From Hierarchy to High Performance with Doug Kirkpatrick

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Can people manage themselves at work without bosses, managers and supervisors? Can people lead and innovate in real-time response to new opportunities and challenges? Can organizations create work environments where people are free to thrive and do their best work? Can leaders develop organizations where everyone has a voice in matters that affect them, and where no one has to “lean in” because they’re already in?

Fortunately, the answer to all these questions is a resounding “yes”. We are now experiencing a Cambrian Explosion of self-managing, self-organizing and self-leading companies in a breathtakingly diverse global cross section of industries. We’ll explore how such organizations out-VUCA the VUCA world by managing complexity with simplicity.

  • Learn How to Create a Highly Scalable Enterprise Without Bosses and Titles
  • Learn How to Drive Organizational Agility, Innovation and Resilience through Organizational Self-Management
  • Learn How Organizational Self-Management Can Create Strategic Business Advantage
  • Learn How to Slash the Costs of Management, the Least Efficient Activity of Any Enterprise

Doug KirkpatrickAbout Doug

Doug Kirkpatrick is an organizational change consultant with NuFocus Strategic Group, TEDx and keynote speaker, author, and educator.

The first season of his career was spent in the manufacturing sector principally with Morning Star, a world leader in the food industry. He now engages with Great Work Cultures, Work Revolution, The Center for Innovative Cultures and other vibrant organizations and leaders to co-create the future of management. In the last four years he has spoken about the future of work with audiences in China, Brazil, Poland, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and throughout the United States.

Doug is the author of Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed organization, and a monthly contributor to the Huffington Post. He is a former director at the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the world’s largest talent development association with over 40,000 members in 120 countries, and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®).

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