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The Inspirational Insights podcast taps into human ingenuity to restore care, respect and empathy while raising the capacity for solving business to global issues.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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In the Flow - Interview and Information

By Lousuz4 - Apr 16 2017
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Dawna Jones is a gifted interviewer. Just listened to Neuroscience of Flow with Steven Kotler. Not only was the subject matter incredibly powerful with a message on how important it is to "restore" as being in the flow is pretty intense. This interview was also in the flow with a listening that invited a continuity in the questions - Dawna's trademark!

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In the Flow - Interview and Information

By Lousuz4 - Apr 16 2017
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Dawna Jones is a gifted interviewer. Just listened to Neuroscience of Flow with Steven Kotler. Not only was the subject matter incredibly powerful with a message on how important it is to "restore" as being in the flow is pretty intense. This interview was also in the flow with a listening that invited a continuity in the questions - Dawna's trademark!
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Insight To Action Inspirational Insights Podcast

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The Inspirational Insights podcast taps into human ingenuity to restore care, respect and empathy while raising the capacity for solving business to global issues.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rank #1: Uncertainty+Ambiguity: Lessons from US Military with Colonel John O'Grady

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While the world is grappling with Covid-19 and the widespread interruption, decisions are being made. Some are compassionate and some make things worse. John O’Grady is a 30-year vet with the US military. Military training and experience is made for Coronavirus like environments where there is a high level of uncertainty, you’re working with unknown variables, ambiguity and dynamic situations. 

In this discussion with Dawna, Colonel O' Grady demonstrates box breathing and talks about the neuroscience-based tools used whether dealing with your teenage daughter or in combat environments. We talk about how this applies to executive decisions today and why this is a golden moment for every person to adapt to a changing decision-making context that won't return to business as usual. 

John is now the Founder and Owner of, O’Grady Leadership Consulting Services, where he works with high performing and high potential individuals, executives, coaches, players, teams and organizations to become the very best version of themselves. Find him at strategicleadersacademy.com Email john.ogrady@strategicleadersacademy.com

Opening music is courtesy of Mark Romero Music: Music for Peak Performance

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Apr 17 2020

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Rank #2: Adapting Organizations Through Org.Design with Paul Tolchinsky

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Paul Tolchinksy is a co founder of the European Organizational Design Forum and managing partner of Performance Design Associates, a small boutique international consulting firm based in Scottsdale Arizona. His extensive experience in organizational design incorporates the early work done in Whole Scale Change. Clients bring him in when they want to hear the truth and are ready to move forward.

Paul and Dawna had this conversation in Madrid, Spain at the Choices Conferences hosted by Cocoon Projects in October 2019.

We talk about the difference between design and development, when organizational design applies, how to know when (or if) to stop paying attention, communication and decision-making.

Intro music is courtesy of MarkRomeroMusic.com

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Dec 13 2019

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Rank #3: The No Limits Enterprise with Doug Kirkpatrick

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Doug Kirkpatrick was part of MorningStar Self-Management when it began and is a pioneer in restoring autonomy to work. How work gets done is undergoing a makeover as complexity pressures companies to rely less on authority and more on engagement. We talk about the role of free will, the use of power in traditional versus self-management governance, overall trends going on in the world, and why self-management practices benefit traditional companies as well.

With the move to #HumansFirst and a logical and sensible approach to treating people as adults comes a higher level of explicit commitments to how decisions are made, and how initiative is required and supported. Doug's insights give anyone dissatisfied with their working environment a way to move forward no matter what role you are in.

Doug's latest book is the No Limits Enterprise published by Forbes and available on Amazon world-wide and Barnes and Noble plus regular book sellers.

Intro music is by Mark Romero Music.

Host is Dawna Jones - FromInsightToAction.com

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Aug 30 2019

32mins

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Rank #4: Operational Implications of Digital Transformation with Bill Sanders

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Bill Sanders is the founder and managing director of Roebling Strauss, a business transformation and process innovation consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area. A co-author of From Hierarcy to High Performance Bill specializes in helping operations adapt and implement strategy. In this episode he and host Dawna Jones explore the challenges and ways to implement a strategy for addressing digital transformation so that a company can remain viable as the economic and market environment changes. They also talk about how companies place additional stress on employees by being unaware of the complex interrelationships embedded in the demands to deliver, remain agile and perform the day to day in the face of metrics that work against implementation.

They explore:

  1. The importance of paying attention to digital transformation.
  2. Why much human potential is not being tapped by existing company practices and how to change that
  3. Why being busy doesn't drive productivity or priorities
  4. How to ensure strategy does not get buried by day to day
  5. Where the conflict in priorities exists between day to day and digital transformation.


