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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Aug 22

How is vulnerability one of the capacities needed by anyone for leadership and success in functioning in a self-managed organization?

How is vulnerability one of the capacities needed by anyone for leadership and success in functioning in a self-managed organization?


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 Mar 22

Brent Lowe, co-author of Lead Together book interviews Simon Wakeman of The Panoply, originally available on YouTube. In this conversation, Brent reconnects with Simon Wakeman, Chief Operating Officer at UK Based Technology and Design firm, The Panoply. As their organization has experienced rapid organic growth, one of the things Simon finds really interesting about his role is understanding how all the different companies in The Panoply work together and how different organizational cultures and different organizational models enable the team to orient themselves more effectively around clients. Brent and Simon discuss: What decision making looks like in organizations embracing greater …

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Brent Lowe, co-author of Lead Together book interviews Simon Wakeman of The Panoply, originally available on YouTube. In this conversation, Brent reconnects with Simon Wakeman, Chief Operating Officer at UK Based Technology and Design firm, The Panoply. As their organization has experienced rapid organic growth, one of the things Simon finds really interesting about his role is understanding how all …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Feb 22

By Mark Eddleston and originally published on newwaysofworking Traditional decision-making 🧍‍♂️ In most organisations, centralised authority (such as the senior leadership team) holds much of the power. A few people at the top make most decisions, plus some lucky middle managers, while everyone else does as they are told. Employees need approval before they can do stuff that they haven’t been told to do. A few things may be approved here and there but, typically, lots of people feel frustrated and disempowered. Decisions are too often made by people who are far away from the customer or information, while promising …

Do Try This at Work #6: The Advice Process Read More »

By Mark Eddleston and originally published on newwaysofworking Traditional decision-making 🧍‍♂️ In most organisations, centralised authority (such as the senior leadership team) holds much of the power. A few people at the top make most decisions, plus some lucky middle managers, while everyone else does as they are told. Employees need approval before they can do stuff that they haven’t …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Oct 21

By Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller and as a single article originally published at christianesplace.com This is Part One of a two-part article. Part Two is here. Introduction: Setting the context for power in self-organization For over half a century, we have seen a growing movement dedicated to finding new ways to organize work. People have innovated many alternatives to the management hierarchy that emerged out of the industrial revolution and became a globally dominant organizational model. One thing seems to be clear; the power hierarchy has run its course. The complex circumstances of the 21st century call for  a different way for …

Is Distributed Power a Myth? – Part One: Distributed Authority Leaves Power in Shadow Read More »

By Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller and as a single article originally published at christianesplace.com This is Part One of a two-part article. Part Two is here. Introduction: Setting the context for power in self-organization For over half a century, we have seen a growing movement dedicated to finding new ways to organize work. People have innovated many alternatives to the management hierarchy …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Oct 21

By Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller and as a single article originally published at christianesplace.com This is Part Two of a two-part article. Part One is here. What then do we do about power? In every social system, we find power in interpersonal dynamics. Power (as such) is neither good nor bad, but it needs to be made explicit through open communication and clear agreements. Groups need safe spaces where these communications can take place to create the necessary agreements. The concepts of the For-Purpose Enterprise and the Symbiotic Enterprise both define a clear People Context. This enables the differentiation of organizational and …

Is Distributed Power a Myth? – Part Two: Power, Connection, Love, and Self-realization Read More »

By Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller and as a single article originally published at christianesplace.com This is Part Two of a two-part article. Part One is here. What then do we do about power? In every social system, we find power in interpersonal dynamics. Power (as such) is neither good nor bad, but it needs to be made explicit through open communication and …

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