Insight – A sudden shift in perspective that opens a new way of seeing into the underlying truth or true nature of a situation. #intuitive intelligence

In a world loaded with complexity and fast moving change the capacity to shift perspective is a strategic necessity to expanding and adapting personal and organizational intelligence with greater agility.

New research shows established companies won’t make it past their tenth birthday. Companies are failing to adapt their workplace cultures to be more flexible and work with emergent conditions.

Your company can be different.

Wickedly complex systemic problems confront business, society and humanity. Seeing how to adjust decision making and inspire bold leadership is imperative. You can make a bigger difference by tapping into your innate creative spirit to contribute in significant ways.

Work with uncertainty and complex global and internal to catalyze growth and quantum conscious leadership sourced in empathy. 

Speaking Topics

(Workshops are designed to accompany stage of evolution)

Equipped with intelligent and intuitive insights, decision makers can expand capacity to use complexity fluently, create meaningful outcomes and greater value. For every speaking topic there is a customized workshop serving as a companion if you choose. You’ll find more listed under Programs.

Speaking Topic #1: Reducing Resistance to Change through Organizational Design (or How to Engage via Org. Design)

Context for doing anything is everything. How does the approach taken to implementing change in your company create the very resistance that slows response? Companies are waking up to the reality that thinking must change to match the speed of change in the world. Doing so means considering the impact of organizational design and the approach to implementation. Gain insight into:

    1. What words manager’s use in their communication that creates resistance. 
    1. Why traditional decision making constricts growth and disengages employees. See through an interconnected world-view.
  1. What self-managed companies can teach traditional companies. 

Walk away with insights into more accurate communication, decision making and perception to grow internal capacity to handle uncertainty. 

Executive Level: Reducing Resistance to Change through Leadership

Ask any CEO what their focus is and the short answer amounts to: increase revenue, cut costs, spark innovation. One out of three of those goals ignites protection not growth. On top of that, the levels of employee disengagement should signal that working harder and faster will get you to the same finish line. In a context of radical change your company won’t survive and neither will your retirement plan.

This executive brief outlines the ways in which leaders can rethink change and expand from seeing one point of focus to seeing how the fortunes of the company can expand. Talk to Dawna about customizing the message to fit your current view of business realities.

Speaking Topic #2: Treating Companies as Living Communities: Tickling Transformation

(for change agents and decision makers -managers responsible for effecting change)

Companies are living, networked communities working collectively toward achieving a shared goal. Conventional change methods rely on changing the parts rather than working with the whole system leaving the immune system untouched. By applying principles from systems thinking you’ll gain insight into how to choose change processes that fit complexity.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Understand how the power of the human spirit can overcome systemic obstacles.
  2. Know which change processes fit complexity and why.
  3. Learn the principles that transfer application to different sized companies.

Speaking Topic #3: Using Ambiguity and Uncertainty to Strengthen Decision Making

With an overwhelming amount of data and immediate pressures to decide, decision makers need clarity and confidence.  Although working with uncertainty and complexity means not knowing what will happen next, you have unrealized intelligence to draw on. All the technology in the world won’t replace the power of the human technology embedded in your biologyLearn how you receive social and emotional data critical to informing timing and overseeing the impact key change initiatives.

  1. How to improve accurate interpretation.
  2. How perception informing decision-making is distorted by inflexible thinking or hidden biases that only design can solve.
  3. Uncertainty leverages your growth and helps you make better decisions under pressure. Are you ready to take advantage of it?

Speaking Topic #4:  Leveraging Adversity to Lead with Clarity

Traditionally managed companies are heading straight for a wall. Massive disruptions from innovation, shifting market conditions challenge leaders to raise their capacity to gain clarity and flexibility through complexity. But what do you do when entrenched beliefs block the capacity of talent (specifically Millennial talent but not restricted)? By engaging the workforce in tackling business issues together management stance shifts from controlling the uncontrollable to removing barriers in the way of personal satisfaction and organizational accomplishment.

Customized to fit the challenges facing your company this talk will bridge the past to designing agility and the future.

Speaking Topic #5. Using Life’s Interruptions to Gain Personal Leadership Resilience

How do you use what shows up and turn it into leadership resilience?

Not only does life not always go according to plan the assumptions about stability and security are being challenged as larger economic, social and ecological issues emerge. Whether an unexpected interruption in your personal life has thrown you for a loop or whether you care about making a difference on a larger scale face adversity with a sense of purpose and belonging.

Walk away with relevant tools and personal skills to convert the worst that’s happened to you into a better way to lead your life at home or work.

All experiences are customized to sync with your business goals. See Workshops here.

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Other Tidbits
To activate a quantum leap in leadership, Dawna started the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast in 2008. Author of Decision Making for Dummies, a speaker and a tad nomadic, Dawna has written a treatment for a Virtual Reality program to accelerate restoration of personal vitality. A maverick, she brings personal experience with resilience and transformation to her leadership. Dawna’s current podcast Insight to Action is aimed at raising the consciousness and know-how to create great workplaces and a quantum shift in the role of business in society.


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