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Livestream: Gary Hamel & Michele Zanini on "Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them"

3:00pm sharp to 4:00pm EDT livestream of Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini's book talk

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Speaker Series

Humanocracy
Date: Wednesday August 19, 2020 | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Speaker(s): Gary Hamel, Director, Management Lab; Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School; Management Speaker; Author of Several Landmark Business Books

Michele Zanini, Cofounder and Managing Director, Management Lab; Author

Introduction By: Joanne Oxley, Acting Vice-Dean - Research, Strategy and Resources; McCutcheon Professor of International Business; and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: "Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them" (by G. Hamel and M. Zanini, HBR Press, Aug. 18, 2020)
Venue:

On August 12, Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream of the talk on August 19 from 3:00pm sharp to 4:00pm EDT

Location: Online
Cost: $44.95 plus HST per person (includes the link to the livestream and 1 unsigned hardcover copy of "Humanocracy")
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Book Mailing: Starting August 20, unsigned copies of Humanocracy will be shipped to paid registrants.

Book Synopsis: In a world of unrelenting change and unprecedented challenges, we need organizations that are resilient and daring. Unfortunately, most organizations, overburdened by bureaucracy, are sluggish and timid. In the age of upheaval, top-down power structures and rule-choked management systems are a liability. They crush creativity and stifle initiative. As leaders, employees, investors, and citizens, we deserve better. We need organizations that are bold, entrepreneurial, and as nimble as change itself. Hence this book.

In Humanocracy, Gary Hamel and Mr. Michele Zanini make a passionate, data-driven argument for excising bureaucracy and replacing it with something better. Drawing on more than a decade of research and packed with practical examples, Humanocracy lays out a detailed blueprint for creating organizations that are as inspired and ingenious as the human beings inside them.

Critical building blocks include:

  • Motivation: Rallying colleagues to the challenge of busting bureaucracy
  • Models: Leveraging the experience of organizations that have profitably challenged the bureaucratic status quo
  • Mindsets: Escaping the industrial age thinking that frustrates progress
  • Mobilization: Activating a pro-change coalition to hack outmoded management systems and processes
  • Migration: Embedding the principles of humanocracy—ownership, markets, meritocracy, community, openness, experimentation, and paradox—in your organization's DNA

If you've finally run out of patience with bureaucratic bullshit or if you want to build an organization that can outrun change or if you're committed to giving every team member the chance to learn, grow, and contribute, then this book's for you. Whatever your role or title, Humanocracy will show you how to launch an unstoppable movement to equip and empower everyone in your organization to be their best and to do their best. The ultimate prize: an organization that's fit for the future and fit for human beings.

About Our Speakers:

Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Lab. Hamel has written 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. His landmark been translated into more than 25 languages. His most recent bestsellers are The Future of Management and What Matters Now. In these volumes, Hamel presents an impassioned plea for reinventing management and lays out a practical blueprint for building organizations that are “fit for the future.” Fortune magazine describes Hamel as “the world’s leading expert on business strategy,” and the Financial Times calls him a “management innovator without peer.” Hamel has been ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker and is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society and of the World Economic Forum. Hamel’s groundbreaking concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation,” have changed the language and practice of management in organizations around the globe. In his work, Hamel has led transformational efforts in some of the world’s most notable companies and has helped to create billions of dollars in shareholder value. Hamel is one of the world’s most sought-after management speaker on the topics of strategy, leadership, innovation and change.

Michele Zanini is a Cofounder and Managing Director of the Management Lab, where he helps large organizations become more adaptable, innovative, and engaging places to work. Zanini is an alumnus of McKinsey & Company and the RAND Corporation and holds degrees from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Pardee RAND Graduate School

Questions: events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Daniel Ellul, (416) 978-6119 


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