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118: The Hazard of Finding Truth in Scientific Research

          Sponsored by Numi Tea and We are Rebel Carol’s Question for us: Review the need for a method to examine what lies behind the research, the interpretation, and the application into business programs. Business second opinion has implemented a resource for viewers to call in and leave suggestions for future […]

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117: Purpose for Organization

  Podcast Show Notes: #117 Sponsored by Numi Tea Carol’s Question for us: Examine how creating a purpose-driven organization and the value it has for getting employees fully engaged and energized about the business. A Purpose Driven Organization- Harvard Business Review The July-August Harvard Business Review had a cover story on creating a purpose driven […]

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116: First Principles of Regeneration

Podcast Show Notes: #116  Carol’s Lesson: Examine what regeneration is and how the term is used in modern society. What is Regeneration? Regeneration is a process that only happens in Living Systems. It requires us to learn to see and work with life as living. We have spent so much time damaging things that are […]

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Podcast 115: Certification

    Podcast Show Notes 115: Certification   Carol’s Lesson: Examine what a certification is, how it is applicable in today’s business, and who should get one. What is a certification? A certification is a formal process whereby a community of knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled representatives of an organization, such as the International Council on […]

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114: Five Criteria for Regenerative Work Design

Podcast Show Notes:  #114 Carol’s Lesson: A framework for regenerative work designs typically consists of five criteria. Five Criteria Everyone in the organization is connected, directly, to real customers and consumers to be able to initiate endeavors for their customer’s benefit, including evolve their business/lives. Work is tied to overarching strategy of the business and […]

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113: Principles for Work Design Infrastructure

  Podcast Show Notes #113 Why Holacracy is not new and not an improvement. How would we know what is? Carol’s Lesson: Examine the various ways that Holacracy is not different from traditional hierarchical businesses. Critiques of Holacracy from Harvard Business Review to Strategy & Management The most surprising revelations is how the evaluations are […]

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Podcast #112 Holacracy

Podcast Show Notes: #112 Holacracy Evaluation-Systems and Structures Examined Carol’s Lesson: Examine the recent search for new work designs (particularly Holacracy) that have been tried by practitioners in an effort to get different results particularly for workers.   Holacracy, invented by Brian Robertson, a software engineering company founder who used his own software company to […]

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111: History of Work Design

Podcast Show Notes: #111 History of Work Design- How we got to where we are with the Way We Work   Carol’s Lesson: Explore designs of an practices in business, understand from where they are sourced, as well as their effects.   Frederick Winslow Taylor- Scientific Management Taylor brought the idea of managers into the […]

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Design your organization to use Change Management and Leadership to pursue enlightened innovation, not targeted amelioration

Do you Introduce Change for Innovation or Amelioration? HBR Article: Change Management and Leadership Development Have to Mesh by Ryan W. Quinn and Robert E. Quinn. JANUARY 07, 2016. Record: Nov 19, 2017 Podcast Script outline: Setting the Stage:  Does your change management process to ameliorate or innovate for your organization? Carol’s Lesson: Epistemologies of […]

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Why Leadership Development Fails

Executive Summary: In spite of $365B a year spent globally on leadership training, follow up studies show that it does not have a lasting effect on organizational results. Within one year of completion, surveys indicate that organizational effectiveness, the intended purpose, has not improved or changed in any meaningful way. The reasoning offered is that […]

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