Podcast: Transformational Leadership Forum with Action Logic Applications
On June 20, the MSS Business Transformation Institute hosted the Transformational Leadership Forum with Action Logic Applications with panelists from across the nation. As is MSSBTI’s mantra, each forum hosted focuses on providing practical and time-honored leadership advice to transform an organization that can be applied tomorrow. The knowledgeable panelists included Robin Postel, Ph.D, founder of Transformational Leadership for Individuals and Organizations (TLIO); David Lee, Executive Director of the MSS Business Transformation Institute; Karen S. Walch, Ph.D., Partner at Clair-Buoyant™ Leadership, LLC and Co-creator of Quantum Negotiation Certification programs; and Margo A. Boster, co-founder of ImpaQ Solutions and Program Director of the Arizona Transformational Leadership Program.
Panelists spoke about how transformational leaders inspire change at their organizations. These leaders realize that they cannot change their organizations until they change their lens toward complexity first. The audience learned how they should adapt to the world of digitization and among the dancing landscape of the global market. The forum used transformation cases from Fortune 500, mid-sized and high growth organizations will be utilized to highlight key learnings to discuss engagement techniques. The panelists charged all of the executives and mid-level market leaders in attendance to re-evaluate their ways of doing business.
Through additional dialogue and comments from the audience, panelists addressed topics of utilizing transactional leadership (i.e. motivation based on rewards and punishment) tactics vs. transformational leadership (i.e. motivation based on collective understanding, trust and respect) strategies, stages of human/employee maturation, the stages of business development, and quantum negotiation techniques.
Notable quotes from the forum included the following:
“The most important idea for companies to begin thinking about in any transformation is, ‘Where do you want to be personally and what do you want?’”
“Looking at life or death environments like the medical field or armed forces, they are making significant breakthroughs because if they don’t make the changes, someone is going to die.”
“The key to thinking better is noticing.”
Margo A. Boster, co-founder of ImpaQ Solutions and Program Director of the Arizona Transformational Leadership Program
“Company leaders need to think of digitization. As a cultured company, you need to think, ‘How can I be a legacy company and be humble enough to digitize my organization?’ These companies need to balance old-world thinking with the new-world thinking. Otherwise, they are not going to survive.”
“If you are going to be a responsive leader in business or in battle, you need to be conscious of sleep. Leaders need to think about the smaller principles of the inter-systematic approach to be effective. It’s all connected.”
“It’s emotions that drive decision-making. How you are somatically feeling impacts how you are thinking.”
Karen S. Walch, Ph.D., Partner at Clair-Buoyant™ Leadership, LLC and Co-creator of Quantum Negotiation Certification programs
“You need to create a process for the autonomous organizations to change on their own, otherwise they will plateau. Most organizations don’t realize when they are plateauing. A good indicator of this is when the organization has a hard time changing.”
“All the things that you’ve learned are holding you back from being creative. Sometimes you just have to think like you’re a 4-year-old kid again.”
David Lee, Executive Director of the MSS Business Transformation Institute
“If you don’t grow your people, you may not have the employees you need to help you get to that next level and grow to be competitive for the long-term.”
“Some individuals are more propelled to develop into leaders than other people. Other organizations have developed a process that massaged people into becoming leaders in their organization based on how the process is.”
“Looking for pockets of excellence in your organization helps you to understand how to grow elsewhere.”
“Do not assume that you know everything.”
Robin Postel, Ph.D., founder of Transformational Leadership for Individuals and Organizations (TLIO)
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