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A HR Professional's Journey From Refugee to Return to Ukraine with Liliya Savych
Liliya Savych was an HR professional working for a large corporation located in Kyiv when we recorded this episode. When Russians surrounded Kyiv she left the city and faced being a refugee without roots. Landing in Dublin she reclaimed her sense of self and then returned to Ukraine. Since this interview, Liliya has left corporate to work for a city in western Ukraine with the aim of bringing her international experience to a municipal workforce.
This episode explores how to move through adverse conditions, stay centered (or at least recover), and then make decisions charting a course of action to restore a sense of control and initiative to life and work. Contact Liliya through LinkedIn.
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105. Self-Management & Collective Intelligence in Business Governance57:33Doug Kirkpatrick and Rod Collins combine expertise with self-managed governance and collective intelligence to provide a bridge between traditional business mechanisms with respectful approaches for intelligent people. Learn why the transformative concept of synergistic control, replaces traditional control mechanisms to engage collaborative achievement. We talk about the principles guiding self-managed companies, decision rights, and the heightened responsibility that accompanies this evolution.The autonomy of choice: Your free will is applied within your organization and for selecting workplaces that fit you.Leadership evolution: shift from dictatorial leadership to a facilitative approach.Embrace collective intelligence, challenge conventional thinking, and prioritize understanding.For Rod's article on Substack see https://rodcollins.substack.com/p/collective-intelligence-will-enableHarnessing Agility - Embracing Possibilities Contact or follow host Dawna Jones on one or more of these channels:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/Twitter: EPDawna_JonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightful_dawna/Navigating Uncertainty Newsletter: https://dawnajones.substack.com/Medium: @dawnajonesWebsite: www.dawnajones.com
104. From a Suicidal State to an Emmy-Harry Turner's Redemption37:15Harry Turner flew to the Peruvian Amazon to commit suicide but something happened while he was there that would change his life forever. Documented in the film Wild Cat, now streaming on Amazon Prime, Harry's experience with war, death, and school led him to discover and reconnect to himself. He had help in the form of two wild cats — ocelots. His experience with being their parent mimics the experience of any parent. The scene for this episode highlights the awareness of the return to being emotionally and physically healthy and assessing risks rooted in a sense of fearless living in the jungle. You can find the documentary film on Amazon Prime. Help Harry with the Emerald Arch project at www.emeraldarch.orgHarry's documentary just won an Emmy award!!See www.wildcatdocumentary.comContact or follow host Dawna Jones on one or more of these channels:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/Twitter: EPDawna_JonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightful_dawna/Navigating Uncertainty Newsletter: https://dawnajones.substack.com/Medium: @dawnajonesWebsite: www.dawnajones.com
103. Working Directly with Trauma of Torture with Ihor Kozlovsky01:13:09Surprises that come with abrupt disruption can threaten the worldview relied on to make sense of the world. So what happens when not much makes sense anymore? In this episode, Ukranian theologian and passivist Ihor Kozlovsky talks about his experience recovering from torture and illegal imprisonment to share how to move through trauma that has become so ubiquitous in the world today. The episode features an intro with Liliya Sayvch, HR professional who hosted an expert panel on July 4th, 2023 to discuss how to remain Unbroken in tradition and spirit.Mr. Kozlovsky was one of the panel experts. He speaks in Ukranian and interpreter Olesia provides the translation. This conversation is important because dark emotions and trauma can negatively impact decisions, leadership thinking, and our humanity at a time when being human is the primary differentiator from technology.To provide a bit of an overview you'll hear:4:08 Liliya Sayvch provides an update and sets the context for the discussion9:00 3 things coming out of the expert panel on July 4th, 2023 that motivated the deeper conversation in this episode.11:42 How has Mr. Kozlovsky processed his experience and made sense of his experience?20:51 What kind of dark emotions stay with you and what can they teach?25:46 What motivates soldiers? Hate or love?28.31 When you are in dark places in your mind or surroundings how do you pull yourself out?33:41 The three levels of intellectual abilities for overcoming trauma.39:05 Finding a coherent sense of ourselves in the world around us.40:51 What can Ihor's experience teach humanity about being compassionate and living on one planet?46:42 Having survived a torturous experience do you retrieve meaning from the past or start anew?1:00 The fourth layer of intellectual ability - social1:06 Why these conversations matter today1:11 The source: Emotional health and its relationship to polarization and conflict. A higher leadership call.Ihor Kozlovsky references Fritz Perls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_PerlsLinks to Ihor Kozlovsky's story:https://babel.ua/en/amp/news/98187-a-ukrainian-historian-religious-scholar-and-former-prisoner-of-the-dpr-ihor-kozlovsky-diedhttps://df.news/en/2023/09/06/acclaimed-religious-scholar-researcher-and-former-political-prisoner-ihor-kozlovsky-dies/Support this podcast with the Tips Jar!!Contact or follow host Dawna Jones on one or more of these channels:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/Twitter: EPDawna_JonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightful_dawna/Navigating Uncertainty Newsletter: https://dawnajones.substack.com/Medium: @dawnajonesWebsite: dawnajones.com (still almost ready to relaunch!)
