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This story about a granite and gravel company (Luck Stone) pivoting into a values-based leadership and coaching not-for profit business (Inner Will Leadership Institute) as well as spin off a number of related businesses (Luck Companies) is a story about the power of vision. It’s about why connecting with your values matters, and an example of positive turbulence in action. To make things even better, we were able to talk to Dr Tom Epperson, who started working at Luck Stone in college as a summer job and grew with the business through the transition to being the President of Inner Will (as well as the author of InnerWill: Developing Better People, Braver Leaders, and a Wiser World through the Practice of Values-Based Leadership) and Greg McCann a consultant, coach, presenter, author and professor and on the board of Inner Will. Don’t miss it.
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In this episode, we will hear from John Cramer. Like so many of the turbulators we speak to, John is both an artist and an innovator. Our discussion with John focused on his trip to Erbil in Iraq with American Voices, a nonprofit based out of St. Louis, MO. to generate positive turbulence with young people there through teaching violin and communicating through music.
From the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston to our periphery, we bring you a conversation with Jenny Rudolph, Executive Director at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston Massachusetts. Jenny is a master at team building and leadership and a natural and effective turbulator. The discussion of Leadership is so often focused on individual strengths and skills. Jenny offers us a framework for how individuals combine to create effective teams.
The problem with innovation is that it’s handled like a business with masculine energy. It is very fact-based, data-based KPIs performance, speed, or so says Fabienne Jacquet, author of Venus Genius: The Female Prescription for Innovation and Principal at Innoveve. Fabienne offers a solution and a whole lot of positive turbulence by making an important link to the power of feminine traits and how these are key to the front-end of innovation. She’s pointing at something that everyone sees, but no one is talking about.
What is Positive Turbulence?
Positive Turbulence is an energizing climate that draws organizations towards a directed change. It provides stimuli to motivated people looking for ways to make their own contributions towards the success of the enterprise.
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