Stranova Interviews Carol Sanford
Carol Sanford's MP3 interview on an Innovative Approach to Strategic Planning.
Carol Sanford hosts "Corporate Responsibility 3.0: What the Vanguard is Doing Now", a Collaborative Forum at Antioch University in Seattle, WA
October 2009-May 2010 – Join Carol Sanford in the classroom as she talks about Corporate Responsibility, which she defines as the "understanding that everything we do, every part of our business, EVERYTHING, is creating the society we live in and the planet we live on." Carol will host two residential events, along with eight Web conferences in an effort to engage in consultative learning and collaboration. To learn more about this event, or register, visit the the Corporate Responsibility section of Antioch's Certificate Program's Web site. You won't want to miss this insightful residency program.
Carol Sanford, CEO of InterOctave Development Group, lectures at MIT Sloan School of Management
November 2006 – It’s a hell of a way to run a business -- consuming more resources than you bring in, selling off your assets, and cooking the books to make things look good. Yet, says Carol Sanford, that is precisely how humans are operating the vast enterprise of living on earth. The U.S. runs a particularly unsuccessful “Business of Inhabitation,” as Sanford calls it, taking up four times more resources than any other nation.
In this lecture given at MIT Sloan School of Management in November 2006, Carol Sanford holds that the business model a useful way of thinking about issues of sustainability, not least because changing corporate behavior will have a large impact on consumption of energy and other critical resources. She notes current efforts to meet the challenges of sustainability, such as government regulation of industry intended to control different types of pollution. Some corporations have even undergone an “environmental awakening,” like DuPont, which in some of its dirtiest ventures (such as mining titanium from Australia’s mountains) has pledged to be neutral in impact.
Carol Sanford, CEO of InterOctave Development Group, is a Guest on Stranova.
August 2005 – The Topic is “Regenerative Systems Thinking”, a truly innovative approach to getting started in any strategic planning effort. In fact the work of strategic thinking starts with discovering how to improve thinking before the strategic planning can start. Otherwise nothing new is planned and a business will not become non-displace-able (competitor proof) and regenerative (future proof).
Carol Sanford Presents at International Systems Thinking in Management
Seattle WA, May 12, 2004 – Carol Sanford, a
principal of InterOctave Design Group, Inc. will present at the 3rd
International Conference on Systems Thinking in Management (ICSTM 2004)
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 19 - 21, 2004 at the University
The purpose of the conference is to critically determine the state-of-the-art
in applying systems thinking to the current transformation of government
and industry. Registered attendees include government and business
leaders as well as many of the world's best known systems thinkers.
At the conference, Sanford will present her paper, "A Theory
and Practice System of "Systems Thinking": With an Executive’s
Story of the Power of "Developmental" and "Evolutionary" Systems
Thinking. The paper proposes a new typology of types of systems thinking
and describes the “nested” relationships of these systems
Sanford will also run a workshop entitled,"When a Corporation
Helps Build a Nation" that will provide information about the
role Colgate-Palmolive played in developing new systems of governance
in South Africa and offer experience with some of the technologies
used in that extraordinary case.
About Carol Sanford
Carol Sanford has 25 years of experience working with companies including
DuPont, Weyerhaeuser, Yahoo, Silicon Graphics, Agilent and many others.
She has global experience helping businesses and organizations build
consciousness capability in order to position themselves strategically,
develop leadership to execute strategy, and redesign work to gain and
keep competitive advantage in the marketplace and community. She is
the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Strategic Leadership
at Washington State University ’s Vancouver campus. Carol has
published over 100 works in 10 languages, including a column in Executive
Excellence, Stephen Covey’s newsletter.
About InterOcatave Design Development Group
InterOctave Development Group, Inc. is the leading practitioner of
technologies that grow individual and organizational consciousness
with nearly 30 years of international Fortune 500 experience. InterOctave
Development Group focuses on creating businesses that are non-displaceable
and regenerative (competitor-proof and future-proof) and building the
capability within businesses to execute.