Author Archive | Carol Sanford

The Regenerative Business – David Leventhal

Carol Sanford interviews David Leventhal of Playa Viva Hotel on the south facing coast of Mexico. David is a recent Communing Honoree by the Regenerative Business Prize.

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Babushka Dolls

What Is Regeneration? Part 5 – Nestedness

It is clear to most of the folks I talk with that the primary paradigm, or worldview, that we use to manage businesses (as well as government, education, and families) is causing a major shortfall for humans, economies, societies, and our living Earth. Interestingly, most people can list a few qualities of this paradigm but […]

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What Is Regeneration? Part 4 – Singularity

A current, prevailing worldview is that everything and everyone can be categorized as a particular type. Each of us—plant, animal, or human—can be classified within a system of limited possibilities. Based on this belief, all of us humans are hungry to know who we are and how we fit into our time and place. We […]

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What is Regeneration? Part 2 – Living Structured Wholes

Last month I began a series of posts on the concept of regeneration with a short history, a definition, and some fundamental ideas. The practice of regenerating businesses originated from Living Systems Thinking. Charles Krone, who was one of the pioneers of Procter and Gamble’s revolutionary work design, developed framework-thinking, which promotes the ability to […]

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What is Regeneration? Part 1 – A Definition and Some Fundamental Ideas

Forty years ago, I met a cadre of business designers and developers who called what they did Regenerative Business Design. They had led an extraordinarily successful revolution at Procter and Gamble that demonstrated a state-of-the-art approach to producing return on investment with people and assets. In an industry whose margins were collapsed to below 5 percent, they delivered earnings that were […]

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TRE – The Responsible Entrepreneur – Tom Goos

Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Entrepreneur Podcast, talks to Tom Goos the President of Image Source.

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The Regenerative Organization – Part V

The Regenerative Organization – Guidelines to Design Work and How to Manage People for Innovation, Growth and Responsibility – Part V In part five of the series, Carol Sanford discusses the key to a business that is focused and yet a great place to work is building ongoing development into work design. To grow a business you […]

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