The Science Of Organizational Change or How to Make Better Decisions
November 30, 2015
Hosted by Laura Ellis
During this episode, guest Paul Gibbons shares highly informative content around a dozen of change management myths, bad models, and unhelpful metaphors, replacing some with twenty-first century research and revealing gaps where research needs to be done. Paul Gibbons links the origins of theories about change to the history of ideas and suggests that the human sciences will provide real breakthroughs in our understanding of people in the twenty-first century. For example, change fundamentally entails risk, yet little is written for business people about how breakthroughs in the psychology of risk can help change leaders. Change fundamentally involves changing people's minds, yet the most recent research shows that provision of facts may strengthen resistance.
Because There’s More
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A show about decision making, Because There’s More takes a closer look at how senior leaders make decisions. Whether looking to accelerate business growth, scale a start-up or advance your career, good decision making is the cornerstone of success. Yet, we regularly engage in patterns of thinking that are less rational, or we make decisions based on insufficient and irrelevant information. This is how poor decisions begin to form and how our chances to reach our goals, decline. The show educates, informs and inspires senior decision makers everywhere to make better business decisions. The knowledge, experience and wisdom our guests share on the show become a curated resource of practical, diverse, expert business advice and knowledge you can access anytime, anywhere. As a listener to the show you will have the opportunity to validate and stretch your thinking, recognize your biases and arrive to business decisions more predictive of the outcome. Because There’s More.
Laura Ellis is an innovator and a visionary whose career has been defined by three vocations: Educator, Business Psychologist and Entrepreneur. Dissatisfied with any boundaries that restrict potential, Laura found purpose in employing her talent to expand the choices afforded to people. As an educator, Laura motivated and guided at-risk youth in Communist Romania to thrive outside the limits imposed by an oppressive regime. Drawn by the intricacy and energy she discovered inside business, she later built a career in business psychology to facilitate organizational transformations and spur the growth of executive talent, the true architect of business success. Being farsighted and enterprising sets Laura apart and it often places her at odds with the mainstream thinking. After fifteen successful years in influential corporate and consulting roles, she saw that the tools for business growth became out of step with the needs of the business. In 2013 Laura founded Trusted Advisory Board, the organization she knows will disrupt and reshape management consulting to meet today’s business needs for rapid transformation and differentiation. This amount of progress only comes from the on-going exposure to high density and diversity of information. TAB creates those conditions and gives senior executives access to a curated network of knowledge to make fast and accurate business decisions. It also fulfills Laura’s mission to evolve how businesses are run, one business at a time.