worldwide and provide insights into what is needed to support their success. Matiullah is also a co-founder of impACT, another episode on this podcast.


Matiullah Rahmaty is a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, cofounder of impACT – a social entrepreneurship network for countries in conflict or post conflict and cofounder of CoWorthy and Brightpoint. Sher Shah Rahim is CEO of a private company called IAP, Co-founder of Tamveel and CoWorthy and is also on a Jury at World Summit Awards UN. You can learn more about them through their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coworthy/


Any authors or generous people willing to help fill the CoWorthy library please contact Mati and Sher through Facebook or contact Dawna for the mailing address.


Host Dawna Jones specializes in transformational insights and decision-making leadership.

Intro music to the program is provided by Mark Romero Music.

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<![CDATA[Supporting Entrepreneurs in Conflict Zones & Emerging Economies- Anurag Maloo]]> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:33:38 GMT 34:29 5b91d425d2d2b89f5b4b228d no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Rebuilding Economies and Community Through Inspired Entrepreneurs full 2 52 Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect who supports entrepreneurs inspired by hope to transcend very challenging conditions to rebuild economies. Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend, he is responsible for the cultivation and sustained growth of vibrant startup ecosystems in India, SAARC nations (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives) and Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan). He is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, grassroots leadership, and building strong collaborative startup communities. 

In this conversation with host Dawna Jones, Anurag shares what makes him tick and how he approaches communities and people ready to do something different even when in the context of war or conflict.


None of this is easy which is why Anurag attracts people who hold hope for a better future, and willing to do what it takes. In some countries living is high risk illustrated by the recent death of Startup Grind's Chapter host in Mogadishu Somalia, Mohamed Sheikh Ali, who was gunned down. As chapter host he did inspiring work to support entrepreneurs.


Facing To tough situations takes courage, vision and empathy in order to work together to create better options that transcend existing conditions. Yet that is what it takes in emerging economies and for citizens in countries working to a future with greater hope. If you haven't already listened to the impACT interview please do.


You will find Anurag Maloo on social media channels listed here: tps://about.me/anuragmaloo


Host Dawna Jones specializes in transformational insights that activate the power of the human spirit to work creatively with designing a future with hope and connection to what matters.

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Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect who supports entrepreneurs inspired by hope to transcend very challenging conditions to rebuild economies. Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend, he is responsible for the cultivation and sustained growth of vibrant startup ecosystems in India, SAARC nations (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives) and Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan). He is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem, grassroots leadership, and building strong collaborative startup communities. 

In this conversation with host Dawna Jones, Anurag shares what makes him tick and how he approaches communities and people ready to do something different even when in the context of war or conflict.


None of this is easy which is why Anurag attracts people who hold hope for a better future, and willing to do what it takes. In some countries living is high risk illustrated by the recent death of Startup Grind's Chapter host in Mogadishu Somalia, Mohamed Sheikh Ali, who was gunned down. As chapter host he did inspiring work to support entrepreneurs.


Facing To tough situations takes courage, vision and empathy in order to work together to create better options that transcend existing conditions. Yet that is what it takes in emerging economies and for citizens in countries working to a future with greater hope. If you haven't already listened to the impACT interview please do.


You will find Anurag Maloo on social media channels listed here: tps://about.me/anuragmaloo


Host Dawna Jones specializes in transformational insights that activate the power of the human spirit to work creatively with designing a future with hope and connection to what matters.

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How 9 Years of Homelessness Evolved My Consciousness - Dawna Jones How 9 Years of Homelessness Evolved My Consciousness - Dawna Jones Mon, 27 Aug 2018 22:14:37 GMT 25:33 5b8477cd5121cc03595665fb no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Relevance for Transformational Leaders full 2 51 How can living without a home for nine years restore a broader consciousness level and be at peace. Author, speaker, podcast host, workshop leader in the field of transformational insights three months ago landed a home after nine years of homelessness and nomadic wandering. This is what she learned and how it is relevant to business.


This episode takes you into the story of treating yourself as a startup by exploring

  1. What Otto Scharmer's leading from the emergent future looks like when you are nomadic
  2. How societal expectations and the weight of judgement suppress human potential and true leadership
  3. What steps help to work with resilient moments and avoid depression
  4. Why the three areas of balance in a startup applied to being human and finding your way in uncertain confusing territory
  5. What do you do when the rules of the game of life prove to be wrong.


On the second of two personal episodes Dawna walks you through how she became homeless and why it served to return her to a unified place of consciousness and be at peace with chaos.

"Knowledge and expanded consciousness exists outside of belief"


Intro music is by Mark Romero Music. Clip from a track called Alignment.

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How can living without a home for nine years restore a broader consciousness level and be at peace. Author, speaker, podcast host, workshop leader in the field of transformational insights three months ago landed a home after nine years of homelessness and nomadic wandering. This is what she learned and how it is relevant to business.


This episode takes you into the story of treating yourself as a startup by exploring

  1. What Otto Scharmer's leading from the emergent future looks like when you are nomadic
  2. How societal expectations and the weight of judgement suppress human potential and true leadership
  3. What steps help to work with resilient moments and avoid depression
  4. Why the three areas of balance in a startup applied to being human and finding your way in uncertain confusing territory
  5. What do you do when the rules of the game of life prove to be wrong.


On the second of two personal episodes Dawna walks you through how she became homeless and why it served to return her to a unified place of consciousness and be at peace with chaos.

"Knowledge and expanded consciousness exists outside of belief"


Intro music is by Mark Romero Music. Clip from a track called Alignment.

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Sticking to Purpose with Dawna Jones and Anurag Maloo Sticking to Purpose with Dawna Jones and Anurag Maloo Sun, 12 Aug 2018 16:48:36 GMT 32:44 5b7064e46ac6ff6302bcc896 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Transcending Adversity to Stay True to Your Vision full 2 50 Anurag Maloo is an an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect. In this episode he interviews the host of the Evolutionary Provocateur and the Insight to Action podcast, Dawna Jones on her personal journey, sacrifices, the meaning of friends and staying true to purpose. In early 2002-2004 Dawna shifted her role from facilitating change to facilitating leadership and broader consciousness to support ethical decision making. Things did not go according to plan but the experience has been mind expanding and a process of aligning with personal power. Anurag and Dawna chat about the personal story people don't often see behind the scenes.


Dawna Jones specializes in seeing what others don't - insights that allow for a shift in perspective, clearing of blocks and barriers to human and organizational potential. She is the author of Decision Making for Dummies, contributor to The Intelligence of the Cosmos by Ervin Laszlo and co-author of From Hierarchy to High Performance. Her work engages deeper aspects of human intelligence to move collectively forward on the large complex issues that face companies and the planet through ethical decision-making and bold leadership.

Find Dawna on Twitter at EPDawna_Jones, LinkedIN and FromINsightToAction.com


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Anurag Maloo is an an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect. In this episode he interviews the host of the Evolutionary Provocateur and the Insight to Action podcast, Dawna Jones on her personal journey, sacrifices, the meaning of friends and staying true to purpose. In early 2002-2004 Dawna shifted her role from facilitating change to facilitating leadership and broader consciousness to support ethical decision making. Things did not go according to plan but the experience has been mind expanding and a process of aligning with personal power. Anurag and Dawna chat about the personal story people don't often see behind the scenes.


Dawna Jones specializes in seeing what others don't - insights that allow for a shift in perspective, clearing of blocks and barriers to human and organizational potential. She is the author of Decision Making for Dummies, contributor to The Intelligence of the Cosmos by Ervin Laszlo and co-author of From Hierarchy to High Performance. Her work engages deeper aspects of human intelligence to move collectively forward on the large complex issues that face companies and the planet through ethical decision-making and bold leadership.

Find Dawna on Twitter at EPDawna_Jones, LinkedIN and FromINsightToAction.com


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Beyond Budgeting with Franz Röösli Beyond Budgeting with Franz Röösli Fri, 27 Jul 2018 22:52:21 GMT 30:18 5b5ba2250943ffe33bbd8799 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com How a Round Table Supports Business Purpose Beyond the Bottom Line full 2 49 Beyond Budgeting Round Table offers companies exploring how to transform their company governance a place where they can find engaging workplaces, individual autonomy and peer-to-peer support. Franz Röösli explains the background of the Beyond  Budgeting Round Table, a practitioner and science community that  has developed the Beyond Budgeting approach in the last twenty years as a pioneering agile mindset and a framework for action. With host Dawna Jones they also talk about the need for mature leaders who are conscious enough (age is irrelevant), to inspire their organizations for a transformative journey into a  future to stay viable and relevant. In that part they also include the finance sector a bit more specifically.


Prof. Franz Röösli, Ph.D. is head of the Center for Enterprise Development at the ZHAW School of Management and Law. He researches, teaches and advises companies in the fields of organizational design, leadership and strategy.

At the same time, he is a member of the core team of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (www.bbrt.org), an international practitioner and research community that deals with questions of future-oriented leadership and organization and has developed the Beyond Budgeting leadership and organizational approach.

Before joining university, Franz Röösli worked for many years in management positions in SMEs and large companies. See https://www.zhaw.ch/storage/sml/institute-zentren/zue/upload/Beyond_Budgeting_as_a_mindset_and_a_framework_for_action.pdf for more information.


Host Dawna Jones specializes in releasing imperceptible blocks to company transformation while advancing leaders decision making skills and mindset to lead transformation successfully.


Intro music is graciously provided by Mark Romero Music.

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Beyond Budgeting Round Table offers companies exploring how to transform their company governance a place where they can find engaging workplaces, individual autonomy and peer-to-peer support. Franz Röösli explains the background of the Beyond  Budgeting Round Table, a practitioner and science community that  has developed the Beyond Budgeting approach in the last twenty years as a pioneering agile mindset and a framework for action. With host Dawna Jones they also talk about the need for mature leaders who are conscious enough (age is irrelevant), to inspire their organizations for a transformative journey into a  future to stay viable and relevant. In that part they also include the finance sector a bit more specifically.


Prof. Franz Röösli, Ph.D. is head of the Center for Enterprise Development at the ZHAW School of Management and Law. He researches, teaches and advises companies in the fields of organizational design, leadership and strategy.

At the same time, he is a member of the core team of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (www.bbrt.org), an international practitioner and research community that deals with questions of future-oriented leadership and organization and has developed the Beyond Budgeting leadership and organizational approach.

Before joining university, Franz Röösli worked for many years in management positions in SMEs and large companies. See https://www.zhaw.ch/storage/sml/institute-zentren/zue/upload/Beyond_Budgeting_as_a_mindset_and_a_framework_for_action.pdf for more information.


Host Dawna Jones specializes in releasing imperceptible blocks to company transformation while advancing leaders decision making skills and mindset to lead transformation successfully.


Intro music is graciously provided by Mark Romero Music.

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Counterintuitive Insights into Why Agile Reduces Risk Counterintuitive Insights into Why Agile Reduces Risk Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:03:00 GMT 38:58 5b483489afad657e5e374ad2 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com full 2 48 Companies world-wide are adopting agile for development and to accelerate adaptability to business conditions. Seen from a traditional view of how things get done, Agile appears to take short cuts or take longer when a short cut will do. Authors of Agile Methods for Safety Critical Systems Nancy Van Schooenderwoert and Brian Shoemaker combine their diverse areas of expertise to reduce safety risks in the medical device field.

 

 The insights offered in this conversation inform change agents why Agile is a mindset and why it makes self-management easier to implement well. With host Dawna Jones, Brian and Nancy also explain what differentiates Agile implemented well from ‘fake’ Agile, where the vocabulary is learned but the practices stay rooted in traditional management styles.  Offering plenty of real examples of companies built to adapt quickly Nancy and Brian have learned how to spot companies that are pretending from companies committed to reducing risk and increasing collaboration.

 

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is an electronics and software engineer for medical, aerospace, industrial applications. She was among the first to apply Agile methods to embedded systems work. Nancy has been coaching Agile teams and managers since 1998.

 

Brian Shoemaker is an independent validation consultant to FDA-regulated companies, with a background in medical devices, clinical diagnostics and software quality management.

 

Nancy’s Website:  (Lean-Agile Partners)http://leanagilepartners.com

 

Brian’s website: (ShoeBar Associates) http://www.shoebarassoc.com/

 

Book web site:http://agilemethodsforsafetycriticalsystems.com

 

 

Intro music is by Mark Romero Music.com

Dawna can be contacted through www.FromINsighttoAction. T: EPDawna_Jones or on LinkedIn.

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Companies world-wide are adopting agile for development and to accelerate adaptability to business conditions. Seen from a traditional view of how things get done, Agile appears to take short cuts or take longer when a short cut will do. Authors of Agile Methods for Safety Critical Systems Nancy Van Schooenderwoert and Brian Shoemaker combine their diverse areas of expertise to reduce safety risks in the medical device field.

 

 The insights offered in this conversation inform change agents why Agile is a mindset and why it makes self-management easier to implement well. With host Dawna Jones, Brian and Nancy also explain what differentiates Agile implemented well from ‘fake’ Agile, where the vocabulary is learned but the practices stay rooted in traditional management styles.  Offering plenty of real examples of companies built to adapt quickly Nancy and Brian have learned how to spot companies that are pretending from companies committed to reducing risk and increasing collaboration.

 

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert is an electronics and software engineer for medical, aerospace, industrial applications. She was among the first to apply Agile methods to embedded systems work. Nancy has been coaching Agile teams and managers since 1998.

 

Brian Shoemaker is an independent validation consultant to FDA-regulated companies, with a background in medical devices, clinical diagnostics and software quality management.

 

Nancy’s Website:  (Lean-Agile Partners)http://leanagilepartners.com

 

Brian’s website: (ShoeBar Associates) http://www.shoebarassoc.com/

 

Book web site:http://agilemethodsforsafetycriticalsystems.com

 

 

Intro music is by Mark Romero Music.com

Dawna can be contacted through www.FromINsighttoAction. T: EPDawna_Jones or on LinkedIn.

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Implementing Holacracy with Dennis Wittrock Implementing Holacracy with Dennis Wittrock Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:04:57 GMT 31:37 5b367f1d72a3a0792f87df56 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Why Choose Holacracy Over Other Self-management Models? full 2 47 Dennis Wittrock of encode.org shares a case study of Hypoport, a fintech company that opted to implement Holacracy. Despite the assumption that Holacracy is flat and unstructured it is the opposite. Dennis walks us through the process of moving from deciding on self-management to implementing it in a company with many moving parts, growing through acquisition and diverging cultures. What each self-managed governance model brings is an explicit structure that enables stronger peer-to-peer relationships. Included in Holacracy and Sociocracy 3.0 is using tensions as a means to work with conflicting zones. Related interviews are found on my previous podcast either on iTunes or the last twenty are posted on www.management-issues.com/eprovoc and on EP15 of this podcast with Tom Tomison.


Dennis Wittrock, M.A., Holacracy Coach at Hypoport, partner at encode.org, founder of Integral Europe, founder and former co-director of the IEC 2014 and 2016, served 5 years as CEO and board member of Integrales Forum and the Integral Academy in Germany. His purpose is to create spaces for the emergence of integral consciousness. www.integral-con-text.de Our conversation took place just before the European Integral Conference.


Host Dawna Jones designs novel ways to transcend wickedly complex problems. Extensive research, profound insight, combine with biology, physics and perceiving systems result in reigniting the power of the human spirit. www.FromInsightToAction.com #speaker #author #strategic insights #change innovator #facilitator #podcaster

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Dennis Wittrock of encode.org shares a case study of Hypoport, a fintech company that opted to implement Holacracy. Despite the assumption that Holacracy is flat and unstructured it is the opposite. Dennis walks us through the process of moving from deciding on self-management to implementing it in a company with many moving parts, growing through acquisition and diverging cultures. What each self-managed governance model brings is an explicit structure that enables stronger peer-to-peer relationships. Included in Holacracy and Sociocracy 3.0 is using tensions as a means to work with conflicting zones. Related interviews are found on my previous podcast either on iTunes or the last twenty are posted on www.management-issues.com/eprovoc and on EP15 of this podcast with Tom Tomison.


Dennis Wittrock, M.A., Holacracy Coach at Hypoport, partner at encode.org, founder of Integral Europe, founder and former co-director of the IEC 2014 and 2016, served 5 years as CEO and board member of Integrales Forum and the Integral Academy in Germany. His purpose is to create spaces for the emergence of integral consciousness. www.integral-con-text.de Our conversation took place just before the European Integral Conference.


Host Dawna Jones designs novel ways to transcend wickedly complex problems. Extensive research, profound insight, combine with biology, physics and perceiving systems result in reigniting the power of the human spirit. www.FromInsightToAction.com #speaker #author #strategic insights #change innovator #facilitator #podcaster

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Social Entrepreneurship Driving Global Change - Meet impACT Social Entrepreneurship Driving Global Change - Meet impACT Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT 50:31 5b2304f75933d6e2213cccb5 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Applying the Power of Startups to Cooperating on Big Issues full 2 46 The Global Challenges Foundation inspired change agents worldwide to collaborate on a fresh strategy and approach for facing the biggest risk humanity faces. No group illustrates that better than impACT, a global network of social entrepreneurs who are combining their vision to achieve what most would prefer to think is impossible.


In this discussion with host Dawna Jones you will meet:


Matiullah, a visionary Afghan who believes in Entrepreneurship and social change,

A'laa, a young Lebanese entrepreneur on a social mission,

Nicole, a published author, social entrepreneur, co-founder of the impACT movement and guest expert on the topic of power dynamics in the international context at Freie University in Germany and,

Tobias whoworks as advisor innovation manager at GIZ, a German enterprise providing international cooperation and development services, while pursuing a startup that connects the private sector with academia. Views expressed are his own.


Together they share with you the origins of impACT and its role in offering a fresh narrative for young people infused with positive energy and hope through social entrepreneurship succeeding in different contexts world-wide, conflict, post-conflict and no conflict.


Less than a year old, imPACT is rapidly building momentum toward being a force in citizen engagement and in particular, in the role of entrepreneurs in to provide power to the people, especially minorities who are becoming role models for leadership. Diversity makes it work. For more info go to: https://m.facebook.com/impACTheworld/


Host Dawna Jones designs change strategies that reach deep into intrinsic motivations to transform from one state to a higher state restoring ethical decisions and care for all life. #decisions #conscious leadership #transcendence


Podcast intro music was provided by Mark Romero Music from a track called Alignment.

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The Global Challenges Foundation inspired change agents worldwide to collaborate on a fresh strategy and approach for facing the biggest risk humanity faces. No group illustrates that better than impACT, a global network of social entrepreneurs who are combining their vision to achieve what most would prefer to think is impossible.


In this discussion with host Dawna Jones you will meet:


Matiullah, a visionary Afghan who believes in Entrepreneurship and social change,

A'laa, a young Lebanese entrepreneur on a social mission,

Nicole, a published author, social entrepreneur, co-founder of the impACT movement and guest expert on the topic of power dynamics in the international context at Freie University in Germany and,

Tobias whoworks as advisor innovation manager at GIZ, a German enterprise providing international cooperation and development services, while pursuing a startup that connects the private sector with academia. Views expressed are his own.


Together they share with you the origins of impACT and its role in offering a fresh narrative for young people infused with positive energy and hope through social entrepreneurship succeeding in different contexts world-wide, conflict, post-conflict and no conflict.


Less than a year old, imPACT is rapidly building momentum toward being a force in citizen engagement and in particular, in the role of entrepreneurs in to provide power to the people, especially minorities who are becoming role models for leadership. Diversity makes it work. For more info go to: https://m.facebook.com/impACTheworld/


Host Dawna Jones designs change strategies that reach deep into intrinsic motivations to transform from one state to a higher state restoring ethical decisions and care for all life. #decisions #conscious leadership #transcendence


Podcast intro music was provided by Mark Romero Music from a track called Alignment.

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Global Challenges-Designing a Better Future Global Challenges-Designing a Better Future Sun, 03 Jun 2018 21:55:08 GMT 27:03 5b1463bc20190b4e702350c9 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Facing the Risks by Working Cooperatively full 2 45 Last year the Global Challenges Foundation launched a contest for the design of a better governance model for handling the tough issues posing the greatest risk to the survival of humanity and the health of the earth. Sponsored by Swedish billionaire Laszlo Szombatfalvy the prize fund of $5 million inspired responses from 2700 participants from 122 nations world-wide. The award of 3 finalists out of 14 identified took place May 27-29th in Stockholm. Dawna was there participating in the workshops with other committed change agents from countries all over the world.


