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Leading Wisely

CEO, author, and TED presenter Ricardo Semler invites you to join his conversations with change makers who challenge assumptions and do things differently in work and in life. Ricardo shares his insights about work, life and education while exchanging ideas with some of the leading business thinkers of our time. You will learn, laugh, and leave inspired to make change in your world.
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Mar 28, 2017

As the CEO of Menlo Innovations, Richard Sheridan has plenty of experience of doing things in a completely different way. From challenging the very idea of what a “boss” is to undoing all of the preconceptions that we have around how an organization is supposed to run. He’s been so successful in his approach that he wrote a wonderful book called, Joy, Inc.: How we Built a Workplace People Love. Today, Richard speaks with us about scaling his ideas up for larger organizations and how his team is planning for the year 2027.

For complete show notes, visit http://leadwise.click/podcast/10.

Mar 21, 2017

Erwin van Waeleghem is the police commissioner for the city of Leuven in Belgium. He is a ‘Tealspirator’, international Teal for Teal-steward and instigator of several initiatives towards more people centric and essential values based Leadership. Erwin believes that empowering police departments through democratic management makes them more ready to combat the challenges they face today, including decentralized terrorism.

For complete show notes, visit http://leadwise.click/podcast/9.

Mar 14, 2017

Isaac Getz is a speaker, professor, and author who has written extensively about liberating companies - organizations who are freeing their workers to do something completely new and different. He has talked with CEOs from the largest French companies and has found that, at least in France, there is a growing acceptance of the liberation management movement. Isaac talks about the growing adoption of a more liberated mindset and also discusses what role leadership has in facilitating these changes.

For complete show notes, visit http://leadwise.click/podcast/8.

 

Mar 7, 2017

Jos de Blok is the co-founder of Buurtzorg - a Dutch health care company with over 9,000 nurses who work with homebound clients or people who need assistance. The company has seen tremendous growth in the last 10 years and, of course, the nurses are all self-managed. Perhaps this level of trust is due to the fact that Jos got his start as a nurse. Jos' story is fascinating and it provides us with a lot to think about in terms of how we organize our own companies.

For show notes, visit http://leadwise.click/podcast/7.

 

 

Feb 28, 2017

Jurgen Appelo is somebody who is ahead of the curve when it comes to management. He has an approach that he calls Management 3.0 and he’s using it as his company, Happy Melly. Jurgen has a history of trying to reconfigure the way that people look at organizations and how they put all of the pieces together. He’s really coming from a different place, but he outlines some practical ideas to help illustrate the new world we live in.

 

For show notes, visit http://leadwise.click/podcast/6.

Feb 21, 2017

David Burkus is a professor at Oral Roberts University and is author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. He also has a new book called Under New Management. His goal is to poke around for which innovations exist only in people’s minds and which ones actually create something new. David is also interested the impact on company size on innovation - things are very different for a bunch of young people in a small startup as opposed to a company with thousands of employees. Our conversation centered on ways for larger companies to accept change and maybe find some ways to innovate.

For show notes, visit http://leadwise.click/podcast/5.

Feb 14, 2017

Tony Hsieh is unlike many CEOs out there. As the CEO of Zappos, Tony has highlighted his passion for employee self-management through his implementation of a holacracy model. It has a very stiff learning curve, but Tony has spent considerable time thinking through the positives and potential pitfalls. In this episode, he talks about his desire for Zappos to function like a city and how he sees his role in that process. Tony has definitely shown the ability to think outside of the proverbial box and has a lot to share with others about what he’s learned.

For complete show notes, visit http://leadwise.click/podcast/4.

Feb 7, 2017

Frederic Laloux is the author of Reinventing Organizations. He’s spent many years trying to find out what modern, forward-thinking organizations share in common. In order to keep everything organized, Frederic has come up with a system where he labels businesses with different colors: green, orange, or teal (which represents flexible, freedom-oriented organizations). This model helps us to explore the ways in which choice, specialization, and freedom help or hurt in our desire to find happiness and fulfillment.

Full show notes can be found at http://leadwise.click/podcast/3.

 

Jan 31, 2017

Leading Wisely is about applying true wisdom and insight into our businesses and lives. Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson have worked to disrupt the old dinosaur business models with their project management platform, Basecamp. Listen as Jason and DHH talk about how they grew Basecamp and what challenges they see on the horizon.

For complete show notes, visit http://podcast.leadwise.co

Jan 24, 2017

Leading Wisely is about applying true wisdom and insight into our businesses and lives. Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson have worked to disrupt the old dinosaur business models with their project management platform, Basecamp. Listen as Jason and DHH talk about how they grew Basecamp and what challenges they see on the horizon.

For complete show notes, visit http://podcast.leadwise.co

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