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The podcast explores stories about organizations and their performance, as well as relationships between management theory and practice.

The Age of Organizational Effectiveness -- hosted by Charles Chandler Charles Chandler

    • Business

The podcast explores stories about organizations and their performance, as well as relationships between management theory and practice.

    Out of the African Pleistocene

    Out of the African Pleistocene

    Anthropologists tell us that anatomically modern humans (i.e., Homo Sapiens) emerged about 300 thousand years ago during the Pleistocene era on the African savannas. For over 95% of their history (until the present day), modern humans have been exclusively hunter/gathers, that is, they explored the bounty of nature in small bands, adapting their behavior as … Continue reading 118 – Out of the African Pleistocene →

    • 11 min
    117- The power in storytelling

    117- The power in storytelling

    In this episode, I offer three stories that illustrate the power of storytelling. Stories can be used to knit threads together, shape how we see things, and derive power from the outcomes that they describe. If you are going to change the world, it helps to first illustrate how to change a small part of … Continue reading 117- The power in storytelling →

    • 10 min
    116 – The management technology your organization needs

    116 – The management technology your organization needs

    Today we are at Episode 116 and I am calling it “The management technology your organization needs” [as a footnote, much of today’s content was originally released in May 2017 as Episode 65]. At the end of today’s episode, I will reflect on the fact that this is the 5th anniversary of the start of … Continue reading 116 – The management technology your organization needs →

    • 12 min
    Anyone can lead change

    Anyone can lead change

    In this episode, I am joined by Adam Braus — an author, consultant, and university professor who lives in San Francisco, California. He focuses on change, innovation, and new forms of leadership. We talk about his recent book, Leading Change at Work, which offers a unique approach to bringing about change (nemawashi). You can find … Continue reading 115 – Anyone can lead change →

    • 36 min
    Whispering your organization to health

    Whispering your organization to health

    In this episode, I interview David Childs, Ph.D., who is the author of The Organization Whisperer: The 12 Core Actions that Ripple Excellence through your Organization. Join us as we explore key areas of focus for any organization. The twelve core actions described in the book are: Communication; Worth; Purpose; Family; Decisions; Plan; Do; Measure; Processes; … Continue reading 114 – Whispering your organization to health →

    • 30 min
    The Future of Humanity

    The Future of Humanity

    In this episode, I am joined by Fred Spier, a retired senior lecturer in big history at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We discuss his most recent book, Big History and the Future of Humanity. Fred describes how complexity multiplied during the expansion of the universe, beginning with the Big Bang and leading to … Continue reading 113 – The Future of Humanity →

    • 25 min

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