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The Authentic Organization's Podcast

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The Authentic Organization's Podcast - Organizational Development across Europe. By Gerard van der Molen, Netherlands; László Kövári, Czech Republic; François Weber, Spain.
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Önmegvalósítás az üzleti életben - valóság és vágyálmok. Reflection podcast #23 (Hungarian spoken)
Második magyar nyelvű podcast epizódunkban Kővári László és Mohácsi Zsolt arról beszélgetnek, hogy lehet-e valódi értelemben vett önmegvalósításról beszélni az üzleti életben, illetve azokról a - sajnos mára rendszerszintű -  akadályokról, amelyekkel bárkinek, aki szakmai és emberi kiteljesedésről ábrándozik, szembesülnie kell.
01:08:24
December 17, 2021
Meaningful messages in a sea of noise - reflection podcast #22
In this podcast, we have a conversation with our guest and friend, writer and communication adviser Zsolt Mohácsi. This episode is on trying to make meaningful posts on LinkedIn. Tune in and enjoy!
01:04:26
November 22, 2021
Mérgező vállalatok - reflection podcast #21 (Hungarian spoken)
Első magyar nyelvű podcast epizódunkban Kővári László, az Authentic Organisation egyik alapítója és Mohácsi Zsolt író, közgazdász beszélgetnek a toxikus vállalati közegekről, ezek okairól, és túlélési stratégiákról.A beszélgetésben fölmerült referenciák:David Graeber - Debt: The First 5000 Years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debt:_The_First_5000_Years
56:05
November 15, 2021
Sushi again?? About becoming part of a large corporation - reflection podcast #20
After being bought by Google, WAZE (gps-navigation software for iPhone and Android) was granted autonomy and the team largely was retained. But over time, according to their CEO Noam Bardin, the DNA of the company changed. In his excellent article 'Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long' , Bardin writes: "I feel we ended up with the worst of both worlds - the challenges of a start-up (scale, access, distribution) with the constraints of a corporation (forced to use internal not-best-of-class systems, cost structure, politics, culture etc) all aggravated by the inability to quickly hire and fire.” (PayGo, Noam Bardin, Feb. 17, 2021)In this episode, László and Gerard reflect on what it means to be part of a large corporation.
57:46
September 24, 2021
Authenticity - reflection podcast #19
In this podcast, László has a conversation with our guest and friend, writer and communication adviser Zsolt Mohácsi. This episode is about authenticity in the business domain. Tune in and enjoy!Links related to the podcast: https://hbr.org/2015/01/the-authenticity-paradoxhttps://mattstoller.substack.com/p/the-war-in-afghanistan-is-what-happens
01:39:36
September 05, 2021
Communities - reflection podcast #18
In this podcast we have a conversation around communities:  what is community and why do we need it in companies? Tune in and enjoy!Links related to the podcast: https://mintzberg.org/blog/communityshiphttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/forget-culture-focus-community-instead-rachel-pachecohttps://hbr.org/2009/07/rebuilding-companies-as-communities
01:22:33
January 11, 2021
Martial arts and Management: stories & analogies - reflection podcast #17
In this podcast we have a conversation around martial arts and management: warriors vs. martial artists; practicing techniques vs. practicing principles; metaphysics and martial arts. Tune in and enjoy!Links related to the podcast: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_L._Humphreyhttp://www.lifevalues.comhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassim_Nicholas_Talebadditional: Secrets of the Samurai, by Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook
01:45:25
December 05, 2020
The problem is people - reflection podcast #16
In this podcast we dive into the schizophrenic tension between "People are our greatest assets" and the reality that manifests itself in concrete actions: "People are our greatest liability." Tune in and enjoy!Links related to the podcast: The CorporationThe Economics of Good and Evil 
01:20:29
November 28, 2020
Me, myself and I; personal identities on the job: role plays and the self - reflection podcast #15
In this podcast we have a conversation about the self, identity and roles. What are these concepts and how are they related to the business domain. Tune in and enjoy!Links to some topics mentioned in the podcast:https://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/jan/27/20-human-body-facts-sciencehttp://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Lives/Theseus*.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_Lives
