A short guide to managers' liberation – A few thoughts from Getz & Semler collected by Laurent Ledoux

  31.12.2011   |     Entreprise libĂ©rĂ©e, Freedom, Leadership, LibĂ©ration, Questions, Values

Besides readings on environmental ethics (J. Baird Callicott in particular, but also Arne Naess, Emilie Hache, Paul Hawken, Janine Benyus,…), two authors have had a strong impact on my thinking and actions this year:

  • Isaac Getz, who gave a seminar for Philosophie & Management in January 2011 and
  • Ricardo Semler, who didn’t 😉 but whose books I have read with great joy.

Both have helped me formalize the insights I had developed through the years managing teams and helped me to manage better, to the point of being ready to « give up control ».


In this document, you will find a few revealing sentences from their respective books.


In the following two presentations in English I have included reflections on managerial and social innovation, building among others on Getz and Semler:

For those reading French, the following three documents also build, among others, on their ideas:


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