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Frederic Laloux with an invitation to reclaim integrity and aliveness

... if we want to be real on wholeness, and if we want to be real around serving a real evolutionary purpose, let’s look at these things. Let’s have the courage to, to look at them. And I believe that while at first these might be hard conversations to have, I think they’re hugely liberating. I think there i...more when we finally dare to speak these things and not numb ourselves constantly, not push them them away. And I’ve certainly seen leaders who had the courage to be honest with themselves, I’ve really seen that in action. There’s an aliveness that comes, there’s something liberating about naming these thing...more
...o fellow Belgians, you know, who are trying to invent a bit of a different life and we had fascinating conversations and I realised that they had the courage that I hadn’t had yet. **That there was still part of me that didn’t want to know. **There was still part of me that was protecting myself from this...more was a hard article, I would read the headline, and maybe the first few lines, and think: I can’t deal with this. Like, too much. But they had the courage and they just wanted to know. And I was so impressed by their courage that my wife and I decided: “Okay, let’s do the same thing. And let’s see, this...more
...few lines, and think: I can’t deal with this. Like, too much. But they had the courage and they just wanted to know. And I was so impressed by their courage that my wife and I decided: “Okay, let’s do the same thing. And let’s see, this is almost sort of a spiritual experience and accept whatever emotiona...more

Margaret Wheatley on leadership and Warriors for the Human Spirit

... hard, and devastatingly hard as we're now encountering and will continue to encounter, there are always a few people who stand up and are incredibly brave, focused, disciplined, self-sacrificing - knowing that they, whatever the hardships of the times, they want to serve. So that's the quality of shifti...more
...elming forces of darkness of greed and lust and aggression are kept at bay as much as possible. I've seen this happen. It requires enormous strength, courage and commitment on the part of leaders. But within that island of sanity than everything I've ever believed or written about self organisation how to ...more
...y. It could be bringing up any of the old words we used to use for self organised systems. It's our work, and that requires training. And it requires courage because no one's gonna sit up and say, 'oh, you're the hope of the future?' No, they're gonna say, 'What are you doing? You're, you're revolting agai...more
..., this is not a role I invented. It always is there. And I'm quite sure you have been that already. So I would say when you have stepped forward with courage, with no thought, to help someone to stand up for someone, you were in a situation and there was no thought of yourself, you just acted on behalf of ...more
...u can now rely on. You can build you can strengthen. And it's an example. It's a insight into your good spirit and your good heart-mind and, and your courage. So we all have done this before. And now it's just a question of our level of commitment to serve other people in this time of increased suffering....more

Lisa Gill and Mark Eddleston celebrate 50 episodes of Leadermorphosis

... kind of intellectual stage, and then the second being heart. Once you've read Reinventing Organisations, or once you've read these different books: Brave New Work, or blogs, or whatever it is, you kind of get it intellectually, but then there's this whole, what he calls, 'messy middle', where you reall...more
... of Teal, which is brilliant, particularly examples in health and social care. And Aaron Dignan has a podcast now: the companion podcast of the book, Brave New Work. So there's lots of resources out there and find the ones that work for you - find humans, (I think that's what makes the difference) find ...more
...Mark Eddleston: It can be a big first step, can't it? Finding the courage and the bravery to suggest a different way of having a meeting and perhaps to experiment with Liberating Structures. But I think we've got the eviden...more

Aaron Dignan on being complexity conscious and people positive

...Lisa Gill: So Aaron, first of all, congratulations on the publication of Brave New Work. I've already had the chance to read it, and I thought it was great. What is your greatest hope for the book? What do you want people to thi...more
..., right. There's nobody and so then it feels like well, am I the first and how scary must this be? So I mean, it's one of the reasons I call the book Brave New Work is it's not just new work, it's actually requiring a kind of a courage. And I think that is in short supply....more
... scary must this be? So I mean, it's one of the reasons I call the book Brave New Work is it's not just new work, it's actually requiring a kind of a courage. And I think that is in short supply....more

Bernadette Wesley on bridging inner and outer transformation

... we build trust in teams? Those kinds of things. And then the fifth is that bridge to the outer with 'acting'. How do we drive change? That sense of courage, creativity, optimism and perseverance that might be needed to get behind what it is you're here to do, and where you want to contribute, what you wa...more
...lf over a number of years with amazingly supportive people and all of the kinds of supportive co- leadership structures. And still it's takes so much courage and practice from me. And I'm only just touching the very beginnings of what it's like to really be honest and authentic and truthful and show up as ...more

Ruth, Taryn and Philippa from Mayden, a health tech company that’s Made Without Managers culture is very polite around this. And nobody wants to say anything, or upset anybody, we're learning how to do those conversations and have that brave communication. In so many of my coaching sessions, I'll talk to somebody about coaching, and they're so worried about how that person is going to rea...more
...effective or to develop ways of working, it would be easy to want to rescue people or alleviate pain. But I find that sometimes, as you say, it takes courage to have quote-unquote "difficult conversations", and no process is going to take that away necessarily. It might increase people's confidence, but I ...more

Margaret Heffernan on how to act our way out of the status quo trap

...'s through practices, or whether it's through sharing stories, or whether it's through the human skills that we can all develop that help us have the courage to do that. Margaret Heffernan: Well, I think there are a couple of things. First of all, I think technology has made us quite obedient. Right, you c...more
...lent listener. And assume goodwill - the risk of raising a concern is so great. It is perceived to be so great that somebody is doing something quite brave. So the kind of fallback which is - oh, they must just be a troublemaker, makes no sense. Troublemakers don't get rewarded. So why would anybody do i...more

Anna Elgh on self-managing teams and shifting conflicts at Svenska Retursystem

...that you've noticed? And what are some of the things that you're most proud of? Anna Elgh: I think what I'm most proud of is actually that we had the courage to let go of the management team. It was a big step. But I think that we actually could walk the talk. I think you have to have that feeling every da...more
... and realise that I think you are back in the hierarchical way of thinking. So if I have to give an advice, it's really about staying calm and to be brave, and to have the patience and trust the process. And eventually things get better - I've seen that myself, and to relate to the people as competent a...more

Amy Edmondson on psychological safety and the future of work

...e gotta wait for some boss to fix it or the CEO to change hands.” In fact, most of us underestimate the impact we could have if we just decided to be brave and committed to making a difference. Everybody can have an impact. ...more

Alanna Irving on leadership, decisions and money in bossless organisations

...g were right in my face before I actually let myself consider that that was going on. For every collaborative group who is doing highly experimental, brave stuff - it's dangerous and risky. I was just feeling like I had taken some risks, as a leader in that space and I didn't feel like I was getting the ...more

Edwin Jansen on how people adopt self-management at Fitzii

...receive feedback. And we call that 'TIR'. So you've just given me feedback, Lisa - 'T' stands for 'Thank you': "Thank you for that gift, it took some courage and love and care for you to give me this feedback" and the more difficult or the more constructive or critical the feedback, the bigger the gift is,...more

Keith McCandless and Henri Lipmanowicz on acting your way into a new kind of organising with Liberating Structures

... that all the frontline people got very nervous. They were like, looking at each other - should we tell them or not? And finally, somebody got up the courage and said, “Well, really, we don't need anything from you. Nothing. I think we just got what we need in this workshop”. And then the leaders sort of w...more