Cultivating Transformations, Leadership, & Systemic Change
Agile to Agility Podcast
Episode #68 // June 2022
A Leader's Guide to Connecting the Soulful and the Practical, A Conversation
SPaMCAST Episode #697 //
Transformational Leadership: A Guide for the Soulful and Practical Leaders - Jardena London
TechLead Journal #77 //
A Leader's Guide to Connecting the Soulful and the Practical
Transformational Leadership is a soulful practice, a practical job, and everything in between.
You are breathing new life into an organization, and that energy comes from the spirit of the people. Transformations are usually designed to improve business results, but what’s the point if it doesn’t make our lives better?
The Journal of Business Agility
Rethinking Work & The Workplace
Before We Reinvent, We Must Heal
In May 2022 Jardena had the honor of being a contributor for the Emergence: The Journal of Business Agility which explores "Rethinking the Workplace".
This piece fires up the conversation of Organizational Pain and how before we reinvent, we must heal.
What’s the point of transforming the way we work if it doesn’t make our lives any better? Re-imagining the workplace is impossible until we heal the pain that exists today.
Orgs Behaving Badly
by Jardena London & Rob Sinclair
It seems like every week we hear an exposé of corporate misconduct. It's trusted companies like VW falsifying emissions, Wells Fargo opening fake accounts, or DuPont hiding information on the toxicity of Teflon.
It feels too easy to blame these companies and the people in them. Instead. we took a long hard look in the mirror and asked ourselves, are we designing organizations that create conditions ripe for misconduct?
How can Structure help your business achieve true Agility, and survive the challenges posed by the changing environment?
The goal of Business Agility is to adapt and respond to the pressures of a changing environment, but no business can function without a structure that guides decision-making, governance practices, and working methods. So what is Structural Agility, and what role does Structure play in an organization’s journey towards creating an agile environment?
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WHAT IS AGILE REALLY?
MISUSE OF AGILE IS UNDERMINING ITS POSTIVE IMPACT
Agile has taken the world by storm. Yet there is still disagreement on what qualifies as "Agile". Even worse, pervasive misuse of Agile is undermining the positive impact it can have in the world.
This eBook seeks to build a foundational understanding of the true essence underneath Agile. With that understanding, readers will be able to apply Agile, and adapt it, in ways that reaps the full benefit in their specific context.
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5 STEP PROCESS TO A WORKPLACE WITH SOUL
THIS IS A FRAMEWORK TO WORK THROUGH ALONE OR WITH A TEAM. YOU CAN APPLY THIS PROCESS TO MICRO OR MACRO SITUATIONS IN YOUR WORKPLACE.
In order to survive in today’s world, companies need to be adaptive, and responsive to their environment. They need to be more like a living system and less like a machine. The key difference is that living systems have a soul, something innate that allows them to expand into possibilities that don’t currently exist.
Machines are limited to “what is”, which is why change is so hard in organizations today. With a little soul, your change becomes dynamic and fluid. Where do we start? A simple thing you can do today is to identify a soulless process in your organization and apply the 5 Steps to Soul in the Workplace. The changes will be subtle at first, but you’ll see them grow over time.