Isaac’s interview on Liberating Leadership
by Saumar Deka
The Brahmaputra, NOVEMBER , 2009, pp. 18-20
The Brahmaputra: Prof. Getz, thank you for your time and cooperation and congratulations for your recently launched book – Freedom, Inc. Your book speaks about a noble approach to leadership which benefits both employees’ and the organization’s success. Can you enlighten our readers about this approach?
Professor Getz: I wouldn’t call it noble because the leaders who use it don’t call it that. Rather, they embraced this leadership approach that my co-author Brian Carney and I call liberating because it’s great for business and for employees. What they did was to build a corporate environment in which every employee is free and responsible to take actions they—not their bosses—decide are the best for the company. Our book describes this environment and provides many illustrations but its focus is on the leaders who built these freedom-based environments.
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