Brian’s interview and Freedom Inc.’s review in “Leading Effectively”

Liberating Leadership: Give Up Control for a Better Business

An Interview with Author Brian Carney

When journalist Brian Carney of the Wall Street Journal met business professor Isaac Getz, he knew Getz was on to something. “He was applying to business organizations something that I write about in the economic context,” Carney recalls. “The same way that economic freedom creates growth and innovation and efficiency across an economy, freedom in organizations can have powerful benefits to businesses and employees.”

Carney and Getz spent four years pursuing this idea by studying the leadership and performance of “radically decentralized and liberated organizations.” They dug deep into the culture of companies such as Harley-Davidson, Avis, W.L. Gore & Associates and IDEO. The result is the book Freedom, Inc.

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