In this episode, Dawna shares what happened, what is next and what kinds of conversations took place. For more information go to the https://globalchallenges.org/ website.


Intro music to the podcast is contributed by Mark Romero Music.


Host Dawna Jones is the author of Decision Making for Dummies, speaker, and designer of transformational processes particularly in complex systems.

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Last year the Global Challenges Foundation launched a contest for the design of a better governance model for handling the tough issues posing the greatest risk to the survival of humanity and the health of the earth. Sponsored by Swedish billionaire Laszlo Szombatfalvy the prize fund of $5 million inspired responses from 2700 participants from 122 nations world-wide. The award of 3 finalists out of 14 identified took place May 27-29th in Stockholm. Dawna was there participating in the workshops with other committed change agents from countries all over the world.


In this episode, Dawna shares what happened, what is next and what kinds of conversations took place. For more information go to the https://globalchallenges.org/ website.


Intro music to the podcast is contributed by Mark Romero Music.


Host Dawna Jones is the author of Decision Making for Dummies, speaker, and designer of transformational processes particularly in complex systems.

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Aim2Flourish-Stories of Business Innovators with Claire Sommer Aim2Flourish-Stories of Business Innovators with Claire Sommer Sat, 19 May 2018 00:12:54 GMT 36:25 5aff6c07beb378261e0365d3 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Increasing Optimism for Business Being Better for the World full 2 44 In 2014 at the Business as Agents of World Benefit conference in Cleveland's Case Western University a design lab launched Aim2Flourish. Business students and schools all over the world gathered stories of companies who were doing things differently. As of this episode one thousand stories have been gathered. In this conversation with host Dawna Jones, Claire Sommer - the Director of Aim2Flourish - shares:

The story of an innovative bakery providing brownies in Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

What business students are learning in answer to the question: Can business really marry profit and purpose?

One Swiss health agency's approach to decreasing isolation.

How gathering inspiring stories changes the lives and mindset of business students.

Closing the schism between business just being made for profit and the potential to do good in the world.

How a strengths based approach shifts focus and outlook.


Claire Sommer is a professional writer who has taken on the role of Director of AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management - Case Western Reserve University. Learn more at AIM2Flourish.com. Roberta Baskin, the previous director, was a guest on the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast, Dawna's previous podcast.


Host Dawna Jones designs novel ways to transcend wickedly complex problems by working with the human spirit and tech. Extensive research, profound insight, combine with biology, physics; perceiving systems together with transformational know-how result in reigniting the power of the human spirit. www.FromInsightToAction.com #speaker #author #strategic insights #change innovator #podcaster


Music intro is a clip from Mark Romero Music called Alignment.

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In 2014 at the Business as Agents of World Benefit conference in Cleveland's Case Western University a design lab launched Aim2Flourish. Business students and schools all over the world gathered stories of companies who were doing things differently. As of this episode one thousand stories have been gathered. In this conversation with host Dawna Jones, Claire Sommer - the Director of Aim2Flourish - shares:

The story of an innovative bakery providing brownies in Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

What business students are learning in answer to the question: Can business really marry profit and purpose?

One Swiss health agency's approach to decreasing isolation.

How gathering inspiring stories changes the lives and mindset of business students.

Closing the schism between business just being made for profit and the potential to do good in the world.

How a strengths based approach shifts focus and outlook.


Claire Sommer is a professional writer who has taken on the role of Director of AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management - Case Western Reserve University. Learn more at AIM2Flourish.com. Roberta Baskin, the previous director, was a guest on the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast, Dawna's previous podcast.


Host Dawna Jones designs novel ways to transcend wickedly complex problems by working with the human spirit and tech. Extensive research, profound insight, combine with biology, physics; perceiving systems together with transformational know-how result in reigniting the power of the human spirit. www.FromInsightToAction.com #speaker #author #strategic insights #change innovator #podcaster


Music intro is a clip from Mark Romero Music called Alignment.

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Participatory Governance Starts with Autonomy with Laurent Ledoux Participatory Governance Starts with Autonomy with Laurent Ledoux Fri, 04 May 2018 21:54:56 GMT 31:58 5aecc80f00c1eb33678b4930 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Implementing Participatory Governance in a Hierarchy full 2 43 Laurent Ledoux has been implementing what we now call participatory governance for years in the financial sector and in the public sector. Isaac Getz and Frederik Laloux are peers and it is thanks to Isaac that this episode talks about how to implement participatory governance in the public and private sector. Laurent brings practical how-to information on working with hierarchical constraints, distributing decision making and autonomy to the extent possible and on his role transforming companies to green-teal models(F. Laloux) and liberating leadership (Isaac Getz).


We talk about how to get started, the simplicity of principled decision making as a transformational means to create a psychologically safe workplace, how to respect the intrinsic equality of all through practical measures like cleaning up salary inequities, finding the sweet spot for personal growth, revamping training and a more human role for HR. What happens when you treat employees like adults? That's only one of many insights you'll hear in this episode where we also talk about the role of boundaries in achieving liberties and why working on yourself holds the highest power in transforming organizations. When Laurent talks about liberating organizations he means from the ego of managers. That's powerful and profound!


Laurent Ledoux has twenty-five years general management experience as CEO, BU Manager, HRM, Financial Director; in private, public & not-for-profit sectors; for small, medium or large (1.000 +) organizations; in Western & Eastern Europe, and Africa; ten years experience in reinventing (Laloux) & liberating (Getz) organizations: as CEO; led 3 TEAL turn arounds. Has taught executive classes & facilitating public events (mainly on business ethics, CSR & leadership) for ten years. He is fluent in seven languages. In this conversation he talks about his time at the Federal Ministry of Mobility and Transportation implementing autonomy and participatory governance. His current focus is on transforming companies and turning around companies in crisis ethically and through principles that generate psychological safety.


Dawna Jones, podcast host, provides insight to business decision makers to strengthen accuracy and opportunity for greater agility in complex environments. She brings a holistic view and profound insights to leaders and decision-makers in complex situations.


Podcast intro music if provided by Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.

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Laurent Ledoux has been implementing what we now call participatory governance for years in the financial sector and in the public sector. Isaac Getz and Frederik Laloux are peers and it is thanks to Isaac that this episode talks about how to implement participatory governance in the public and private sector. Laurent brings practical how-to information on working with hierarchical constraints, distributing decision making and autonomy to the extent possible and on his role transforming companies to green-teal models(F. Laloux) and liberating leadership (Isaac Getz).


We talk about how to get started, the simplicity of principled decision making as a transformational means to create a psychologically safe workplace, how to respect the intrinsic equality of all through practical measures like cleaning up salary inequities, finding the sweet spot for personal growth, revamping training and a more human role for HR. What happens when you treat employees like adults? That's only one of many insights you'll hear in this episode where we also talk about the role of boundaries in achieving liberties and why working on yourself holds the highest power in transforming organizations. When Laurent talks about liberating organizations he means from the ego of managers. That's powerful and profound!


Laurent Ledoux has twenty-five years general management experience as CEO, BU Manager, HRM, Financial Director; in private, public & not-for-profit sectors; for small, medium or large (1.000 +) organizations; in Western & Eastern Europe, and Africa; ten years experience in reinventing (Laloux) & liberating (Getz) organizations: as CEO; led 3 TEAL turn arounds. Has taught executive classes & facilitating public events (mainly on business ethics, CSR & leadership) for ten years. He is fluent in seven languages. In this conversation he talks about his time at the Federal Ministry of Mobility and Transportation implementing autonomy and participatory governance. His current focus is on transforming companies and turning around companies in crisis ethically and through principles that generate psychological safety.


Dawna Jones, podcast host, provides insight to business decision makers to strengthen accuracy and opportunity for greater agility in complex environments. She brings a holistic view and profound insights to leaders and decision-makers in complex situations.


Podcast intro music if provided by Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.

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Increasing Quality Skills and Collaboration Through Mob Programming-The Clearlink Experience Increasing Quality Skills and Collaboration Through Mob Programming-The Clearlink Experience Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:35:00 GMT 35:01 5ad8f3200086f45a5153bd1c no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Scaling a Company by Working Together full 2 42 Clearlink attended the Mob Programming conference in 2017 and came away thinking folks there were either crazy or genius; possibly both. One year and a half later they had implemented mob programming, where a team writes the code rather then each person sitting in their cave. Learn from Torrey Powell, Nate Wixom and developer Charlie King how collaborative coding helped the company scale, the journey from Bare Bones Manifesto, from working in a Dev cave to working with others along with some tips for introducing a new way of working into the workplace. You'll also hear about the management issues that melt away when you give autonomy and trust to the team.


Torrey Powell is Tech Leader, Nate Wixom is Director Marketing Tech and Charlie King is Web Dev for Clearlink. Clearlink is a digital marketing and sales company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.Clearlink.com


This episode was recorded live on site at the Mob Programming conference 2018 in Boston, MA where host of the Insight to Action podcast, Dawna Jones, was delivering a workshop on using conflict to expand skills. Find Dawna on LinkedIn or at her website: From Insight to Action


Podcast intro music is provided by Mark Romero Music.

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Clearlink attended the Mob Programming conference in 2017 and came away thinking folks there were either crazy or genius; possibly both. One year and a half later they had implemented mob programming, where a team writes the code rather then each person sitting in their cave. Learn from Torrey Powell, Nate Wixom and developer Charlie King how collaborative coding helped the company scale, the journey from Bare Bones Manifesto, from working in a Dev cave to working with others along with some tips for introducing a new way of working into the workplace. You'll also hear about the management issues that melt away when you give autonomy and trust to the team.


Torrey Powell is Tech Leader, Nate Wixom is Director Marketing Tech and Charlie King is Web Dev for Clearlink. Clearlink is a digital marketing and sales company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. www.Clearlink.com


This episode was recorded live on site at the Mob Programming conference 2018 in Boston, MA where host of the Insight to Action podcast, Dawna Jones, was delivering a workshop on using conflict to expand skills. Find Dawna on LinkedIn or at her website: From Insight to Action


Podcast intro music is provided by Mark Romero Music.

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Imaginal Cells with Kim Polman Imaginal Cells with Kim Polman Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:50:14 GMT 29:03 5ac580d6232c40cb35218f17 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com From the Linear to the Circular Economy full 2 41 The Imaginal Cells-Visions of Transformation was released by co-authors Kim Polman and Stephen Vasconcellos-Sharpe to activate engagement in wider change by ordinary people like you and me. It would not be the first time ordinary people accomplish extraordinary things like helping change how we care about each other and the shape of the economy and the impact on ecological health. In this conversation with host Dawna Jones, the universality of the Golden Rule as a decision making principle becomes fundamental to shifting decisions to more ethical territory. The three requirements of the contemporary definition of the Golden Rule, the important role of the consumer in instigating and demanding change is a part of how anyone who cares can make a positive difference by doing things differently. Kim also speaks to the shift from the linear economy to the circular economy - essential for companies that wish to remain relevant and economically sustainable.


April 5th is Golden Rule day - an international day for restoring empathic connection and responsible decision making.


The book The Imaginal Cells includes contributing authors Al Gore, Desmond Tutu, Mohamed Yunus, Paul Polman, William McDonough, Johan Rockstrom, Thomas Lovejoy, Jonathon Porritt. You will find more information on the ReboottheFuture.org website.


Host Dawna Jones provides insights accompanied by advanced decision making awareness for clarity greater accuracy and increased responsiveness especially in complex environments.

Her transformational insights free personal and organizational potential to be more creatively responsive to high speed change. Speaker, author, strategist and educator. Author of Decision Making for Dummies, contributor to The Intelligence of the Cosmos, and host of the Insight to Action podcast, Dawna works with diverse thinkers and travels the world.


The intro to the podcast comes from Mark Romero music. Mark's music is known for restoring coherence to the body.

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The Imaginal Cells-Visions of Transformation was released by co-authors Kim Polman and Stephen Vasconcellos-Sharpe to activate engagement in wider change by ordinary people like you and me. It would not be the first time ordinary people accomplish extraordinary things like helping change how we care about each other and the shape of the economy and the impact on ecological health. In this conversation with host Dawna Jones, the universality of the Golden Rule as a decision making principle becomes fundamental to shifting decisions to more ethical territory. The three requirements of the contemporary definition of the Golden Rule, the important role of the consumer in instigating and demanding change is a part of how anyone who cares can make a positive difference by doing things differently. Kim also speaks to the shift from the linear economy to the circular economy - essential for companies that wish to remain relevant and economically sustainable.


April 5th is Golden Rule day - an international day for restoring empathic connection and responsible decision making.


The book The Imaginal Cells includes contributing authors Al Gore, Desmond Tutu, Mohamed Yunus, Paul Polman, William McDonough, Johan Rockstrom, Thomas Lovejoy, Jonathon Porritt. You will find more information on the ReboottheFuture.org website.


Host Dawna Jones provides insights accompanied by advanced decision making awareness for clarity greater accuracy and increased responsiveness especially in complex environments.

Her transformational insights free personal and organizational potential to be more creatively responsive to high speed change. Speaker, author, strategist and educator. Author of Decision Making for Dummies, contributor to The Intelligence of the Cosmos, and host of the Insight to Action podcast, Dawna works with diverse thinkers and travels the world.


The intro to the podcast comes from Mark Romero music. Mark's music is known for restoring coherence to the body.

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AI, Ethics and Governance with Robbie Stamp AI, Ethics and Governance with Robbie Stamp Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:46:39 GMT 39:06 5ab583cfaf4e864052be9d20 no http://www.FromInsightToAction.com Thinking through How We Use AI full 2 40 As AI enters the home and workplace, drives our cars issues for governance arise. Guest Robbie Stamp talks to host Dawna Jones about the five areas where we can take responsibility for asking questions before making decisions. Do we employ protocols over rules? How do companies create the conditions for unethical decision making now? There is a risk that by failing to ask questions and explore to make a more conscious choice that decisions makers will fail to collectively accept responsibility for governance. Bias exists in AI. How do we monitor the roll out of AI to see that it is doing what we hope it can. Listen in to a fascinating conversation exploring AI, ethics and governance issues.


Robbie Stamp ie is Chief Executive of Bioss International, a company founded by Gillian Stamp. Bioss is a global network of organization and people development consultancies that work in the private, public and third sectors. Their work supports effective decision-making at all levels and helps clients develop and deliver on their strategies in an increasingly complex world. Bioss.com


Prior to this, Robbie was Chairman and Chief Executive of The Digital Village, a media company founded with the late Douglas Adams, which pioneered social networks to create content on the internet. He also created HandHeld History, a mobile phone content company.


Between 1995 and 2000, Robbie was CEO of h2g2, formerly The Digital Village, the company he co-founded with the late Douglas Adams in 1995. The company created the computer game Starship Titanic and h2g2.com, the real 'Earth edition' of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which was sold to the BBC. TDV, an early pioneer of online communities and user-generated content, was also involved in television, mobile Internet distribution, and e-commerce deals.


Host Dawna Jones offers intuitive insights giving forward looking decision makers and responsible leaders high leverage ways to transform, and reinvent in complex environments with greater clarity and accuracy. FromInsightToAction.com.


Intro music is by Mark Romero Music. Mark's music is known to create coherence/harmony for listeners.

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As AI enters the home and workplace, drives our cars issues for governance arise. Guest Robbie Stamp talks to host Dawna Jones about the five areas where we can take responsibility for asking questions before making decisions. Do we employ protocols over rules? How do companies create the conditions for unethical decision making now? There is a risk that by failing to ask questions and explore to make a more conscious choice that decisions makers will fail to collectively accept responsibility for governance. Bias exists in AI. How do we monitor the roll out of AI to see that it is doing what we hope it can. Listen in to a fascinating conversation exploring AI, ethics and governance issues.


Robbie Stamp ie is Chief Executive of Bioss International, a company founded by Gillian Stamp. Bioss is a global network of organization and people development consultancies that work in the private, public and third sectors. Their work supports effective decision-making at all levels and helps clients develop and deliver on their strategies in an increasingly complex world. Bioss.com


Prior to this, Robbie was Chairman and Chief Executive of The Digital Village, a media company founded with the late Douglas Adams, which pioneered social networks to create content on the internet. He also created HandHeld History, a mobile phone content company.


Between 1995 and 2000, Robbie was CEO of h2g2, formerly The Digital Village, the company he co-founded with the late Douglas Adams in 1995. The company created the computer game Starship Titanic and h2g2.com, the real 'Earth edition' of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which was sold to the BBC. TDV, an early pioneer of online communities and user-generated content, was also involved in television, mobile Internet distribution, and e-commerce deals.


Host Dawna Jones offers intuitive insights giving forward looking decision makers and responsible leaders high leverage ways to transform, and reinvent in complex environments with greater clarity and accuracy. FromInsightToAction.com.


Intro music is by Mark Romero Music. Mark's music is known to create coherence/harmony for listeners.

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Wicked Problems and Conscious Decision Making Wicked Problems and Conscious Decision Making Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:58:04 GMT 28:55 5aa83b5cd45ea1df1e021a99 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Will we win on the big issues? How you can help. full 2 39 Wickedly complex problems such as the ones companies face and we face globally (climate change effects, poverty, economic inequality, health) demand a frank and yet hopeful look at how being better as humans can balance emerging application of AI and other disruptive tech. Host Dawna Jones brings forward a conversation with Michael Mainelli and Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva who each bring a perspective that provide insight into what you can do and what business can do to stop throwing money and human potential away and start contributing to being better in and for the world.


The topic is timely given the selection of semi-finalists for the Global Challenges Foundation contest in designing better governance and decision making models to handle the complex issues globally. Though my submission was not selected, I still see the value of merging narrative (with Dr. Thomas Juli) with decision making and elevated consciousness, to support nations in being able to work with issues having many fast moving parts.


Guests:

Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI FBCS co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank and venture firm, in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Z/Yen boasts a core team of respected professionals as well as numerous associates, and is well-capitalised due to successful spin-outs and ventures. A qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist and management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor. His PhD was on the application of risk/reward methodologies involving chaotic systems. Michael’s career summary is a decade of technology research, followed by a decade in finance, then two decades at Z/Yen. www.zyen.com


Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a business owner, educator, speaker & author -- specializing in reinvention. She oversees a group of companies active in real estate, investment, & consulting. As a consultant, Nadya has helped such organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, ENRC PLC, Kohler, L'Oreal, IBM, CISCO, Erste Bank, Henkel, Knauf Insulation & many others to reinvent their products, processes, & leadership practices.

Nadya has personally contributed to the development of more than 5,000 executives from over 60 countries & 20 industries teaching courses in leadership, strategy & sustainability at IEDC- Bled School of Management, an executive education center based in the Slovene Alps, where she also served as the Coca-Cola Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development. In addition to IEDC, Nadya has been teaching in business schools around the world, including Case's Weatherhead School of Management (USA), IPADE Business School (Mexico), and CEDEP (France), where she also contributes to the Academic Committee of the school. Nadya and her co-author Chris Laszlo coined the term embedded sustainability which has caught on to differentiate authentic commitment from superficial efforts to look responsible. You'll also find Nadya's insights via three TEDx talks in Austria, Slovenia & the US.


Show host Dawna Jones provides transformational insights to decision makers leading change in complex environments or issues. You'll find her at FromInsightToAction.com She has written or contributed to two books: Decision Making for Dummies and The Intelligence of the Cosmos and written for Business Expert Press on Moving Successfully to an Executive Role.


Intro music is by Mark Romero. Mark's music restores physical coherence to the body. MarkRomeroMusic.com

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Wickedly complex problems such as the ones companies face and we face globally (climate change effects, poverty, economic inequality, health) demand a frank and yet hopeful look at how being better as humans can balance emerging application of AI and other disruptive tech. Host Dawna Jones brings forward a conversation with Michael Mainelli and Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva who each bring a perspective that provide insight into what you can do and what business can do to stop throwing money and human potential away and start contributing to being better in and for the world.


The topic is timely given the selection of semi-finalists for the Global Challenges Foundation contest in designing better governance and decision making models to handle the complex issues globally. Though my submission was not selected, I still see the value of merging narrative (with Dr. Thomas Juli) with decision making and elevated consciousness, to support nations in being able to work with issues having many fast moving parts.


