James Priest

James Priest serves internationally providing organizational development consultancy, learning facilitation and mentoring for people wishing to increase business agility and grow agile and responsive learning organizations where people and companies thrive.
A co-founder and developer of Sociocracy 3.0, he combines extensive experience of sociocracy with 15 years practice in the fields of holistic organizational development, facilitative leadership, and personal and relational transformation. He currently spends most of his time supporting others to learn about Sociocracy 3.0 and working directly with organizations to help them improve productivity and raise engagement, whatever their size.

speed talk

Objections are an orgs best friend! – Harness collective intelligence to thrive in a complex world

Multi-stakeholder decision making is a fundamental requirement for the modern organization to navigate complexity effectively. But it can be challenging. How do you ensure a clear ‘why’ and effectively harness the collective intelligence distributed among everyone involved?

In this talk James shares some latest updates on Sociocracy 3.0’s Consent Decision Making. As well as guidelines for describing challenges and opportunities clearly, he’ll offer insights on a laser surgery approach to qualifying and resolving objections that will help you to constructively navigate any disagreement in decision making. Learn how to weave apparently irreconcilable opposites into innovative solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts.