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The Inspirational Insights podcast taps into human ingenuity to restore care, respect and empathy while raising the capacity for solving business to global issues. 
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Insight To Action Inspirational Insights Podcas‪t‬ Dawna Jones

    • Management

The Inspirational Insights podcast taps into human ingenuity to restore care, respect and empathy while raising the capacity for solving business to global issues. 
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    Roche Sweden's Transformation Journey with Christian Feinberg

    Roche Sweden's Transformation Journey with Christian Feinberg

    After Mathias Holmgren of CRISP Sweden ran a webinar featuring the story of Roche Sweden's transformation it was logical to bring Christian Feinberg to the Inspirational Insights podcast. Christian Feinberg is the transformation lead and current enabling team coach for multiple therapeutic areas at Roche Sweden. Before Roche, Christian was part of Pfizer / Pharmacia Pharmaceutical for eight years. His personal mission is to support and develop people to be their best selves in order to deliver outstanding value for Swedish patients. Our conversation covers principles, the power of purpose and the systems and processes that had to change to allow people to be engaged in all conditions.
    Intro music by Mark Romero Music - Alignment
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    • 46 min
    Digital Transformation in HR and Beyond

    Digital Transformation in HR and Beyond

    Soumyasanto Sen is an Advisor and Leader in Digital HR, Workforce Transformation, Technologies, and Analytics, ranking among the top global Influencers and thought leaders in HR Technology, Transformation, and People Analytics. A well-known keynote speaker, Soumya is also the Founder of the Management Advisory firm People Conscience based in Frankfurt, Germany and the author of Digital HR Strategy: Achieving Sustainable Transformation in Digital Age and co-author of The Sustainable Organisation - a paradigm for a fairer society. Soumyasanto lays out the blindside and missing gaps organizations face in adapting to digital transformation - an opportunity to think and do things differently.
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    • 28 min
    Making Sense of 2020- Insights and Opportunities in 2021

    Making Sense of 2020- Insights and Opportunities in 2021

    Each person, each company responded differently to 2020. In this special episode, Dawna reflects back on what a global pandemic invites us to do as decision-makers, whether it is personal, or in a business professional role.
    She covers linear decision making, bifurcation, shifting consciousness, the value of adapting to work with complex systemic issues and the opportunities ahead to develop resiliency and self-efficacy.
    Intro music courtesy of Mark Romero Music
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    • 25 min
    How to Hire for the Meaning and Self-Engagement that Make Us Resilient in Pandemics and at Work

    How to Hire for the Meaning and Self-Engagement that Make Us Resilient in Pandemics and at Work

    In the first of this series on using Covid to advance business thinking and doing, High Performance Story founder Cameron Powell draws on his own experience with adversity, and the importance of meaning, to explain why the way companies search for talent actively filters out talent, as well as diversity and innovation - and why adversity is a good teacher for unpredictable times. “You can’t find the growth mindset of innovators,” he says, “from the fixed mindset of today’s hiring.”
     
    In this provocative, contrarian, and wide-ranging conversation, you’ll learn:
    Why the capacity to manage scary uncertainty - evident in the courageous non-conformity of artists, deep readers, meditators, and entrepreneurs - is absolutely critical to creativity and innovationWhy we should focus on underlying strengths - strategy, empathy, problem-solving - instead of taking lazy shortcuts of asking for specific credentialsWhy the self-employed are masters at the self-engagement and autonomous work that’s crucial to working remotelyWhy using applicant tracking systems to scan resumes can be “the biggest con” in talent, offering us the illusion we’ve discerned things worth discerningWhy “prior experience” ignores learning in, passion for, or even success in an experience - but actively filters out diversity of thought and innovationWhy HR needs more of just about every background but MBAs and people with HR credentialsWhy cover letters should ask candidates to focus on how they get into the Flow state
    Cameron is a founding member of Humancentric Labs, a consultancy specializing in freeing up human potential for maximum worker engagement and productivity. Cameron has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Cameron recently published Ordinary Magic: Promises I Made My Mother Through Life, Illness, and a Very Long Walk.
    Intro music is a track called Alignment by Mark Romero Music
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    • 41 min
    Using the Covid Interruption to Rethink and Cocreate Resilience and Adaptive Ability

    Using the Covid Interruption to Rethink and Cocreate Resilience and Adaptive Ability

    COVID 19 is a wake-up call that reminds us that we are part of the living system and it is showing us how ill prepared we are to adapt to uncertainty. While some companies have taken the higher ethical road, others have made short-term decisions that will likely not recover from. We are at a critical time to adapt our intelligence, to meet the complexity of these issues and the uncertainty of them.
    The COVID virus has exactly the same characteristics as climate change does. COVID is much more immediate, but it's having exactly the same impact on how decisions get made and whether they get made understanding impact and system-wide effects. It has an impact on strategy, how we think about where we're going and what we're doing. It has an impact on humanity and the relationship between humanity and the living world, which is a profound and critically important connection that is long been broken.
    We are in the midst of what is known as a systems level bifurcation.
    Systems theorist. Ervin Laszlo says we are at a split in the evolutionary trajectory. I quote,
    "there are laws of complexity, including laws of the evolution of complexity that apply to all systems. A nonlinear system level transformation called a bifurcation is one such law. A bifurcation indicates a change, a radical change in the evolutionary trajectory. Of the system, but a time will come when such a linear evolution is no longer possible. The system faces a stark alternative, transform or collapse. This is the point of bifurcation."This is the moment that we are in. It's an exciting time because it invites us to change our decision-making from linear, which has caused enormous waste and a negative impact on society to impact based decision-making based on recognizing and respecting the systemic effects. It is having an impact on the assumptions that we make underlying how we hire people, how, people are treated.
    In this series, I'll be introducing and interviewing different people bringing different perspectives on what opportunities business has and you have to really adjust thinking to adapt to the complex times were in and to take advantage of the moment to co-create better solutions that allow for humans to bring them whole selves to work, to express their talent, their creative talent, and to work with complex issues, respecting their character and their nature. Complex issues do not respond well to linear approaches. I invite you then to join as we learn from this simple virus which may have brought enough of a pattern interruption to allow us to rethink and reinvent what we want in the world and to co-create it together.
    My name is Dawna Jones. You can find me on LinkedIn at DawnaHJones or on From insight to action.com
    My work involves adapting decision-making to meet complex situations, emergent strategy where we don't have a clear picture of the end point anymore, transforming organizations using complexity principles, which are far more effective and provoke, different ways of thinking and ways of making sense of situations.
    Join me on this series.
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    • 4 min
    500%: How Two Pioneers in Self-Leadership Achieved an Unbelievable Increase in Productivity

    500%: How Two Pioneers in Self-Leadership Achieved an Unbelievable Increase in Productivity

    Andrew Holm Julian Wilson and Dawna Jones met in 2015 when Dawna was nomadically wandering Europe in search of management innovators. The morning spent resulted in their first podcast so in this one, after the publication of book #2 Dawna and Andrew dive deeper into the temptations of transformation, how to meet the messiness of switching out a business model while measuring increases to customer service, quality, price and value.  Steering their decisions using data, we talk about the dangers of relying on data alone, and the man in the mirror conversations when self-leadership and self-management meet.  Designed on the building blocks of natural systems we cover how Matt Black achieved a 500% in productivity while believing it wasn't possible. 
    Find the book here: https://www.amazon.com/500-transformed-productivity-self-leading-organisation-ebook/dp/B08HJLWHXH
    And the first interview here: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-road-to-self-management/id1006636782?i=1000441169724
    Podcast Intro music courtesy of Mark Romero Music. Alignment.
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