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Peter Koenig on source, money and consciousness

...o starts something as 'a source', because I'd learned that from one of my partners back in the 1980s, and he called himself a 'source' rather than a 'founder' and I liked that word, because it seemed to be more expressive of the role somehow. So I always said it's always a person who is a source and source...more
..., actually), but the first one is that for every initiative, for every project, for every enterprise, there is only one person who is 'source' or one founder. And for people who have founded things, this is usually very, very clear. But particularly in recent years, people like the idea ideologically of co...more
...they call themselves 'co-founders', I would say to them first of all, with my heart beating quite strongly, "Which one of you is it? Is he or she the founder? Which one? There's only one of you." And I thought, oh, gosh, I'm going to start a conflict. I would say about 39 times out of 40 everybody knows, a...more
...ut for many, many different cases, it explains why things have got a bit more complicated when we try to be co-founders and figure out that, if I'm a founder, I'm trying to give responsibility to somebody else that they can't really take on because they're not getting the proper information, because they a...more
...ng to give responsibility to somebody else that they can't really take on because they're not getting the proper information, because they aren't the founder. They aren't the source. So I've had too many experiences like that to easily get away and admit to co-founders, but everybody is on an equal level o...more
...e role is a very important part of source. So yeah, please. Peter Koenig: So I started to research then what is the role? How can we define what this founder does and distinguish it from other roles in an initiative? And it started to become clear quite quickly what the role the source has. I now define it...more
...o look at an organisation from a source work perspective, as a field of energy. It's like when an initiative is started with this risk, it's like the founder is actually creating, (you could call it) an energetic field. And it's a field or, if you don't like the word energy for this, you could say it's a f...more
...t) an energetic field. And it's a field or, if you don't like the word energy for this, you could say it's a field of influence. So just look at any founder anywhere, they are influential persons influencing other people and they're influentially, influencing things. Look at Richard Branson, look at Steve...more
...y in somebody else's field, and that somebody else was the source of this field. So he's kind of turned it around. I've always been starting with the founder, who founded something, and looking at the people who the founder has attracted within their field. But it can be very useful also to look and see ev...more
...of this field. So he's kind of turned it around. I've always been starting with the founder, who founded something, and looking at the people who the founder has attracted within their field. But it can be very useful also to look and see everybody is a source and you may be a source who has founded someth...more
...r Koenig: So, what I say is that the organisation's source, if one's talking about that, the organization's purpose, excuse me, is the purpose of the founder. The purpose of the source, the vision is the vision of the source. And if it isn't, the whole thing is weakened. It needs to be that actually. And I...more
...t would you say about decision making and how source work relates to that? Peter Koenig: Right. So if you understand that you've got a field with the founder as the source of the whole field, it's the source, who takes 100% responsibility, and takes the decision for the whole field. But you've got people w...more

Aaron Dignan on being complexity conscious and people positive

...Lisa Gill: Yes, for sure. And what about your own personal perspective? Because, you know, you're a founder and a leader yourself, and The Ready is growing. What have been some of the challenges for you? And what have you learned personally about leadership...more
...tent together through self management. So that's one thing I've struggled with - when to be heavy-handed, and when not to. And what is the work of a founder or a creator, in making the initial conditions for success in a self managing system, versus the steady state that comes later? And I think I have mi...more

Nand Kishore Chaudhary from Jaipur Rugs on love, collective consciousness and self-management

... this issue, we started seeking help from people. In 2016, I met with senior consulting partners from Bain and Company, who helped me in implementing founder mentality in our business. They made me realised that the frontline is the king. The frontline is the hero of the business. And the frontline pays a ...more

Frederic Laloux with an invitation to reclaim integrity and aliveness

...productive mindset in relation to what you want. And I also think about this amazing company in Sweden, Björn Lundén, this publishing company and the founder is this amazing character. He didn’t read any books about self-management or anything but has designed the company as it is because he knows no other...more

Jorge Silva on horizontal structures and participatory culture at 10Pines

...rms of also the profit of the company, right? Because we have a policy to share with other staff. We think of making the pie bigger. And maybe as a...founder or as a shareholder, I am going to have - in percentage - a little bit less than if I have the whole share of the company. But we are going to have a...more

Lisa Gill and Mark Eddleston celebrate 50 episodes of Leadermorphosis

...brilliant resource that have followed on from the book. And he has some really wonderful questions for people to reflect on, particularly if you're a founder or a leader around: what's your personal purpose? Why is this interesting and important to you? And I also think if you aren't someone who has decisi...more