Faculty, Wisdom Council
Joseph Jaworski has devoted much of his life to exploring the deeper dimensions of faciliting transformational leadership and change. As founder and Chairman of both Generon International and the Global Leadership Initiative, Joseph advises CEOs and senior executives in Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in the design and execution of large scale organizational change as well as strategy formation and implementation. He is a pioneer and prominent thought leader in the discipline of ‘Strategic Foresight’, enabling leaders to deepen their capacity for tactical and strategic insight. Under his leadership, the Shell’s renowned team of scenario planners made a fundamental shift in the way the company framed and used scenarios as a tool for strategy formation. Joseph encouraged the company to use scenarios not merely to adapt to different possible futures, but to generate—to participate in bringing forth—better futures. Joseph returned to the U.S. as a senior fellow and member of the Board of Governors of the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, later co-founding the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL). Jaworski is the author of the critically acclaimed international best-sellers such as Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership andSource: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation. He is also co-author of Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society which explores the collaborative development of a new theory of profound innovation and change. Joseph is a member of the GFI Wisdom Council and GFI faculty.