101. Lisa Gill is turning self-managed teams from a good idea into reality44:38Lisa Gill is a self-managing organizations coach and trainer, writer, and Leadermorphosis podcast host talks about the inner work needed to lead effectively in self-managed organizations and in life. Leading courses globally with Tuff Leadership Training, Lisa trains people in the mindset and skills needed to lead in more involving ways, creating working climates built on trust and openness, as well as helping organizations introduce or develop self-managing teams. As the host of the Leadermorphosis podcast, she interviews thought leaders and practitioners from all over the world about the future of work. Born in the UK, Gill grew up in Southeast Asia. She founded Reimaginaire to support organizations interested in new ways of working.You'll hear:About governance modelsAbout the source and styles of leadershipObservable shifts in governance, leadershipEmbracing conflict as a source of collaborationThe three shifts that need to happen to move from move to something that's more decentralized, more human, more adaptive.Links: Leadermorphosis podcast; Book: Moose Heads on the Table: Stories about self-managing organizations from Sweden (with Karin Tenelius, 2020). leadermorphosis.co; Medium blog Learn more at tuffleadershiptraining.comSupport this podcast with the Tips Jar!!Contact or follow host Dawna Jones on one or more of these channels:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/Twitter: EPDawna_JonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightful_dawna/Navigating Uncertainty Newsletter: https://dawnajones.substack.com/Medium: @dawnajonesWebsite: dawnajones.com (almost ready to relaunch!)
100. Why Peer to Peer Change is more Effective Than Top Down Leadership with Dr. Leandro Herrero45:29Dr. Leandro Herrero is an organizational architect and regular speaker at the Organization Network Analysis Summit sponsored by OrgMapper.com in November of each year. Slightly irreverent and very honest, our conversation spans why peer-to-peer change works better than top-down when it comes to creating changes at scale. Thinking differently comes naturally to Dr. Leandro and his clients' benefit. His quest is to create Remarkable Organizations. A clinical psychiatrist and academic by background, Leandro moved into the corporate sector taking up senior leadership positions in several multinational companies both in Europe and the US. His behavioral sciences background is coupled with his hands-on management experience. He co-founded The Chalfont Project Ltd from where he developed innovative solutions to organizational design, culture, and leadership. From his large work with corporations, he pioneered Viral Change™, the new global standard for large-scale, peer-to-peer behavioral change. Leandro has written eight books on leadership and change, is an acclaimed speaker, and has a large community of followers on his “Daily Thoughts" blog and LinkedIn. I have his book The Flipping Point — short flips of perception that compel different thinking.We talk about questions like: What are the preconceived notions that unconsciously would impact a change project? Does national culture have anything to do with change? How and why is peer-to-peer faster?We bust the notions of how long it takes to shift an organization to responsive and adaptive.Find more on: https://viralchange.com/resources/ and of course https://thechalfontproject.com/He is discussing network science and organizational change with Andras Viscek from OrgMapper at the end of July. Register here.Listen to Episode 96 with the Irish Health Service where Viral Change™ and network analysis released energy for adaptive responses.Support this podcast with the Tips Jar!! Contact or follow host Dawna Jones on any one of these channels:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/Twitter: EPDawna_JonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightful_dawna/Navigating Uncertainty Newsletter: https://dawnajones.substack.com/Medium: @dawnajonesWebsite: dawnajones.com (under revision)
