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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Aug 21

By Alia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine Is “resilience” important to you? Have you been thinking about it sometimes over the past topsy-turvy months? As so many of our experiences become uncomfortable, frightening, or downright apocalyptic, does cultivating or having resilience offer an alternative to spiraling into vicious polarization, panic, depression, or beyond that into apathy? And what role, for humanity, might human organizations play in providing some resilience for our species? As many people in the Northern Hemisphere of the planet are in vacation mode, there is an opportunity for us to step back from our daily concerns and …

Enlivening Edge Magazine Editorial August 2021 –  How Organizations Help Create Human Resilience  Read More »

By Alia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine Is “resilience” important to you? Have you been thinking about it sometimes over the past topsy-turvy months? As so many of our experiences become uncomfortable, frightening, or downright apocalyptic, does cultivating or having resilience offer an alternative to spiraling into vicious polarization, panic, depression, or beyond that into apathy? And what role, for …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Aug 21

By Peter Merry and originally published at petermerry.org I put this together for a client recently and thought I’d share in case it’s useful for anyone else or if you have ideas to add. It’s based on the Holacracy® practices that I am familiar with. It should be seen as complementary to any legal or contractual HR process. In agile governance the organisation is put at the centre. We ask “what does the organisation need to count on someone to do?”. That gives a list of accountabilities that are grouped appropriately into Roles. Souls are then matched to Roles. An …

Workplace Appraisals with Agile Governance Read More »

By Peter Merry and originally published at petermerry.org I put this together for a client recently and thought I’d share in case it’s useful for anyone else or if you have ideas to add. It’s based on the Holacracy® practices that I am familiar with. It should be seen as complementary to any legal or contractual HR process. In agile …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Aug 21

By Samantha Slade for Enlivening Edge Magazine The under-estimated, under-utilized and inclusive potential of invitation Invitations and participatory leadership Invitations are part of being human. In fact, they are so rooted in our daily life that it is easy to forget the power and potential they hold. We invite one another to collaborate on an idea or initiative; to partake in events or special moments; to share information or a document. Despite appearances, invitations hold an underestimated potential in contributing to transitions into shared leadership or co-management. We will delve into four concrete ways you can better leverage invitations to …

A Little Secret to Participatory Leadership: The Art of Invitation Read More »

By Samantha Slade for Enlivening Edge Magazine The under-estimated, under-utilized and inclusive potential of invitation Invitations and participatory leadership Invitations are part of being human. In fact, they are so rooted in our daily life that it is easy to forget the power and potential they hold. We invite one another to collaborate on an idea or initiative; to partake …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Aug 21

By Alia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine If you’ve been feeling slowed down, blah, apathetic, perhaps from summer (or winter) and/or from various things going on in the world, here is some good news of real-world happenings to lift your vision, your spirits, and enliven your edge moving into September and beyond. The inspiration for this sharing is the June 2021 EE Magazine Editorial which presented the metaphor that your endeavors might be living under, on, or as a bridge to the future. I’d like to look at a representative sample of articles from EE Magazine published in August so …

Bridges to Our Future Visible from EE Magazine August 2021 Read More »

By Alia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine If you’ve been feeling slowed down, blah, apathetic, perhaps from summer (or winter) and/or from various things going on in the world, here is some good news of real-world happenings to lift your vision, your spirits, and enliven your edge moving into September and beyond. The inspiration for this sharing is the June …

Bridges to Our Future Visible from EE Magazine August 2021 Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Aug 21

By Dennis Wittrock and originally published on medium.com  Those who are familiar with Holacracy® might be aware that facilitation cards for tactical and governance meetings are available to support these processes. They use the original Holacracy headings and language for each step of these processes. The hola::be circle of Hypoport SE have developed some interesting and useful alternatives, based on extensive experience. The original article covers each of the changes in detail with a careful rationale. In this EE Magazine excerpt we only include the introduction and a few examples of changes to the governance card. The full text is …

Evolving Holacracy Meeting Procedures Read More »

By Dennis Wittrock and originally published on medium.com  Those who are familiar with Holacracy® might be aware that facilitation cards for tactical and governance meetings are available to support these processes. They use the original Holacracy headings and language for each step of these processes. The hola::be circle of Hypoport SE have developed some interesting and useful alternatives, based on …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Aug 21

