Transcending Complexity through Leadership
Group and personal skills using context, character, perception, bias, mistakes. Co-create performance to match change.
Using complexity, humongous challenges to flex perception; access expanded intelligence beyond the mind.
Moving from Linear to Whole Systems Perception - Personal Skills
Companies are living systems but we treat them like machines. Shifting the lens engages better decisions, ease with ambiguity and deep inner skills for well-being.
Conflict and tension ask for a more enlightened response. Learn the meta-skills that allow you to more accurately access the situation and set up psychological safety for yourself and others.
Sharing business innovation and innovative thinking to spark leadership leaps.
Making decisions in a slow moving environment requires less awareness than in a fast moving complex environment. Learn the macro and meta skills for making decisions in complexity.
The majority of companies today are designed on the assumption that the thinkers are the top and doers everywhere else. Companies sticking to that are failing fast. Organizational design thinking focuses on the highest leverage point for engaging employees while replacing systemic beliefs blocking effective change.
“Dawna’s philosophy and her commitment to personal growth were significant in facilitating the coaches’ process of moving towards their full potential. She worked with them to support greater personal mastery, challenge assumptions, be open to other ways of dealing with themselves and others to improve their effectiveness in the context of a high performance system.”
You are the most brilliant coach I could have ever had as a guide. Never doubt the immense growth that you bring to people. You see through situations in a way that I haven’t seen in anyone else. You profoundly understand the behaviors, the connections, the context and the environment all together in a second.Being able to read the system like that plus the emotions that I brought to the situations, separate them and objectively guide me has been just perfect. –S.Woloschin
“Dawna has a very high band width. Her understanding of humanity and what makes it tick allows her to easily intuit the invisible forces in relationships and organizations causing disruption and stress. Her approach is both powerful and unexpected, and leads to a greater understanding and acceptance of self and others. She makes the invisible visible. I highly recommend Dawna as someone committed to your personal and professional well being.” – Tom Voccola, CEO, CEO2
Our goal was to improve team communication. By going beneath the surface to tackle the source of problems, not only was there an immediate ROI by way of improvement in the team’s relationship but the work gave us a real and tangible cash savings of 1600% in terms of staff retention over the initial investment. I expected good things but Dawna exceeded my expectations. For me this was both money and time well invested into the lives of my team.
“As a Performance Management Analyst one of my core responsibilities is to stay abreast of current industry trends, research, and best practices and how my company or client can utilize and translate them into their own working environments or business practices. I wanted to learn about tools and methods other people in similar roles were using to track or communicate how cultural and/or organizational changes helping to increase value and productivity. Dawna's way of articulating the collective content in fresh, poignant, and thought-provoking way helped me creatively and analytically develop a more comprehensive perspective to my own tools, methods and communication. She helps connect the Millennial mind and Baby Boomer drive, as businesses continue to define their facility and workplace environments.”
“The time I used to spend putting out the fires I unknowingly created I now spend doing the things I really want to do with my kids and for myself.” -T. H. CEO
'Thank you for bringing such fundamental, relevant and inspiring perspectives to the discussions about leadership and decision making during the Agile People conference! I believe your contribution was the most controversial one, and hence the most important one in terms of shifting people's perception of reality!" - Thomas Kirkegaard, Inneox Arena
November 10th at 8pm India time I delivered this webinar for Agile India. Much thanks to Peter Stevens for the referral. Questions and comments are welcome.
From Insight to Action popped out of a coffee conversation with Vancouver marketer Sherrin Western in 2001.Until I met Gary Klein, I really didn’t know what an insight was but knew that I saw things others didn’t. The title of his book: Seeing What Others Don’t revealed the source and secret behind the value of insights […]
Rod Collins believes that we are in the midst of a epochal change. What is the future of workplaces, your job, the economic restructuring? What does this mean to you? To jobs? To Workplaces? Tracing the path from bureaucracies, how power is being transferred to today’s peer to peer networks, Rod maps out changes to […]
For the last two months I’ve worked steadily on a proposal to the Global Challenges Foundation request for a new governance model to tackle issues like global climate change. It’s been intense. Inherent in the approach my colleague, Dr. Thomas Juli, and I have taken in consultation with Michael Mainelli of Y/Zen, Richard Barrett of […]