99. Sensory Intelligence with Annemarie Lombard41:50In epic 100th episode (for this podcast) Dawna speaks with Dr Annemarie Lombard who is the Founder and CEO of Sensory intelligence® Consulting. Sensory intelligence is something everyone has but may not be aware of despite how important it is to foresight, insights and maintaining a healthy workplace environment. Their mission? To help people be healthy, productive and happy. We talk about:Sensory processing styles - understanding sensory thresholds and how they influence productivity, wellbeing and relationshipsOpen plan office productivity - insights and strategies to balance collaboration and distractionRelationships and teamwork - sensory diversity as a tool to display empathy and care and value diverse thinking and intelligencesFacilities are often viewed simply as structures to house people at work but they could be so much more when human needs are taken into account. Imagine a building or space design as a valued element of well-being! Though it's not too far-fetched it is also not valued enough! Listen in to this conversation where you learn about a hidden talent that can keep you healthy, and balanced.Annemarie has a PhD in Occupational therapy, acquired through the University of Cape Town in 2012. She has 30 years of global experience in people development and learning and practiced as an occupational therapist for 15 years dealing with children with special needs, learning, and attention difficulties before starting Sensory intelligence®. She is the thought leader behind Sensory Intelligence®, a sensory processing subject expert, and the author of the book “Sensory Intelligence: Why It Matters More Than IQ and EQ”, published in 2007.Learn more at http://sensoryintelligence.com Contact or follow host Dawna Jones on any one of these channels:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/Twitter: EPDawna_JonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightful_dawna/Navigating Uncertainty Newsletter: https://dawnajones.substack.com/Medium: @dawnajonesWebsite: dawnajones.com
Inspirational Insights Trailer00:56In a world of constant change and perplexing challenges, insights reveal the path to moving through a chaotic uncertain world with Zen-like mastery. Welcome to the Inspirational Insights podcast: Harnessing Agility, Embracing Possibilities— navigate the ever-evolving landscape in personal and business life with confidence and creativity.Through powerful conversations and thought-provoking insights, we'll unlock the secrets to harnessing your vital adaptive spirit so you can adapt swiftly, discover your hidden capabilities, and utilize opportunities hidden in complex problems and tough situations. Join a journey of exploration, where we dive into the minds of brilliant thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers who have adapted their thinking or practices as leaders and innovators in business and personal life. This is a time for self and collective leadership, to apply diverse thinking to a tough issue or massively transformation goal. At a time when old systems are collapsing, it is up to us to design the world we want to be of benefit to all life. If you’ve ever asked yourself, how can I contribute to the design of the world, this podcast is intended to support your vision and active contribution.Support the show by sharing an episode, providing a review, dropping something in the tips jar or contacting the host, Dawna Jones to sponsor an episode or a series.
99. Jobs with No Boss with Dunia Reverter and Hugo Lopes29:12Dunia Reverter and Hugo Lopes both reached stages in their careers where working for a corporate was not the way forward. Combining their expertise and vision for work not limited by bureaucracy and control they have launched JobswithNoBosses.com and a crowdfunding campaign to help build it out. Serving an international audience, I'm happy to report three companies are in Canada which is exciting for me (as the show host) having run into managers guided by fear of losing control for the last twenty years! How we view control has been shifting from controlling others to controlling ourselves — a shift in self-leadership consciousness.To support the crowdfunding campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jobswithnoboss#/This episode is to support people who seek jobs where there is autonomy and respect for the talent people bring to work. There is hope!! For decision-makers in startups and growing companies, this episode is a reminder that decisions are best made in a distributed way to benefit from diverse and divergent thinkers.For past episodes on:Buurtzorg - healthcare company founded in the Netherlands: https://www.management-issues.com/podcasts/376/revolutionizing-health-care-the-buurtzorg-way/ with Jos de BlokW.L. Gore - leading in a bossless company with Michael Pacanowsky https://www.management-issues.com/podcasts/381/leading-in-a-boss-less-company/Letting go of Control with Kevin O'Brien - a leaders journey https://www.management-issues.com/podcasts/356/letting-go-of-control/Contact or follow host Dawna Jones on any one of these channels:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/Twitter: EPDawna_JonesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/insightful_dawna/Navigating Uncertainty Newsletter: https://dawnajones.substack.com/Medium: @dawnajonesWebsite: dawnajones.com