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Insight To Action Leadership Innovation Podcast

Humanity stands at the critical intersection where you can actively participate in designing destiny. Business has an important role to play as does each person. Episodes feature leaders in consciousness and in business who are restoring healthy relationships and regenerating Life's support systems by tapping into deeper levels of human potential. #spiritual literacy #business #consciousness #inspired #innovation Thanks to Mark Romero Music for the music.
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May 12, 2017

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

 

Apr 28, 2017

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

For a photo of Lindsay Henwood surfing see www.FB.com/FromInsightToAction 

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

Apr 15, 2017

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

 

Mar 31, 2017

 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

Music!  

The pop-punk track on this episode was contributed by @ChaseYourWords. The track is called ‘You and Me’. Thanks to lead singer Chris for providing this and the track on the previous episode. www.chaseyourwords.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.

 Your Host!

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

Mar 17, 2017

“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.

Also in this episode is an artist-owned track from pop-punk band @ChaseYourWords. Track is called ‘Here to Stay’. Www.chaseyourwords.com

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

Mar 3, 2017

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 Tomison, 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. Learn more about self-managed companies on the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast and the Insight to Action podcast.

Much thanks for the artist owned music track at the end of the show to Robert Grey, graphic designer at Brooks Grey Design. The track is called Dedication. You’ll find more of his music on his site. 

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 an upcoming book by Ervin Laszlo called Who are We and Why are We Here. See Mastering the Split in Consciousness www.FromInsightToAction.com

 

Feb 17, 2017

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 artist owned music at the conclusion is fittingly called ‘Dedication’ which is what it takes to make systemic change. Robert Grey, my graphic designer has provided the track. More of his music and work is found at: http://brooksgreydesign.com/music/

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.

Feb 4, 2017

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.

 

The music intro is from Mark Romero Music - 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 

Jan 20, 2017

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

Jan 6, 2017

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

 

The artist owned music track at the end comes from graphic designer and musician Robert Grey of Brooks Grey Design. The track is called Nexus off his album Lacuna. http://brooksgreydesign.com/music/

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