Leading Audacious Change

Love, power, purpose & self organising enterprises

October 25, 2020 Marcus Druen Episode 7
Leading Audacious Change
Love, power, purpose & self organising enterprises
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Micro bio of my guest today:

Christiane is a pioneer in self-organization in companies. Just two impressive examples: She has been at the core of bringing Holacracy - a radically new way of self-organization - to companies mainly in Europe and she is a founding member and partner of encode.org which is a role model for and midwife to the purest form of self-organization, The For-Purpose Enterprise.

What you will hear and learn in this episode:

We will dive into what this means and other aspects of the so-called "New Work Movement" in this episode.

Where this episode goes deeper than perhaps others though, is at the level of 'Self'.
I felt inspired by Christiane's level of consciousness. She has lived a very intentional life with lots of ups and downs, profound breakthroughs, and nowadays designs her life as an experiment.

So please enjoy this very dense and timeless conversation that we recorded back in August 2020 in which we cover everything from "How our fears are holding us back" to "The governing laws of the universe" and many topics in between.

Right, let's jump right into how Christiane defines the three terms behind the title of her upcoming book "Love, Power, and Purpose".

Linklist for this episode

Christiane’s online presence

Christiane’s homepage: https://christianesplace.com

Christiane’s co-venture with other pioneers of self-organisation: https://encode.org

Christiane’s gofundme campaign: https://gf.me/u/yjy8td

Christiane on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiane-seuhs-schoeller-5a751624/

Christiane’s article series on Medium: https://medium.com/@christiane_95048


People & Influencers

Thomas Thomison: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasthomison/

The Art of Hosting: https://www.artofhosting.org

Arawana Hayashi: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arawana-hayashi-2019a913/

Presencing Institute: https://www.presencing.org

Inspiring Self-Organisation Companies

Hypoport: https://www.hypoport.com

Morningstar: https://www.morningstar.com

Zappos: https://www.zappos.com

Buurtzorg: https://www.buurtzorg.com

August: https://www.aug.co

Books & Seminal Articles

 Adam Kahane “Power & Love”: https://tinyurl.com/yx99vafu

 Richard Dawkins “The Selfish Gene”: https://tinyurl.com/y674xwqt

Frederik Laloux “Reinventing Organisations” https://tinyurl.com/yyo3x7qb

Aaron Dignan of The Ready: https://medium.com/the-ready/how-to-choose-a-model-of-self-organization-that-works-for-you-c093b5305712

Theories & Concepts:

 Yin & Yang: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang

 Non-Dualism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2JcoFgTyZc

Christiane's Soundbite upfront
Podcast Intro
Episode Intro
Interview begins with a short introduction of Christiane's book "Lover, Power & Purpose and a common definition of Love and Power
Marcus and Christiane talking about the impact of separating "Love" and "Power" in the organizational life and the origin of this mindset that "Love" and "Power" are mutually exclusive
How Christiane sees the world, if "Love" and "Power" were connected as Mother Nature intended
Christiane's career path from working in the family company and starting her own self-organized company. She tells us how she came across the self-organising way of working "Holacracy" and how it has opened her eyes
The Definition of The For-Purpose Enterprise
Marcus creating an imaginary CEO who is probably fighting his own battle to explain the pain point when "Love" and "Power" are separated from each other, asking Christiane for some advise for this CEO to break the vicious circle
A personal insight into how Christiane changed her story. She also names a few companies that managed to shift from the traditional way of doing business to focus on people first
A very detailed definition of 'The Five crucial principles & practices' a company needs to be a self-organized company and particularly, to make this concept work
Wrap up: Christiane shares her current book project including her crowdfunding campaign plans. If you want to get in touch with Christiane: There is a very good opportunity on her Website "christianesplace.com"