Guests:

Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI FBCS co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank and venture firm, in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Z/Yen boasts a core team of respected professionals as well as numerous associates, and is well-capitalised due to successful spin-outs and ventures. A qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist and management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor. His PhD was on the application of risk/reward methodologies involving chaotic systems. Michael’s career summary is a decade of technology research, followed by a decade in finance, then two decades at Z/Yen. www.zyen.com


Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a business owner, educator, speaker & author -- specializing in reinvention. She oversees a group of companies active in real estate, investment, & consulting. As a consultant, Nadya has helped such organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, ENRC PLC, Kohler, L'Oreal, IBM, CISCO, Erste Bank, Henkel, Knauf Insulation & many others to reinvent their products, processes, & leadership practices.

Nadya has personally contributed to the development of more than 5,000 executives from over 60 countries & 20 industries teaching courses in leadership, strategy & sustainability at IEDC- Bled School of Management, an executive education center based in the Slovene Alps, where she also served as the Coca-Cola Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development. In addition to IEDC, Nadya has been teaching in business schools around the world, including Case's Weatherhead School of Management (USA), IPADE Business School (Mexico), and CEDEP (France), where she also contributes to the Academic Committee of the school. Nadya and her co-author Chris Laszlo coined the term embedded sustainability which has caught on to differentiate authentic commitment from superficial efforts to look responsible. You'll also find Nadya's insights via three TEDx talks in Austria, Slovenia & the US.


Show host Dawna Jones provides transformational insights to decision makers leading change in complex environments or issues. You'll find her at FromInsightToAction.com She has written or contributed to two books: Decision Making for Dummies and The Intelligence of the Cosmos and written for Business Expert Press on Moving Successfully to an Executive Role.


Intro music is by Mark Romero. Mark's music restores physical coherence to the body. MarkRomeroMusic.com

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What can pigeons teach us about how humans network? With Andras Viscek What can pigeons teach us about how humans network? With Andras Viscek Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:24:56 GMT 35:05 5a90db08c209e34b32c5c28c no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Mapping Your Organization for Change full 2 38 Over a casual dinner conversation organizational psychologist Andras Viscek learned that research work his father was doing provided insight into organizational change. Out of the conversation grew an invaluable tool for internal and external change agents: OrgMapper. In this conversation with show host Dawna Jones they discuss:

  • What can pigeons teach us about how humans network and communicate
  • 3 mistakes executives consistently make when directing organizational change
  • How to increase the speed and engagement of organizational change by understanding who the real change agents are.


Andras Viscek, Co-Founder of Maven7, is a researcher, a management consultant and a trainer specialized in organizational and social network analysis with a solid background in change management, team and organizational development. He has a degree in work and organizational psychology from the Eötvös Loránd University of Science in Budapest. He is a board member at the Mérei Sociometric Workshop (a professional association for European sociometry practitioners), and has organized several related international events including Circuits of Profit 2011, a conference for business related SNA applications.


Andras is also the developer of OrgMapper, a web-based Organizational Network Analysis tool for internal and external change agents. He frequently holds OrgMapper Organizational Network Analysis certification trainings for change management and OD practitioners from various regions of the World. Before founding Maven7 with his partners, he gained vast experience as the head of several HR-focus international research projects regarding work stress, motivation, loyalty and employer branding. His specialities include: change management, organizational development, business process improvement, knowledge management, team development, KOL mapping, social media analysis and network data mining.


Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is specializes in personal organizational and global transformation strategies that engage the power of the human spirit guided by science. She wrote Decision Making for Dummies, blogged for Great Workplace Cultures on the HuffPo, and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos published by Inner Traditions. Follow Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones or www.frominsighttoaction.com

 

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Over a casual dinner conversation organizational psychologist Andras Viscek learned that research work his father was doing provided insight into organizational change. Out of the conversation grew an invaluable tool for internal and external change agents: OrgMapper. In this conversation with show host Dawna Jones they discuss:

  • What can pigeons teach us about how humans network and communicate
  • 3 mistakes executives consistently make when directing organizational change
  • How to increase the speed and engagement of organizational change by understanding who the real change agents are.


Andras Viscek, Co-Founder of Maven7, is a researcher, a management consultant and a trainer specialized in organizational and social network analysis with a solid background in change management, team and organizational development. He has a degree in work and organizational psychology from the Eötvös Loránd University of Science in Budapest. He is a board member at the Mérei Sociometric Workshop (a professional association for European sociometry practitioners), and has organized several related international events including Circuits of Profit 2011, a conference for business related SNA applications.


Andras is also the developer of OrgMapper, a web-based Organizational Network Analysis tool for internal and external change agents. He frequently holds OrgMapper Organizational Network Analysis certification trainings for change management and OD practitioners from various regions of the World. Before founding Maven7 with his partners, he gained vast experience as the head of several HR-focus international research projects regarding work stress, motivation, loyalty and employer branding. His specialities include: change management, organizational development, business process improvement, knowledge management, team development, KOL mapping, social media analysis and network data mining.


Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is specializes in personal organizational and global transformation strategies that engage the power of the human spirit guided by science. She wrote Decision Making for Dummies, blogged for Great Workplace Cultures on the HuffPo, and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos published by Inner Traditions. Follow Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones or www.frominsighttoaction.com

 

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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<![CDATA[Steps That CEOs & the C-Suite Can Take to Boost Agility with Dave West]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:31:18 GMT 39:54 5a87075772c17c8542887b7c no http://frominsighttoaction.com Shifting the Focus to Customers full 2 37 “Agile” has become a buzzword in the software development industry as well as the wider business landscape. And for good reason – several organizations have cited Agile principles as the influence behind results such as better financial performance, project success, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. In fact, 92 percent of executives said they believe organizational agility is critical to business success (Forbes/PMI). However, a deep understanding of Agile frameworks at the board-level is necessary in order for implementation to be effective. If this deep understanding is coupled with enthusiasm, CEOs and the C-Suite can initiate an overall digital transformation that directly impacts the bottom line and boosts the potential of every employee – and nobody knows this better than Dave West.


Dave West is the CEO and Product Owner at Scrum.org and former VP and Research Director at Forrester Research for software development. Through his analyst work with several different organizations, Dave has experienced first-hand the barriers to agility and knows the steps that leaders need to take to become more agile.

Based on the principles of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, assessments and certifications to improve the profession of software delivery.


In his position at Scrum.org, Dave works to carry out the organization’s goal of enabling teams to deliver software in a more effective way, raise the skill level of the software development industry, and in turn, influence the production of great software with the power to change the world. Prior to his work at Scrum.org, Dave led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) for IBM/Rational. He also was Chief Product Officer for Tasktop Technologies and Managing Director of the Americas at Ivar Jacobsen Consulting. 


Host – Dawna Jones

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and transformational leadership consultant who works with progressive thinkers and bold leaders to elevate value at a human, organizational to global level. She has been a monthly blogger for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, and has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. Business Expert Press just published Successfully Moving to an Executive Role. Dawna is also exploring VR and XR to augment human decisions and restore health to people and workplaces simultaneously. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.


Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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“Agile” has become a buzzword in the software development industry as well as the wider business landscape. And for good reason – several organizations have cited Agile principles as the influence behind results such as better financial performance, project success, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. In fact, 92 percent of executives said they believe organizational agility is critical to business success (Forbes/PMI). However, a deep understanding of Agile frameworks at the board-level is necessary in order for implementation to be effective. If this deep understanding is coupled with enthusiasm, CEOs and the C-Suite can initiate an overall digital transformation that directly impacts the bottom line and boosts the potential of every employee – and nobody knows this better than Dave West.


Dave West is the CEO and Product Owner at Scrum.org and former VP and Research Director at Forrester Research for software development. Through his analyst work with several different organizations, Dave has experienced first-hand the barriers to agility and knows the steps that leaders need to take to become more agile.

Based on the principles of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, assessments and certifications to improve the profession of software delivery.


In his position at Scrum.org, Dave works to carry out the organization’s goal of enabling teams to deliver software in a more effective way, raise the skill level of the software development industry, and in turn, influence the production of great software with the power to change the world. Prior to his work at Scrum.org, Dave led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) for IBM/Rational. He also was Chief Product Officer for Tasktop Technologies and Managing Director of the Americas at Ivar Jacobsen Consulting. 


Host – Dawna Jones

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and transformational leadership consultant who works with progressive thinkers and bold leaders to elevate value at a human, organizational to global level. She has been a monthly blogger for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, and has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. Business Expert Press just published Successfully Moving to an Executive Role. Dawna is also exploring VR and XR to augment human decisions and restore health to people and workplaces simultaneously. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.


Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Scaling Startups Differently with Susan Basterfield Scaling Startups Differently with Susan Basterfield Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT 31:45 06c4473244a15c98a49532d21b9d89ae no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Where Founders do their Inner Work full 2 36 Frederic Laloux's book Reinventing Organization stimulated a lot of thought particularly in people working inside corporate aware that traditional patriarchal organizations could not serve the vision. Instead, creating the conditions for people and customers to flourish is the challenge facing startup founders. It comes with the caveat that scaling your learning and way of working with power and control is essential to scaling value. 


Susan Basterfield is host Dawna Jones's guest in this episode where they talk about prototyping, beyond a growth mindset, and explore what happens if you imagine a different relationship to work. 


Susan Basterfield has lived and worked in 20 different countries, Susan chose New Zealand as home in 2003 which is where she talks to Dawna in this episode. From working in multi-nationals she now serves the Enspiral Foundation as a Director and Catalyst, and does her work from within an Enspiral Livelihood Pod.


Catalyst and convener, she helps individuals and organizations release potential through participatory creation—unique manifestations of ways of working and being beyond traditional hierarchical models. These include ongoing experiments in Self-Management, Agile Beyond Tech, Deliberately Developmental Organizations, and Facilitative Leadership. She is a prolific writer and speaker, and has shared her experiences from India to Korea, Canada to Chile, Sweden to Australia and most places in between.


Susan is the creator and convener of the Practical Self Management Intensive at Leadwise Academy. She holds a BA in Communications, a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, and in 2015, received the Perkins Award for most exceptional body of work in the second cohort of Seth Godin’s altMBA.

https://academy.leadwise.co/?partner=enspiral&utm_source=several&utm_medium=link&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=leadwise-academy

http://www.thepeergarden.com/

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is business change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. Deep skills for leading and decision making in complexity equip business leaders with the awareness to stay effective and balanced while handling uncertainty. She blogged for the Huff Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. Writer, speaker, and change innovator, you can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Frederic Laloux's book Reinventing Organization stimulated a lot of thought particularly in people working inside corporate aware that traditional patriarchal organizations could not serve the vision. Instead, creating the conditions for people and customers to flourish is the challenge facing startup founders. It comes with the caveat that scaling your learning and way of working with power and control is essential to scaling value. 


Susan Basterfield is host Dawna Jones's guest in this episode where they talk about prototyping, beyond a growth mindset, and explore what happens if you imagine a different relationship to work. 


Susan Basterfield has lived and worked in 20 different countries, Susan chose New Zealand as home in 2003 which is where she talks to Dawna in this episode. From working in multi-nationals she now serves the Enspiral Foundation as a Director and Catalyst, and does her work from within an Enspiral Livelihood Pod.


Catalyst and convener, she helps individuals and organizations release potential through participatory creation—unique manifestations of ways of working and being beyond traditional hierarchical models. These include ongoing experiments in Self-Management, Agile Beyond Tech, Deliberately Developmental Organizations, and Facilitative Leadership. She is a prolific writer and speaker, and has shared her experiences from India to Korea, Canada to Chile, Sweden to Australia and most places in between.


Susan is the creator and convener of the Practical Self Management Intensive at Leadwise Academy. She holds a BA in Communications, a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, and in 2015, received the Perkins Award for most exceptional body of work in the second cohort of Seth Godin’s altMBA.

https://academy.leadwise.co/?partner=enspiral&utm_source=several&utm_medium=link&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=leadwise-academy

http://www.thepeergarden.com/

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is business change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. Deep skills for leading and decision making in complexity equip business leaders with the awareness to stay effective and balanced while handling uncertainty. She blogged for the Huff Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. Writer, speaker, and change innovator, you can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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What will it take to solve the wicked problems? With Dawna Jones What will it take to solve the wicked problems? With Dawna Jones Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:07:02 GMT 29:11 a1cb7be43d6f66c44483f0b81db73932 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com 2018 Overview- Personal to Business Leadership full 2 In this program, host Dawna Jones shares her view on what lies ahead for 2018 in terms of how the wicked problems facing humanity globally, and business can be addressed. She talks about using anxiety to advantage, about collaboration over separation, about the pitfalls of working with a limited view and about the role you can play and the skills leaders require today. Consider it a forecast and summation of what opportunities lie ahead in 2018 for business and humans to be better for the world and in the world. 


Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and transformational leadership consultant specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, and has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn. Dawna is also exploring VR and XR to augment human decisions and restore health to people and workplaces simultaneously. 


Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

 

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In this program, host Dawna Jones shares her view on what lies ahead for 2018 in terms of how the wicked problems facing humanity globally, and business can be addressed. She talks about using anxiety to advantage, about collaboration over separation, about the pitfalls of working with a limited view and about the role you can play and the skills leaders require today. Consider it a forecast and summation of what opportunities lie ahead in 2018 for business and humans to be better for the world and in the world. 


Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and transformational leadership consultant specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, and has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn. Dawna is also exploring VR and XR to augment human decisions and restore health to people and workplaces simultaneously. 


Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

 

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<![CDATA[When Easier Doesn't Produce Results with Daniel Ospina]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:34:29 GMT 41:30 623554c7c330e6d4c58468527193f551 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com From Cooking Experiences from Chaos to Crossmodalism full 2 35 Daniel Ospina is a chef who turned his attention to social systems, the reinvention of democracy and our relationship with power. Organizational designer, he looks deeper to work with diversity as a perspective shifting value to R&D. 

Daniel is an organisation designer, working through his company, Conductal. Beyond Conductal, Daniel is a visiting lecturer at Said Business School (Oxford University) and co-founder of a community for cross-disciplinary experimentation called Crossmodalism. See Conductal.org for more information. 


Host Dawna Jones is business change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. Deep skills for leading and decision making in complexity equip business leaders with the awareness to stay effective and balanced while handling uncertainty. She blogs monthly for the Huff Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Daniel Ospina is a chef who turned his attention to social systems, the reinvention of democracy and our relationship with power. Organizational designer, he looks deeper to work with diversity as a perspective shifting value to R&D. 

Daniel is an organisation designer, working through his company, Conductal. Beyond Conductal, Daniel is a visiting lecturer at Said Business School (Oxford University) and co-founder of a community for cross-disciplinary experimentation called Crossmodalism. See Conductal.org for more information. 


Host Dawna Jones is business change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. Deep skills for leading and decision making in complexity equip business leaders with the awareness to stay effective and balanced while handling uncertainty. She blogs monthly for the Huff Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Conversational Neuroscience with Judith Glaser Conversational Neuroscience with Judith Glaser Sat, 25 Nov 2017 21:36:51 GMT 24:54 f93a232c55ca9a20a019a47636ffb9f3 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Expanding Trust and Company Culture through Conversational Intelligence full 2 34 Conversational intelligences, the art of not triggering the cave-brain, when faced with low trust and high uncertainty, is directly informed by neuroscience. Host Dawna Jones and CreatingWE's Judith Glaser talk about the power of:

  • conversation understood through neuroscience to create more human workplaces;
  • questions asked in complex change and the art of creating safety;
  • non-judgement on children's academic performance;
  • communicating through transparency and truth to create trust;
  • quality conversations in transforming workplace cultures. 

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is business change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. Deep skills for leading and decision making in complexity equip business leaders with the awareness to stay effective and balanced while handling uncertainty. She blogs monthly for the Huff Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business and deep dynamics to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

 

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Conversational intelligences, the art of not triggering the cave-brain, when faced with low trust and high uncertainty, is directly informed by neuroscience. Host Dawna Jones and CreatingWE's Judith Glaser talk about the power of:

  • conversation understood through neuroscience to create more human workplaces;
  • questions asked in complex change and the art of creating safety;
  • non-judgement on children's academic performance;
  • communicating through transparency and truth to create trust;
  • quality conversations in transforming workplace cultures. 

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is business change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. Deep skills for leading and decision making in complexity equip business leaders with the awareness to stay effective and balanced while handling uncertainty. She blogs monthly for the Huff Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business and deep dynamics to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

 

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Eliminating Budgeting from Company Habits with Robin Anne Fitzgerald Eliminating Budgeting from Company Habits with Robin Anne Fitzgerald Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT 34:25 76ef7c0bad365cecfb4e13925657a662 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Switching from Hindsight to Foresight in Norwegian company Eidsiva Energi full 2 33 Robin Anne Fitzgerald is from Newfoundland, Canada and she has been working in Norway for years for Eidsiva Energi AS, one of 270 companies serving Norway’s energy needs. Inspired by the Beyond Budgeting Round Table discussions she led her company to get rid of the budgeting process. The way she handled the process offers lessons for anyone responsible for implementing what appears to be a radical decision. Debunking the myth that change is hard, long and difficult we talk about why the way she designed the process worked to give more confidence and greater value to the Board.


We talk about:

  1. The four reasons why budgeting was working against company profitability.
  2. What they use instead of budgets to monitor performance.
  3. What shift in focus results from removing budgeting
  4. How she pitched the idea to the board then implemented the decision without creating resistance
  5. Tips for companies thinking about doing things differently but having trouble getting started.


Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is business change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. Deep skills for leading and decision making in complexity equip business leaders with the awareness to stay effective and balanced while handling uncertainty. She blogs monthly for the Huff Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.


Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Robin Anne Fitzgerald is from Newfoundland, Canada and she has been working in Norway for years for Eidsiva Energi AS, one of 270 companies serving Norway’s energy needs. Inspired by the Beyond Budgeting Round Table discussions she led her company to get rid of the budgeting process. The way she handled the process offers lessons for anyone responsible for implementing what appears to be a radical decision. Debunking the myth that change is hard, long and difficult we talk about why the way she designed the process worked to give more confidence and greater value to the Board.


We talk about:

  1. The four reasons why budgeting was working against company profitability.
  2. What they use instead of budgets to monitor performance.
  3. What shift in focus results from removing budgeting
  4. How she pitched the idea to the board then implemented the decision without creating resistance
  5. Tips for companies thinking about doing things differently but having trouble getting started.


Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is business change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. Deep skills for leading and decision making in complexity equip business leaders with the awareness to stay effective and balanced while handling uncertainty. She blogs monthly for the Huff Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.


Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Combining Digital Innovation with Releasing Human Potential with Katz Kiely Combining Digital Innovation with Releasing Human Potential with Katz Kiely Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT 26:37 5a7cf1a01660b3c4bba69bf0933fae54 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Applying Burning Man to Workplace Fun full 2 32 Katz Kiely is an award-winning expert in open-innovation, participatory systems design and digital engagement. She converts complex challenges into memorable experiences, smart solutions and strong innovative cultures. In this program, Katz and the host of the Insight to Action podcast, Dawna Jones talk about the Burning Man social experience, using digital innovation to free human potential, and her startup BEEP. Katz's experience in large organizations such as the BBC and the UN shed real insight into why disengagement levels are high and how low expectations truly are. 


A visible voice in the digital transformation, innovation and behaviour change arena, she is a regular speaker at global conferences including TED, SXSW and IBC and regularly writes for b2b publications on stuff like this: http://www.cmo.com/features/articles/2016/8/18/recruit-change-agents-and-save-11-trillion.html#gs.Cja9aQU

Katz is a proud ambassador for the Burning Man Foundation.


Host Dawna Jones specializes in custom designing transformation experiences that merge the sciences with perception of the deep dynamics holding or supporting change. Her work leads to quantum culture change touching the personal and leadership levels through decision-making. 


The intro music on the Insight to Action podcast is a clip out of Alignment by MarkRomeroMusic dot com. Mark's music has been proven to restore coherence (balanced alignment) to the listener. 

 

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Katz Kiely is an award-winning expert in open-innovation, participatory systems design and digital engagement. She converts complex challenges into memorable experiences, smart solutions and strong innovative cultures. In this program, Katz and the host of the Insight to Action podcast, Dawna Jones talk about the Burning Man social experience, using digital innovation to free human potential, and her startup BEEP. Katz's experience in large organizations such as the BBC and the UN shed real insight into why disengagement levels are high and how low expectations truly are. 


