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 Innovator's Library

Management: It's changing radically!

Helen Walton from Gamevy.com and Geoff McDonald, VP HR from Unilever talk about why radically different ways of getting work done makes sense. Watch the program here. 

Business: Is Big Better?

Helen Walton from Tech Start-up Gamevy, Laurence McCahill of the Happy Start Up School and Jack Hubbard from the award-winning PropellerNet talk about the benefits of being a small company, why value trumps growth, and what to beware of when you grow. Watch here!  

Organize for Complexity with Niels Pflaeging

Niels talks about how companies can change quickly and why traditional ways of organizing work don't work in complex environments. Watch here! 

The Latest Business Podcast! 

Conversational Intelligence

Judith Glaser explains how conversational intelligence can transform trust in organizations, teams and in leaders. 

Listen here. 

Upcoming Events:

Global Forum for Business as Agents of World Benefit

Fowler Center for Sustainability, Cleveland, Ohio, October 15-17, 2014 I'll be there. 

European Organizational Design Forum Conference

Amsterdam, October 17 & 18, 2014 I'll be there in spirit. Topic: Adapting the business culture co-creatively. (think gaming)

Hacking Your Decision Making - Mindset Matters

Vancouver, evening October 8th, 2014 I'll be speaking. 

Click here to register in advance only. 



Making Decisions - Big Picture

How does seeing the big picture improve decision making? 

We live in a VUCA world where Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity propel us individually and collectively toward higher consciousness and self-actualized leadership.

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Using Change to Activate Business Agility


  1. an unexpected shift in how you see things that makes sense of the situation in a new and novel way.  

Insights serve to ignite innovation, diagnose perplexing problems and spark new directions. 

increasing ethical integrity

[Spinoff benefit-a workplace culture that used adversity to adapt to changing conditions] 

Here you will find material that you won't find anywhere else, including:

  • connecting sophisticated change leadership skills to facilitating healthier workplaces, beliefs, & behavior
  • deepening capacity for intuitive decision-making (a prerequisite in complex business environments)
  • developing capacity to see the big picture, for ethical and effective leadership. 

Delivering INsights for action: Adapting to the diversity and complexity of the business environment

Dawna Jones's premier site on leadership development, strategic decision-making, and purposeful thinking.

It is for change makers, innovative, deep thinking CEOs, entrepreneurs, and people who know it is time to creatively tackle bigger issues - business for a better world.

Download 12 Indicators of Change in Corporate Culture

Our goal was to improve team communication. By going beneath the surface to tackle the source of problems, not only did the team’s relationship immediately improve but the work gave us cash savings of 1600% in terms of staff retention over the initial investment. Dawna exceeded my expectations.

John Pater, Director of Information Technology, Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang

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