Prior to establishing Roebling Strauss, Bill held executive positions at Publicis Dialog and Real Branding. Bill was a founding member of ROCG Consulting, and helped launch and later ran the first ecommerce site for Mattel Interactive.

Bill has helped more than 200 organizations, including such global brands as Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, General Mills, Lipton, Hewlett-Packard, Sprint, and WebEx. He’s conducted business in three continents, is a past president of the San Francisco American Marketing Association, and has published in the American Management Association’s quarterly journal, and provides commentary in the media on issues in organizational culture, productivity, and innovation.

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Mar 23 2019

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Rank #5: Designing Workplaces to Support Healthy Human Interaction- Ricardo Peralta and Vladic Roskin

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Have you ever walked into a workplace, perhaps yours, and felt 'off'? Or noticed that you feel better when you're not at work? Architects Ricardo Peralta and Vladic Roskin are dedicated to changing that feeling by designing workspaces people love. By paying attention to sound, light, flow, green spaces and the tone and mood, they've found that companies benefit. In this conversation we talk about environmental physics and how you design workspaces as a strategic decision.

Healthy human interaction relies not just on personal and interpersonal skills but also on the way the space supports interaction. In Decision Making for Dummies I included the reported statistic from a large drug manufacturer that decision-making speed and accuracy improved 47% when consideration was given to people flow.

Vladic Roskin  is an architect who believes that, at its best, architecture has the unparalleled ability to implicitly influence our behaviours - how we feel, think and engage with others. He is the co-founder at design and innovation consultancy Places People Love that supports leaders in transforming their organizations, environments and people by understanding human interactions with technology, culture and physical space. Fascinated by the various ways our built environment can stimulate a deeper engagement with ourselves and others, Vladic has cultivated a deep passion for human nature enriched by nearly a decade of architectural design experience. His collaborations with renowned architects, purpose-driven entrepreneurs and social enterprises resulted in successful projects in the private and public sphere.

Vladic holds a masters degree in engineering sciences and architecture and is on a life-long quest to uncover the mysteries of the human mind. His work is supported by a decade of research and personal experiences living across cultures, travelling to awe-inspiring places and encounters with visionary individuals.

Ricardo Peralta is an architect and an urban planner passionate about integrating different disciplines with ancient wisdom to create spaces that nurture and heal. His explorations have led him from design to interdisciplinary healing forms; from organizational strategy to deeper practices of spiritual development. He has participated in the design of numerous large-scale projects, residential and commercial developments, office complexes, eco-resorts, eco-communities, and retreat centers. He was also part of a team that created three entirely new cities based on an innovative holistic approach to urban planning and wellbeing.

Ricardo sees architecture as an instrument to connect to one's soul and spirit, enjoys life's celebration, treasures the warmth of a hug, and strives to live a life rooted in the wisdom of the heart. Ricardo has consulted for projects in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, and Europe.

He is the other co-founder at design & innovation consultancy Places People Love. 

Intro music is courtesy of Mark Romero Music.

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Feb 13 2019

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Rank #6: Forward Future Work Cultures for Great Mondays with Josh Levine

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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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Dec 14 2018

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Rank #7: Battle4Humanity-Engaging Young People in Tackling Big Issues

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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

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Oct 19 2018

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Rank #8: How 9 Years of Homelessness Evolved My Consciousness - Dawna Jones

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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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Aug 27 2018

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Rank #9: Sticking to Purpose with Dawna Jones and Anurag Maloo

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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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Aug 12 2018

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Rank #10: Implementing Holacracy with Dennis Wittrock

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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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Jun 29 2018

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Rank #11: Social Entrepreneurship Driving Global Change - Meet impACT

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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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Jun 15 2018

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Rank #12: Participatory Governance Starts with Autonomy with Laurent Ledoux

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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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May 04 2018

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Rank #13: Conversational Neuroscience with Judith Glaser

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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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Nov 25 2017

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Rank #14: Eliminating Budgeting from Company Habits with Robin Anne Fitzgerald

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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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Nov 10 2017

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Rank #15: How insights bring value to wicked problems and inspired innovation with Gary Klein

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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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Sep 30 2017

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Rank #16: Diving Deep into Self-Discovery with Mariusz Bocian

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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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Aug 18 2017

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Rank #17: A New Psychology of Human Well-Being with Richard Barrett

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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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Aug 04 2017

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Rank #18: Using Platform Design Thinking with Simone Cicero

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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/

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Jul 07 2017

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Rank #19: The Neuroscience of Flow States with Steven Kotler

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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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Apr 15 2017

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Rank #20: Toward a New Business Leadership Consciousness With Chris & Ervin Laszlo

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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.  