A visible voice in the digital transformation, innovation and behaviour change arena, she is a regular speaker at global conferences including TED, SXSW and IBC and regularly writes for b2b publications on stuff like this: http://www.cmo.com/features/articles/2016/8/18/recruit-change-agents-and-save-11-trillion.html#gs.Cja9aQU

Katz is a proud ambassador for the Burning Man Foundation.


Host Dawna Jones specializes in custom designing transformation experiences that merge the sciences with perception of the deep dynamics holding or supporting change. Her work leads to quantum culture change touching the personal and leadership levels through decision-making. 


The intro music on the Insight to Action podcast is a clip out of Alignment by MarkRomeroMusic dot com. Mark's music has been proven to restore coherence (balanced alignment) to the listener. 

 

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Deep Dynamics- the New Science of the Cosmos with Dawna Jones Deep Dynamics- the New Science of the Cosmos with Dawna Jones Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:13:22 GMT 33:42 b5c67b6eb7739ee95bf243c304bb9ef3 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Transforming Companies by Working with the Invisible full 2 31 The new purpose of business, to evolve consciousness through a higher purpose, is included in Ervin Lazslo's new book The Intelligence of the Cosmos. Practitioner and innovator in transforming leadership and company cultures, Dawna Jones, also the host of this show, draws from her practical observations to provide insights on what holds companies back, how companies and their leaders can make the quantum leap needed to stay relevant to the times.

Jack Barnard, guest hosts this program. Jack is a speaking coach, master of change, an artist and much more. He brings a wonderful sense of humour to help people see themselves and situations from a different perspective. 


Dawna's website is FromInsightToAction.com

T:EPDawna_Jones


Introductory music by Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.com is a clip from the track Alignment. Mark's music has been proven to establih coherence in the body. 

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The new purpose of business, to evolve consciousness through a higher purpose, is included in Ervin Lazslo's new book The Intelligence of the Cosmos. Practitioner and innovator in transforming leadership and company cultures, Dawna Jones, also the host of this show, draws from her practical observations to provide insights on what holds companies back, how companies and their leaders can make the quantum leap needed to stay relevant to the times.

Jack Barnard, guest hosts this program. Jack is a speaking coach, master of change, an artist and much more. He brings a wonderful sense of humour to help people see themselves and situations from a different perspective. 


Dawna's website is FromInsightToAction.com

T:EPDawna_Jones


Introductory music by Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.com is a clip from the track Alignment. Mark's music has been proven to establih coherence in the body. 

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How insights bring value to wicked problems and inspired innovation with Gary Klein How insights bring value to wicked problems and inspired innovation with Gary Klein Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:47:51 GMT 28:19 8c149593dc4cb49f311980846e5e8ab6 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Seeing What Others Don’t full 1 30 Why do companies ask employees to come up with innovations and then work hard to block it? Gary Klein, author of Seeing What Others Don’t and countless other books on decision-making, shares his research with host Dawna Jones about the value insights bring to companies, and how companies block innovation and work against themselves.

You’ll learn:

  • What insights are and why they have such high value to business for innovation and solving wicked problems
  • How Six Sigma and stamping out errors stamps out innovation
  • Where insights come from and how you can recognize your insights
  • How chains of command filter out insights and why no one person should have the right to veto an idea
  • Why curiosity is better than counting errors and why celebrating being right is more effective than focusing on errors.

Gary Klein is a research psychologist famous for his work in pioneering the field of naturalistic decision-making. Among his books are Sources of Power and Intuition. In this interview we talk about his book, Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights. His keen observations and inquiry skills builds a bridge between theory and life. You will find Gary’s books online at Amazon and other retailers. His work is also included in Dawna’s Decision Making for Dummies.

 

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos being released in mid-October, 2017. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.


Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Why do companies ask employees to come up with innovations and then work hard to block it? Gary Klein, author of Seeing What Others Don’t and countless other books on decision-making, shares his research with host Dawna Jones about the value insights bring to companies, and how companies block innovation and work against themselves.

You’ll learn:

  • What insights are and why they have such high value to business for innovation and solving wicked problems
  • How Six Sigma and stamping out errors stamps out innovation
  • Where insights come from and how you can recognize your insights
  • How chains of command filter out insights and why no one person should have the right to veto an idea
  • Why curiosity is better than counting errors and why celebrating being right is more effective than focusing on errors.

Gary Klein is a research psychologist famous for his work in pioneering the field of naturalistic decision-making. Among his books are Sources of Power and Intuition. In this interview we talk about his book, Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights. His keen observations and inquiry skills builds a bridge between theory and life. You will find Gary’s books online at Amazon and other retailers. His work is also included in Dawna’s Decision Making for Dummies.

 

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and change innovator specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures; wrote Decision Making for Dummies and has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos being released in mid-October, 2017. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones and on LinkedIn.


Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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What is the Future of Workplaces, Jobs and the Economy? with Rod Collins What is the Future of Workplaces, Jobs and the Economy? with Rod Collins Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT 41:52 0d4503cf5a3a0b0fbbe7d84cbcd9787e no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com A Shift in Social Dynamics full 1 29  

Rod Collins believes that we are in the midst of a epochal change. What does this mean to you? To jobs? To Workplaces? Tracing the path from bureaucracies, how power is being transferred to today’s peer to peer networks, Rod maps out changes to the fundamentals of social dynamics at work. Through original stories about Wikipedia, and Craigslist Rod provides insight into how an idea displaces a business without intending to.

You’ll hear:

  • The 3 evolutionary laws of networks that operate in a hyperconnected world
  • The 4 attributes required for collective intelligence to emerge
  • The real meaning of digital transformation
  • The two massive tasks facing society in response to digital revolution and the need for a new economy
  • The larger implications of innovation on beliefs and health
  • Why a universal basic income is a bad idea

Rod Collins is the former Chief Operating Executive of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, where we used the principles and the practices of Wiki Management to realize the greatest five-year growth period in the 54-year history of the business. Today he is the Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors, an international management consulting firm. Author of Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World (AMACOM Books, 2014) Rod’s passion is to work with forward thinking business leaders who understand that managing great change means changing how we manage. Rod writes a monthly blog for the HuffPost Great Workplace Cultures. He’s done two episodes for Dawna’s other podcasts – The Evolutionary Provocateur. One is on the Death of Command and Control; the second on Wiki-management. 


Host Dawna Jones designs creative ways to get tough conversations and small to large transformational tasks accomplished. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/


The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body.


 

 

 

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Rod Collins believes that we are in the midst of a epochal change. What does this mean to you? To jobs? To Workplaces? Tracing the path from bureaucracies, how power is being transferred to today’s peer to peer networks, Rod maps out changes to the fundamentals of social dynamics at work. Through original stories about Wikipedia, and Craigslist Rod provides insight into how an idea displaces a business without intending to.

You’ll hear:

  • The 3 evolutionary laws of networks that operate in a hyperconnected world
  • The 4 attributes required for collective intelligence to emerge
  • The real meaning of digital transformation
  • The two massive tasks facing society in response to digital revolution and the need for a new economy
  • The larger implications of innovation on beliefs and health
  • Why a universal basic income is a bad idea

Rod Collins is the former Chief Operating Executive of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, where we used the principles and the practices of Wiki Management to realize the greatest five-year growth period in the 54-year history of the business. Today he is the Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors, an international management consulting firm. Author of Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World (AMACOM Books, 2014) Rod’s passion is to work with forward thinking business leaders who understand that managing great change means changing how we manage. Rod writes a monthly blog for the HuffPost Great Workplace Cultures. He’s done two episodes for Dawna’s other podcasts – The Evolutionary Provocateur. One is on the Death of Command and Control; the second on Wiki-management. 


Host Dawna Jones designs creative ways to get tough conversations and small to large transformational tasks accomplished. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/


The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body.


 

 

 

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Understanding the Practicality of Moving to Self-Management with Doug Kirkpatrick Understanding the Practicality of Moving to Self-Management with Doug Kirkpatrick Fri, 01 Sep 2017 18:29:42 GMT 36:02 cddc48f7782fa83aebf7ca706bfab96a no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com The Global Movement to Self-Management full 1 28  

Raised on pioneer Morning Star’s self-management practices, Doug Kirkpatrick knew autonomy from the start. His book Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization has been revised to include updates and more stories of companies taking steps toward self-management and the compelling benefits. In this interview with Insight to Action host and global change agent, Dawna Jones, they talk about:

  • Why the term is ‘beyond empowerment’ and the fatal flaw in empowerment programs,
  • Why the term employee is obsolete and the importance of language in the future of work
  • Why you are already self-managing and didn’t realize it
  • Why you can’t be fired in a self-managing company
  • Why change is fluid and non-threatening in a self-management context
  • How decisions get made
  • Using scenarios and game theory to handle the unpredictable nature of financial planning
  • How big to small companies are applying the principles and practices of self-management including manufacturing giant Haier.

Doug Kirkpatrick is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, writer and educator. Doug played the first season of his business career in the manufacturing sector, principally with The Morning Star Company of Sacramento, California, a world leader in the food industry. He now engages with the Morning Star Self-Management Institute and other vibrant organizations and leaders to co-create the future of management. Doug is part of the Great Workplace Cultures network and he regularly blogs for the Huffington Post Great Workplaces.


Dawna previously interviewed Doug for her Evolutionary Provocateur podcast. That replay is posted on Management-Issues.com Tomatoes and Self-Management or in iTunes.


Host Dawna Jones designs creative ways to get tough conversations and small to large transformational tasks accomplished while strengthening health. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision-making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/


The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body. In other words, you feel better.

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Raised on pioneer Morning Star’s self-management practices, Doug Kirkpatrick knew autonomy from the start. His book Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization has been revised to include updates and more stories of companies taking steps toward self-management and the compelling benefits. In this interview with Insight to Action host and global change agent, Dawna Jones, they talk about:

  • Why the term is ‘beyond empowerment’ and the fatal flaw in empowerment programs,
  • Why the term employee is obsolete and the importance of language in the future of work
  • Why you are already self-managing and didn’t realize it
  • Why you can’t be fired in a self-managing company
  • Why change is fluid and non-threatening in a self-management context
  • How decisions get made
  • Using scenarios and game theory to handle the unpredictable nature of financial planning
  • How big to small companies are applying the principles and practices of self-management including manufacturing giant Haier.

Doug Kirkpatrick is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, writer and educator. Doug played the first season of his business career in the manufacturing sector, principally with The Morning Star Company of Sacramento, California, a world leader in the food industry. He now engages with the Morning Star Self-Management Institute and other vibrant organizations and leaders to co-create the future of management. Doug is part of the Great Workplace Cultures network and he regularly blogs for the Huffington Post Great Workplaces.


Dawna previously interviewed Doug for her Evolutionary Provocateur podcast. That replay is posted on Management-Issues.com Tomatoes and Self-Management or in iTunes.


Host Dawna Jones designs creative ways to get tough conversations and small to large transformational tasks accomplished while strengthening health. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision-making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/


The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body. In other words, you feel better.

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Diving Deep into Self-Discovery with Mariusz Bocian Diving Deep into Self-Discovery with Mariusz Bocian Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT 32:34 cb6e06ca9ad467cb0b85fe89ae8f0de6 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Navigating to Your Personal Purpose full 1 27 For many people, 9-5 jobs are energy sucking and unfulfilling. At some point it’s clear a change is necessary. Becoming more aligned with your personal purpose means changing how you respond to what is going on in your inner and outers world.

Mariusz Bocian. Polish documentary filmmaker, openly shares his inner process with moving from a toxic work environment to being more aligned with his purpose. He shares what he uses as a compass every day, and what he’s learned by diving deep.

Mariusz and Dawna talk about:

  • The pivotal point for doing things differently
  • How he dismantled limiting beliefs
  • How he uses feeling uncomfortable to reflect and see the source
  • Why diving deep reveals the pivot point for a different response.
  • The Reinvention-Movie and corporate reinvention
  • Tips on abundance


Mariusz Bocian, passion and intuition follower, is focused on creating sustainable value for people. He is creating a documentary movie about personal and organizational transformation towards workplaces where people flourish. You’ll find the documentary film on www.reinvention-movie.com


Related interviews: Kevin O’Brien on Letting Go of Control is on the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast: on my iTunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/dawnajones/id1218439755?mt=2&ls=1

Or on http://www.management-issues.com/podcasts/356/letting-go-of-control/

 

Dawna Jones designs creative ways to get tough conversations and small to large transformational tasks accomplished. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/

 

The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body.

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For many people, 9-5 jobs are energy sucking and unfulfilling. At some point it’s clear a change is necessary. Becoming more aligned with your personal purpose means changing how you respond to what is going on in your inner and outers world.

Mariusz Bocian. Polish documentary filmmaker, openly shares his inner process with moving from a toxic work environment to being more aligned with his purpose. He shares what he uses as a compass every day, and what he’s learned by diving deep.

Mariusz and Dawna talk about:

  • The pivotal point for doing things differently
  • How he dismantled limiting beliefs
  • How he uses feeling uncomfortable to reflect and see the source
  • Why diving deep reveals the pivot point for a different response.
  • The Reinvention-Movie and corporate reinvention
  • Tips on abundance


Mariusz Bocian, passion and intuition follower, is focused on creating sustainable value for people. He is creating a documentary movie about personal and organizational transformation towards workplaces where people flourish. You’ll find the documentary film on www.reinvention-movie.com


Related interviews: Kevin O’Brien on Letting Go of Control is on the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast: on my iTunes page: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/dawnajones/id1218439755?mt=2&ls=1

Or on http://www.management-issues.com/podcasts/356/letting-go-of-control/

 

Dawna Jones designs creative ways to get tough conversations and small to large transformational tasks accomplished. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/

 

The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body.

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A New Psychology of Human Well-Being with Richard Barrett A New Psychology of Human Well-Being with Richard Barrett Fri, 04 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 41:38 53c9dc35bb0b49b2a8021306c1061f9a no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Ego-Soul Dynamics in Human Development full 1 26 HR innovator Karen Rivoire guest hosts a conversation with author and change agent Richard Barrett, founder of the Barrett Values Center. In this conversation he talks about ego-soul dynamics as it relates to human and organizational health.

You will hear:

  • About the role of a leader as a guardian of values
  • The verticality of all life at different stages
  • Emotions – what they are and how they serve you
  • The ego’s need and soul’s desire
  • The fundamental human needs companies often fail to meet
  • Fulfilling fundamental human needs in teenagers
  • Why Millennial is one of the most miss used terms
  • How soul and psychology got separated and why it is time to bring it back
  • About a 4th dimension
  • A question around AI and soul

Richard Barrett is an author, speaker and internationally recognized thought leader on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the founder and chairman of the Barrett Values Centre®, a Fellow of the World Business Academy and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools® (CTT) which have been used to support more than 6,000 organizations on their transformational journeys. To date, more than 5,000 change agents, consultants and coaches have been trained by the Barrett Values Centre to use the Cultural Transformation Tools in over 50 countries. See www.values-centre.com


Listen to an earlier podcast Dawna did with Richard on the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast. 


Karen Rivoire, co-host for this episode, is a curious people pioneer activating the global human revolution inside companies. Passionate about aligning people’s experience with company purpose, she prefers to solve tough business challenges. Because she values difference, she disrupts unhelpful patterns responsibly and empowers people around a purpose-driven future. On top of her long experience in large and entrepreneurial world-class organizations she advises business leaders, tech founders and mentors at Microsoft Accelerator. Karen is bilingual French and English. Find her on LinkedIN.


Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and practitioner specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, and she has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos published by Inner Traditions. Find Dawna on T: EPDawna_Jones and LinkedIn.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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HR innovator Karen Rivoire guest hosts a conversation with author and change agent Richard Barrett, founder of the Barrett Values Center. In this conversation he talks about ego-soul dynamics as it relates to human and organizational health.

You will hear:

  • About the role of a leader as a guardian of values
  • The verticality of all life at different stages
  • Emotions – what they are and how they serve you
  • The ego’s need and soul’s desire
  • The fundamental human needs companies often fail to meet
  • Fulfilling fundamental human needs in teenagers
  • Why Millennial is one of the most miss used terms
  • How soul and psychology got separated and why it is time to bring it back
  • About a 4th dimension
  • A question around AI and soul

Richard Barrett is an author, speaker and internationally recognized thought leader on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the founder and chairman of the Barrett Values Centre®, a Fellow of the World Business Academy and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools® (CTT) which have been used to support more than 6,000 organizations on their transformational journeys. To date, more than 5,000 change agents, consultants and coaches have been trained by the Barrett Values Centre to use the Cultural Transformation Tools in over 50 countries. See www.values-centre.com


Listen to an earlier podcast Dawna did with Richard on the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast. 


Karen Rivoire, co-host for this episode, is a curious people pioneer activating the global human revolution inside companies. Passionate about aligning people’s experience with company purpose, she prefers to solve tough business challenges. Because she values difference, she disrupts unhelpful patterns responsibly and empowers people around a purpose-driven future. On top of her long experience in large and entrepreneurial world-class organizations she advises business leaders, tech founders and mentors at Microsoft Accelerator. Karen is bilingual French and English. Find her on LinkedIN.


Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and practitioner specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, and she has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos published by Inner Traditions. Find Dawna on T: EPDawna_Jones and LinkedIn.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Liberating Leadership and Organizations with Isaac Getz Liberating Leadership and Organizations with Isaac Getz Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:37:02 GMT 44:24 3365e04ee29034bfb271b76b73d0692e no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Freedom for Executives and All Employees full 1 25  Co-author of Freedom Inc., professor Isaac Getz talks to host Dawna Jones about his research and experience with transforming companies from traditional leadership, where the boss is right, to leadership free to contribute. Most organizations deny fundamental human needs seriously limiting performance and innovation. When employees have the freedom and ability to act in the best interests of the company, performance improves. But does more freedom mean even better performance? Dr. Getz shares examples of phenomenal business results from companies whose leaders built total freedom-of-initiative organizations. These leaders understand that three universal human needs—intrinsic equality, opportunity for growth, and self-direction—must be met for all employees. To nurture and sustain the freedom culture, these leaders share their vision of the company so that employees can “own” it.


In this episode you will learn about the role of the ego as an enabler or leadership liability, why the CEO does not hold the power, a day in the life of a liberated organization, and lessons learned from over 300 liberated companies world-wide. You will also learn about the transformational journey leaders go on to leave behind the belief that they are the smartest person in the organization.


Isaac Getz, coauthor of Freedom, Inc., is a professor at the ESCP Europe Business School French campus, and was a visiting professor at Cornell and Stanford Universities and at the University of Massachusetts. He graduated in Computer Science, obtained an MS in Management Science, and PhDs in Psychology and in Management. You can find Isaac Getz at http://freedomincbook.com/


 Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and consultant specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, an advanced book, and she has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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 Co-author of Freedom Inc., professor Isaac Getz talks to host Dawna Jones about his research and experience with transforming companies from traditional leadership, where the boss is right, to leadership free to contribute. Most organizations deny fundamental human needs seriously limiting performance and innovation. When employees have the freedom and ability to act in the best interests of the company, performance improves. But does more freedom mean even better performance? Dr. Getz shares examples of phenomenal business results from companies whose leaders built total freedom-of-initiative organizations. These leaders understand that three universal human needs—intrinsic equality, opportunity for growth, and self-direction—must be met for all employees. To nurture and sustain the freedom culture, these leaders share their vision of the company so that employees can “own” it.


In this episode you will learn about the role of the ego as an enabler or leadership liability, why the CEO does not hold the power, a day in the life of a liberated organization, and lessons learned from over 300 liberated companies world-wide. You will also learn about the transformational journey leaders go on to leave behind the belief that they are the smartest person in the organization.


Isaac Getz, coauthor of Freedom, Inc., is a professor at the ESCP Europe Business School French campus, and was a visiting professor at Cornell and Stanford Universities and at the University of Massachusetts. He graduated in Computer Science, obtained an MS in Management Science, and PhDs in Psychology and in Management. You can find Isaac Getz at http://freedomincbook.com/


 Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and consultant specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, an advanced book, and she has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones.

Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)

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Using Platform Design Thinking with Simone Cicero Using Platform Design Thinking with Simone Cicero Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:20:03 GMT 31:18 2642080b6e9d7eea3ed9de93cf9ff35b no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Enable Ecosystem Thinking Scale Faster and Cheaper full 1 24  Platforms are scaleable and powerful. No one knows that better than platform designer Simone Cicero who explains how platform design thinking enables self-organization giving it an edge over industrial models. The open source Platform Design Toolkit canvases allow you to:

  • reduces the complexity of a problem
  • gain the advantages of thinking of your business as a story
  • switch the narrative to empowering ecosystem potential
  • collaborate and compete in the same moment


In this conversation Simone Cicero explains how the Platform Design Toolkit:

  • Connects platform thinking to learning
  • Connects with the existing world of design thinking
  • The outcomes the five design canvases generate: transactional and relationship
  • The spectrum from vision-prototype-validation and growth hacking
  • How platform design help health, for example, achieve more by spending less
  • How platforms accelerate scaling
  • Two ways to innovate the business of your company.


Simone Cicero is a self-starter, strategist, product and service designer interested in co-design, design thinking and innovation. He sees the reasons underpinning change and connects the dots to design relevant and consistent strategies and products. A Lean and Agile practitioner with experience in adapting methodologies, Simone runs workshops for strategy co-creation, product and service design and more. Coaching and participated learning are true paths to innovation.  A blogger and public speaker, Simone speaks about innovation, disruption, resilience and ecosystems. Under the Meedabyte banner, Simone’s content has been featured on forward thinking magazines and blogs such as: Repubblica, Domus, Shareable, Ouishare Media, and Les Echos.

Go to www.PlatformDesignToolkit.com to download what you need to think through your platform.

 

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action program, designs creative ways to get tough conversations and tasks accomplished. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/


The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body.

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 Platforms are scaleable and powerful. No one knows that better than platform designer Simone Cicero who explains how platform design thinking enables self-organization giving it an edge over industrial models. The open source Platform Design Toolkit canvases allow you to:

  • reduces the complexity of a problem
  • gain the advantages of thinking of your business as a story
  • switch the narrative to empowering ecosystem potential
  • collaborate and compete in the same moment


In this conversation Simone Cicero explains how the Platform Design Toolkit:

  • Connects platform thinking to learning
  • Connects with the existing world of design thinking
  • The outcomes the five design canvases generate: transactional and relationship
  • The spectrum from vision-prototype-validation and growth hacking
  • How platform design help health, for example, achieve more by spending less
  • How platforms accelerate scaling
  • Two ways to innovate the business of your company.


Simone Cicero is a self-starter, strategist, product and service designer interested in co-design, design thinking and innovation. He sees the reasons underpinning change and connects the dots to design relevant and consistent strategies and products. A Lean and Agile practitioner with experience in adapting methodologies, Simone runs workshops for strategy co-creation, product and service design and more. Coaching and participated learning are true paths to innovation.  A blogger and public speaker, Simone speaks about innovation, disruption, resilience and ecosystems. Under the Meedabyte banner, Simone’s content has been featured on forward thinking magazines and blogs such as: Repubblica, Domus, Shareable, Ouishare Media, and Les Echos.

Go to www.PlatformDesignToolkit.com to download what you need to think through your platform.

 

Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action program, designs creative ways to get tough conversations and tasks accomplished. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/


The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body.

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Transforming Organizations with David Heron and Chris Bevan Transforming Organizations with David Heron and Chris Bevan Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:30:00 GMT 32:56 98260c9a24948119e64cdc0bb0de32da no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Changing Your Worldview While Delivering to Customers full 1 23 Companies are under pressure to transform to a different world-view while maintaining operations. The tension makes organizational transformation a journey that requires thinking from the inside and from the outside. David Heron, Group CEO of Wilton & Bain, a global leadership advisory boutique, and WBMS Associate Chris Bevan form a team who help companies find the right people to guide them through the transformational process. 

In their conversation with host, Dawna Jones they talk about:

  • The tension between running business as an operation and the process of design to mobilize major transformation
  • The value of readiness particularly at the CEO level plus how metrics work against risk taking
  • The short-cut approach to avoiding digital transformation and the problems that creates
  • The need for building confidence and courage throughout a long-term change process as business life surfaces multiple disruptions
  • How to mitigate the loss of foresight and risk aversion due to fear
  • The importance of designing the future and future ambitions
  • How ready or not companies are to up the strategy to the level of global sustainability
  • Tips for executive decision makers


Wilton & Bain help organizations find the right people to guide companies through change operationally and strategically.  http://wbmsglobal.com/team/


Host Dawna Jones specializes in reading the deep dynamics underpinning personal and organizational growth. She helps increase self and organizational awareness of the systemic impact of decisions so that human potential is released. Speaker - Consultant-Author - VR (virtual reality for human evolution).

Find her on www.FromInsightToAction.com or Twitter EPDawna_Jones 


The intro music is composed by Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.com Mark's music has been verified by a quantum physicist to restore coherence. 

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Companies are under pressure to transform to a different world-view while maintaining operations. The tension makes organizational transformation a journey that requires thinking from the inside and from the outside. David Heron, Group CEO of Wilton & Bain, a global leadership advisory boutique, and WBMS Associate Chris Bevan form a team who help companies find the right people to guide them through the transformational process. 

In their conversation with host, Dawna Jones they talk about:

  • The tension between running business as an operation and the process of design to mobilize major transformation
  • The value of readiness particularly at the CEO level plus how metrics work against risk taking
  • The short-cut approach to avoiding digital transformation and the problems that creates
  • The need for building confidence and courage throughout a long-term change process as business life surfaces multiple disruptions
  • How to mitigate the loss of foresight and risk aversion due to fear
  • The importance of designing the future and future ambitions
  • How ready or not companies are to up the strategy to the level of global sustainability
  • Tips for executive decision makers


Wilton & Bain help organizations find the right people to guide companies through change operationally and strategically.  http://wbmsglobal.com/team/


Host Dawna Jones specializes in reading the deep dynamics underpinning personal and organizational growth. She helps increase self and organizational awareness of the systemic impact of decisions so that human potential is released. Speaker - Consultant-Author - VR (virtual reality for human evolution).

Find her on www.FromInsightToAction.com or Twitter EPDawna_Jones 


The intro music is composed by Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.com Mark's music has been verified by a quantum physicist to restore coherence. 

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How Business School Lausanne Reinvents Itself with Dr.Katrin Muff How Business School Lausanne Reinvents Itself with Dr.Katrin Muff Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT 44:50 05e08ffec11eb0ad9395f9c84fdce697 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Implementing Self-Management Holacracy in a Business School full 1 22 Dr. Katrin Muff is a force behind Business School Lausanne’s adoption of Holacracy and the design of the GapFrame for activating the contribution of regenerative business to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals and higher level strategy conversation.

In this program we talk about:

  • The implementation of self-management (Holacracy) at Business School Lausanne 
  • The limits of hierarchy in driving purpose
  • The big insights and freedom gained from decentralized decision making
  • The ups and downs of deliberately developmental organizations (Robert Kegan’s work)
  • How a business school can walk its talk through reinventing itself and offer students experience with the unfolding real world
  • How the GapFrame framework can be used by business and business schools to change the conversations (gapframe.org)
  • Advice to recent graduates facing the question: What next? ‘Get a job’ or ‘do what I care about’

Go online to Business School Lausanne to take the 5 minute CARL quiz on your responsible leadership competencies. Are you up to speed?

Guest Dr. Katrin Muff is a thought leader in the transformative space of sustainability and responsibility at Business School Lausanne, where she acted as Dean from 2008-2015 until self-organization made such a title redundant. Under her leadership, the school focused its vision on entrepreneurship, responsibility and sustainability in education and research. Her business experience includes 10 years at ALCOA (GM in Russia, Industry Analyst for Global M&A in the U.S. and Business Analyst Europe), 3 years as Director, Strategic Planning EMEA at IAMS Europe (Procter & Gamble), and 3 years as a co-founder of Yupango, a coaching consultancy dedicated to start-ups and training management teams.


Host Dawna Jones is a speaker, decision-making and consciousness leadership guide, author of Decision Making for Dummies – an advanced guide to decision making in the 21st century. She prepares decision makers with the skills to read context and apply intuitive in balance with rational to make the best decisions in complex situations. On iTunes you’ll find Dawna Jones’s podcasts on https://itunes.apple.com/artist/dawnajones/id1218439755?mt=2&ls=1 Contact Dawna at www.FromInsightToAction.com or through LinkedIn.

 

Music intro is by Mark Romero Music. Mark’s music brings the body into a state of coherence. www.markromeromusic.com

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Dr. Katrin Muff is a force behind Business School Lausanne’s adoption of Holacracy and the design of the GapFrame for activating the contribution of regenerative business to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals and higher level strategy conversation.

In this program we talk about:

  • The implementation of self-management (Holacracy) at Business School Lausanne 
  • The limits of hierarchy in driving purpose
  • The big insights and freedom gained from decentralized decision making
  • The ups and downs of deliberately developmental organizations (Robert Kegan’s work)
  • How a business school can walk its talk through reinventing itself and offer students experience with the unfolding real world
  • How the GapFrame framework can be used by business and business schools to change the conversations (gapframe.org)
  • Advice to recent graduates facing the question: What next? ‘Get a job’ or ‘do what I care about’

Go online to Business School Lausanne to take the 5 minute CARL quiz on your responsible leadership competencies. Are you up to speed?

Guest Dr. Katrin Muff is a thought leader in the transformative space of sustainability and responsibility at Business School Lausanne, where she acted as Dean from 2008-2015 until self-organization made such a title redundant. Under her leadership, the school focused its vision on entrepreneurship, responsibility and sustainability in education and research. Her business experience includes 10 years at ALCOA (GM in Russia, Industry Analyst for Global M&A in the U.S. and Business Analyst Europe), 3 years as Director, Strategic Planning EMEA at IAMS Europe (Procter & Gamble), and 3 years as a co-founder of Yupango, a coaching consultancy dedicated to start-ups and training management teams.


Host Dawna Jones is a speaker, decision-making and consciousness leadership guide, author of Decision Making for Dummies – an advanced guide to decision making in the 21st century. She prepares decision makers with the skills to read context and apply intuitive in balance with rational to make the best decisions in complex situations. On iTunes you’ll find Dawna Jones’s podcasts on https://itunes.apple.com/artist/dawnajones/id1218439755?mt=2&ls=1 Contact Dawna at www.FromInsightToAction.com or through LinkedIn.

 

Music intro is by Mark Romero Music. Mark’s music brings the body into a state of coherence. www.markromeromusic.com

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Freedom at Work-WorldBlu’s Democracy in the Workplace with CEO Traci Fenton Freedom at Work-WorldBlu’s Democracy in the Workplace with CEO Traci Fenton Fri, 26 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 33:47 3dda5d35f61de48d21c40dbb999aab4a no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Designing Companies to Offer the Freedom to Contribute full 1 21 At the start of the internet age Traci Fenton and her team in college were thinking about democracy in the workplace. Not voting but democracy where workplaces could fully unlock and live their full potential. Out of that grew WorldBlu. Twenty years later WorldBlu offers the platinum standard and scorecard for replacing fear with freedom, attracting high level companies like Zappos, Simon Sinek’s Start with Why, Nearsoft (EP5) and Menlo Innovations (EP7).

In this episode you’ll hear and try on:

  • 10 principles that need to be operational for any democracy to function
  • The Freedom at Work Scorecard for companies of 5 or more
  • The financial rewards of being a freedom-centric workplace
  • How to apply the five step power question process
  • What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
  • Why now is the Democratic Age
  • The level of fear in the C-suite and how to rise above it


Traci Fenton is the Founder and CEO of WorldBlu, which has a vision to see one billion people working in freedom-centered organizations worldwide. WorldBlu was founded in 1997 and is the largest global network of companies committed to freedom and democracy in the workplace, with clients in over 80 countries globally representing over $30 billion in annual revenue.


WorldBlu's clients include such well-respected brands as Zappos, DaVita, HCL Technologies, WD-40, Great Harvest Bread Company, Menlo Innovations (EP7), Nearsoft (EP5), Geonetric and more.

Traci developed the ground breaking Freedom at Work™ model as well as the Freedom-Centered Leader™ and Freedom-Centered CEO™ certification programs and frequently coaches and consults with leaders of companies worldwide working to embrace a more freedom-centered model.


 Intro music is calibrated to bring you into alignment by Mark Romero music.com


Host Dawna Jones raises the accuracy and quality of decisions in complex environments by raising self-organizational awareness. Dawna is the author of Decision Making for Dummies (a sophisticated book on decision making) and has contributed a chapter to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. Dawna also blogs for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures. Contact Dawna through LinkedIn, Twitter: EPDawna_Jones or Facebook.com/FromInsightToAction.

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At the start of the internet age Traci Fenton and her team in college were thinking about democracy in the workplace. Not voting but democracy where workplaces could fully unlock and live their full potential. Out of that grew WorldBlu. Twenty years later WorldBlu offers the platinum standard and scorecard for replacing fear with freedom, attracting high level companies like Zappos, Simon Sinek’s Start with Why, Nearsoft (EP5) and Menlo Innovations (EP7).

In this episode you’ll hear and try on:

  • 10 principles that need to be operational for any democracy to function
  • The Freedom at Work Scorecard for companies of 5 or more
  • The financial rewards of being a freedom-centric workplace
  • How to apply the five step power question process
  • What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
  • Why now is the Democratic Age
  • The level of fear in the C-suite and how to rise above it


Traci Fenton is the Founder and CEO of WorldBlu, which has a vision to see one billion people working in freedom-centered organizations worldwide. WorldBlu was founded in 1997 and is the largest global network of companies committed to freedom and democracy in the workplace, with clients in over 80 countries globally representing over $30 billion in annual revenue.


WorldBlu's clients include such well-respected brands as Zappos, DaVita, HCL Technologies, WD-40, Great Harvest Bread Company, Menlo Innovations (EP7), Nearsoft (EP5), Geonetric and more.

Traci developed the ground breaking Freedom at Work™ model as well as the Freedom-Centered Leader™ and Freedom-Centered CEO™ certification programs and frequently coaches and consults with leaders of companies worldwide working to embrace a more freedom-centered model.


 Intro music is calibrated to bring you into alignment by Mark Romero music.com


Host Dawna Jones raises the accuracy and quality of decisions in complex environments by raising self-organizational awareness. Dawna is the author of Decision Making for Dummies (a sophisticated book on decision making) and has contributed a chapter to Ervin Laszlo’s The Intelligence of the Cosmos. Dawna also blogs for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures. Contact Dawna through LinkedIn, Twitter: EPDawna_Jones or Facebook.com/FromInsightToAction.

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Where Technology Meets Gardening with Michael Moll Where Technology Meets Gardening with Michael Moll Fri, 12 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 31:02 7571d2af793aa975fb27a043a8fbbab2 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Values-Driven Gardening Develops Systems Thinking and Leadership full 1 20 When Michael Moll was a kid growing up in Kenya he was surrounded by gardens, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today with his fiancée, he runs startup MyGreenSpace.co, a gardening app. Millennials are driving the return to urban gardening to the benefit of all ages in terms of well-being and core leadership skills. It is the unusual combination of technology and gardening that is restoring face to face connection with community and getting outdoors. 

In this conversation we talk about:

  • The food supply issues that impact what you’ll find on the shelves,
  • The interconnectivity of food supply and demand world-wide,
  • How gardening restores confidence and connection,
  • The garden as a living system,
  • How is MyGreenSpace like having a master gardener in your pocket,
  • What schools with gardening programs seem to be missing,
  • Why tech is the best connector between gardens and people.


Go to www.mygreenspace.co to download the free IOS and Android app. MyGreenSpace is a digital garden planner and seed shop on a mission to make communities more sustainable and resilient.


Mike is a social commerce visionary who uses technology to transform rudimentary human activities. Michael is originally from Kenya and came to Canada in 2008 on a full scholarship to study at the Saunder School of Business and then turned to using the power of technology to make the world a better place. Naturally, Michael values sustainability and merges that with a keen eye for visual communication and product development. He is obsessed with the power of co-creation.  Mike is a full time optimist who loves nothing more than living at the intersection between people and technology. 

 

Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company whose music restores coherence to people and workplaces.


Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing insights and advanced decision-making skills to progressive companies and individuals aware that they are in new territory. www.frominsighttoaction.com

 

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When Michael Moll was a kid growing up in Kenya he was surrounded by gardens, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today with his fiancée, he runs startup MyGreenSpace.co, a gardening app. Millennials are driving the return to urban gardening to the benefit of all ages in terms of well-being and core leadership skills. It is the unusual combination of technology and gardening that is restoring face to face connection with community and getting outdoors. 

In this conversation we talk about:

  • The food supply issues that impact what you’ll find on the shelves,
  • The interconnectivity of food supply and demand world-wide,
  • How gardening restores confidence and connection,
  • The garden as a living system,
  • How is MyGreenSpace like having a master gardener in your pocket,
  • What schools with gardening programs seem to be missing,
  • Why tech is the best connector between gardens and people.


Go to www.mygreenspace.co to download the free IOS and Android app. MyGreenSpace is a digital garden planner and seed shop on a mission to make communities more sustainable and resilient.


Mike is a social commerce visionary who uses technology to transform rudimentary human activities. Michael is originally from Kenya and came to Canada in 2008 on a full scholarship to study at the Saunder School of Business and then turned to using the power of technology to make the world a better place. Naturally, Michael values sustainability and merges that with a keen eye for visual communication and product development. He is obsessed with the power of co-creation.  Mike is a full time optimist who loves nothing more than living at the intersection between people and technology. 

 

Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company whose music restores coherence to people and workplaces.


Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing insights and advanced decision-making skills to progressive companies and individuals aware that they are in new territory. www.frominsighttoaction.com

 

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Evolving Through the Conflict of Societal Expectations with Lindsay Henwood and Emanuele Rapisarda Evolving Through the Conflict of Societal Expectations with Lindsay Henwood and Emanuele Rapisarda Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:39:52 GMT 41:12 8200af383786eb030a0f0002e4f88fac no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com full 1 19 As economy, education and other traditional systems buckle under the weight of changing values and complexity Millennial values and awareness of the state of the world confronts societal expectations. Emanuele Rapisarda, Evolution Coach working with Cocoon Projects and Lindsay Henwood, a commercial editorial photographer talk about their experience with finding purpose, living to be true to yourself.

In this raw, honest and profound conversation you’ll hear:

  • Principles for making decisions,
  • How to handle the scariness of doing something unfamiliar with uncertain outcomes,
  • 6 things Millennials look for in organizations and the value to organizations of meeting them,
  • Two different journeys on the path to discover personal purpose,
  • What question to ask when the job you expected is not there,
  • Uncovering what lies at the core of your passion and talent,
  • Why it doesn’t matter if you are wrong,
  • wisdom 

Share this interview with anyone who is at the crossroads in their life’s journey asking ‘What do I do next?’. 


Lindsay Henwood’s photography is found on: www.lindsayhenwood.com and Instagram Contact her through either. Lindsay referenced Debbie Millman, speaker and life designer. 


Emanuele Rapisarda is found on LinkedIn and Twitter. To work with him as an Evolution Coach, go to http://cocoonprojects.com/en/ Emanuele mentioned Elements which comes from: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson and Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life also by Ken Robinson


Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company whose music restores coherence to people and workplaces.

Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing transformation insights to companies and individuals ready to expand awareness and apply it to be ahead of and prepared for massive change. www.frominsighttoaction.com

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As economy, education and other traditional systems buckle under the weight of changing values and complexity Millennial values and awareness of the state of the world confronts societal expectations. Emanuele Rapisarda, Evolution Coach working with Cocoon Projects and Lindsay Henwood, a commercial editorial photographer talk about their experience with finding purpose, living to be true to yourself.

In this raw, honest and profound conversation you’ll hear:

  • Principles for making decisions,
  • How to handle the scariness of doing something unfamiliar with uncertain outcomes,
  • 6 things Millennials look for in organizations and the value to organizations of meeting them,
  • Two different journeys on the path to discover personal purpose,
  • What question to ask when the job you expected is not there,
  • Uncovering what lies at the core of your passion and talent,
  • Why it doesn’t matter if you are wrong,
  • wisdom 

Share this interview with anyone who is at the crossroads in their life’s journey asking ‘What do I do next?’. 


Lindsay Henwood’s photography is found on: www.lindsayhenwood.com and Instagram Contact her through either. Lindsay referenced Debbie Millman, speaker and life designer. 


Emanuele Rapisarda is found on LinkedIn and Twitter. To work with him as an Evolution Coach, go to http://cocoonprojects.com/en/ Emanuele mentioned Elements which comes from: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson and Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life also by Ken Robinson


Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company whose music restores coherence to people and workplaces.

Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing transformation insights to companies and individuals ready to expand awareness and apply it to be ahead of and prepared for massive change. www.frominsighttoaction.com

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The Neuroscience of Flow States with Steven Kotler The Neuroscience of Flow States with Steven Kotler Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:48:34 GMT 37:42 a13003397a4f6bd27bee6a77a5b9efc7 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Creating Performance Rich Environments Through Higher Awareness full 1 18 As the world changes your most in depth technology is your knowledge of peak performance and flow states. Steven Kotler of the Flow Genome Project explains how neuroscience helps you manage flow and peak performance states; applying self-awareness to action, particularly what you can do to manage yourself through the ‘dark side’. We start with reflecting on how on how well business executives have incorporated knowledge of flow states to function in today’s complex business environment and how business can apply this knowledge to make better performance rich environments. 

Learn:

  • How exponential growth in sports informs how you navigate exponential change in the business environment.
  • 3 qualities of a rich environment that catalyze peak performance states.
  • The Navy Seal approach to training the brain to be present and mindful in the moment while overcoming the panic button.
  • What the 1000 year-old sport of surfing and other weather dependent sports teach about flow states.
  • Preconditions that lead to flow along with the triggers.
  • The conditions for recovering from the neuro-chemical cocktail induced by flow.
  • What business decision makers can learn from pro-athletes.
  • Why Steve Job’s added unpredictability and complexity to Pixar to ramp up creativity.
  • Why Google goes for 10X goals.
  • The competitive advantage to learning.
  • Why flow has become an indicator of market performance in the game sector.


Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include Bold, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small, Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight and Stealing the Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. You can find him online at www.stevenkotler.com or on Forbes with Far Frontiers blog www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler.

 

Go to www.flowgenomeproject.com to take the Flow assessment and meet Steven’s Flow Genome partner Jamie Wheal.

Contact Dawna Jones through www.FromINsighttoAction.com or Twitter EPDawna_Jones

 

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As the world changes your most in depth technology is your knowledge of peak performance and flow states. Steven Kotler of the Flow Genome Project explains how neuroscience helps you manage flow and peak performance states; applying self-awareness to action, particularly what you can do to manage yourself through the ‘dark side’. We start with reflecting on how on how well business executives have incorporated knowledge of flow states to function in today’s complex business environment and how business can apply this knowledge to make better performance rich environments. 

Learn:

  • How exponential growth in sports informs how you navigate exponential change in the business environment.
  • 3 qualities of a rich environment that catalyze peak performance states.
  • The Navy Seal approach to training the brain to be present and mindful in the moment while overcoming the panic button.
  • What the 1000 year-old sport of surfing and other weather dependent sports teach about flow states.
  • Preconditions that lead to flow along with the triggers.
  • The conditions for recovering from the neuro-chemical cocktail induced by flow.
  • What business decision makers can learn from pro-athletes.
  • Why Steve Job’s added unpredictability and complexity to Pixar to ramp up creativity.
  • Why Google goes for 10X goals.
  • The competitive advantage to learning.
  • Why flow has become an indicator of market performance in the game sector.


Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include Bold, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small, Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight and Stealing the Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. You can find him online at www.stevenkotler.com or on Forbes with Far Frontiers blog www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler.

 

Go to www.flowgenomeproject.com to take the Flow assessment and meet Steven’s Flow Genome partner Jamie Wheal.

Contact Dawna Jones through www.FromINsighttoAction.com or Twitter EPDawna_Jones

 

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Wrestling the Dragon - Moving Through Difficult Experiences with David Drake Wrestling the Dragon - Moving Through Difficult Experiences with David Drake Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:30:00 GMT 29:20 7782d94f05a4c8e650159d78c6dddcad no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com The Role of Narrative and Story in Change, Communication and Contribution full 1 17  Why does narrative and story ignite the power of the human spirit? How do you move through a difficult experience in life or work? Why is letting go of control so difficult?

In times when attempting to control your outer world results in fatigue, overwhelm and exhaustion, attending to your inner world restores initiative and strength. Narrative coach David Drake explains the difference between narrative and story. The conversation in this episode sheds light on:

  • Why does nobody do what I asked them to?
  • What is behind the drive to understand purpose?
  • What are the four fundamental human needs?
  • How can we contribute to each others flourishing as individuals and as an organization?
  • What happens to initiative in an organization where external control suppresses initiative? (and creativity)
  • How does narrative help executives communicate vision? Or strengthen brand?


Narrative coach David Drake is the author of Narrative Coaching: Principles and Practices for Bringing New Stories to Life. His personal mission is ‘to help create and spread new narrative methods that integrate personal and social transformation’. David has worked on narrative coaching, change and leadership initiatives for 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Google, Nike, PwC, Westpac and the Australia and US federal governments. Clients appreciate his systemic and innovative approaches. He is the founder of the field of narrative coaching and the creator of the Narrative Coaching Labs for practitioners and Narrative Design Labs in organizations. David has trained over 10,000 people in 14 countries in his methods. He has started a global community of licensed Narrative Design Partners to bring this work to the world in new ways. 


David is also the architect of integrative development, which brings together adult development and organization development in a unified theory of change. Narrative coaching is an integrative practice that can scale to any size. Dr David Drake founded and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Leadership in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.narrativecoaching.com

 

Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company who saw the music. He now works with individuals and companies to restore coherence to their environments.


Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing transformation insights to companies, their leaders and to individuals seeking to evolve their skills to match the complexities of today. www.frominsighttoaction.com

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 Why does narrative and story ignite the power of the human spirit? How do you move through a difficult experience in life or work? Why is letting go of control so difficult?

In times when attempting to control your outer world results in fatigue, overwhelm and exhaustion, attending to your inner world restores initiative and strength. Narrative coach David Drake explains the difference between narrative and story. The conversation in this episode sheds light on:

  • Why does nobody do what I asked them to?
  • What is behind the drive to understand purpose?
  • What are the four fundamental human needs?
  • How can we contribute to each others flourishing as individuals and as an organization?
  • What happens to initiative in an organization where external control suppresses initiative? (and creativity)
  • How does narrative help executives communicate vision? Or strengthen brand?


Narrative coach David Drake is the author of Narrative Coaching: Principles and Practices for Bringing New Stories to Life. His personal mission is ‘to help create and spread new narrative methods that integrate personal and social transformation’. David has worked on narrative coaching, change and leadership initiatives for 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Google, Nike, PwC, Westpac and the Australia and US federal governments. Clients appreciate his systemic and innovative approaches. He is the founder of the field of narrative coaching and the creator of the Narrative Coaching Labs for practitioners and Narrative Design Labs in organizations. David has trained over 10,000 people in 14 countries in his methods. He has started a global community of licensed Narrative Design Partners to bring this work to the world in new ways. 


David is also the architect of integrative development, which brings together adult development and organization development in a unified theory of change. Narrative coaching is an integrative practice that can scale to any size. Dr David Drake founded and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Leadership in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.narrativecoaching.com

 

Intro music is by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor company who saw the music. He now works with individuals and companies to restore coherence to their environments.


Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in providing transformation insights to companies, their leaders and to individuals seeking to evolve their skills to match the complexities of today. www.frominsighttoaction.com

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Applying Indigenous Wisdom to Leading in Volatile Change with Wade Davis Applying Indigenous Wisdom to Leading in Volatile Change with Wade Davis Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:04:21 GMT 48:50 f7c1ea6579c18581cbc4eadd9a639558 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com How Wayfinding Skills of Indigenous Navigators Inform Leaders Today full 1 16 “The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” -Wade Davis 

Wade Davis is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, writer, photographer, filmmaker and explorer. National Geographic named him as one of the explorers of the Millennium. Described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity”, Wade’s work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia,

Davis holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany from Harvard University. 

In this conversation with Dawna Jones, Wade explains the mind-blowing (Dawna’s words) sophistication of indigenous skills to navigating across open seas without the instruments we rely on today.

Their conversation covers:

  • Perception: Is a mountain a hunk of rock or a deity that directs destiny?
  • Science: Why race is a fiction and how we are all brothers and sisters
  • Empathy: The secret skill to working with different and diverse world views
  • Diversity: A more elegant definition of diversity from an anthropologist viewpoint that HR can use to replace targets and quotas
  • Descartes: How we became separate in our relationship with Nature, the high cost to all life and what we can do about it
  • Psychedelics: The contribution of mind expanding adventures to seeing reality in a different light
  • Culture: How cultural myopia prevents us from seeing and hearing others
  • The Great Hope for what lies ahead
  • The Great Lie Trump sold the middle class
  • What leaders and entrepreneurs can learn from ancient Polynesian Wayfinding skills
  • Why Wayfinding in complex environments is more accurate than navigating from Point A to B


The whole conversation was sparked by Dawna’s read of The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World published in 2009.


Intro music is from www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm. His music generates coherence in listeners.


Your host is Dawna Jones: www.frominsighttoaction.com

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“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit.” -Wade Davis 

Wade Davis is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, writer, photographer, filmmaker and explorer. National Geographic named him as one of the explorers of the Millennium. Described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity”, Wade’s work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia,

Davis holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany from Harvard University. 

In this conversation with Dawna Jones, Wade explains the mind-blowing (Dawna’s words) sophistication of indigenous skills to navigating across open seas without the instruments we rely on today.

Their conversation covers:

  • Perception: Is a mountain a hunk of rock or a deity that directs destiny?
  • Science: Why race is a fiction and how we are all brothers and sisters
  • Empathy: The secret skill to working with different and diverse world views
  • Diversity: A more elegant definition of diversity from an anthropologist viewpoint that HR can use to replace targets and quotas
  • Descartes: How we became separate in our relationship with Nature, the high cost to all life and what we can do about it
  • Psychedelics: The contribution of mind expanding adventures to seeing reality in a different light
  • Culture: How cultural myopia prevents us from seeing and hearing others
  • The Great Hope for what lies ahead
  • The Great Lie Trump sold the middle class
  • What leaders and entrepreneurs can learn from ancient Polynesian Wayfinding skills
  • Why Wayfinding in complex environments is more accurate than navigating from Point A to B


The whole conversation was sparked by Dawna’s read of The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World published in 2009.


Intro music is from www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm. His music generates coherence in listeners.


Your host is Dawna Jones: www.frominsighttoaction.com

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Operationalizing Holacracy with Tom Thomison of encode.org Operationalizing Holacracy with Tom Thomison of encode.org Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:30:18 GMT 37:14 e2b16eb7b45e5e8104b830636865908a no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com full 1 15 The costs of management are a significant factor in the search for better organizational designs and management structures. Holacracy One started in 2007. Ten years later encode.org is following the 500+ companies that have implemented Holacracy to pick up on the legal and people side needed to balance the structural implementation of Holacracy. Tom Thomison, a co-founder of Holacracy One, and Dawna talk about:

  • The value of a distributed authority system,
  • What Holacracy is and is not,
  • The value of embedding an entrepreneurial stance to doing the work,
  • Is profit a purpose or a measure?
  • What does purpose of business mean and how does it replace Mission, Vision and other traditional elements,
  • The pivotal question for moving from a traditional model to a self-managing system,
  • The need to re-envision a world without employees
  • The importance of Like-purpose (not like-minded) diversity.


A seasoned entrepreneur and business builder with more than 30 years of experience, Tom Thomison is a recognized leader in self-organization practices and methods. In 2007, he co-founded HolacracyOne, LLC to further develop and mature Holacracy®, now a gold-standard replacement for conventional management hierarchies. 


Tom is currently a Founding Member and Partner at encode.org, an organization focused on the creation of necessary legal, financial and social structures to further support self-organization and the new world of work. Tom is active as an entrepreneur having been involoved five early stage companies prior to encode.org and he has served as advisor to several startups and remains a Partner and Investor at HolacracyOne, LLC.


In the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast on iTunes Dawna interviewed Anna McGrath on what Holacracy is and its implementation in Zappos.


Dawna Jones is the host for the Insight to Action podcast. Dawna works with companies and leaders to adapt their decision-making and deepen leadership skills to make the bold, creative decisions to evolve and design tomorrow. She's the author of [Business] Decision Making for Dummies, and a monthly blogger for Great Workplace Cultures on the Huffington Post . She’s contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to The Intelligence of the Cosmos by Ervin LaszloSee Mastering the Split in Consciousness www.FromInsightToAction.com

 

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The costs of management are a significant factor in the search for better organizational designs and management structures. Holacracy One started in 2007. Ten years later encode.org is following the 500+ companies that have implemented Holacracy to pick up on the legal and people side needed to balance the structural implementation of Holacracy. Tom Thomison, a co-founder of Holacracy One, and Dawna talk about:

  • The value of a distributed authority system,
  • What Holacracy is and is not,
  • The value of embedding an entrepreneurial stance to doing the work,
  • Is profit a purpose or a measure?
  • What does purpose of business mean and how does it replace Mission, Vision and other traditional elements,
  • The pivotal question for moving from a traditional model to a self-managing system,
  • The need to re-envision a world without employees
  • The importance of Like-purpose (not like-minded) diversity.


A seasoned entrepreneur and business builder with more than 30 years of experience, Tom Thomison is a recognized leader in self-organization practices and methods. In 2007, he co-founded HolacracyOne, LLC to further develop and mature Holacracy®, now a gold-standard replacement for conventional management hierarchies. 


Tom is currently a Founding Member and Partner at encode.org, an organization focused on the creation of necessary legal, financial and social structures to further support self-organization and the new world of work. Tom is active as an entrepreneur having been involoved five early stage companies prior to encode.org and he has served as advisor to several startups and remains a Partner and Investor at HolacracyOne, LLC.


In the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast on iTunes Dawna interviewed Anna McGrath on what Holacracy is and its implementation in Zappos.


Dawna Jones is the host for the Insight to Action podcast. Dawna works with companies and leaders to adapt their decision-making and deepen leadership skills to make the bold, creative decisions to evolve and design tomorrow. She's the author of [Business] Decision Making for Dummies, and a monthly blogger for Great Workplace Cultures on the Huffington Post . She’s contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to The Intelligence of the Cosmos by Ervin LaszloSee Mastering the Split in Consciousness www.FromInsightToAction.com

 

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Innovating in an Entrenched Higher Education System with Stephenie Gloden. Innovating in an Entrenched Higher Education System with Stephenie Gloden. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT 31:16 a83e22f62ed434be1319457a760f263c no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Providing 21st Century Skills to Companies and Entrepreneurs full 1 14 Stephenie Gloden is a passionate person. After reading Doug Kirkpatrick’s book Beyond Empowerment rather than attempt to impose the ideas she worked with her team at the University of Phoenix, Apollo Education Center to ‘own’ the ideas and implications. 


It is not that education systems do not want to deliver skills to equip students with 21st Century skills; it’s that the systemic blocks make it extremely difficult. A high level of vision and tenacity is required. To handle high speed change takes different skills so in this program you’ll hear:

  • How they inserted accountability into interpersonal relationships internally
  • What impact being fully responsible had on learning and growth of leaders
  • What surfaces when you see people as more than their role
  • About Redflint: a partnership between big corporations, the university and an accelerator.
  • About the ecosystem benefits for startups, big corps and entrepreneurs.
  • Why MGM in Los Vegas signed on as a partner.


Stephenie Gloden is the Vice President, Enterprise Resource Management at Apollo Education Group and part of the partnership behind the RedFlint Experience Center, Sparked by University of Phoenix and Arizona State University.

Innovative entrepreneur, intrapreneur and leader, Stephenie promotes a highly engaged culture focused on delivering value-driven service and solutions that meet customer needs. She applies lean startup principles, agile methodologies and self-management practices to driving collaboration in an interdisciplinary context. Fortunately, she’s not afraid to push the envelope – an essential trait in someone having to work around an entrenched systemic holding pattern. Stephenie Gloden is on LinkedIn. To learn more about RedFlint go to: https://www.phoenix.edu/redflint.html


The introductory clip is courtesy of Mark Romero at www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm who has been doing what he loves ever since he left corporate. His music has been proven to restore coherence and well-being to the body.

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Stephenie Gloden is a passionate person. After reading Doug Kirkpatrick’s book Beyond Empowerment rather than attempt to impose the ideas she worked with her team at the University of Phoenix, Apollo Education Center to ‘own’ the ideas and implications. 


It is not that education systems do not want to deliver skills to equip students with 21st Century skills; it’s that the systemic blocks make it extremely difficult. A high level of vision and tenacity is required. To handle high speed change takes different skills so in this program you’ll hear:

  • How they inserted accountability into interpersonal relationships internally
  • What impact being fully responsible had on learning and growth of leaders
  • What surfaces when you see people as more than their role
  • About Redflint: a partnership between big corporations, the university and an accelerator.
  • About the ecosystem benefits for startups, big corps and entrepreneurs.
  • Why MGM in Los Vegas signed on as a partner.


Stephenie Gloden is the Vice President, Enterprise Resource Management at Apollo Education Group and part of the partnership behind the RedFlint Experience Center, Sparked by University of Phoenix and Arizona State University.

Innovative entrepreneur, intrapreneur and leader, Stephenie promotes a highly engaged culture focused on delivering value-driven service and solutions that meet customer needs. She applies lean startup principles, agile methodologies and self-management practices to driving collaboration in an interdisciplinary context. Fortunately, she’s not afraid to push the envelope – an essential trait in someone having to work around an entrenched systemic holding pattern. Stephenie Gloden is on LinkedIn. To learn more about RedFlint go to: https://www.phoenix.edu/redflint.html


The introductory clip is courtesy of Mark Romero at www.markromeromusic.com Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm who has been doing what he loves ever since he left corporate. His music has been proven to restore coherence and well-being to the body.

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Accelerating Performance in Complexity with Colin Price Accelerating Performance in Complexity with Colin Price Sat, 04 Feb 2017 22:07:55 GMT 53:42 147d19880b878764a7448362fda7dcb0 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Working with Complexity, Culture and Leadership full 1 13 Colin Price is the executive vice president and global managing partner at Heidrick & Struggles, a pioneer in the fields of executive search, culture shaping and leadership consulting. Prior to that he served as chairman of Co Company, an organizational development consulting firm. Previously he led the worldwide organization practice at McKinsey & Co. for many years.


Colin has consulted with many of the world’s largest organizations and published on important business challenges of organization health and performance for 25 years. His focus is on developing organizations that can align, execute, and renew better and quicker than competitors. His body of work around building organizational health, purpose, culture, leadership, and capabilities has defined this arena of study and practice.

In this conversation with Dawna he talks about:

  • The shift from linear thinking to working with complexity,
  • How recent political events like Brexit and the election of Trump can be understood by recognizing increased complexity,
  • Why complexity cannot be oversimplified,
  • Why middle managers are resistant to change,
  • Why high performing companies have a reduced management layer and what that means to organizational leaders explaining that to the managers affected by cost reduction realities,
  • Why accelerating doesn’t mean doing the same things but faster,
  • How complacency is created and what to do about it,
  • What top performing leaders do better,
  • The role of humility,
  • 3 things companies can do to keep pace.


Colin has published widely, and is author and co-author of seven books, including Accelerating Performance: How Organizations can Mobilize, Execute, Transform, with Agility. He has presented at many prestigious conferences, including The World Economic Forum and the Harvard Roundtable series around the need to integrate thinking on organizational performance and health so that corporations can create an aligned, high-performance system.

 

Intro music intro is from Mark Romero Music from a track called Alignment. Mark is a former CEO of a semi-conductor company who returned to his passion of music. His music restores health and coherence to the human body. See more at www.MarkRomeroMusic.com 

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Colin Price is the executive vice president and global managing partner at Heidrick & Struggles, a pioneer in the fields of executive search, culture shaping and leadership consulting. Prior to that he served as chairman of Co Company, an organizational development consulting firm. Previously he led the worldwide organization practice at McKinsey & Co. for many years.


Colin has consulted with many of the world’s largest organizations and published on important business challenges of organization health and performance for 25 years. His focus is on developing organizations that can align, execute, and renew better and quicker than competitors. His body of work around building organizational health, purpose, culture, leadership, and capabilities has defined this arena of study and practice.

