When great ideas collide with systemic beliefs

2010

We talk a lot about leadership and organizational agility. But as Dawna finds out this month, unless there is an understanding of how to detect the underlying beliefs of the cultural 'immune system', progressive successes can fail to be integrated.

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We talk a lot about agility: Leadership agility, organizational agility, and innovation. Yet unless there is an understanding of how to detect the underlying beliefs of the cultural 'immune' system, progressive successes can fail to be integrated.

This month, Dawna speaks with Fred Simon, former project manager with the 1995 Ford Lincoln Continental project as they take a high level and in the trenches look at how this shows up in corporate life.

Fred worked for the Ford Motor Company for thirty years, and was a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning. He has collaborated with Dr. Peter Senge and the late W.Edwards Deming.

Fred's work in organizational learning is about developing more effective leadership, organizational alignment, empowerment and interdependency.

Evolutionary Provocateur

Dawna Jones
Dawna Jones

The Evolutionary Provocateur bi-monthly show is for executives, managers, and supervisors (OR for leaders at all levels) who have noticed that it is not what you know but who you are that has the biggest impact.

Dawna Jones, the show's host, believes that by raising awareness and understanding we can make a quantum leap to a new level of innovation in business - but it has to be done collectively.

What better way to do it than by provoking the evolution of how you see yourself and your role!

Find out more about Dawna at www.FromInsightToAction.com