Episode 23: We Need Leadership Not Just Heroic Leaders

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How does business need to change to meet the growing complexity of the modern, global world? And what does development have to do with it? This week we continue our conversation with the author of Spiral Dynamics, Dr. Don Beck, and discuss the emergence of a more complex way of doing business. Topics we discussed included: issues of distributed leadership, the monitoring of vital signs, the significance of complimentary teams, and the growing importance of mutual trust and respect in business.

Don also discusses his relationship to Ken Wilber and his organization, the Integral Institute, as a way to highlight the difference between having high ideals (and wanting to grow) and the ability to actualize those ideals in a business environment.

This is part 2 of two-part series. Listen to part 1, Spiral Dynamics: A Theory about Making Theories.

Resources:

- Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change
- Spiral Dynamics Integral by Don Beck and Christopher Cowan
- Global Values Network
- Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It by Ichak Adizes