In this conversation with Dawna he talks about:

  • The shift from linear thinking to working with complexity,
  • How recent political events like Brexit and the election of Trump can be understood by recognizing increased complexity,
  • Why complexity cannot be oversimplified,
  • Why middle managers are resistant to change,
  • Why high performing companies have a reduced management layer and what that means to organizational leaders explaining that to the managers affected by cost reduction realities,
  • Why accelerating doesn’t mean doing the same things but faster,
  • How complacency is created and what to do about it,
  • What top performing leaders do better,
  • The role of humility,
  • 3 things companies can do to keep pace.


Colin has published widely, and is author and co-author of seven books, including Accelerating Performance: How Organizations can Mobilize, Execute, Transform, with Agility. He has presented at many prestigious conferences, including The World Economic Forum and the Harvard Roundtable series around the need to integrate thinking on organizational performance and health so that corporations can create an aligned, high-performance system.

 

Intro music intro is from Mark Romero Music from a track called Alignment. Mark is a former CEO of a semi-conductor company who returned to his passion of music. His music restores health and coherence to the human body. See more at www.MarkRomeroMusic.com 

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Advanced Intuitive Skills for Conscious Leaders w Dr. Lesley Phillips Advanced Intuitive Skills for Conscious Leaders w Dr. Lesley Phillips Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT 32:07 7153588d92d555f29f4efc3b5b6865ce no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Navigating Exponential Change by Managing Your Energy full 1 12 Dr. Lesley Philips was an environmental microbiologist who searched bio-diverse regions of the planet for natural product medicines. Then she went into business development making deals between life science companies. Today she mentors conscious leaders to help them transform themselves and their businesses. Her work reconnects decision makers to their advanced skills invaluable for navigating everything from personal crisis to chaos.


In this episode of Insight to Action you’ll hear us talk about:

  1. What is intuition?
  2. What are the primary advanced intuitive capacities that executives can tap into and their application?
  3. How Lesley went from a scientist to mentor teaching energy management skills to executives. From leading a dual identity to being true to herself.
  4. A tool for grounding your energy so that you can manage your business more effectively.
  5. How to let go of limits.
  6. Why these advanced skills will help you learn who you are – why you are here to live your personal purpose by taking your unique position in business and human evolution of consciousness.

In addition to talking you through a grounding exercise she mentions a centering exercise. http://drlesleyphillips.com/insight-to-action-gift/


You can learn more about Dr. Lesley Phillips work at www.drlesleyphillips.com

Dr. Lesley Phillips is a spiritual teacher, who wants to help you access your intuition. Your spiritual journey involves personal growth and deep transformation. She can help you transcend your limits and let go of what keeps you from your purpose.

Dr. Lesley has offered intuitive sessions since 1996 and has taught meditation and intuition development since 2003. Over the years she has provided spiritual guidance and mentoring to thousands of people and many corporations.

She is the author of a spiritual novel, called “The Midas Tree.” Plus 3 non-fiction books on spirituality and a card deck that opens the intuition and creativity. She is at happiest when being of service, whether at a speaking engagement, teaching a class, giving a healing or mentoring her students.

Her credentials include:-

  • Sc. in Biological Sciences (John Moore’s University, Liverpool UK).
  • D. in Environmental Microbiology/Natural Product Discovery (Warwick University UK).
  • Ordination in Spiritual Counselling (C.D.M. Spiritual Teaching Center, Everett, WA, USA)
  • Certified Spiritual Teacher (C.D.M. Spiritual Teaching Center, Everett, WA, USA)

 

The intro music comes from Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.com

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Dr. Lesley Philips was an environmental microbiologist who searched bio-diverse regions of the planet for natural product medicines. Then she went into business development making deals between life science companies. Today she mentors conscious leaders to help them transform themselves and their businesses. Her work reconnects decision makers to their advanced skills invaluable for navigating everything from personal crisis to chaos.


In this episode of Insight to Action you’ll hear us talk about:

  1. What is intuition?
  2. What are the primary advanced intuitive capacities that executives can tap into and their application?
  3. How Lesley went from a scientist to mentor teaching energy management skills to executives. From leading a dual identity to being true to herself.
  4. A tool for grounding your energy so that you can manage your business more effectively.
  5. How to let go of limits.
  6. Why these advanced skills will help you learn who you are – why you are here to live your personal purpose by taking your unique position in business and human evolution of consciousness.

In addition to talking you through a grounding exercise she mentions a centering exercise. http://drlesleyphillips.com/insight-to-action-gift/


You can learn more about Dr. Lesley Phillips work at www.drlesleyphillips.com

Dr. Lesley Phillips is a spiritual teacher, who wants to help you access your intuition. Your spiritual journey involves personal growth and deep transformation. She can help you transcend your limits and let go of what keeps you from your purpose.

Dr. Lesley has offered intuitive sessions since 1996 and has taught meditation and intuition development since 2003. Over the years she has provided spiritual guidance and mentoring to thousands of people and many corporations.

She is the author of a spiritual novel, called “The Midas Tree.” Plus 3 non-fiction books on spirituality and a card deck that opens the intuition and creativity. She is at happiest when being of service, whether at a speaking engagement, teaching a class, giving a healing or mentoring her students.

Her credentials include:-

  • Sc. in Biological Sciences (John Moore’s University, Liverpool UK).
  • D. in Environmental Microbiology/Natural Product Discovery (Warwick University UK).
  • Ordination in Spiritual Counselling (C.D.M. Spiritual Teaching Center, Everett, WA, USA)
  • Certified Spiritual Teacher (C.D.M. Spiritual Teaching Center, Everett, WA, USA)

 

The intro music comes from Mark Romero of MarkRomeroMusic.com

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Crowdsourced Forecasting Platforms for Decision Making with Karl Mattingly Crowdsourced Forecasting Platforms for Decision Making with Karl Mattingly Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:01:34 GMT 33:21 c3bd6db18daf32f32975e55e5bbbc204 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Applying Collective Intelligence to Complex Decisions-New Tools full 1 11 Karl Mattingly is the CEO of Dysrupt Labs (Slow Voice), the umbrella company and home of Almanis, Percypt, Pyfina & Sugihara launching cutting edge tools for forecasting. Forecasting the future is difficult in unpredictable times so give strategists and decision makers the edge, Karl has launched Percypt, to offer the world’s first platform for applying collective intelligence to inform strategy and decisions. Collective intelligence can mitigate bias in groups as well.

You’ll hear us talk about:

  • Prediction market platforms
  • The validity of polls and surveys for forecasting
  • Applications of crowdsourced forecasts for financial performance, creditworthiness and management quality.
  • Collective intelligence and governance
  • The advantages and disadvantages of incentives and the variety of tools for testing the pulse of customers, employees, markets
  • Collective intelligence platforms as a tool for reducing cycle time identifying issues and responding to change
  • What collective intelligence tools will tell you your employees might not.

Karl’s TED talk on Wisdom of Crowds

 

Host Dawna Jones specializes in decision-making for complexity and transforming situations. EPDawna_Jones

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Karl Mattingly is the CEO of Dysrupt Labs (Slow Voice), the umbrella company and home of Almanis, Percypt, Pyfina & Sugihara launching cutting edge tools for forecasting. Forecasting the future is difficult in unpredictable times so give strategists and decision makers the edge, Karl has launched Percypt, to offer the world’s first platform for applying collective intelligence to inform strategy and decisions. Collective intelligence can mitigate bias in groups as well.

You’ll hear us talk about:

  • Prediction market platforms
  • The validity of polls and surveys for forecasting
  • Applications of crowdsourced forecasts for financial performance, creditworthiness and management quality.
  • Collective intelligence and governance
  • The advantages and disadvantages of incentives and the variety of tools for testing the pulse of customers, employees, markets
  • Collective intelligence platforms as a tool for reducing cycle time identifying issues and responding to change
  • What collective intelligence tools will tell you your employees might not.

Karl’s TED talk on Wisdom of Crowds

 

Host Dawna Jones specializes in decision-making for complexity and transforming situations. EPDawna_Jones

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How to Avoid Distorting Your Business Strategy with Patricia Lustig How to Avoid Distorting Your Business Strategy with Patricia Lustig Sat, 17 Dec 2016 01:07:40 GMT 31:19 b5774f0eefae3ab06e8952cade1fdfaf no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Developing Your Foresight Muscles full 1 10 Once or twice a year companies reach into their tool kit and pull out strategy, then hope that it will hold for the whole year. The volatility of the global environment makes the idea of extrapolation, predicting the future based on the past, dangerously delusional. What do you do instead? Patricia Lustig, author of Strategic Foresight, explains how to move from using one future to using a range of possible futures.

She also describes:

  • How to develop your foresight muscles,
  • How to scan emerging futures on a regular basis,
  • What happens when you combine emerging trends together,
  • What went wrong with the emergency response plan at the nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi and what other companies with emergency response plans can learn,
  • How to work with the unthinkable,
  • Why using foresight strategically gives you the side benefit of seeing patterns so critical for workplace health and decision making accuracy.


Most people underestimate the amount and speed of change leaving all companies vulnerable to be caught unprepared. Included in our conversation is mention of a book written by John Petersen called Out of the Blue. You’ll hear other resources mentioned in the interview as well along with Patricia’s book Strategic Foresight. Her website is www.http://lasa-insight.com/ and the non-profit site she mentions is www.unlockingforesight.org.


Patricia Lustig is an internationally recognized practitioner in strategic foresight and strategy development, future thinking and innovation. She has held senior positions at major blue-chip companies such as BP, Motorola and Logica and is a Fellow of the RSA. She is currently setting up the Unlocking Foresight Know How C.I.C. Patricia’s most recent book, Strategic Foresight: Learning from the Future is published by Triarchy Press.


Intro music is by MarkRomero Music.com


Host Dawna Jones can be found on www.frominsighttoaction.com

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Once or twice a year companies reach into their tool kit and pull out strategy, then hope that it will hold for the whole year. The volatility of the global environment makes the idea of extrapolation, predicting the future based on the past, dangerously delusional. What do you do instead? Patricia Lustig, author of Strategic Foresight, explains how to move from using one future to using a range of possible futures.

She also describes:

  • How to develop your foresight muscles,
  • How to scan emerging futures on a regular basis,
  • What happens when you combine emerging trends together,
  • What went wrong with the emergency response plan at the nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi and what other companies with emergency response plans can learn,
  • How to work with the unthinkable,
  • Why using foresight strategically gives you the side benefit of seeing patterns so critical for workplace health and decision making accuracy.


Most people underestimate the amount and speed of change leaving all companies vulnerable to be caught unprepared. Included in our conversation is mention of a book written by John Petersen called Out of the Blue. You’ll hear other resources mentioned in the interview as well along with Patricia’s book Strategic Foresight. Her website is www.http://lasa-insight.com/ and the non-profit site she mentions is www.unlockingforesight.org.


Patricia Lustig is an internationally recognized practitioner in strategic foresight and strategy development, future thinking and innovation. She has held senior positions at major blue-chip companies such as BP, Motorola and Logica and is a Fellow of the RSA. She is currently setting up the Unlocking Foresight Know How C.I.C. Patricia’s most recent book, Strategic Foresight: Learning from the Future is published by Triarchy Press.


Intro music is by MarkRomero Music.com


Host Dawna Jones can be found on www.frominsighttoaction.com

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<![CDATA[Toward a New Business Leadership Consciousness With Chris & Ervin Laszlo]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:17:10 GMT 44:14 1092bd7975b6fe6f7085d96db160159c no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Co-creating Benefit to Humanity and All Life full 1 9 In a unique conversation, Dr. Chris Laszlo, Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit joins his father, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, who is internationally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. In this interview we talk about the conversation that took place in Lucca, Italy in the summer of 2016.


The New Paradigm Leadership Retreat and Summit, held in Bagni di Lucca, Italy, on July 12 – 15, 2016, brought together over 40 scholars and practitioners from four domains: (1) the physical and biological sciences, (2) consciousness research, (3) medicine and well-being, and (4) business and management. Chris Laszlo,

The goal was to learn how to create a world that works for 100 percent of humanity and all life on earth, now and for future generations. Questions asked included: What is reality? What is consciousness and why is it the highest leverage point for human survival? What lies at the core of health and wellbeing? How can we strengthen our collective capacity to transform business into an agent of world benefit, one whose purpose is creating prosperity and flourishing for all life on earth!


In this conversation you’ll hear:

  • What if business switched from ‘self-serving’ to higher service?
  • About the shift toward a unified consciousness where we are more coherent in our interactions with each other and Nature
  • Why “consciousness is the determining factor of how you see the world, of who you are, what the world is, and what we can do in the world” as Dr. Laszlo frames it.
  • Rethinking what the bottom line really is.
  • Why higher consciousness is the highest leverage point for transformational leadership in business.
  • What is different?: Moving beyond a strategist perspective to view the macro, meso and micro foundations of leadership
  • Crossing the ontological divide. (the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence or reality.)


You’ll also hear the terms NDE (near death experiences) and OBE (out of body experiences) when we talk about the quantum field.

Ervin Laszlo, Doctorat d’Etat Sorbonne (1970) is Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (Italy), Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. He is the recipient of the Goi Peace Prize (2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), the Ethics Prize of Milano (2014) and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. Laszlo has Honorary PhD’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary and is the author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into twenty-four languages. He lives in Tuscany. Ervin Laszlo’s most recent book, What is Reality? Is now on Amazon


His son, Professor Chris Laszlo, provides advisory services to senior leaders in some of the world’s largest companies on sustainability for competitive advantage. He is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and has taught at INSEAD, CEDEP, Darden, Cornell, and many other leading business schools. He was an executive at Lafarge, a world leader in building materials. Prior to that he spent five years with Deloitte consulting.


Chris is the co-author of Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business (2014) Stanford Business Press, Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage (2011), Greenleaf Publishing and Stanford University Press, and Sustainable Value: How the World’s Leading Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good (2008), Greenleaf Publishing and Stanford University Press, and The Sustainable Company (2003, paperback 2005), Island Press.  


Intro music is graciously provided by Mark Romero Music.com

Host Dawna Jones specializes in insights for decision-making transformation and leadership. #author #facilitator, #speaker

 

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In a unique conversation, Dr. Chris Laszlo, Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit joins his father, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, who is internationally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. In this interview we talk about the conversation that took place in Lucca, Italy in the summer of 2016.


The New Paradigm Leadership Retreat and Summit, held in Bagni di Lucca, Italy, on July 12 – 15, 2016, brought together over 40 scholars and practitioners from four domains: (1) the physical and biological sciences, (2) consciousness research, (3) medicine and well-being, and (4) business and management. Chris Laszlo,

The goal was to learn how to create a world that works for 100 percent of humanity and all life on earth, now and for future generations. Questions asked included: What is reality? What is consciousness and why is it the highest leverage point for human survival? What lies at the core of health and wellbeing? How can we strengthen our collective capacity to transform business into an agent of world benefit, one whose purpose is creating prosperity and flourishing for all life on earth!


In this conversation you’ll hear:

  • What if business switched from ‘self-serving’ to higher service?
  • About the shift toward a unified consciousness where we are more coherent in our interactions with each other and Nature
  • Why “consciousness is the determining factor of how you see the world, of who you are, what the world is, and what we can do in the world” as Dr. Laszlo frames it.
  • Rethinking what the bottom line really is.
  • Why higher consciousness is the highest leverage point for transformational leadership in business.
  • What is different?: Moving beyond a strategist perspective to view the macro, meso and micro foundations of leadership
  • Crossing the ontological divide. (the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence or reality.)


You’ll also hear the terms NDE (near death experiences) and OBE (out of body experiences) when we talk about the quantum field.

Ervin Laszlo, Doctorat d’Etat Sorbonne (1970) is Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (Italy), Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. He is the recipient of the Goi Peace Prize (2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), the Ethics Prize of Milano (2014) and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. Laszlo has Honorary PhD’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary and is the author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into twenty-four languages. He lives in Tuscany. Ervin Laszlo’s most recent book, What is Reality? Is now on Amazon


His son, Professor Chris Laszlo, provides advisory services to senior leaders in some of the world’s largest companies on sustainability for competitive advantage. He is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and has taught at INSEAD, CEDEP, Darden, Cornell, and many other leading business schools. He was an executive at Lafarge, a world leader in building materials. Prior to that he spent five years with Deloitte consulting.


Chris is the co-author of Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business (2014) Stanford Business Press, Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage (2011), Greenleaf Publishing and Stanford University Press, and Sustainable Value: How the World’s Leading Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good (2008), Greenleaf Publishing and Stanford University Press, and The Sustainable Company (2003, paperback 2005), Island Press.  


Intro music is graciously provided by Mark Romero Music.com

Host Dawna Jones specializes in insights for decision-making transformation and leadership. #author #facilitator, #speaker

 

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Vistaprint Learns from Menlo; Steve Denning on the Learning Consortium Vistaprint Learns from Menlo; Steve Denning on the Learning Consortium Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:47:32 GMT 31:18 2c964a153bc551cefb4ab369f59fa581 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Peer to Peer Learning full 1 8 In Episode 8, you met Rich Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc. and CEO of Menlo Innovations which is well known for it's great workplace. Agile Enterprise coach David Grabel and the HR Director for Vistaprint also met Rich at the Agile for Executives Forum. Several site visits later and a visit from Rich, and Vistaprint was on it's way to transformation. In this episode you'll hear David explain what they've learned and how they've moved forward. 


Also:

Why self management and self organization aren't synonymous.

In the conversation David mentions Doug Kirkpatrick. I interviewed Doug from MorningStar on my other podcast. You'll find the program on the Evolutionary Provocateur on iTunes. Tomatoes and Self-Management

Then I talk to Steve Denning, founder and facilitator (and Forbes Contributor) for the Learning Consortium, a peer to peer learning community engaging in site visits. You'll hear the 2016 report results and a reflection on the Drucker Forum recently held in Vienna, Austria. 

Steve talks about the threads that tie all these companies together. Why Spotify can learn from Riot Games and why logistics company CH Robinson also learned from Riot Games. 

Learn why bosses still exist in big companies and what makes them different from the traditional command and control role. You can find out more information on the Learning Consortium report from www.sdlearningconsortium.org 


Intro music is graciously provided by Mark Romero Music. Host Dawna Jones is a speaker, author and transformational guide for companies and people seeking to flow with change. #decisionmaking #leadership

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In Episode 8, you met Rich Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc. and CEO of Menlo Innovations which is well known for it's great workplace. Agile Enterprise coach David Grabel and the HR Director for Vistaprint also met Rich at the Agile for Executives Forum. Several site visits later and a visit from Rich, and Vistaprint was on it's way to transformation. In this episode you'll hear David explain what they've learned and how they've moved forward. 


Also:

Why self management and self organization aren't synonymous.

In the conversation David mentions Doug Kirkpatrick. I interviewed Doug from MorningStar on my other podcast. You'll find the program on the Evolutionary Provocateur on iTunes. Tomatoes and Self-Management

Then I talk to Steve Denning, founder and facilitator (and Forbes Contributor) for the Learning Consortium, a peer to peer learning community engaging in site visits. You'll hear the 2016 report results and a reflection on the Drucker Forum recently held in Vienna, Austria. 

Steve talks about the threads that tie all these companies together. Why Spotify can learn from Riot Games and why logistics company CH Robinson also learned from Riot Games. 

Learn why bosses still exist in big companies and what makes them different from the traditional command and control role. You can find out more information on the Learning Consortium report from www.sdlearningconsortium.org 


Intro music is graciously provided by Mark Romero Music. Host Dawna Jones is a speaker, author and transformational guide for companies and people seeking to flow with change. #decisionmaking #leadership

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The Business Value of Joy with Rich Sheridan The Business Value of Joy with Rich Sheridan Sat, 26 Nov 2016 01:27:13 GMT 38:59 7a2ccc2ad75648ce6456337351e3d7db no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations full 1 7 Rich Sheridan hated work. He was one of those guys who took the long way to work, found a way to beam out during the day and was one of the top recognized performers. Seventeen years ago he realized he couldn’t keep working that way so along with a few partners he founded Menlo Innovations and created the workplace he wanted to work at. Today, as companies realize their workplace culture is a strategic advantage to business, companies come to Menlo to find out how to do what Menlo does every day of the week.

Menlo Innovations designs and builds custom software. That sounds pretty ordinary until you hear their purpose.

“Our mission as an organization is to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology.”TM


In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to create an intentionally joyful culture.
  • The difference between joy and happiness and why joy includes conflict and diverse views.
  • Why having absolute clarity on who you serve as a company is critical.
  • What he had to learn and unlearn as a leader.
  • The difference between an intrinsic and extrinsic reward system.
  • Why high paid team members become bitter.
  • Why he has the title: Chief Storyteller
  • Tips for creating an intentionally joyful culture.
  • Why the Menlo Ways isn’t the Toyota Way and why you need to find your own way.
  • An invitation from Rich to visit Menlo and learn.


