Tuesday, August 28 @ 5:00-7:00 pm
Port of San Diego (Admin training room)
3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
Strategic Failure as an Accelerated Development Tool
As Marcel Proust said, “We don’t receive wisdom. We must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us, or spare us.”
This case study presentation and discussion will explore how to ensure that the OD practitioner is helping their clients find their own wisdom, and not using their OD wizardry to “spare” their client from necessary setbacks.
At its finest, the workplace is a context in which people can experience and develop themselves as fulfilled, inspired, contributing human beings. It is the OD practitioner’s role to use the activities, parts, pieces, and artifacts of the workplace as raw materials to facilitate this experience and development – and to welcome some failure as a growth accelerator.
Many OD practitioners struggle with discerning how much to intervene when they see, so clearly, what a client could or should do differently. The zealous practitioner wants to bring their full arsenal of skills, experience, and instruments to bear on the issue and blow it out of the water – sometimes at the expense of the client developing long term, sustainable resourcefulness.
This presentation explores when and how the professional should “back off” and let people take their lumps as a way to speed development.
Bring your thoughts and experiences and join us for a lively discussion on this important topic.
Identify when failure is and is not an option, and when failure is actually preferable
- Identify when the practitioner is attempting, even subconsciously, to subvert the client’s resourcefulness or “spare” them a necessary difficulty
- Identify to what degree, and under which circumstances, the practitioner is already using strategic failure as a development tool
- Explore the natural consequences of failure and how to “mine” failure for opportunity
- Practice framing failure as an indispensable component of personal development
Jason Martin, OD Director at NetworkFleet is a “lazy” practitioner, working tirelessly to find the easiest, least intrusive ways to accelerate growth and development.
No stranger to instruments and thought systems, Jason devours recent research in brain science, entrepreneurial studies, psychobiology and evolutionary psychology so he can interpret and edit them for use by lay business people of all stripes.
Jason started college as a business major and finished as a theater major and this dual nature has resurfaced throughout his professional life – more creative than most business people and more practical and geeky than most creatives,
OD is Jason’s sweet spot. Trained on the job by practitioners, PhD’s, and his insatiable curiosity, Jason had the opportunity to participate in and affect major change initiatives in a 17 year career at Home Depot. He has also coached entrepreneurs around the world and now runs development for a division of Verizon.
Includes program, food and drinks
$20 for members
$35 for guests
$15 for student members
$25 for non member students, ASP members/affiliates
Please add $5 if registering the day of the event.
Discounts will be shown after registration process is completed.