Author Archive | Carol Sanford

#172 – Development of Humans as Self-Directed Whole Beings

Show Notes Article critiqued in this episode: The Skills Of The Future Are Now Clear: And Despite What You Think, They’re Not Technical From this episode: We have no institutions or infrastructure in any organization that intentionally and rigorously develops whole humans. We see the need for training the functional skills, even behavioral skills, but […]

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#171 The Errors in the Idea of Purpose Driven Organizations

Show Notes From this episode: “I think we have a role in a greater purpose, but arrogance makes it hard to see. Humans see themselves as the center, the destructive ones but also the reformed ones. We see humans needing to go from doing bad things to doing good things. Until we learn to listen […]

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#170 The How and Why of Culture Change

Show Notes From this episode: In a developmental culture, they each, and ALL, work to produce something of higher value and to provide all members of the organization with the ability to engage in meaningful work. They tend to the people and events with equanimity and acceptance. They have the will that seeks to uplift […]

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#169 Design Out Burnout

Show Notes From this episode: You cannot activate the great stress reducer without externally considering. Because that is what ‘making a real difference’ does. Endorphins, not adrenaline. To be externally considering is the corollary of having purposeful work. If I continually think about how my bosses with evaluate me, consider me for promotion and pay […]

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#168 – Disempowering Empowerment

    Article: Harvard Business Review – When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t by Allan Lee, Sara Willis, and Amy Wei Tian. March 2, 2018 Transcript Zac: WELCOME back to Business Second Opinion Podcast. We’re always excited to bring you another episode: But first…We want to welcome this month’s sponsor. Seed-Communities uses a regenerative paradigm […]

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#163 Principles for Designing and Governing Regenerative Teams 

Article: Cross Functional Teams are Dysfunctional, from Harvard Business Review online, published June 23, 2015.   Zac: WELCOME back to Business Second Opinion Podcast. we’re always excited to bring you another episode:  But first…WE want to thank our sponsor for Business Second Opinion. Guayaki. I have not been disappointed picking new flavors of Guayaki. Have you all tried. […]

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#162 Taking on Different Leadership Roles

Article: How to Develop Your Leadership Style: Concrete advice for a squishy challenge by Suzanne J. Peterson, Robin Abramson, R.K. Stutman from the November–December 2020 issue of Harvard Business Review Zac: WELCOME back to Business Second Opinion Podcast. We’re always excited to bring you another episode: But first…WE want to thank our sponsor for Business Second […]

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#161 Regenerative Decision Making

Article: Harvard Business Review: 7 Strategies for Better Group Decision-Making By Torben Emmerling and Duncan Rooders September 22, 2020 Zac: WELCOME back to Business Second Opinion Podcast. We’re always excited to bring you another episode: But first…WE want to thank our sponsor for Business Second Opinion. Guayaki. I have not been disappointed picking new flavors […]

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#160 Immorality of Philanthropy

Article:   Is Philanthropy Really Changing Anything? by Vidya Shah, syndicated from idronline.org, Oct 09, 2020   TRANSCRIPT Zac: WELCOME back to Business Second Opinion Podcast. We’re always excited to bring you another episode: But first…WE want to thank our sponsor for Business Second Opinion. Guayaki. I have not been disappointed picking new flavors of Guayaki. Have you all […]

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#159 Regenerative Way to Managing Work

Article: Stop Overengineering People Management by Peter Cappell, from the September–October 2020 Issue of Harvard Business Review   TRANSCRIPT Zac: WELCOME back to Business Second Opinion Podcast. we’re always excited to bring you another episode:  But first…WE want to thank our sponsor for Business Second Opinion. Guayaki. I have not been disappointed picking new flavors of Guayaki. […]

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