Decisions, Emotions and the Brain as Complex System

  “the primitive brain becomes part of an overall gestalt of thinking and being. This is how we experience ourselves as a totality rather than as a mass of unrelated parts, feelings, and functions.” Our view of the brain is largely hierarchic. It follows the kind of thinking that gives us machines and computer programs…
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The Practice of Suggestibility

  “To learn you have to be suggestible. To be suggestible you have to be relaxed. If the primitive brain, centered around the amygdala, is on constant high alert for any potential threats it will be very hard if not impossible to learn anything.” We are routinely taught from an early age that being suggestible…
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Shawn Askinosie – Perspectives On Organizational Change

  This episode of Liminal Leaders is with Shawn Askinosie who left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean to bar chocolate factory and never looked back. Askinosie Chocolate is a small batch, award winning chocolate factory located in Springfield, Missouri, sourcing 100% of their beans directly from farmers. The…
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Simon Mhanna – Liminal Leader Holacracy Special

  I have been following with great interest and a real degree of admiration my friends at Innovation Design Studio The Moment as they roll out Holacracy in their own rapidly expanding organization. I had the pleasure of catching up with one of the key figures in the implementation, Innovation Designer Simon Mhanna to ask…
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Amit Kothari – Perspectives On Organizational Change

Mike:                  
Would you say that the culture and future of organizations are things you take a deep interest in?

Amit:                  
Yes, and I think I'll break it down to software being a manifestation of that culture which begs the question - if culture has changed, why hasn't software changed? Yes, I would say I take a deep interest in that and try to break it down into the pieces we can control and can't control.

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Benjamin Gorelick – Perspectives On Organizational Change

at the end of the day, the job of any good leader or manager is to help their employees be the best people that they can be

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