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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gary Hamel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gary Hamel, often where they are interviewed.

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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gary Hamel. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gary Hamel, often where they are interviewed.

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Creating More Capitalists with Gary Hamel

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Gary Hamel is an author of numerous books, including just released Humanocracy, as well as visiting professor at London Business School. Check out the full show notes at TheAgileWire.com

YouTube: https://youtu.be/VByB6mNZIUA

Twitter: @AgileWire

Sep 07 2020 · 1hr 18mins
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Creating More Human Organizations With Michele Zanini and Gary Hamel

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Bureaucracy kills innovation. So say Michele Zanini and Gary Hamel in their book “Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them.” They argue that relying on outdated processes and capabilities, legacy systems and hierarchical decision-making hamstring growth and stifle workforce success. To overcome these challenges, they also provide practical guidance to create organizations that deliver business results and better serve the people inside them.

Sep 01 2020 · 53mins

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Gary Hamel: Battling bureaucracy - the big fix for broken work

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I was fortunate to speak to Gary Hamel about his forthcoming new book, Humanocracy.

He believes that the single most empowering (and profitable) thing that businesses can do is eliminate their creeping bureaucracy.

He talks about how increasingly organisations are paralysed with red tape and bureaucracy. The end result is that they can’t get anything done. There are some clear examples of this from the recent past. He characterises the Microsoft era under Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer as being one where opportunity after opportunity was passed because the organisation was so heavily bureaucratic. Satya Nadella has freed the organisation from a lot of this – with evident results.

Hamel proposes a series of questions that help you diagnose the extent of bureaucracy in your company - and you can read more about this here: read more

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Aug 18 2020 · 59mins
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Ep. 892: Gary Hamel Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

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In a world of unrelenting change and unprecedented challenges, we need organizations that are resilient and daring. Unfortunately, most organizations, overburdened by bureaucracy, are sluggish and timid. In the age of upheaval, top-down power structures and rule-choked management systems are a liability. They crush creativity and stifle initiative. As leaders, employees, investors, and citizens, we deserve better. We need organizations that are bold, entrepreneurial, and as nimble as change itself.

Gary Hamel makes a passionate, data-driven argument for excising bureaucracy and replacing it with something better. Drawing on more than a decade of research and packed with practical examples, Humanocracy lays out a detailed blueprint for creating organizations that are as inspired and ingenious as the human beings inside them.

Critical building blocks include:

Motivation: Rallying colleagues to the challenge of busting bureaucracy Models: Leveraging the experience of organizations that have profitably challenged the bureaucratic status quo Mindsets: Escaping the industrial age thinking that frustrates progress Mobilization: Activating a pro-change coalition to hack outmoded management systems and processes Migration: Embedding the principles of humanocracy—ownership, markets, meritocracy, community, openness, experimentation, and paradox—in your organization’s DNA

Whatever your role or title, Humanocracy will show you how to launch an unstoppable movement to equip and empower everyone in your organization to be their best and to do their best. The ultimate prize: an organization that’s fit for the future and fit for human beings.

Bio: Gary Hamel is on the faculty of the London Business School and is a co-founder of the Management Lab, an organization that builds technology and tools to support breakthrough management innovation. Hamel has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker, and his landmark books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Aug 10 2020 · 54mins

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Gary Hamel | Humanocracy - Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

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How great companies like Morning Star Tomato Processing and Southwest Airlines create organizations that engage MOST of their employees and that create a workplace where MOST people want to work.

Aug 04 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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Humanocracy with Gary Hamel

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Gary Hamel is a world-renowned influential business thinker, a consultant, the Director and co-founder of Management Lab, and a visiting Professor at the London Business School. His newest book, Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them, is a practical guide to dismantling business bureaucracy and replacing it with a much more human-centered and effective system. He and Marcel Schwantes discuss the book and how leaders can apply the principles of ‘humanocracy’.

  • Many organizations struggle to adapt to change: it’s usually new businesses who create new business models. Gary remarks that deep change is usually episodic and crisis driven, due in part to pre-existing old bureaucratic structures. Those responsible for seeing and anticipating the future and change are at the top, and by the time an issue is big enough to cross their notice it is often too late. [8:18]
  • Bureaucracy was invented for a reason and it was one of the most important human inventions. It was beneficial in bringing people together to do work at scale and improve productivity. However, like all technologies, it was a product of its time, and isn’t suited for the advanced modern world. [12:48]
  • Bureaucracy was intended to maximize control, while humanocracy is aimed at maximizing contribution. There is still control and boundaries in humanocracy, while amplifying people’s capacities to grow and learn. [18:10]
  • “Leaders are people who know how to make a catalytic effort with others not on the basis of positional authority, but rather through the ability to cast the vision and bring people together,” Gary says. “A leader seeks power with, not power over. If you have to use your bureaucratic power to get things done then you are eroding your real leadership capital.” Gary believes we must redefine leadership as an ability instead of a position. [25:22]
  • “An organization has little to fear from the future or its competitors when it’s brimming with self-managing micropreneurs,” Marcel quotes from Gary’s book. He asks him to elaborate. Management pundits have claimed that building a large organization that is entrepreneurial at its core is impossible. Gary gives an example of a company that successfully proves them wrong. [30:33]
  • Marcel asks Gary about the risks of a culture of too much humanocracy. He lists rushing into dismantling bureaucracy too quickly. Though imperfect, Gary says, bureaucracy has many benefits. Modern organizations need paradoxical characteristics, such as extreme discipline and control but enormous freedom. Gary believes human beings are good at handling paradox. To him, the definition of a successful organization is “one that is constantly optimizing and redefining those trade offs in the best possible way.” [40:05]
  • Marcel asks Gary why he thinks some leaders still lead through fear. In the industrial age, the goal was to turn humans into literal machines, Gary posits. German sociologist Max Weber said, “Bureaucracy succeeds to the extent it is dehumanized,” so in a bureaucracy there was no room for what makes us human, including love. Gary believes that the problems of the modern world require every ounce of human initiative and ingenuity to be solved. An assumption exists that love and accountability are mutually exclusive, he adds. “Real love understands that for people to succeed, there must be discipline.” [48:12]


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Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

Jul 23 2020 · 1hr 2mins
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Book Interview: Humanocracy with Gary Hamel

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Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini's forthcoming book, Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them, highlights bureaucracy's social, economic and strategic shortcomings and proposes 'humanocracy' as an alternative management model.

In this discussion with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, Gary Hamel discusses why companies need to tackle bureaucracy's shortcomings and shares examples of vanguard firms which have managed to make steps towards realizing the principles of humanocracy.

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Jul 08 2020 · 22mins
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Creating a humanocracy with Gary Hamel

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If you give your employees more freedom, that means you lose control, right? Wrong. In today’s WorkHuman Radio, we talk with Gary Hamel, professor at the London Business School, about the revolutionary way of looking at modern work that allows control and freedom to co-exist, and more importantly, innovation to thrive.

Jun 13 2019 · 21mins
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Workplace Predictions for 2019: Gary Hamel (Part 3)

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How will robots and humans interact in the future? Which steps can HR take to make people feel more empowered at work – and hack their way to a more human workplace? In in the final episode of our series with Gary Hamel, we talk about his predictions for the workplace in 2019 and beyond.

Nov 15 2018 · 25mins
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One Word You Should Stop Saying at Work: Gary Hamel Interview (Part 2)

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Beyond removing “cascade” from your vocabulary, Gary shares other tips like how to give employees more control of their work and their compensation and how to take the politics out of performance management.

Nov 01 2018 · 31mins