Bryan Ungard, Chief Purpose Officer - The Decurion Corporation
Bryan is the Chief Purpose Officer of The Decurion Corporation, a 70 year old company with businesses in movie theaters, commercial real estate, and senior assisted living. Bryan is accountable for the ways in which Decurion operates its businesses so there is no tradeoff between excellent business and human flourishing.
Bryan joined Decurion as its Chief Information Officer. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Hiram College and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He has studied human development and consciousness through many lineages and traditions.
He is the founder of the Deliberately Developmental Organizations (DDO) Practitioner Network, a global network of developmental change agents. He is also co-founder of The Decurion Institute for Wholeness and Development.
Bryan holds a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido.
The Practice of Self-Management: A Handbook for Walking the Path from Reactivity to Presence and Connection by Christopher Forman and Bryan Ungard
This book anchors on the premise that the more centered, present, and authentic you are as an individual, the more effective you will be in your work and in your life. Christopher and Bryan share time-tested lessons, meditations, and daily-life practices they’ve used at the Decurion Corporation that will help you expand your awareness, deepen your understanding, and transform your connection with those around you.
An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
This is the book we reference about Deliberately Developmental Organizations (DDOs) that features The Decurion Corporation.
No More Feedback: Cultivate Consciousness at Work by Carol Sanford
This is the book Bryn mentions that he used to understand paradigms. Carol Sanford disrupts commonly held beliefs to reveal:Why feedback undermines employee development, the impact it has on our 3 core human capabilities, and the alternative that leads to self-regulating employees.
Deliberately Developmental Organizations (DDO) Practitioner Network this is the global network of developmental change agents that Bryan founded.
The Decurion Institute for Wholeness and Development - Bryan also co-founded this institute which grew out of the quest of The Decurion Corporation to discover a better way of doing business. The institute’s purpose is “to change the conversation about the Future of Work to one that embraces wholeness and development in a way that includes more leaders, future leaders, industries, communities, and sectors so that new possibilities are cultivated and flourish.”
My Antelope Loves Cantaloupe by Robert Kegan. This is the new children’s book Bob just released that Bryan mentions in our conversation.
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