Episode 245_ Mo McKenna

Episode 245: Connective Conversations and Thriving Workplace Cultures with Mo McKenna

Today’s guest, Mo McKenna, has an incredible energy, passion and desire to learn. Her journey in the corporate world and watching people be laid off in a non-caring way led her to learn about Organizational Development and the Appreciative Inquiry method over 20 years ago. Today she helps organizational climates be renewed through relationships and conversations. In other words, she helps people be more human (and productive) at work. On today’s episode, learn how to get a Return on Energy v. Return on Investment, to focus on the climate of your organization so people flourish and shift from a knowing to growing culture



Mo’s Website

HBR article on the Loneliness Epidemic by Vivek Murthy

Vivek Hallegere Murthy is an American physician and was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States. Murthy, who founded the nonprofit Doctors for America, succeeded Boris Lushniak, who had been Acting Surgeon General 2014 to 2017.  Source:  Wikipedia

Dee Hock, founder of VISA international article on The Nature and Creation of Chaordic Organizations.

The Nature and Creation of Chaordic Organizations. (2018, February 1)

The article will explore the following questions:

Poised as we are on the knife’s edge between socio-environmental disaster and a liveable future, one question cuts to the core of our future: Will the result be chaos and the even more repressive and dictatorial regimes so often arising from chaotic conditions? Or will we emerge from the eggshell of our Industrial Age institutions into a new world of profound, constructive organizational change?The answer lies in the very concept of organization and in the beliefs and values of individuals.


Energize Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High Quality Connections at Work

Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement.


“When you press the pause button on a machine, it stops. But when you press the pause button on human beings they start,” argues author Dov Seidman. “You start to reflect, you start to rethink your assumptions, to reimagine what is possible, and reconnect with your most deeply held beliefs.”  from Thanks for Being Late: An Optimists Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman


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