01:09:12
October 21, 2020
Doubt at work: leadership & decision making - reflection podcast #14
In this podcast we have a conversation about doubt at work: if doubt is so important in philosophy, why isn't embraced in organizations? The article we mention in the podcast is accessible thru the link below. Tune in and enjoy! Why embracing doubt can improve your decision making - Management Today, July 2019
01:23:31
October 04, 2020
Art in organizations - reflection podcast #13
In this podcast we have a conversation about art: can art be a structural element and/or guiding principle in organizations?  The article we mention in the podcast is accessible thru the link below. Tune in and enjoy!https://hbr.org/1975/01/is-management-really-an-art
55:45
September 25, 2020
Flakes - reflection podcast #12
In this reflection podcast, we have a conversation about ‘Flakes' and 'Flaking out’: plans are so easy to make nowadays, and so easy to get out of, that canceling doesn’t seem like a big deal. And the effect might be that we are not really investing in relationships with our friends. The question is not if this is happening more than in the non-digital past - the question is more: is this a problem? Or isn’t this just a new generation moving forward and act authentically within their tech-environment and towards their relationships with friends?Tune in & enjoy!Links to articles mentioned in the podcast:https://nationalpost.com/entertainment/books/did-chuck-palahniuk-invent-the-term-snowflake-as-we-know-it-todayhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7033111/Millennials-Gen-Z-really-snowflakes.htmlhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0215637
57:10
September 20, 2020
Isn't autonomy in organizations just an illusion? - reflection podcast #11
In this reflection podcast we have a conversation around the story of Prometheus in relation to autonomy. Isn’t autonomy in organizations just an illusion? We're joined by our new colleague in Authentic Organization, François Weber MD. Please tune in & enjoy.
01:23:34
September 06, 2020
Bad decision making as an organizational problem - reflection podcast #10
In this reflection podcast we talk about smart people making bad decisions: ‘individually we are smart, together we are dumb’. Please tune in & enjoy.
39:26
March 05, 2020
The corporate culture as a cult - reflection podcast #9
In this reflection podcast we talk about corporate cultures as a cult. We kick off with a TED-ED animation on cults and an article in HBR on a cultish culture. Please tune in & enjoy.
55:57
October 11, 2019
Performance - reflection podcast #8
In this reflection podcast we talk about our view on performance. We kick off with an article in Forbes on driving performance at Netflix (The Netflix Pressure-Cooker: A Culture That Drives Performance). Please tune in & enjoy.
38:09
September 27, 2019
Ageism - reflection podcast #7
This podcast is about age discrimination, or in a broader sense: ageism. In this reflection podcast we talk about the mechanical and organic view on age. Please tune in & enjoy. Want more? Please have a look at 'Ageism - c'est la vie?' on our website.
57:07
September 12, 2019
The human dataset - reflection podcast #6
This podcast is about the human dataset: possibly reducing a human being to a set of traits, behaviors, skills for reasons of hiring, firing, talent management, development, strategic HR and so on. Is this something to stay? Will it be good or evil? This is the follow up on our blog 'This is you. Or not.' Please tune in & enjoy.
47:32
September 04, 2019
Human Resources - reflection podcast #5
This podcast is about the human resources function - its past, present, innovation and value. We talk about mechanistic & organic organizations and their relation to HRM. Please tune in & enjoy.
43:58
June 07, 2019
On consultants - reflection podcast #4
This is the audio file of the videocast 'On Consultants' where László and I have a conversation with Mr. Eriç Bilginoglu about the (dis)advantages of making use of consultants. Please tune in and enjoy!
59:19
March 25, 2019
Organizational DNA - reflection podcast #3
This podcast is about 'the organic DNA of organizations'. László takes us through four types of organic cultures and the place of business amongst these. We talk about business myths, mapping identity, mechanistic & organic organizations and the well-being of the individual. Summing it all up: "everyone should become a master". Please tune in & enjoy. Addendum: the book mentioned, is by the Spanish Jesuit priest Baltasar Gracian: 'The art of worldly wisdom'.
