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Join us for the 13th Annual LILA Summit with Rob Cross and Ryan Quinn

Join us for the 13th Annual LILA Summit with Rob Cross and Ryan QuinnThis has been another intriguing year at LILA as we have taken on the theme of Collective Mindfulness: Shaping the Human Systems in Organizations. I hope that you will join us at this year’s LILA Summit on June 12th in Cambridge where the two keynote speakers are Rob Cross and Ryan Quinn. They will be joined by six past LILA faculty who will share their latest research with participants during small group conversations. In these sessions, you will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on how the research can inform your individual and organizational practices. The Summit is also a great occasion to meet and interact with the broader LILA community, including faculty, researchers, and current and past members, and to get a better sense as to who we are as a learning community and what you might experience as a More »

How to spot collective mindfulness?

How to spot collective mindfulness?Mindfulness is a challenge of attention allocation. We tend to have both eyes on the current main thing, everything else is on autopilot. Mindful means were moving the main thing along and keeping one eye out for the yellow flags we might More »

Becoming Collectively Mindful

Becoming Collectively MindfulWhen struggling to gain collective mindfulness in your organization, it could be useful to examine the role of collective identity in supporting or undermining collective mindfulness. You may find that, even though a clear purpose and goal have been set forth, there are still pockets of the organization that are not moving forward in a collective way. Is it due to a weak collective identity, or maybe to a strong collective identity that overrides collective mindfulness? More »

How can organizations prevent burnout?

How can organizations prevent burnout?In high reliability environments, employees are being pushed beyond their limits. People become emotionally exhausted when they are asked to pay more attention, look for new signals, and looking for discrepant and rare events. Tim Vogus noted that organizations that engage in high reliability have higher levels of emotional exhaustion. He found that organizations that establish compassion practices prevent burnout and increase high More »

The Emotional Life of Dinosaurs: How Organizations Deal with Extinction

The Emotional Life of Dinosaurs: How Organizations Deal with ExtinctionTimo Vuori, of Aalto University Finland, shared his research on how organizations structure attention and emotions. Traditionally organizations structure attention in distributed ways. More »



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What’s New

  1. Critical Knowledge Transfer by Dorothy Leonard

    As you may recall, Dorothy Leonard who is the William J.Abernathy Professor of Business Administration Emerita at Harvard
    Business School joined the LILA Community during the last several years as part of her research into the recently published book "Critical Knowledge Transfer." It is based on original research, numerous interviews with top managers,and a wide range of corporate examples, When highly skilled subject matter experts, engineers, and managers leave their organizations, they take with them years of hard-earned experience-based knowledge—much of it undocumented and irreplaceable. Organizations can thereby lose a good part of their competitive advantage.

  2. The Emotional Decision Maker

    A revolution in the science of emotion has emerged in the last few decades, with the potential to create a paradigm shift in thinking about decision theories. The research reveals that emotions constitute powerful, pervasive, and predictable drivers of decision making. Across different domains, important regularities appear in the mechanisms through which emotions influence judgments and choices. The present paper organizes and analyzes what has been learned from the past 35 years of work on emotion and decision making. It also proposes an integrated model of decision making that accounts for both traditional (rational-choice theory) inputs and emotional inputs, synthesizing scientific findings to date.

Upcoming LILA Events

  • September 27, 2018 Member Call on September 27, 2018 @12:00 pm
  • October 2018 Gathering on October 16, 2018
  • November 1, 2018 Member Call on November 1, 2018 @12:00 pm
  • December 13, 2018 Member Call on December 13, 2018 @12:00 pm
  • January 10, 2019 Member Call on January 10, 2019 @12:00 pm
  • February 2019 Gathering on February 5, 2019
  • March 14, 2019 Member Call on March 14, 2019 @12:00 pm
  • April 2019 Gathering on April 10, 2019
  • May 23, 2019 Member Call on May 23, 2019 @12:00 pm
  • 13th Annual LILA SummitJune 12th & 13th, 2019

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