Topic: "Bending Granite: Stories about Change"
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 12:00 noon CDT (1:00 PM EDT)
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/59a8zcyy
About the Presentation:
Meet Tom Mosgaller and Tim Hallock, as they share stories about compiling a book by 30+ authors from industry, government, education, healthcare, private and public companies, armed services, families, farms, and more. Each author is an agent of change, with the bruises and scars to prove it.
In their book, Bending Granite: Leading Change with Purpose, individual difference-makers share their passion for an organization they cared for deeply. Through persistence and patience, they nudged change forward day by day, one improvement at a time — no big bang, no instant pudding, no quick fixes — only through the steady tap, tap, tap on their individual pieces of granite could they shape but not break the organizations they loved.
Tom and Tim will tell three key stories: how the book got written, its relevance to today’s gnarly problems, and the paradox of bending granite. Without getting into the weeds of change science, but rather the practice of storytelling, Tom and Tim will read from the book, sharing some timeless stories and the lessons captured. Lessons practiced thousands of years in the past and still being practiced and perfected today.
Tim and Tom will offer a light-hearted, presentation of storytelling and discussion about change. For those interested in more information about Tom and Tim and the book, go to Bending.Granite.org.
About the Presenters:
Tom Mosgaller originated the idea for this book. A lifelong community organizer, Tom guides people to take charge and address the inequities around them. He is a change agent by nature and a leader by nurture. He served as the City of Madison’s Director of Quality and Productivity and President of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
Tim Hallock is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt dedicated to unleashing the improvement talents of front-line employees. He is a performance excellence enthusiast who has supported the Baldrige National Quality Award program as an examiner, and Wisconsin Forward Award program as an applicant, examiner, instructor, and judge.