About Doug Jones

Doug Jones has had diverse experience leading and facilitating business development, organizational change, business process improvement, and technology development across multiple industries. Doug leverages a unique blend of conceptual and task-oriented thinking with cultural and organizational behavior interests and experience in strategic planning, technology development, operations management, and business development to focus the efforts of diverse team on organizational objectives.

Leadership: Better Outcomes Through Learning

By |2020-01-02T16:09:43-07:00December 19th, 2019|Change Leadership Capability, Collaboration, Leadership and Management|

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy The first installment of this blog series defined terms relating to leadership and how negative outcomes within organizations can be avoided with good leadership and organizational learning.  In this installment, we will focus [...]

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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Six

By |2019-10-22T11:53:58-06:00September 9th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability|

Beat the Hijackers In installment five of this blog series we learned the most important tool for keeping the brain safe from hijackers. BREATH In this installment, we will learn four more strategies for beating the hijackers. All of these strategies will be much easier [...]

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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Five

By |2019-10-22T11:49:12-06:00August 7th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

Beat the Hijackers So far in this blog series you have learned that stress as a physical and cognitive reaction is experienced when the brain perceives that someone or something has changed or plans to change something of perceived importance to you. This change often [...]

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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Four

By |2019-10-22T11:46:00-06:00July 10th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

Meet the Hijackers In Parts 2 and 3 of this blog series you learned about the mental and physical consequences of stress. In this part of the series we will discuss triggers. When the brain perceives that someone has made or plans to make a [...]

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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Three

By |2019-10-22T11:39:24-06:00June 6th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

That Can't Be Healthy In the second installment of this blog series we learned all stress, including change, triggers physiological reactions. Further these physiological reactions work in a feedback loop with the emotions raised by the stress response to diminish logical decision making, planning skills, [...]

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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part Two

By |2019-10-22T11:29:15-06:00May 17th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

A Little Neuroscience In the first installment of this blog series we learned that change and stress are often related and that the initial "NO" that comes from hearing about a change can be a sign that a deeper, more immediate, overwhelming, and out-of-measure response [...]

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Career Transitions: A Survival Guide

By |2019-04-25T11:11:58-06:00April 25th, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

In our last installment, we discussed how to build relationships with managers and an agreed upon organizational role. In this installation, we will explore ideas of how to work with the organization's senior management when the opportunity arises. Working with the Higher Ups It had been a stellar year. [...]

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Tricks for Keeping the “NO!” Response from Hijacking the Brain Part One

By |2019-10-22T11:14:57-06:00April 1st, 2019|@enable_change, Change Leadership Capability, Leader Change Capability, Leadership and Management|

Have You Ever Heard...? Have you ever heard any of these? “OK, everyone, because of the market situation there have been rumors of this, but we are going to reorganize.” or “The bank just called and said our mortgage rate is changing.” or “We are [...]

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