By Doug Breitbart and Fabian Szulanski and originally published on medium.com The assumption of the need for leadership is our inquiry. The prevailing leadership mindset is fundamentally rooted in power, control, and authority over others. The companion drivers utilized to preserve and enforce retention of this power are fear, scarcity, competition, and zero-sum games. This concept lies at the heart of the way businesses have been operated and grown from the dawn of the industrial revolution. The historical and ancient antecedent roots in fact trace all the way back to tribal leaders in prehistoric times, through to the emergence of …

On “Leadership” – Part 1: Assumptions and Motivations in Two Leadership Paradigms Read More »

By Doug Breitbart and Fabian Szulanski and originally published on medium.com The assumption of the need for leadership is our inquiry. The prevailing leadership mindset is fundamentally rooted in power, control, and authority over others. The companion drivers utilized to preserve and enforce retention of this power are fear, scarcity, competition, and zero-sum games. This concept lies at the heart …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Aug 21

By Doug Breitbart and Fabian Szulanski and originally published on medium.com FIRST READ Part 1 of this article here. The question is, what fundamental changes in mindset on the part of those currently in leadership positions would be required to take power and control out of the co-creative collaborative equation within large organizations? How might we provide the safety, and peace of mind for leadership to let go of their need for control as the essential active ingredient required, in order to “manage?” The question for the employed is, what operational changes must be made to enable the regaining of …

On “Leadership” – Part 2: Mindset and Operational Transformations for Leaders and Led Read More »

By Doug Breitbart and Fabian Szulanski and originally published on medium.com FIRST READ Part 1 of this article here. The question is, what fundamental changes in mindset on the part of those currently in leadership positions would be required to take power and control out of the co-creative collaborative equation within large organizations? How might we provide the safety, and …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Aug 21

By Simone Cicero and originally published on medium.com at stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com Note from Enlivening Edge Magazine: You might want to check out other highly related articles from Simone Cicero that have been republished in Enlivening Edge Magazine. This recent one from early 2020 is especially relevant. This article was originally published before the world turned topsy-turvy, so “2020” is still a relevant timeframe! Platform Design Toolkit makes it to 2020 Thinkers50 Radar This post is brought to you by the team at platformdesigntoolkit.com and is dispatched in our fortnightly newsletter. On February 4th I’ve been included in Thinkers50 Radar 30 management …

A Management Idea to Watch in 2020 Read More »

By Simone Cicero and originally published on medium.com at stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com Note from Enlivening Edge Magazine: You might want to check out other highly related articles from Simone Cicero that have been republished in Enlivening Edge Magazine. This recent one from early 2020 is especially relevant. This article was originally published before the world turned topsy-turvy, so “2020” is still a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Aug 21

By Norbert Netten and originally published in its entirety at https://powerofconnection.world/ This is Part 3 of a 4-part series in Enlivening Edge Magazine. Read Part 1 , Part 2. Watch for future EE publication of the later parts which are currently visible at the original site. Radical Self-management: Total freedom and full responsibility for yourself, each other and the result To optimize a team or organization, many people use what is known as the ‘structural-approach’. Their focus is on getting the right people on the right job, coach them to learn the skills they need, focus on business strategy for success, …

Radical Self Management – The Operating System – Part 3 Read More »

By Norbert Netten and originally published in its entirety at https://powerofconnection.world/ This is Part 3 of a 4-part series in Enlivening Edge Magazine. Read Part 1 , Part 2. Watch for future EE publication of the later parts which are currently visible at the original site. Radical Self-management: Total freedom and full responsibility for yourself, each other and the result To …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Aug 21

By Julia Markish for Enlivening Edge Magazine The Teal Team idea sprouted over a couple of overpriced lattes at the Four Barrel Coffee Shop on Valencia Street in San Francisco. But its seed was sown several months prior, when—after I’d stalked him on LinkedIn based on a Fortune article he’d written—writer and Great Place to Work content director Ed Frauenheim invited me to meet for a coffee at his offices downtown. During that meeting, we bonded over our exasperation with the way most organizations are run (where was the humanity? the humility? the love?), and our desire to see people …

The Evolution of Teal Team Read More »

By Julia Markish for Enlivening Edge Magazine The Teal Team idea sprouted over a couple of overpriced lattes at the Four Barrel Coffee Shop on Valencia Street in San Francisco. But its seed was sown several months prior, when—after I’d stalked him on LinkedIn based on a Fortune article he’d written—writer and Great Place to Work content director Ed Frauenheim …

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