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Roles

Ep. 57 Nand Kishore Chaudhary from Jaipur Rugs on love, collective consciousness and self-management

...rts when we create our own identity, as a manager, as a CEO, as the owner of a company. Then we mix two things together, we mix our identity with our role. Our role is separate and our identity is separate. So when we develop our identity, we don't want to lose that. And we are driven by fear. And so it...more
...e create our own identity, as a manager, as a CEO, as the owner of a company. Then we mix two things together, we mix our identity with our role. Our role is separate and our identity is separate. So when we develop our identity, we don't want to lose that. And we are driven by fear. And so it impacts o...more
... separate and our identity is separate. So when we develop our identity, we don't want to lose that. And we are driven by fear. And so it impacts our role. So my suggestion, and my advice is not to create that identity, only focus on the role. When we mix them together, it makes things more complicated....more
...o lose that. And we are driven by fear. And so it impacts our role. So my suggestion, and my advice is not to create that identity, only focus on the role. When we mix them together, it makes things more complicated. And when we are driven by losing our identity, we are driven by fear. So it really impa...more
...Lisa Gill: Yeah, I really agree with you there actually, that's a very clear way of putting it: to separate identity and role. Because I think that's what many people are afraid of, as you say, to sort of let go of having ultimate power, to let go of being the hero, if you'r...more
...of having ultimate power, to let go of being the hero, if you're the CEO is scary and feels like a loss for people sometimes I think. But if you keep role and identity separate, it doesn't have to be a loss. NK Chaudhary: And I think it comes from the inferiority -complex, because when we are driven by ...more

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

...anagement that can unleash bottom-up suggestions and not take them as threats. **And so, you know, I think in a sense, Zhang Ruimin really plays that role very well, because he is self-confident. And he certainly has a lot of power within the organisation. I think he’s used that power to, as Simone say...more
...way that they’re using technology to, again, get rid of anything that is not purposeful, is not useful for what we want to achieve. And so that’s the role of technology, I think, in this organisation. B Fischer: So the opposite of centralisation is not necessarily decentralisation, right? Which is what...more
...ing. But I sort of see the technology part as an enabler, that the technology makes it easier to do these things, but people are not abdicating their role in imagining the future and driving the organisation forward and in enthusing others to join with them. ...more

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

...agement. This is not working.” And we just looked at it like, yeah, but you are still trying to solve that problem. For them, you are still having a role in this. But let’s actually look: the tension wasn’t with you, the CEO, the tension was between the teams that are overstaffed and understaffed. So a...more
...ers… but this question is going to come up. So I think this is going to be a big accelerator where people are just going to wonder, like, what is the role of a manager in this distributed, socially distanced world? I think the piece on wholeness is quite fascinating where people see each other’s interi...more

Ep. 45 Amy Edmondson on psychological safety and the future of work

...LG: That’s helpful. You mentioned before about this distinction between management and leadership and that anyone, regardless of their role, can step into leadership of some kind. And I’m thinking about in a self-managing team or organisation, it’s kind of essential that people step into ...more

Ep. 26 Buurtzorg and the power of self-managed teams of nurses

...eah, but there are several people who have different tasks. So planning the clients or planning the people who have to work. So we all have different roles. So you can make office hours, but not so much as we have three hours in the afternoon....more