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

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Dec 09 2016

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EP71 - Agile Fluency with Diana Larsen

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Teams need diversity and care to perform well says Diana Larsen. In this conversation Diana talks about the relevance of Agile Fluency beyond the boundaries of teams reaching into social issues like racial inequity. Diana talks about fear being the driver of American business culture and conflict avoidance the greatest threat to society. In avoiding the trust and skills to learn from conflict is the US escalating the tension to violence? In the context of a pandemic and forest fires in Oregon, Diana shares her view on how what is being on with teams applies to wider issues.

Find Diana at AgileFluency.org

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Host: Dawna Jones

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Oct 08 2020

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Dynamics of Collaboration with Jan De Visch

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Jan De Visch is an executive professor of Organizational and Human Capital at Flanders Business School whose research focuses on the relationship between organizational structure and sustainable growth. His work assesses the extent to which top teams can flexibly adapt their business models and strategy execution to changes in their environment. As founder and managing director of ConnectTransform, his practice focuses on strengthening collaborative intelligence using levers for strategy execution. https://connecttransform.be/

Jan has developed two products: The Thinking Game found on the website and the Dynamic Collaboration Software App https://dynamiccollaboration.app/

In this conversation, Jan talks about "we" spaces, human development as a determinant for collaboration and transformation, explaining the nuances of transforming and execution in organizations. Inspired by individuals sourced in complexity, epistemology, process consultation and constructive adult development, Jan links those inspirations directly to the work of adapting to dynamic conditions. His new book is Practices of Dynamic Collaboration: A Dialogical Approach to Strengthening Collaborative Intelligence in Teams. Springer, 2020.


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Sep 16 2020

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The Grit Factor with Shannon Huffman Polson

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Raised in Alaska, Shannon Huffman Polson climbed Denali at age 19 then went on to become one of the US Army's first female attack helicopter pilots. In this episode, she talks about what grit is, decision making leading an Apache flight platoon on deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the difference between purpose in the military and purpose in the corporate world and why we need everyone's capacity to contribute at the table. Now. 

Head over to ShannonPolson.com or thegritinstitute.com for more information.

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Aug 15 2020

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Observations on COVID, Complexity and Care w Richard Atherton

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Richard Atherton, host of the Being Human, First Human podcast and Dawna talk about what he's learned from his guests about a range of topics: dealing with Covid, complexity, how grounding and other outlier concepts bring stability to people and how all this helps in his work supporting companies and executives through transformation. Find Richard at https://www.firsthuman.com/meet-the-team/ 

Richard Atherton interviewed Dawna on Being Human Episode #105: Life Interrupted https://youtu.be/LOsIoDwjUpE

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Jul 31 2020

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How Indigenous Wisdom Can Save the World with Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta

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Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta is the author of Sand Talks: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World and lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. In this conversation Dawna talks to Dr. Yunkaporta about complexity, diversity, the structure of commerce, the butterfly effect of Dutch explorers landing at Cape York; and that's just to get started. The source of trauma, role of authority, distributed cognition and more in an engaging exchange that we hope you'll find interesting. Dr. Yunkaporta is from the Apalech clan in Western Cape York, Northern Queensland. Sand Talks is available now through online booksellers.

Support the Inspirational Insights podcast on Patreon.com/dawnajones

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Jun 19 2020

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Chasing Black Unicorns with Entrepreneur Marek Zmysłowski

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Well known Polish internet entrepreneur Marek Zmysłowski documents the wild ride of starting up companies in Poland and in Nigeria. Fortunately he has a fairly high level of comfort with chaos. The author of Chasing Black Unicorns talks about the value of crisis, and the worst setback he's experienced out of many. He shares information he learned about the biology of executive decision-making and weighs in on the question, Does Africa need aid post-Covid? We also talk about the value of crisis and learning from working in a foreign culture working with different unwritten rules. All proceeds from sales and speaking about the book go to charity. See http://www.ChasingBlackUnicorns.com for more information.

