US Navy captain David Marquet liberates his submarine and moves it from the US worst to first

December 14, 2013
US submarine

We have already wrote on this blog that military doesn’t have to mean command-and-control and that it started in the 19th century. Yet examples of military organizations with freedom- and responsibility-based environments are still rare. Marines and Special Forces are the closest to […]

Teaser of the 90′ minute film scheduled on ARTE chain on the Happiness at Work

October 12, 2013
Teaser - Le bonheur au travail

Here is a teaser of the 90′ minute film scheduled on ARTE chain on the Happiness at Work. The producers have already filmed a dozen of freedom incs and their leaders and employees. Their goal is to build a real community […]

Listen to Vineet Nayar and visit HCL

July 31, 2012
Vineet Nayar

HCL’s Vineet Nayar Bloomberg UTV’s “The Date Pathbreakers” “Nayar was appointed president of HCL Technologies in April 2005. He went on to reshape the organization with his ‘Employee First, Customer Second’ philosophy, which placed the needs of the employee before […]

Deming, Total Quality, and the Fundamental Respect for People

May 26, 2012

Edward Deming is known as the father of the quality movement. TQM became a fixeture of many industrial and non-industrial companies. Yet, according to studies two thirds of companies consider that TQM hasn’t met their expectations. Is it TQM’s or […]

Bob Davids speaks at TEDx in Paris

April 22, 2012
Bob Davids TEDx ESCP in Paris

Bob Davids, a great liberating leader who built freedom-based cultures in a number of companies including Radica Games in China and Sea Smoke Cellars in California (see shares his leadership lessons. Enjoy.

Japan Airlines CEO has no ego, says CBS (2min 20sec)

March 13, 2012
Japan Airlines

With many CEOs running their businesses into bankruptcy by making questionable business decisions and indulging in ego-driven excesses, the CEO of Japan Airlines proves that Americans can learn something from others. Just as Japanese business models helped it become a […]

Watch John Wooden, one of the world greatest servant leaders

August 20, 2011

We have already written on the liberating style of John Wooden, not only the 20th century greatest coach according to ESPN, but also one of the greatest servant leaders (see here). Here is John Wooden’s rare talk given in 2001 […]

Stan Richards to Dallas Business Hall of Fame

June 26, 2010

Richards Group’s culture and its founder APRIL 10, 2010     Richards Group is famous for its advertisements like the notorious Chick-fil-A ads in which cows try to save their hides by getting us to eat chicken instead of beef […]

Terri Kelly speaks of Gore’s culture in MIT

February 26, 2010

Gore ‘s culture by its CEO DECEMBER 8, 2008     W. L. Gore & Associates is famous for its culture but it is a notoriously hard to get in company if you want to observe this culture firsthand (we […]

Ricardo Semler’s interview on Australian ABC

January 16, 2010

SEMCO ‘s culture by Semler on   MARCH 6, 2007   Here is an excerpt of Semler’s interview: KERRY O’BRIEN: Do you have any respect for a corporate culture, say, an investment bank, a very successful investment bank, where part […]