“For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” - Amanda Gorman
modern sages wanted
To steer our quest we would love to engage with a number of distinguished "sages" who are passionate about human-centric change, bridge theory and practice in their work, and are willing to provide guidance and personal wisdom.
We are planning to arrange a series of semi-public interviews to gain inspiration and insights, explore core questions and topics, and constructively critique the evolving narrative.
Our intention is to offer the resulting learnings also to an interested audience here - as part of a new series about “Leaders for Humanity”.
For each interview we will create appropriate pre-readings and transcripts on the website, point to further work by each interviewee – and seek to adopt a highly interactive method of joint inquiry throughout the sessions.
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Our quest is to organise over 100 interviews and more than 50 exclusive use cases, combining decades-worth of practical experience and cutting-edge research, to present compelling ways towards good organizations for a Good Society and a renaissance of virtuous leadership.
Margit Osterloh received an honorary doctorate from Leuphana University Lüneburg. She was a member of the «Deutscher Wissenschaftsrat» (German Council for Science and Humanities) until 2011 and a board member of three big companies in Switzerland and Germany. She was also President of the Equal Opportunity Commission of the University of Zurich (1996 – 2000). Her main research areas are organization design, corporate governance, research governance, knowledge management, gender issues, refugee policy, organizational ethics and aleatoric democracy.
Manfred Kets de Vries
view to the much-studied subjects of leadership
and the dynamics of individual and organizational
change. Bringing to bear his knowledge and
experience of economics (Econ. Drs., University
of Amsterdam), management (ITP, M.B.A., and
D.B.A., Harvard Business School), and
psychoanalysis (Canadian Psychoanalytic
Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association), he scrutinizes the interface between
international management, psychoanalysis,
psychotherapy, and dynamic psychiatry. His
specific areas of interest are leadership development, top executive team building, organizational change and cross-cultural management.
Alejo Jose G. Sison
Robert E. Quinn
Author and editor of several books in English and Greek, his research publications have appeared in the most distinguished international journals of organizational and management research. He is best known for his contributions to understanding organizations as knowledge and learning systems, for re-viewing organizational phenomena through the lens of process philosophy, for exploring practical reason in organizational contexts as well as the epistemology of reflective practice in management, and for bringing insights from Aristotelian, Wittgensteinian and Heideggerian philosophy to organization and management studies...that makes it pretty clear why we would love to interview him!
Deanne den Hartog
Paul S. Adler
- Leadership B.S.: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time;
- The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First;
- Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t;
- The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action;
- Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management
- And more than 150 articles and book chapters.
Lisa D. Ordonez
BOOK REVIEWS AND OPEN QUESTIONS
Frederic Laloux 2014
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