Does Your Organization Have Teal Traits?

Posted by Bruce Peters

(A Prelude to an Organization Observation Tool)

“Can we create organizations that are free from the pathologies that show up all too often in the workplace?”

This is the opening question in Frederic Laloux’s game-changing book Reinventing Organizations, a 350-page volume dense with historical observation, deep business acumen, and real world answers for modern organizational structure and behavior.

It’s a rhetorical question that’s emphasized throughout the book. The answer, of course, is yes … an outlook that I share with Laloux. Applying this question to your own organization starts by looking at the profiles of two hypothetical companies:

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Topics: Beyond Teal, teal, Bruce Peters, reinventing organizations, Frederic Laloux

Infinite vs. Finite: Which are You?

Posted by Bruce Peters

You did it. The “it,” of course, is your personal definition of success. You started the company. Got the salary. Landed the job. Grew the organization. Expanded the territory. Built the dream house. Ran the marathon. Traveled the world.

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Topics: Beyond Teal, Third Act Guide, teal, The Third Act

Why a Guide - Not a Coach?

Posted by Bruce Peters

Many people have asked me, “Why do you call yourself a guide and not a coach?” Those who know me, aren’t surprised when I reply with a question.

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Topics: Beyond Teal, Third Act Guide, teal, The Third Act

Making it Real: A Leadership Challenge

Posted by Bruce Peters

Reality has a number.

It’s 32.

That’s the number of years life expectancy has grown since the early 1900s. That means at around age 48 you’re just getting started for the next three decades. After all, fifty is the new thirty! Right?

A New Chapter

People commonly refer to this phenomenon as the third age. Scholars, however, call this gift of years the Third Act. There is a critical distinction between the two.

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Topics: Leadership, Beyond Teal, The Third Act

Two Game Changing Words for You and Your Organization: Beyond. Teal.

Posted by Bruce Peters

Standard business rhetoric is abundant. Step into any bookstore’s business aisle and you will be overwhelmed with shelves of how-to books, usually promising all the answers to leaders’ universal challenges. And yet, despite the volumes of instruction, the answers continue to remain an elusive mystery to many.

And yet the whispers of change are growing bold. Come enter a place where real companies are achieving the seemingly impossible: a responsive, thriving environment of life and work supported with a strong bottom line and fully engaged employees. How did these organizations get there?

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Topics: Leadership, Beyond Teal

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