Friday Feb 03, 2023
S6-Ep3: Rebalancing Society - Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, or Center
Guest: Henry Mintzberg
There’s a lot of chaos for leaders to deal with, and it’s been pushing us out of balance for decades. Henry Mintzberg has had enough. Enough of the imbalance that is destroying our democracies, our planet, and ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right, as well as the leadership paralysis in the political center. The world we live in needs a form of radical renewal unprecedented in the human experience.
But Henry doesn’t complain: he crafts solutions. In this episode, he presents host Maureen Metcalf with an integrative framework for a comprehensive way forward. It’s based on his book, Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal, Beyond Left, Right and Center.
Here's what Henry and Maureen cover:
- Why the internal threats to democracies and our individual self-denigrations are tied to the same root cause;
- How imbalance wreaks havoc on our lives and leadership; and
- What can be done to restore balance and our cultural sanity .
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- Building Communities within Your Business – with Alice Yoo LeClair
- Courageous Followership – with Neil Grunberg & Ira Chaleff
- Facing Uncertainty: It’s VUCA – with Chris Nolan
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Henry’s book discussed in this episode is Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal, Beyond Left, Right and Center. It’s available here . He’s written quite a lot; some of his other books include Simply Managing, Bedtime Stories for Managers, and The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning.
You can also learn more about Henry and his activities at CoachingOurselves.com and through his blog at Mintzberg.org .
Our host Maureen Metcalf posts a newsletter every week on LinkedIn. You can subscribe here .
She’s also written several award-winning books on leadership development. You can peruse and purchase them here: https://amzn.to/3C4eSX0 .
Books we’re reading for fun or personal development right now include:
- The Bassoon King by Rainn Wilson
- This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley
- Adventureman by Matt Fraction and Terry & Rachel Dodson
OUR PODCAST TEAM:
Host & Executive Producer: Maureen Metcalf
Editor & Producer: Dan Mushalko
Video & Graphics Editor: Devon Mushalko
Constantly Rebalancing Far Too Many Duties: Luigi Morelli, Jenna Reik, & Connor Carson
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About Our Guest:
Henry Mintzberg is a writer and educator, mostly about managing originations, developing managers, and rebalancing societies, which is his current focus. Henry sits in the Cleghorn Chair of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in Montreal. He has authored 20 books, including Simply Managing and Bedtime Stories for Managers, which have earned him 20 honorary degrees. Henry co-founded the International Masters Program for Managers as well as a venture CoachingOurselves.com, novel initiatives for managers to learn together from their own experience, the last in their own workplace. Henry may spend his professional life dealing with organizations, but he spends his private life escaping from them—mostly in a canoe, up mountains, and on a bicycle. You can find out more about his adventures on mintzberg.org, which includes his blog.