01:05:58
September 28, 2018
Artificial intelligence - reflection podcast #2
In this reflection podcast, László and I are having a conversation on artificial intelligence (AI). In the beginning, we refer to Chris Paine’s Film on AI. A few quotes from that film:* Google has 10 Million servers now and is working on an AI platform of 100 Mio servers. Tim Urban: “I’m not even sure that Google knows what it’s becoming."* David Ferrucci: “In 3-5 years we’ll build a system that learns how to build understanding.”* Elon Musk:” We’re rapidly moving towards digital superintelligence that far exceeds any human.” [..] ”It’s incredibly important that AI is not the other; it must be us.”Some content mentioned in the podcast:[1803.03453v1 The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution: A Collection of Anecdotes from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life Research Communities](https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03453v1)[What Can Predicting Titanic Deaths Tell Us About the Limits of Artificial Intelligence?](http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2018/march/what-can-predicting-titanic-deaths-tell-us-about-the-limits-of-a.html)[Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding | WIRED UK](http://www.wired.co.uk/article/children-coding-education-change-machine-learning-ai-creativity)[Robotics Openletter | Open letter to the European Commission](http://www.robotics-openletter.eu/)[NASA Funds Development Of Autonomous Spacecraft That Uses Blockchain](https://cointelegraph.com/news/nasa-funds-development-of-autonomous-spacecraft-that-uses-blockchain)
01:14:58
May 06, 2018
"6000 Years of civilization could lead us only to $400 monthly income"
In this podcast, Authentic Organization has a conversation with György Szabó, former CEO of Sanoma Budapest and now supporting Hungarian innovations to be implemented in international markets. We spoke about the role of men & women in society & business; the future of business and about companies as profit generators or being socially driven. Interviewers are Gerard van der Molen and László Kövári. We hope you'll enjoy the podcast.
59:45
April 11, 2018
Navigating the irrational - reflection podcast #1
After posting three episodes of podcasts on leadership-led organizations, holacracy & extreme transparency and the human side of business, what do we think of these things? In our first ‘reflection podcast’ we look at all these topics from a traditional perspective.  We gladly take you on a tour of 75 minutes of dialogue. Besides our regular podcasts, we are planning for future reflection-episodes as well. Hope you like our 1st. Please tune in & enjoy.   If you're wondering what is a traditional perspective, check out ‘Critical Thinking - introduction to navigating the irrational’: https://www.amazon.com/Laszlo-Kovari/e/B019H99KG4.
01:16:44
December 13, 2017
“We should go back to what we do as best as humans”
Tony Crabbe (www.tonycrabbe.com) is a Business Psychologist and writer who works with companies including Microsoft, Disney, News Corporation and HSBC. As a psychologist, he focuses on how people think, feel and behave at work and in their broader lives. His international bestseller ‘Busy’ has been translated into 13 languages and deals with harnessing attention in organizations. Authentic Organization interviewed Tony about the human side of business. Interviewers are Gerard van der Molen and László Kövári. We hope you’ll enjoy the podcast.
31:09
November 13, 2017
"Transparency in organizations is damn hard"
Authentic Organization interviewed tech venture builder Lab.Coop’s Péter Langmár and Green Fox Academy’s co-founder Kristóf Bárdos on holacracy, extreme transparency and their take on entrepreneurship. Interviewers are László Kövári and Gerard van der Molen. We hope you’ll enjoy the podcast.
31:18
November 02, 2017
“Uber is an example of value-driven leadership gone bad”
Our interview with prof. dr. Ron Meyer on leadership, leadership-led organizations and the recent scandals at Uber. Interviewers are Lászlo Kövari and Gerard van der Molen from www.authenticorganization.com For text version pls. visit: authenticorganization.com/interview-with-prof-dr-ron-meyer/ Ron Meyer is Professor of Strategic Leadership at TIAS, the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. He is also the managing director of the Centre for Strategy & Leadership, an international research, consulting and management development organization, based in The Netherlands.
26:58
June 14, 2017