Inspirational Insights Podcast - Insight To Action

10/7/2021

VUCA Masters! Leadership Agility Fitness with Nick Horney and Dr. Kozhi Makai

Season 4, Ep. 84
VUCA: Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are the conditions of today's leadership environment. Nick Horney, author of recently published VUCA Master: Developing Leadership Agility Fitness for the New World of Work (2021) and special guest Dr. Kozhi Makai talk about:The value of a shared language when working with VUCA conditionsAnticipating change as an outlook on lifeThe pillars of fitness agility in working with VUCA conditionsThe origins and applicability of VUCA to the boardroom nowThe practical application of being VUCA fit as a leaderDr. Horney founded Agility Consulting in 2001 and has been recognized for innovations in organizational and leadership agility, including The AGILE Model®, VUCA Masters™, Leadership Agility Fitness™, After Action Agility™ and Talent Portfolio Agility™.He also sits on the editorial board for the Business Agility Institute. Special guest Dr. Kozhi Makai came to the US from Zambia, acquired his doctorate, then joined the US military. He is a VUCA master in every way. Combine Kozhi's real-world experience with Nick Horney's depth of experience in organizational dynamics and leadership agility and it all becomes real and doable at a time when advancing executive skills for VUCA conditions are essential. The production of this episode is supported by the Business Agility Institute. Subscribe to the Emergence magazine and get a 10% discount using the code DAWNA. That's me! Please share, comment and rate the Inspirational Insights podcast on iTunes, Spotify and your usual platform. Intro music by Mark Romero MusicFind Dawna Jones on Medium:https://medium.com/@dawnajones | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/ | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightful_dawna/
9/12/2021

Two CEOs working on tech solutions for better decision-making exchange learning

Season 4, Ep. 83
Two CEOs, both serial entrepreneurs and global citizens, of two different companies, jump on this episode of the Inspirational Insights podcast, to share what they have learned developing tech solutions to improve decision-making. Meeting for the first time, Soushiant Zanganehpour referred to as Soush, from SWAE, and Kelly Max, from SOLVV, share their pivots, insights, and experience. Each is guided by a different focus but the same goal. How do we upgrade democracy? Soushiant from SWAE and Kelly from SOLVV share their respective experiences in mitigating bias, using data, inviting trust, and engaging users. Tune in for an entertaining discussion on how apps can support social advancement at the personal, company, and governance levels.At the 8-minute mark, Kelly refers to the DACH market which is shorthand for Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH).Kelly Max mentioned a SOLVVsocialpodcast that offers perspectives on making democracy work. That link is here:https://solvv.com/solvv/how-to-start-a-revolution-to-make-democracy-work-for-the-21st-centuryAnd another Solvv introducing the SOLVV Social Podcasting:https://solvv.com/solvv/what-is-solvvTwo more links to SOLVVS Medium articles further explain the concept:A New Way To Podcasting:https://solvv.medium.com/a-new-way-to-podcast-introducing-solvvs-on-demand-social-podcasting-app-59e672e4c288What is Social Podcasting:https://solvv.medium.com/what-is-social-podcasting-71e130d568a6This episode is supported by the Business Agility Institute. Subscribe to Emergence magazine and use the discount code in the episode to get a 10% discount.Intro music by Mark Romero Music
7/13/2021

The Futures Project with Dr. Julia Stamm

Season 4, Ep. 81
How do you want to see your country, the world, nature, planet, people, context, interaction? And how does what you are working on actually contribute to achieving it? These are the questions The Futures Project asks. The challenges humanity face, demand diverse voices and expertise from many corners so pre-Covid international policy advisor Dr. Julia Stamm pulled together The Futures Project. When Covid hit, the organization carried on receiving over 600 applications from change agents worldwide, who keep working to bring solutions that last with or without a pandemic to catalyze inspired innovation. As a policymaker, Dr. Stamm reflects on what it takes to replace short-term focus with an appreciation of the big picture. Her extensive experience in national and international academic institutions and international organizations gives her a unique perspective on where gaps in perception and action intersect.Julia founded The Futures Project in autumn 2019. She has long-standing leadership and management experience in national and international academic institutions and international organisations, such as COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. In 2017, Julia set up and ran the G20 Think Tank Summit Global Solutions. She is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland, Australia, a member of the Hertie School Alumni Council and its Academic Senate and a member of the Advisory Board of the Museum for the Future in Nuremberg, Germany.
5/14/2021

Liberating Education through Technology and Vision with Dwayne Matthews

Season 4, Ep. 79
Dwayne Matthews has a way of bringing data and visionary insights into the room that flips assumptions about what you think you know about how kids learn. As institutions like education struggle to adapt to the speed of new tech, and disruptions like a global pandemic that force adaption and new ways of working vision is necessary to prepare incumbents and consumers of the system for a better way to get things done. Why do things like Singapore? Why are there more phones in action than are connected to the internet? What happens when students self-direct their own learning and teachers serve as resources, enablers, and sounding boards? These and other questions are explored in this episode. Find Dwayne at https://www.dwaynematthews.life/ or Tomorrow Now Lab at https://www.dwaynematthews.life/tomorrownow where he asks the question: Are we preparing students for 2019 or 2030? Dwayne Matthews is a Chief Innovation Evangelist, and Future of Education Strategist who helps school boards, educators and parents understand new and evolving themes in the 21st century, the future of work to prepare children to thrive in a rapidly evolving digital information-driven world. As an XPrize Connect Advisory Board member through the XPrize Connect Future of Learning Lab his goal is to help learners worldwide reach their full potential through an equitable and sustainable future for education and technology. Intro music courtesy of Mark Romero Music!