Co-founder and Principal, ONTOSglobal Cognitive Science Disrupts Culture, Part II (The second of a two part article. Part I is here). Former Yahoo CEO and Google executive Marisa Mayer was quoted recently in the New York Times as saying she joined Google “for the culture”,and that cultures once they reach 1000 people become “self reinforcing”. … Read More.
Co-founder and Principal, ONTOSglobal Most approaches to culture change are ill informed. Cognitive science provides a better way. Part 1 of 2. These are heady times for those of us in the culture business — which is pretty much anyone who leads an organization or tries to help those that do. Organizational “culture” seems to … Read More.
Co-founder and Principal, ONTOS global My last post on this topic described our approach to creating transformational learning environments (Transformational Leadership Development? What Makes it So?). I introduced the idea that when leaders want the organization to transform, they are actually seeking its people to transform. I discussed some key elements including the need to engage each … Read More.
Co-founder and Principal, ONTOS global The other day, we received this message from a client: “Without breaching any confidentiality, can you provide a high level overview of the findings and actions based on my direct report’s 360-degree assessment debrief?” This is our response: First, the curiosity and interest in a direct report’s developmental journey is exactly … Read More.
Associate, ONTOSglobal With Brexit and Donald Trump’s election we have witnessed what numerous political and economic leaders labeled as impossible and catastrophic, nevertheless have become a new reality. Through analyzing these game-changing events we suggest four cognitive strategies for those in charge of leading a company in a fast-changing world. Prepare for … Read More.
Co-founder and Principal, ONTOSglobal My coaching client is a woman who was not raised in the US but has been working in the country for a total of about 15 years. Lately, she has being asked to present herself as a “minority” who has made it in her firm. She’s recently been featured in a business … Read More.
Co-founder and Principal, ONTOSglobal We were asked this question just today. “What makes your leadership development programs “transformational”? We explained that when a client is looking for their organization to transform, they are really asking their PEOPLE to transform. This is true because there is no such thing as organizational transformation without PERSONAL transformation. Organizational transformation … Read More.
"The extent to which differences can by productively utilized depends on the amount of information exchange that actually happens. And interestingly, people more naturally share information they already have in common, but instead, people must hear from others about information they don’t have access to." ... Read more
We have the good fortune and privilege to be partnering with Harvard professor, Bob Kegan, who will be presenting a workshop to our client next month based on his newest book, co-authored by Lisa Lahey, called Immunity to Change (2009). The book describes why we set goals and then don’t reach them, like the person who … Read More.
The topic of trust is one of those multi-pronged topics like “diversity”, “emotional intelligence” or “leadership” whereby the method of learning must match as closely as possible to a real life experience. ... Read more