June 2001, Rich Sheridan and three others took lessons learned from experimenting with creating joy and applied them to Menlo Innovations, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. That was fifteen years ago. Today Rich is the CEO and Chief Storyteller of Menlo. Menlo has won the Alfred Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for eight straight years. The author of Joy, Inc. Rich mentors entrepreneurs and companies bold enough to embark on creating a customer-centric workplace. For more information go to: http://menloinnovations.com/


Intro music by Mark Romero Music.

Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in the advanced decision-making skills that power innovative leadership.

 

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Rich Sheridan hated work. He was one of those guys who took the long way to work, found a way to beam out during the day and was one of the top recognized performers. Seventeen years ago he realized he couldn’t keep working that way so along with a few partners he founded Menlo Innovations and created the workplace he wanted to work at. Today, as companies realize their workplace culture is a strategic advantage to business, companies come to Menlo to find out how to do what Menlo does every day of the week.

Menlo Innovations designs and builds custom software. That sounds pretty ordinary until you hear their purpose.

“Our mission as an organization is to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology.”TM


In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to create an intentionally joyful culture.
  • The difference between joy and happiness and why joy includes conflict and diverse views.
  • Why having absolute clarity on who you serve as a company is critical.
  • What he had to learn and unlearn as a leader.
  • The difference between an intrinsic and extrinsic reward system.
  • Why high paid team members become bitter.
  • Why he has the title: Chief Storyteller
  • Tips for creating an intentionally joyful culture.
  • Why the Menlo Ways isn’t the Toyota Way and why you need to find your own way.
  • An invitation from Rich to visit Menlo and learn.


June 2001, Rich Sheridan and three others took lessons learned from experimenting with creating joy and applied them to Menlo Innovations, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. That was fifteen years ago. Today Rich is the CEO and Chief Storyteller of Menlo. Menlo has won the Alfred Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for eight straight years. The author of Joy, Inc. Rich mentors entrepreneurs and companies bold enough to embark on creating a customer-centric workplace. For more information go to: http://menloinnovations.com/


Intro music by Mark Romero Music.

Podcast host Dawna Jones specializes in the advanced decision-making skills that power innovative leadership.

 

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Neurodiversity on Teams with CEO Carol Simpson Neurodiversity on Teams with CEO Carol Simpson Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:02:46 GMT 31:10 68763a45831c896c0366614ce8f01dbe no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com How Adding Autistic Spectrum Employees Improves Performance full 1 6 You hear a lot about autism today. Seen through a pathological lens, autism is a brain disorder. Seen as a specialized form of intelligence, it is a huge pool of untapped talent for companies seeking talent particularly in the IT sector. SAP, Microsoft have launched programs to fill all kinds of roles including software testing, data analysis, quality assurance to IT project management, graphic design, finance administration and human resources. Most of Silicon Valley is on the autistic spectrum. Neuro-diversity adds to the workplace extraordinary ability in pattern recognition, attention to detail, sequencing and logic and, by adding training and support, the required social and communication skills.But you don’t have to be a big company to benefit from this pool of intelligence.


In this episode Carol Simpson, CEO of Focus Professional Services explains why adding neuro-diversity makes your workplace better in terms of communication and productivity outcomes while being socially responsible . Focus provides software testing and data quality services to organizations in the Vancouver, Canada area.

The solution that Carol’s company offers is one that recognizes the unique advantage of neuro-specialized intelligence. Carol’s company hires and trains people on the autistic spectrum, provides training, and then delivers software development services to companies ready to up their performance through adding diversity.

You’ll hear:

  • A story of one person on the spectrum who’d been ‘failed’ by many workplaces, who finally found one where he was accepted and could contribute (after training).
  • Why communication in the workplace dramatically improves thanks to the presence of neuro-specialized individuals on the team who don’t need social approval.
  • The personal reason why Carol started Focus Point Pro and what she’s learned from her sons.
  • How neuro-specialized individuals benefit client outcomes plus how a sense of contribution and belonging benefits the social and resilience skills of Focus employees.
  • How Carol finds overlooked talent.
  • About the adjustments team members make to fit into the workplace and what clients learn through the process of adding neuro-specialized individuals to their teams
  • How Carol deals with unconscious bias, fear of diversity/difference when marketing
  • Tips for employers who claim they can’t find talent?
  • Tips for neuro-specialized individuals who have experienced discrimination or abuse in the workplace by insensitive management or co-workers?
  • A personal story about a high school teacher’s advice to her autistic son and what happened afterward.


To find out more about Carol Simpson’s company go to her website and watch the video featuring staff and clients): http://focusps.ca 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/focusprofessionalservices/ 

Twitter @focus_ps

Connect to Focus on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/6399887


Intro music provided by Mark Romero Music.

Host Dawna Jones provides insights to decision-makers ready to take bold steps forward.

 

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You hear a lot about autism today. Seen through a pathological lens, autism is a brain disorder. Seen as a specialized form of intelligence, it is a huge pool of untapped talent for companies seeking talent particularly in the IT sector. SAP, Microsoft have launched programs to fill all kinds of roles including software testing, data analysis, quality assurance to IT project management, graphic design, finance administration and human resources. Most of Silicon Valley is on the autistic spectrum. Neuro-diversity adds to the workplace extraordinary ability in pattern recognition, attention to detail, sequencing and logic and, by adding training and support, the required social and communication skills.But you don’t have to be a big company to benefit from this pool of intelligence.


In this episode Carol Simpson, CEO of Focus Professional Services explains why adding neuro-diversity makes your workplace better in terms of communication and productivity outcomes while being socially responsible . Focus provides software testing and data quality services to organizations in the Vancouver, Canada area.

The solution that Carol’s company offers is one that recognizes the unique advantage of neuro-specialized intelligence. Carol’s company hires and trains people on the autistic spectrum, provides training, and then delivers software development services to companies ready to up their performance through adding diversity.

You’ll hear:

  • A story of one person on the spectrum who’d been ‘failed’ by many workplaces, who finally found one where he was accepted and could contribute (after training).
  • Why communication in the workplace dramatically improves thanks to the presence of neuro-specialized individuals on the team who don’t need social approval.
  • The personal reason why Carol started Focus Point Pro and what she’s learned from her sons.
  • How neuro-specialized individuals benefit client outcomes plus how a sense of contribution and belonging benefits the social and resilience skills of Focus employees.
  • How Carol finds overlooked talent.
  • About the adjustments team members make to fit into the workplace and what clients learn through the process of adding neuro-specialized individuals to their teams
  • How Carol deals with unconscious bias, fear of diversity/difference when marketing
  • Tips for employers who claim they can’t find talent?
  • Tips for neuro-specialized individuals who have experienced discrimination or abuse in the workplace by insensitive management or co-workers?
  • A personal story about a high school teacher’s advice to her autistic son and what happened afterward.


To find out more about Carol Simpson’s company go to her website and watch the video featuring staff and clients): http://focusps.ca 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/focusprofessionalservices/ 

Twitter @focus_ps

Connect to Focus on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/6399887


Intro music provided by Mark Romero Music.

Host Dawna Jones provides insights to decision-makers ready to take bold steps forward.

 

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Creating Freedom to Contribute with Matt Perez Creating Freedom to Contribute with Matt Perez Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:23:00 GMT 42:27 cb72591966a2eb51236d04f7f7da04b2 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com full 1 5 Nearsoft is a software development company with a distinct advantage in attracting and retaining talented developers. In 2007 it all started with 8 staff that is now 240 and growing world-wide. Co-founder Matt Perez is viewed as a pioneer in workplace innovation by my colleague Doug Kirkpatrick and in this interview you'll find out why. 

We talk about:

  • How the company began - the inspiration for starting up as a self-managed company
  • How staff initiated leadership teams function as a dynamic hierarchy
  • The role of transparency in replacing assumptions with real information and in reinforcing fairness
  • Why there's more structure in self-managed companies than where power is centralized
  • The inspiration and benefits to a healthy workplace environment
  • The connection between playfulness and creativity
  • How to scale freedom to contribute
  • How decisions are made in an intentional and structured way

Matt credits the role of Ricardo Semler's book The 7-day Work Week and mentions participation in WorldBlu for freedom-centric companies. At the end, uou'll receive an offer you can't refuse from Matt who is committed and serious about helping other companies both make the transition to workplaces that work for people (including clients). Learn more at www.nearsoft.com 


Much thanks to Doug Kirkpatrick for continuing to steer me to companies leading the way in future workplace design happening today. 


Intro music is provided by Mark Romero Music.

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Nearsoft is a software development company with a distinct advantage in attracting and retaining talented developers. In 2007 it all started with 8 staff that is now 240 and growing world-wide. Co-founder Matt Perez is viewed as a pioneer in workplace innovation by my colleague Doug Kirkpatrick and in this interview you'll find out why. 

We talk about:

  • How the company began - the inspiration for starting up as a self-managed company
  • How staff initiated leadership teams function as a dynamic hierarchy
  • The role of transparency in replacing assumptions with real information and in reinforcing fairness
  • Why there's more structure in self-managed companies than where power is centralized
  • The inspiration and benefits to a healthy workplace environment
  • The connection between playfulness and creativity
  • How to scale freedom to contribute
  • How decisions are made in an intentional and structured way

Matt credits the role of Ricardo Semler's book The 7-day Work Week and mentions participation in WorldBlu for freedom-centric companies. At the end, uou'll receive an offer you can't refuse from Matt who is committed and serious about helping other companies both make the transition to workplaces that work for people (including clients). Learn more at www.nearsoft.com 


Much thanks to Doug Kirkpatrick for continuing to steer me to companies leading the way in future workplace design happening today. 


Intro music is provided by Mark Romero Music.

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Why Do Companies That Mimic Life Perform Better Financially? with Jay Bragdon Why Do Companies That Mimic Life Perform Better Financially? with Jay Bragdon Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:51:40 GMT 47:47 df30cc3a1cd48c0e78cbde2a6dda1fef no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Treating Companies as Complex Communities full 1 4 Companies that mimic life are an emerging genre that operate on radically different principles than traditionally managed companies. The leading exemplars share four distinctive advantages over traditionally managed firms.

They are:

  1. More adaptive
  2. More profitable,
  3. More sustainable,
  4. Longer lived.

As clear profit leaders in their global industries, all receive top grades for sustainability and ethical leadership from independent resources. In addition, their average and median ages exceed a century. What is it that these companies do differently? None are tech firms. The research index Joseph Bragdon assembled in 1996 includes companies that are in sectors known for being eco-and social risk laden.


In this episode, we talk about what Jay's research reveals about companies that see themselves as part of the living system that supports all life on the planet and why these companies lead a return to better business. For more information see www.lampindex.com For the book head over to Amazon. Companies That Mimic Life: Leaders of the Emerging Corporate Renaissance.


Intro music is courtesy of Mark Romero: www.markromeromusic.com Track is called Alignment. Mark's music has been verified by a physicist to restore balance and harmony (coherence) to your physical state. 

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Companies that mimic life are an emerging genre that operate on radically different principles than traditionally managed companies. The leading exemplars share four distinctive advantages over traditionally managed firms.

They are:

  1. More adaptive
  2. More profitable,
  3. More sustainable,
  4. Longer lived.

As clear profit leaders in their global industries, all receive top grades for sustainability and ethical leadership from independent resources. In addition, their average and median ages exceed a century. What is it that these companies do differently? None are tech firms. The research index Joseph Bragdon assembled in 1996 includes companies that are in sectors known for being eco-and social risk laden.


In this episode, we talk about what Jay's research reveals about companies that see themselves as part of the living system that supports all life on the planet and why these companies lead a return to better business. For more information see www.lampindex.com For the book head over to Amazon. Companies That Mimic Life: Leaders of the Emerging Corporate Renaissance.


Intro music is courtesy of Mark Romero: www.markromeromusic.com Track is called Alignment. Mark's music has been verified by a physicist to restore balance and harmony (coherence) to your physical state. 

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How Disruptive Will Blockchain Be to Financial Services? Michael Mainelli How Disruptive Will Blockchain Be to Financial Services? Michael Mainelli Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:42:10 GMT 36:21 ff2bc7fe6cb42759bd08118a5270057b no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com The Advantages of Mutual Distributed Ledgers full 1 3 When you swipe your card at your local coffee shop it takes 3-5 business days for the transaction to take place. Will blockchain change that? Blockchain tech refers to mutually distributed ledgers that underpins cryto-currencies like Bitcoin. 

Michael Mainelli started designing shared distributed ledgers 20 years ago . He’s a leading thinker in fintech and Emeritus Professor of Commerce at Gresham College, London. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank established in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. 

In this episode you'll learn:

  • What blockchain is and isn't and what it means to you.
  • How blockchain will impact you and other possible applications. 
  • How disruptive will blockchain tech be and how are financial institutions responding.
  • What applications are emerging out of mutual distributed ledgers.
  • Will blockchain change the transaction fees charged by banks? 
  • What difference will blockchain make to the 2.5 million people who don't have official identity?
  • How blockchain tech can be a force for good. 


BLOCKCHAIN DEFINED A mutual distributed ledger – more simply referred to as a blockchain is a computer data structure with the following capabilities: n Mutual – blockchains are shared across organizations, owned equally by all and dominated by no-one; n Distributed – blockchains are inherently multi-locational data structures and any user can keep his or her own copy, thus providing resilience and robustness; n Ledger – blockchains are immutable, once a transaction is written it cannot be erased and, along with multiple copies, this means that the ledger’s integrity can easily be proven. Another way to think of blockchains is as permanent time-stamping engines for computer records. Timestamps can be used to prove that data elements were entered at or before a certain time and have not been altered. - M. Mainelli from www.longfinance.net 

To learn more about the movement toward long term economics go to www.longfinance.net

Host Dawna Jones also interviewed Bernard Lietaer on complementary currencies as a way to stablize the monetary system. How about Reinventing it... on the Evolutionary Provocateur on iTunes. 

 

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When you swipe your card at your local coffee shop it takes 3-5 business days for the transaction to take place. Will blockchain change that? Blockchain tech refers to mutually distributed ledgers that underpins cryto-currencies like Bitcoin. 

Michael Mainelli started designing shared distributed ledgers 20 years ago . He’s a leading thinker in fintech and Emeritus Professor of Commerce at Gresham College, London. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank established in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. 

In this episode you'll learn:

  • What blockchain is and isn't and what it means to you.
  • How blockchain will impact you and other possible applications. 
  • How disruptive will blockchain tech be and how are financial institutions responding.
  • What applications are emerging out of mutual distributed ledgers.
  • Will blockchain change the transaction fees charged by banks? 
  • What difference will blockchain make to the 2.5 million people who don't have official identity?
  • How blockchain tech can be a force for good. 


BLOCKCHAIN DEFINED A mutual distributed ledger – more simply referred to as a blockchain is a computer data structure with the following capabilities: n Mutual – blockchains are shared across organizations, owned equally by all and dominated by no-one; n Distributed – blockchains are inherently multi-locational data structures and any user can keep his or her own copy, thus providing resilience and robustness; n Ledger – blockchains are immutable, once a transaction is written it cannot be erased and, along with multiple copies, this means that the ledger’s integrity can easily be proven. Another way to think of blockchains is as permanent time-stamping engines for computer records. Timestamps can be used to prove that data elements were entered at or before a certain time and have not been altered. - M. Mainelli from www.longfinance.net 

To learn more about the movement toward long term economics go to www.longfinance.net

Host Dawna Jones also interviewed Bernard Lietaer on complementary currencies as a way to stablize the monetary system. How about Reinventing it... on the Evolutionary Provocateur on iTunes. 

 

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What does a futurist really do? With Liz Alexander What does a futurist really do? With Liz Alexander Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT 37:08 03002384647ac78400da2bc0aa530b8a no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com Prepare Yourself for Surprises in Business Personal Life! full 1 2 Liz Alexander is a futurist with a mission to help people be in charge of change through realizing their potential. Similarly companies gain the edge when they become future smart rather than feeling like victims of changing market conditions or circumstances outside of their control.


Liz and Dawna talk about how you can prepare for the future when nothing is predictable and everything is complex. You'll hear about whether robotics is really a threat to jobs, why Japan is ahead of the game, the relevance of history to how trends develop, the value of rethinking self-imposed rules on about how the world works. Liz shares the story of an outlier who understood more than the experts in treating polio and why experts make mistakes. She poses the question: Should the C-suite be automated?


You will find more about Liz at LeadingThought.us.com. For her thought leadership book mentorship go to DrLizAlexander.com

 

intro music is courtesy of Mark Romero: www.markromeromusic.com Track is called Alignment. Mark's music has been verified by a physicist to restore balance and harmony (coherence) to your physical state. 


Host Dawna Jones provides decision-making insights to support personal to global change. Find her at FromInsighttoAction.com or on Twitter: EPDawna_Jones

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Liz Alexander is a futurist with a mission to help people be in charge of change through realizing their potential. Similarly companies gain the edge when they become future smart rather than feeling like victims of changing market conditions or circumstances outside of their control.


Liz and Dawna talk about how you can prepare for the future when nothing is predictable and everything is complex. You'll hear about whether robotics is really a threat to jobs, why Japan is ahead of the game, the relevance of history to how trends develop, the value of rethinking self-imposed rules on about how the world works. Liz shares the story of an outlier who understood more than the experts in treating polio and why experts make mistakes. She poses the question: Should the C-suite be automated?


You will find more about Liz at LeadingThought.us.com. For her thought leadership book mentorship go to DrLizAlexander.com

 

intro music is courtesy of Mark Romero: www.markromeromusic.com Track is called Alignment. Mark's music has been verified by a physicist to restore balance and harmony (coherence) to your physical state. 


Host Dawna Jones provides decision-making insights to support personal to global change. Find her at FromInsighttoAction.com or on Twitter: EPDawna_Jones

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What is Reality? with Dr. Ervin Laszlo What is Reality? with Dr. Ervin Laszlo Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:33:40 GMT 48:16 2ad1d508c2e1157ab115dc610fa78c47 no http://www.frominsighttoaction.com The Evolution of Human-Business Consciousness full 1 1 Dr. Ervin Laszlo and Dawna talk about the evolution of human consciousness and business.

Humanity has arrived at what science terms a bifurcation- a radical change in the trajectory of a system. Linear evolution is at a transition point: collapse or transform into a holistic view consistent with the laws of complex systems. They discuss:

  • Supercoherence: the state where personal coherence internally (heart and mind) is in a harmonic state with the outer world. 
  • Reconnection to the wider system so that the intelligence that holds things together vibrationally is fully appreciated. 
  • The new reality and map of consciousness. 
  • Will we collectively take the path of transformation rather than that of extinction?


Dr.Ervin Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. His work in recent years has centered on the formulation and development of the new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences. 


Intro music is courtesy of Mark Romero: www.markromeromusic.com Track is called Alignment. Mark's music has been verified by a physicist to restore balance and harmony (coherence) to your physical state.  


Host Dawna Jones believes that humanity can be better in the world and that the ultimate calling is to expand consciousness and compassion to all life. She also believes that business can lead the way to restoring and regenerating ecological systems civilization relies on but has taken for granted.

 

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Dr. Ervin Laszlo and Dawna talk about the evolution of human consciousness and business.

Humanity has arrived at what science terms a bifurcation- a radical change in the trajectory of a system. Linear evolution is at a transition point: collapse or transform into a holistic view consistent with the laws of complex systems. They discuss:

  • Supercoherence: the state where personal coherence internally (heart and mind) is in a harmonic state with the outer world. 
  • Reconnection to the wider system so that the intelligence that holds things together vibrationally is fully appreciated. 
  • The new reality and map of consciousness. 
  • Will we collectively take the path of transformation rather than that of extinction?


Dr.Ervin Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. His work in recent years has centered on the formulation and development of the new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences. 


Intro music is courtesy of Mark Romero: www.markromeromusic.com Track is called Alignment. Mark's music has been verified by a physicist to restore balance and harmony (coherence) to your physical state.  


Host Dawna Jones believes that humanity can be better in the world and that the ultimate calling is to expand consciousness and compassion to all life. She also believes that business can lead the way to restoring and regenerating ecological systems civilization relies on but has taken for granted.

 

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