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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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