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|Member Since||July 10, 2021|
|Branch Affiliation||Member at Large (no branch affiliation)|
|Bio||As a Meaning Philosopher, Author, and Speaker, Elaine Dundon is dedicated to helping people discover new meaning in their lives and work, and on a collective level, connect to the deeper meaning in organizations, communities, and societies. Elaine has held senior leadership positions in three Fortune 500 companies (including Procter & Gamble) responsible for crafting strategic direction, leading diverse teams, integrating divisions, and delivering results. She also developed the groundbreaking course on Innovation Management at the University of Toronto. This course was the first of its kind in North America to introduce how to develop and assess organization-wide innovation cultures, as well as develop the creative, strategic, and transformational skills needed for innovation. Her recent work synthesizes years of experience and research on the topics of creativity, innovation, existential philosophy, workplace culture, and personal transformation. She is co-founder of the Global Meaning Institute and unique study and practice of Meaning called MEANINGology®. Her approach has been embraced by many leading global organizations and profiled in media around the world. She has shared her message with thousands of people internationally, including Austria, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, and the United States. She is the author of 3 best-selling books on Meaning and Innovation, available globally in 20+ languages: Prisoners of Our Thoughts, The OPA! Way, and The Seeds of Innovation (Top Ten Business Book of the Year by The Globe & Mail). She is currently writing a 4th book, on “Meaningology”. Elaine is also a subject matter expert and columnist on the Search for Meaning for Psychology Today. The topic of meaning is emerging as a hot topic in personal and organizational transformation. It goes beyond the topic of purpose to include community (teamwork and engagement) and wellbeing (attitude and resilience). Elaine’s goal is to demystify the subject of Meaning so that people can identify the thoughts and behaviours that may be limiting them. By making more sense of their worlds, people can discover the deeper meaning of their lives and work, leading to higher levels of life and work satisfaction, and a better world for all.|
|Publications||BOOK 1: Title: Prisoners of Our Thoughts Subtitle: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work Foreword: Stephen R. Covey, author The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Oakland, CA, USA My partner authored the first 2 editions and I co-authored the major rework - 3rd edition Revised and Expanded (2017) Languages: Available in 20+ languages Accolades: Named one of the “100 Best Meaning of Life Books of All Time; Winner, 2017 Self-Help book of the Year, USA (Foreword Reviews); Top 10 National Bestseller (Spain); Top 15 National Bestseller (Canada); Top 10 Motivational Book (Amazon) BOOK 2: Title: The Seeds of Innovation Subtitle: Cultivating the Synergy that Fosters New Ideas Publisher: The original publisher was AMACOM (American Management Association, New York) 2002 The new English publisher is HarperCollins Leadership, Nashville, TN, USA. and Prentice Hall for India. Languages: Available in English, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin Accolades: Named Top 10 Business Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail; numerous bestsellers lists BOOK 3: Title: The OPA! Way Subtitle: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life& Work Publisher: BenBella Books, Dallas, Texas, USA (2014) Languages: Available in English and Greek Accolades: Winner Self Help book of the year - New Mexico-Arizona; 2014 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards: Finalist, Self-Help Book of the Year; New York Journal of Book Review|
|Genres||Academic, Educational, Health, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Science, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help|
|Available For||Speaking Engagements|