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May 15 2020

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Recovering from COVID Trauma with Terry Earthwind Nichols

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Front line workers who face risk every moment and people who depend on certainty for their personal security had the rug pulled out with COVID. Apart from shining the light on systemic issues, like the readiness of the health care system, there is a personal cost and opportunity. Terry Earthwind Nichols is the founder of Evolutionary Healer. He has developed a back door method for neutralizing trauma that bypasses the typical defence systems protecting the wound. We talk about the role of indigenous traditions in understanding trauma and the value of clearing out the emotional hard drive to achieve more functionality. Terry's books are on Amazon. The one he mentions in the conversation is Profiling for Profit.  His website is  www.evolutionaryhealer.com 

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May 01 2020

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Uncertainty+Ambiguity: Lessons from US Military with Colonel John O'Grady

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While the world is grappling with Covid-19 and the widespread interruption, decisions are being made. Some are compassionate and some make things worse. John O’Grady is a 30-year vet with the US military. Military training and experience is made for Coronavirus like environments where there is a high level of uncertainty, you’re working with unknown variables, ambiguity and dynamic situations. 

In this discussion with Dawna, Colonel O' Grady demonstrates box breathing and talks about the neuroscience-based tools used whether dealing with your teenage daughter or in combat environments. We talk about how this applies to executive decisions today and why this is a golden moment for every person to adapt to a changing decision-making context that won't return to business as usual. 

John is now the Founder and Owner of, O’Grady Leadership Consulting Services, where he works with high performing and high potential individuals, executives, coaches, players, teams and organizations to become the very best version of themselves. Find him at strategicleadersacademy.com Email john.ogrady@strategicleadersacademy.com

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Apr 17 2020

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Self-Management Around the World with Pim de Morree

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Co-founders of Corporate Rebels Pim de Morree and Joost Minnaar quit their jobs and went wandering to seek out companies where work was fun and brought creative value to the world. Building their Bucket List they visited manufacturing, retail, financial services plus a company doing the most innovative transformational work in Spain; a company that had successfully transformed seventy companies. In Pim's conversation with Dawna you'll learn what makes a transformation from traditional management to self-management successful, the focus self-managed companies have that releases freedom to employees and insights to apply to your workplace. Corporate Rebels have released a book called, wait for it! Corporate Rebels. Learn more at Corporate-Rebels.com.

Intro music is by Mark Romero of Mark Romero Music

Host is Dawna Jones who supports leaders at all levels in going beyond limits and working with blind spots.

Support Dawna's podcasts at https://www.patreon.com/dawnajones

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Mar 28 2020

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Viisionairs Changing the World of Finance - Tom van der Lubbe

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Tom van der Lubbe is the cofounder of Viisi, a Dutch mortgage advisory firm on a mission to change finance. Powered by intrinsic inspiration, Tom and his colleagues have drawn from self-management pioneers and alternative models to craft a way of working and serving that is unique to Viisi and the financial sector.

Every inspired, purpose driven business has a compelling Why sourced in the life experience of the founder and Viisi is no exception. Tom shares his pivotal epiphany during the episode. For more on Viisi see https://www.viisi.nl/over-viisi/ Tom can be found on LinkedIn. You can also read about the visit Corporate Rebels made to Viisi in their blog post Employees First, Customers Second, Shareholders Last.

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The host, Dawna Jones, can be found on LinkedIN.

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Mar 09 2020

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Adapting Organizations Through Org.Design with Paul Tolchinsky

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Paul Tolchinksy is a co founder of the European Organizational Design Forum and managing partner of Performance Design Associates, a small boutique international consulting firm based in Scottsdale Arizona. His extensive experience in organizational design incorporates the early work done in Whole Scale Change. Clients bring him in when they want to hear the truth and are ready to move forward.

Paul and Dawna had this conversation in Madrid, Spain at the Choices Conferences hosted by Cocoon Projects in October 2019.

We talk about the difference between design and development, when organizational design applies, how to know when (or if) to stop paying attention, communication and decision-making.

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Dec 13 2019

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The No Limits Enterprise with Doug Kirkpatrick

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Doug Kirkpatrick was part of MorningStar Self-Management when it began and is a pioneer in restoring autonomy to work. How work gets done is undergoing a makeover as complexity pressures companies to rely less on authority and more on engagement. We talk about the role of free will, the use of power in traditional versus self-management governance, overall trends going on in the world, and why self-management practices benefit traditional companies as well.

With the move to #HumansFirst and a logical and sensible approach to treating people as adults comes a higher level of explicit commitments to how decisions are made, and how initiative is required and supported. Doug's insights give anyone dissatisfied with their working environment a way to move forward no matter what role you are in.

Doug's latest book is the No Limits Enterprise published by Forbes and available on Amazon world-wide and Barnes and Noble plus regular book sellers.

