I am very excited to be featuring Ron Dimon for my February 2011 Passion Profile. This monthly tradition was inspired by Twitter’s Follow Friday ritual where I share a little with you about the people I admire and follow. Ron is a Managing Partner and Vice President of Consulting at the Business Foundation. Unlike my previous Passion Profiles, I have the privilege of knowing Ron beyond our twitter-sphere. I would describe him as both brilliant and highly creative, but what strikes me most about Ron is his authenticity. He is insightful and a communication whisperer of sorts, he has truly mastered the art of listening and engaging .
Dawna: What are you most passionate about? And why?
Ron: At a high-level, my biggest passion and every-day concern is being a contribution. This includes to my friends & family, my community, my clients and my industry.
More specifically it’s about Enterprise Performance Management and Shared Value. This means helping organizations to integrate their day-to-day business functions, like Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, Operations, Finance, HR & IT, with the concerns of their extended stakeholders – like their customer well-being, the viability of their suppliers, and their community and environmental impact. It helps answer the questions “what do we want to do & how do we do it,” “how did we actually do & why,” and “how can we improve, share value, and make a difference?”
Dawna: What are 5 traits those that know you best would use to describe you?
Ron: Generous (helpful), responsible (reliable), creative (funny), and unable to count very well. How about “a restless learning sponge?”
And just to bring a sense of balance to my life, my sister describes me as “an idiot.” Of course, she describes all 4 of her brothers that way, and we still love her.
Dawna: What qualities do you most admire in others?
Ron: Passion (and enrollment), a bias for action, openness to new ideas & new perspectives. And a sense of humor or fun that can forward the action.
I also admire people who actually do what they said they were going to do.
Dawna: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Ron: That I had some part in my kids – son Harry (23) and daughter Ruth (16) – being extraordinary people who have their own contributions to give the world.
Dawna: What is your top goal for 2011?
Ron: To transform Enterprise Performance Management and Shared Value from new idea to common business practice. We are getting to that tipping point and my job is to just push a little harder!
Ron, you are a breath of fresh air and I am honoured to know you both as a professional and personal friend.
Curious about my previous Passion Profiles? Cheers to Dan Rockwell, Eric Jacques, Ted Coine, Tim Sanchez, Dean van Leeuwen, S. Max Brown, David McQueen, “Write” and Linda Ireland.