Join me for a free-ranging, engaged conversation with John-Paul Maxfield. Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers, more of an enterprise than just a business. Precisely it is a holding company, the first one to gain B-Corp certification. It works to cover the considerations that regenerative agriculture must be accountable to and for. John-Paul was […]
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It’s Not about Better Problem Solving! This is the third post in a series on the seven first principles of regeneration, drawn from living systems sciences. A regenerative business sees the world in terms of potential rather than problems. By focusing on the core of what’s trying to happen instead of what already exists, a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Entrepreneur Podcast, talks to Tom Goos the President of Image Source.
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 […]
The Regenerative Organization: Guidelines to Design Work and Manage People for Innovation, Growth and Responsibility – Part IV In this vblog Carol Sanford explores how you get and keep focused and innovating when there are no traditional supervisors. How do you avoid the so-called problem of “the inmates running the asylum?” How you keep everyone on […]
The Regenerative Organization – Guidelines for Work Design and How to Manage People for Innovation, Growth and Responsibility – Part III Carol Sanford explores guidelines for The Regenerative Organization including management and work design. This vblog centers on core human characteristics – the power of initiative and act. In essence, how do you foster and develop personal agency, […]
The Regenerative Organization – Guidelines to Design Work and How to Manage People for Innovation, Growth and Responsibility – Part II In this blog, Carol Sanford explores guidelines for The Regenerative Organization including management and work design. How you embed responsibility into work design? Do supervisors have to go away? I discuss the key factors in building […]
Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Entrepreneur Podcast, talks to Ethan Roland and Gregory Landua about Terra Genesis.
From Authority, to Autonomy and then to Ableness In spite of claims in a Fast Company article announcing a founder of a new emerging work design, holarchy, the popular modern organization structure is not new, nor the first. Zappos is the example most currently used. However, the first version of the revolutionary idea of removing hierarchies happened […]
Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Entrepreneur Podcast, talks to Hans Meyer and Marc Jongerius about their re-defined housing project, Zoku.
Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Capitalist Podcast, talks to Hans Steenbergen.
Jeffrey Hollender talks with Carol Sanford about how to find your essence and leverage it to lead industries.
Carol Sanford interviews Responsible Entrepreneur Rodrigo Esquivel of New Ventures Mexico. Carol addresses the question: what does it mean to be a change agent? She introduces three different levels of a change agent as they compare to a brief history of business and how understanding essence and uniqueness and the expression of that is vital in realizing one’s potential. […]
Carol Sanford interviews Madelynn Martiniere of FTI Consulting Strategic Communications. Carol discusses what open source means to the entrepreneurial technology world, and the critical nature of authenticity. Three criteria are offered for how to recognize where and when authenticity is present. Madelynn and Carol discuss these criteria and how they play out in building communication in […]