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Host is Dawna Jones - FromInsightToAction.com

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Aug 30 2019

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Operational Implications of Digital Transformation with Bill Sanders

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Bill Sanders is the founder and managing director of Roebling Strauss, a business transformation and process innovation consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area. A co-author of From Hierarcy to High Performance Bill specializes in helping operations adapt and implement strategy. In this episode he and host Dawna Jones explore the challenges and ways to implement a strategy for addressing digital transformation so that a company can remain viable as the economic and market environment changes. They also talk about how companies place additional stress on employees by being unaware of the complex interrelationships embedded in the demands to deliver, remain agile and perform the day to day in the face of metrics that work against implementation.

They explore:

  1. The importance of paying attention to digital transformation.
  2. Why much human potential is not being tapped by existing company practices and how to change that
  3. Why being busy doesn't drive productivity or priorities
  4. How to ensure strategy does not get buried by day to day
  5. Where the conflict in priorities exists between day to day and digital transformation.


Prior to establishing Roebling Strauss, Bill held executive positions at Publicis Dialog and Real Branding. Bill was a founding member of ROCG Consulting, and helped launch and later ran the first ecommerce site for Mattel Interactive.

Bill has helped more than 200 organizations, including such global brands as Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, General Mills, Lipton, Hewlett-Packard, Sprint, and WebEx. He’s conducted business in three continents, is a past president of the San Francisco American Marketing Association, and has published in the American Management Association’s quarterly journal, and provides commentary in the media on issues in organizational culture, productivity, and innovation.

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Mar 23 2019

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Designing Workplaces to Support Healthy Human Interaction- Ricardo Peralta and Vladic Roskin

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Have you ever walked into a workplace, perhaps yours, and felt 'off'? Or noticed that you feel better when you're not at work? Architects Ricardo Peralta and Vladic Roskin are dedicated to changing that feeling by designing workspaces people love. By paying attention to sound, light, flow, green spaces and the tone and mood, they've found that companies benefit. In this conversation we talk about environmental physics and how you design workspaces as a strategic decision.

Healthy human interaction relies not just on personal and interpersonal skills but also on the way the space supports interaction. In Decision Making for Dummies I included the reported statistic from a large drug manufacturer that decision-making speed and accuracy improved 47% when consideration was given to people flow.

Vladic Roskin  is an architect who believes that, at its best, architecture has the unparalleled ability to implicitly influence our behaviours - how we feel, think and engage with others. He is the co-founder at design and innovation consultancy Places People Love that supports leaders in transforming their organizations, environments and people by understanding human interactions with technology, culture and physical space. Fascinated by the various ways our built environment can stimulate a deeper engagement with ourselves and others, Vladic has cultivated a deep passion for human nature enriched by nearly a decade of architectural design experience. His collaborations with renowned architects, purpose-driven entrepreneurs and social enterprises resulted in successful projects in the private and public sphere.

Vladic holds a masters degree in engineering sciences and architecture and is on a life-long quest to uncover the mysteries of the human mind. His work is supported by a decade of research and personal experiences living across cultures, travelling to awe-inspiring places and encounters with visionary individuals.

Ricardo Peralta is an architect and an urban planner passionate about integrating different disciplines with ancient wisdom to create spaces that nurture and heal. His explorations have led him from design to interdisciplinary healing forms; from organizational strategy to deeper practices of spiritual development. He has participated in the design of numerous large-scale projects, residential and commercial developments, office complexes, eco-resorts, eco-communities, and retreat centers. He was also part of a team that created three entirely new cities based on an innovative holistic approach to urban planning and wellbeing.

Ricardo sees architecture as an instrument to connect to one's soul and spirit, enjoys life's celebration, treasures the warmth of a hug, and strives to live a life rooted in the wisdom of the heart. Ricardo has consulted for projects in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, and Europe.

He is the other co-founder at design & innovation consultancy Places People Love. 

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Feb 13 2019

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Forward Future Work Cultures for Great Mondays with Josh Levine

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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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Dec 14 2018

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Battle4Humanity-Engaging Young People in Tackling Big Issues

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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

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Oct 19 2018

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Flipping Negative Stories About Young People and Violence into the Truth

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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/

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Oct 06 2018

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How Young Entrepreneurs are Rebuilding Afghanistan's Economy

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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.

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Sep 21 2018

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Supporting Entrepreneurs in Conflict Zones & Emerging Economies- Anurag Maloo

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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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Sep 07 2018

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How 9 Years of Homelessness Evolved My Consciousness - Dawna Jones

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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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Aug 27 2018

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In the Flow - Interview and Information

By Lousuz4 - Apr 16 2017
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Dawna Jones is a gifted interviewer. Just listened to Neuroscience of Flow with Steven Kotler. Not only was the subject matter incredibly powerful with a message on how important it is to "restore" as being in the flow is pretty intense. This interview was also in the flow with a listening that invited a continuity in the questions - Dawna's trademark!