the KOAN method

Breakthrough Leadership for a Divided World

Jennifer Lyn Simpson, PhD


It is time to build a better way of leading and organizing

Become the breakthrough leader our world needs now by building environments where creativity and innovation thrive…

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Fundamentally, this project is not about breaking down and examining, it is about weaving and connecting. It honors the shoulders it stands on and makes an attempt to “put the pieces back together again.”

Meet the Author

Jennifer Lyn Simpson, Ph.D. is (she/her) is Integrated Work’s CEO.  She developed the KOAN method as an outgrowth of more than 30 years of working in and with organizations across the private, public, corporate, and not-for-profit sectors to create more meaningful and effective ways of living and working together across differences.

In Zen Buddhism, a KOAN is a saying or mantra designed to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning for achieving enlightenment.

The KOAN concept is also a helpful framework for imagining new models for living and organizing in Kind, Open, Adaptive, Networks.

Rooted both in ancient wisdom, and cutting-edge research, the KOAN method gives us an alternative model for evaluating and evolving how we come together as humans to solve the important issues facing our world today.

Be the leader you’ve been waiting for

the KOAN method: Breakthrough Leadership for a Divided World confronts the failure of yesterday’s models of leading and organizing to solve today’s most pressing problems and makes the case for a new, and better, way.