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Joseph Jaworski

Joseph Jaworski is a founder and the chairman of both Generon International and the Global Leadership Initiative and is the founder of the American Leadership Forum, an NGO responsible for developing the practice of collaborative leadership. He has led the Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s renowned team of scenario planners, served as senior fellow and board member for the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, and co-founded the Society for Organizational Learning. He is also author of Synchronicity, Source and co-author of Presence.

Joseph Jaworski has devoted much of his life to exploring the deeper dimensions of transformational leadership. As founder and chairman of both Generon International and the Global Leadership Initiative, Joseph collaborates with leaders who are committed to developing the capacities for innovation and transformation that result in fundamental change both in themselves and in their organizations.

Humans can learn to draw from the infinite potential of the Source by choosing to follow a disciplined path toward self-realization and love, the more powerful energy in the universe. Joseph Jaworski – Source

Joseph began his professional career as an attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani, a prominent international law firm, where he was a senior partner and a member of the executive committee. In 1975 he was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor awarded to the top 1% of American litigators.  In addition, he ran a successful horse-breeding operation (Circle J Enterprises) and helped found several businesses including a life insurance company and an oil refining company.

In 1980, Joseph founded the American Leadership Forum, a non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening collaborative civic leadership in the United States. Ten years later, he joined the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies in London to head Shell’s renowned team of scenario planners. Under his leadership, the Shell team 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.

True leadership is about creating a domain in which we continually learn and become more capable of participating in our unfolding future. Joseph Jaworski Synchronicity

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 book, Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership (2nd Edition released June 6, 2011).   He is also co-author of Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society (Doubleday/SoL, 2005), which explores the collaborative development of a new theory of profound innovation and change. Joseph’s most recent book, Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation, was published in January 2012. That book describes the development of the process of Generative Discovery, which enables organizations, teams and individuals to access the source from which truly profound innovation and discovery flow.

Synchronicity: 
The Inner Path of Leadership
by Joseph Jaworski 

Presence: 
Human Purpose and the Field of the Future 
by Peter M. Senge (Author)
C. Otto Scharmer (Author)
Joseph Jaworski  (Author)
Betty Sue Flowers (Author)

Source: 
The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation 
by Joseph Jaworski

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