Jay Gordon Cone
Most Recent Book Title
The Surprising Power of Not Knowing What to Do
Book Description
The Surprising Power of Not Knowing What to Do helps organizational leaders and teams who feel stuck or overwhelmed by uncertainty and complexity. Readers learn to use four thinking disciplines that turn the discomfort of not knowing what to do into creative insights and options.
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Author bio
Dr. Jay Gordon Cone has spent the past 35 years supporting leadership development and organizational change. Jay is a founding partner of Unstuck Minds, a firm focused on helping people find compassion and creativity when they feel uncertain and overwhelmed.

Jay served for five years as adjunct faculty for the Executive MBA program at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he taught Building Effective Teams. Jay has travelled extensively, working with some of the world’s largest public and private organizations. He has helped executive teams and thousands of organizational leaders liberate themselves from the thinking traps that limit, misdirect, isolate, and divide.

His articles on leadership development have appeared in Training Magazine, The Training & Development Journal, and The Journal of Global Business and Organizational Excellence. Jay authored the chapter, “Authentic Accountability” appearing in the 2011 International Leadership Association’s collection: Leadership for Transformation. His article, “How to Cultivate an Unstuck Mind” was featured in the Fall 2019 issue of Rotman Management Magazine. His forthcoming book, The Surprising Power of Not Knowing What to Do; How to find creativity and compassion in a time of chaos, will be available in December of 2020.

His current and past clients include: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dell Technologies, Exelon, GE, Nokia, Fluor Corporation, The TJX Companies, and W.L. Gore and Associates.

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