The Unbossing Podcast
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#31 - The PowerForAll episode, Julie Battilana
This episode listens like an amphetamine bom full of passion. Julie takes us on an insightful journey on what power is, how it’s gained and lost, and how it can be used for good. This episode made us rethink some of our most basic assumptions about influence. Moreover, if this episode inspires you, then you should definitely read Julie's book Power, for All. I loved how Julie and her colleague Tiziana Casciaro analyse and explain power by waving together insights from world-class research, old greek philosophers and remarkable real-life cases.
#30 - The passionate explorer, John Hagel III
In the" Tribe of Unbossers" John Hagel would be, just like Gary Hamel, an "elder". Meaning a wise man, a repository of huge cultural and philosophical knowledge and a transmitters of critical information for the leaders and organizations of the future. Regardless of his massive background and experience, he isn't stuck in the past. On the contrary, the central topic of this episode is the employee of the future: the passionate explorer. Those who want to have meaning-full impact in a specific area, those who see unexpected challenges as opportunities for having impact and those who connect with others to have more impact, faster. In John's study a staggering 86% of the US Workforce doesn't identify themselves at work with this definition. So yeah, John, Thomas and myself talk about what we can do to change this.
#29 - Custodian of Entrepreneurship in the Organization (CEO) Nagarro, Dr. Manas Fuloria
Dr. Manas Fuloria is the CEO - Custodian of Entrepreneurship in the Organization (his words!) - of Nagarro, a global digital engineering leader. The company employs over 10.000 people in 26 countries and is listed on the German stock exchange. More importantly, they are super unbossed. Where most global companies have a pyramid structure where few people are on top and then that breaks down into another span and so on, Nagarro has 10.000 people working in small two-pizza teams with hardly any hierarchy on top. That's because Manas, Doctor in Supply Chain Management, learned early on the crucial role of organizational design in a companies success. In this exclusive conversation we talk about the why and how of their unique culture and structure. How does Manas see his role as CEO? How does this way of working fit into the specific regulations of stock exchanges? What are the advantages of this structure in acquisitions and why is data and technology crucial? These and many other practical questions are answered by one of the most successful unbossed leaders in the world.
#28 - Unbossing a US Navy Nuclear Submarine, Captain David Marquet
Many leaders and executives still believe unbossing is a slippery slope. That chaos is around the unbossing corner. That unbossing is synonym for no more leaders. That it works in start-ups and digital businesses, but god forbid, not in their unique business. And many more of these huge misconceptions used as excuses to protect the comfort zone. And then comes Captain David Marquet. Leader in the most regulated, risk- and innovation averse context imaginable: a US Navy Nuclear Submarine. He himself trained for years by the US Army to tell people what to do. Used to giving orders in this high-stress environment it was crucial his men did their job well. But the ship he was placed on was dogged by poor morale, poor performance and the worst retention in the fleet. One day, Marquet unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. He realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things. Marquet took matters into his own hands and pushed for leadership at every level. Before long, his crew became fully engaged and the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet. No surprise, Thomas, Nick and Captain David hit it off right away. They talk about the crucial importance of language, the hero's journey of letting go the ego and tons of other approaches and insights. This 60 minutes episode is a true blessing for anyone who striving for a workplace where everyone takes responsibility for their actions, people are healthier and happier - and everyone is a leader. Also watch the video version exclusively released for this episode because quite frankly, it makes the conversation even more energizing than it already is: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfnSXcV_w5U
#27 - People and mindset first at fast growing tech scale-up Jacando, Dennis Teichmann, CEO Jacando
Dennis Teichmann, Chairman of Jacando, was nominated by Analytics Insight as one of the 40 Innovators of the Year 2019. His company Jacando is revolutionizing HR for SME's with digital solutions in the field of recruitment and talent management. In this episode, the Swiss tech-entrepreneur explains how he deals with non-believers in his company and how to keep crucial employees. He also sheds his light on topics like how the investor community looks at unbossing and in which exceptional cases he still exercises his veto right as CEO. The story of Dennis is yet another confirmation that the successful start-ups of today (and thus the leading corporates of tomorrow) choose unbossing from the start.
#26 - Unleashed with Frances Frei and Anne Morris
This was one of the most anticipated episodes of the year because Nick and Thomas use insights from Unleashed on a daily basis. Frances and Anne argue that the popular leadership advice glosses over the most important thing you do as a leader: build others up. Leadership isn't about you. It's about how effective you are at empowering other people and making sure this impact endures even in your absence. Whether or not you are already, these 40 minutes are a true blessing.
#25 - The neuroscience of human emotion: implications for unbossers, Ravi Rao Md, Phd, Med
Did you know the human brain works in unbossed ways? It does. The intelligence of nature is puzzling. Such a source of wisdom on how to organize complexity and create life. This podcast with blue-haired brain doctor Ravi Rao is a special plea for human connectedness to grow earnings and the economy. In a calm and almost soothing way Ravi helps us apply the latest insights in how the brain and human beings are wired onto work and organizations. Gosh, these were the most fascinating 45 minutes of the month!
#24 - Unbossing Dutch Railways, WE is more important than WHY, Paul Van Schaik
The Dutch Railways is making solid progress transporting 1.25 million passengers a day and ranking among the top five best train companies in the world. Yet for years, passenger satisfaction lagged behind. And no matter what management tried, improvement was not forthcoming. NS had reached a performance ceiling. Bringing performance sustainably to a higher level seems an impossible task for many organizations. The harsh reality is that most change programs fail. One change follows the other and people are exhausted. In this podcast, change agent Paul Van Schaik explains how NS managed to break through the performance ceiling in recent years with a completely new way of working. A holistic approach in which the employees are central. They found it was less about the why of the change and more about the people who together bring about the change.
About the podcast The Unbossing Podcast
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