Transcripts

Hierarchy

Ep. 33 Margaret Wheatley on leadership and Warriors for the Human Spirit

...ributed. And the moment - well, after some time, when we shift into a, when there's more of us, we're more static. So we're not nomadic, any longer - hierarchy develops, and the hierarchy always takes the same form. So one of the things I quoted in my book from a wonderful Canadian writer, is that every civi...more
...ll, after some time, when we shift into a, when there's more of us, we're more static. So we're not nomadic, any longer - hierarchy develops, and the hierarchy always takes the same form. So one of the things I quoted in my book from a wonderful Canadian writer, is that every civilization takes the same form...more
...ow, religious organisations. And they saw kings or, yeah, kings. So I have been really fascinated by how, when we talk about whatever is in our DNA, hierarchy is in our DNA. Not necessarily the people's DNA, but the the progress of a civilization always leads to increased hierarchy, increased bureaucracy, a...more
...t whatever is in our DNA, hierarchy is in our DNA. Not necessarily the people's DNA, but the the progress of a civilization always leads to increased hierarchy, increased bureaucracy, and then power going more and more into fewer and fewer hands. And then periods of destruction follow that. And fundamentalis...more

Ep. 55 Frederic Laloux with an invitation to reclaim integrity and aliveness

...he Holocaust, and how because of the way our brains are wired, certain things help to keep us in that cognitive dissonance. And power structures and hierarchies is one of the things that keeps that in place. So there’s an example of nurses in an experiment who are given instructions over the phone from a seni...more
...d she was so shocked by that, like: how can we throw away perfectly good products?! And she in her own store, without asking for permission from the hierarchy, got people to agree “let’s have returned items and sell them at a 20% discount.” And other people from other stores looked at this and she just had ...more
... moments where they felt powerless and that they’ve hated it, or they’ve seen their father or their mother being deeply unhappy at work or crushed by hierarchy and just never want this to happen again, or, you know, just some of these very personal motivations. And then I go, “Okay, now we’re talking, now w...more

Ep. 54 Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero on Haier and the entrepreneurial organisation

...ple that have been hired lately, I see that there is such a now such a strong culture, that it is impossible that you end up working for Haier with a hierarchy or control perspective. It’s mathematically impossible. You won’t be at Haier. You won’t be actually attractive because the employer branding that th...more

Ep. 37 Miki Kashtan on the three shifts needed for self-managing organisations to thrive

...een worked out before implementation. Because in the command and control world, so many times I talk with people, you know, at the lower level of the hierarchy who say they are such idiots, the managers because they decide things they think they know, but they make this decision and they don't ask us and we ...more