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Reinventing Organizations – You have roles, not a job title!

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Reinventing Organizations

Role versus Job Title. This is an important topic discussed throughout Frederic Laloux’s book and which I have always been very sensitive to. The book described really well how this distinction is of utmost importance for any Teal organizations to thrive. And in particular how it allows self-management to deliver …

Reinventing Organizations – Are you driven by fear and ego?

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Reinventing Organizations

  Taming the ego could have deep repercussions on how we structure and run organizations. Many of the corporate ills today can be traced to behaviors driven by fearful egos: politics, bureaucratic rules and processes, endless meetings, analysis paralysis, information hoarding and secrecy, wishful thinking, ignoring problems away, lack of …

Reinventing Organizations – Soulful workplaces

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Reinventing Organizations

  Have you ever read a book you want to either recommend or offer to everyone you know? One of those books you just immersed yourself in and left totally inspired by ? Well, this is what happened to me a few weeks ago when I bought « Reinventing organizations »  by Frederic Laloux. Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations …

Consensus vs Consent

Consensus: everyone says Yes. Consent: nobody says No!

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Non Violent Communication at work

“We need to find a consensus with our management team before we move on”. “Have you reached consensus with all stakeholders of the initiative”? Does it sound familiar? I will not go through why seeking consensus when making decision is not very effective nor does create alignment and buy-in. I …

Ecological Leadership

Ecological Leadership

Today, business is largely dominated by ‘left-side brain‘ perspectives. Business management practices such as performance management, strategic planning, financially driven strategies and plans, productivity driven initiatives are just few examples. They have been proved to «work» in recent decades and produce short-term results but they are often «cold» and dehumanizing. …