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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Feb 22

By LIVEforward Institute and originally published as below. LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS episode with host Ricardo Ghersa and special guest Vivek Menon answered this exact question – Vivek’s unit is the only one in Danfoss that is self-managed and they discuss the key challenges they face and how they’ve dealt with them. Vivek says that delivering customer experience became the basis of the purpose behind their transformation. Find out how he managed this and the changes he would make to his journey if he could. If you missed this extremely informative episode, you can catch the replay on YouTube on the …

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By LIVEforward Institute and originally published as below. LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS episode with host Ricardo Ghersa and special guest Vivek Menon answered this exact question – Vivek’s unit is the only one in Danfoss that is self-managed and they discuss the key challenges they face and how they’ve dealt with them. Vivek says that delivering customer experience became the basis …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Jan 22

Read the article in DutchVisual by Kelvy BirdDear Friends, as we enter the new year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2021 and to set the intention for 2022. What did we learn in 2021? Three things stand out for me.Humility. Whatever we thought or predicted would happen in 2021 probably changed multiple times over the course of the year. Starting with the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, the accelerated impact of climate change, not to mention Delta and Omicron, time and again we saw that reality keeps changing around us. Our established concepts and ways …

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Read the article in DutchVisual by Kelvy BirdDear Friends, as we enter the new year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2021 and to set the intention for 2022. What did we learn in 2021? Three things stand out for me.Humility. Whatever we thought or predicted would happen in 2021 probably changed multiple times over the course of the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Nov 21

During COP 26, as he was on route to the G20 summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had an extraordinary message. Civilization could collapse “like the Roman empire”, he warned, “unless we get this right in tackling climate change.”   “Humanity, civilization and society can go backwards as well as forwards and when they start to go wrong, they can go wrong at extraordinary speed,” he said.   The UK Prime Minister’s recognition that civilizations can experience a life cycle of growth and collapse is a milestone. But understanding what’s really driving the risk of going “backwards” is crucial to navigating our …

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During COP 26, as he was on route to the G20 summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had an extraordinary message. Civilization could collapse “like the Roman empire”, he warned, “unless we get this right in tackling climate change.”   “Humanity, civilization and society can go backwards as well as forwards and when they start to go wrong, they can go …

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

By Alia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine*  “The only constant, permanent thing in life is change itself.” ∼Heraclitus, Ancient Greek Philosopher Constant change is tough for people who aren’t used to it and have no specific skills for dealing with change itself. Yet changing with resilience is a habit, capacity, or skillset people can cultivate. We organizational innovators have experienced a thing or two about the process of adapting to frequent change. Our challenge is whether we’ve learned enough from our experience to play a helpful role for humanity in current times. What resilience skills learned from our work as …

EE Magazine Editorial October 2021 – Old Normal, New Normal, No Normal – except Change Read More »

By Alia Aurami for Enlivening Edge Magazine*  “The only constant, permanent thing in life is change itself.” ∼Heraclitus, Ancient Greek Philosopher Constant change is tough for people who aren’t used to it and have no specific skills for dealing with change itself. Yet changing with resilience is a habit, capacity, or skillset people can cultivate. We organizational innovators have experienced …

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

By Dennis Wittrock and originally published as a single article at Medium.com/encode-org This is Part Two of a two-part article Read Part One here. The For-Purpose Enterprise to the rescue… In their quest of solving these problems, Raëma and Robert encountered the work of encode.org and its model of the “For-Purpose Enterprise”. Not unlike Holacracy, a For-Purpose Enterprise (FPE), puts purpose front and center. Yet its scope is broader than merely self-organizing the context of work, which is the great strength of Holacracy practice. An FPE therefore happily incorporates the Holacracy Constitution (or any comparable self-organization ruleset) as the agreement for its work context. …

New Energy for a Power-Shifted World – How the Dutch Company “NRG Circles” Is Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry – Part Two Read More »

By Dennis Wittrock and originally published as a single article at Medium.com/encode-org This is Part Two of a two-part article Read Part One here. The For-Purpose Enterprise to the rescue… In their quest of solving these problems, Raëma and Robert encountered the work of encode.org and its model of the “For-Purpose Enterprise”. Not unlike Holacracy, a For-Purpose Enterprise (FPE), puts purpose front and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: 20 May 21

Ten Lessons from Covid for Stepping into the Decade of TransformationIn 1989, a few months before the Berlin Wall would collapse, I was co-leading an international student group in a program called Peace Studies Around the World that took us to East and West Berlin. In discussions with some of the leaders of the civil rights and opposition movements in East Berlin, I witnessed with my own eyes how even the very people who were on the frontlines of forces that eventually would bring down the Berlin Wall — effectively ending the cold war system — had no idea what a far-reaching impact their …

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Ten Lessons from Covid for Stepping into the Decade of TransformationIn 1989, a few months before the Berlin Wall would collapse, I was co-leading an international student group in a program called Peace Studies Around the World that took us to East and West Berlin. In discussions with some of the leaders of the civil rights and opposition movements in …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 31 Mar 21

In ancient Jerusalem there was a gate called the Eye of the Needle which was so narrow that when a fully loaded camel approached it, all the bundles had to be removed so that the camel could pass through. Referring to this well-known image of his day, Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”This is what comes to mind as I contemplate images of the Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal. Fully loaded with containers on their way from Asia …

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In ancient Jerusalem there was a gate called the Eye of the Needle which was so narrow that when a fully loaded camel approached it, all the bundles had to be removed so that the camel could pass through. Referring to this well-known image of his day, Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Mar 21

A target audience of cocreators?As part of my work with the Cocreation Foundation, I am writing a book about global cocreation. And I constantly get asked: “What is the target audience for this book?”Honestly? I don’t know! At least not in a conventional sense. I am not writing a book for a specific market or a target audience whose needs and desires I claim to know and serve. I am writing a book I feel is necessary to write because it is my contribution to the process we are in as humanity at this particular time in history.Having said that: of course, …

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A target audience of cocreators?As part of my work with the Cocreation Foundation, I am writing a book about global cocreation. And I constantly get asked: “What is the target audience for this book?”Honestly? I don’t know! At least not in a conventional sense. I am not writing a book for a specific market or a target audience whose needs and …

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