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When: Friday, February 8, 2013
From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Contact: Prucia Buscell

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 1-2 PM ET
Visual Leaders: How They Think and What They Do
Guests: David Sibbet and Lisa Kimball

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Are you fascinated by the patterns and movements in organizations as they change? Have you ever had a visceral reaction to a story that’s surprising, powerful and suddenly quite graphic? If you have, David Sibbet has a new book you won’t be able to put down. Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management & Organizational Change. You don’t have to be an artist. But you can learn to think in new ways as you visualize metaphors, mental models, dreams and data.

Join David Sibbet, a pioneer of visual thinking, and Lisa Kimball, a skilled facilitator with a keen visual sense, in a discussion of this exciting and informative book.

David Sibbet is president and founder of The Grove International, a San Francisco-based firm that has influenced strategy, visioning, creativity, leadership development and large-scale change processes for clients world-wide since 1977. His earlier books are Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes & Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity, and Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation & High Performance.

David and his term at Grove work in private and public interests sectors for organizations at all stages of development. Grove clients include Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, Proctor &Gamble, Juniper Networks, Autodesk, Otis Spunkmeyer, Nike, the American Institute of Architects, and Adobe Systems. He was involved with the growth of Apple Computer in the 1980s, and facilitated the change management team at National Semiconductor during its turnaround in the 1990s. He has also worked with schools, foundations and professional association. He is a long time member of the Organizational Development Network and in 2007 was recipient of its membership award for creative contributions to the OD field. He is an affiliate with the Institute for the Future, in Menlo Park, CA, and a member of the Global Business Network in San Francisco. He also belongs to the International Forum of Visual Practitioners, the Heartland Circle’s Thought Leaders Network, and he chairs the board of Coro Center for Civic Leadership.

Lisa Kimball, PhDis an entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience as an organizational consultant with business, government and nonprofit organizations. As CEO of Metasystems Design Group and Executive Producer of Group Jazz she supported the efforts of teams, task forces, communities and organizations and specialized in helping them leverage the power of new technology and social media. She is active in online community work, organizational development (she also serves on the Board of the Organization Development Network (ODN) and is skilled in applying complexity-inspired principles. Much of her work has been around designing meaningful ways to engage stakeholders in significant organizational processes. For the past three years she has been working with hospitals and health care facilities applying Positive Deviance methodology to the problem of eliminating transmission of hospital acquired "superbug” infections. She has trained PD consultants and coaches as well as designed and developed materials to support hospital teams to use and train others to use PD methods. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology; Cognition & Learning from Catholic University of America where her research focused on problem solving strategies of senior executives in complex systems. Lisa served as Plexus Institute President for three years and continues to serve Plexus as chair for learning programs.

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