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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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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!
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 cancelling 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:
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.
September 6, 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.
March 5, 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.
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.
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.
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.
September 4, 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.
June 7, 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!
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'.
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]([What Can Predicting Titanic Deaths Tell Us About the Limits of Artificial Intelligence?]([Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding | WIRED UK]([Robotics Openletter | Open letter to the European Commission]([NASA Funds Development Of Autonomous Spacecraft That Uses Blockchain](
May 6, 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.
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’:
December 13, 2017
“We should go back to what we do as best as humans”
Tony Crabbe ( 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.
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.
November 2, 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 For text version pls. visit: 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.
June 14, 2017