This book should be compulsory reading for students of management and business leaders alike— anyone who wants to know what it takes to lead a company into the next decade.
After college, the author was privileged to serve as the first financial controller for Morning Star. Today, as a partner in the full -spectrum international consulting firm , NuFocus Strategic Group, he speaks and consults on self-management throughout North America and around the world. NuFocus, a full-spectrum international consulting firm born in Canada . Our mission is simple: we want to help our clients create thriving, high-performing cultures where people are free to do their best work.
“Doug Kirkpatrick dares us to consider a different path to the future for our organizations. Through
Doug Kirkpatrick’s The No-Limits Enterprise, combines in book form that combines critical insight and practical steps with a raw and honest reality: true creative human potential can only happen when people are allowed to openly express their passions in environments that don’t crush them under a corporation’s gravity.
A true evolutionary leap in how businesses can develop resiliency, innovation, and competitive advantages based on self-management principles and solid business examples. A Workplace Without Bureaucracy could be a title of a similar book. Kirkpatrick provides readers with a treasure trove of systems, tools, practices, checklists, templates, and case stories that they can immediately use to build organizations that are better designed to meet the increasing demands of a rapidly changing world.”
“This book is a must read. It reflects an emerging trend which is historically inevitable, and a scientific imperative: breaking free from out-of-date, nineteenth-century bureaucratic thinking for a dynamic twenty-first-century world. Doug Kirkpatrick is today’s prime global exponent of the art and science of self-management. The systematic techniques of self- management are perhaps the most influential innovation in business leadership in recent times.
In his writing, Doug superbly exhibits the four crucial traits of any authentic practical teamwork. The group's expertise includes: Organizational Self-Management Implementation, Self-Management, Masterclasses and Workshops, Networked Organization Software, Open Space Technology Agile Beyond Software, Conference Design and Development Keynote Speaking Culture Change Leadership through Development Organizational Assessment.
If you want to establish a kind of enterprise that forward-thinking business leaders envision. An enterprise that continuously feeds its own network of engaged, connected, enthusiastic contributors and innovators is an enterprise that is unconstrained by the ills of yesterday’s command-and-control organizational hierarchies. It is an enterprise that, with excellence as its benchmark and beacon, can achieve virtually anything its constituents can dream up.
Hardworking boards have a deep appreciation for the company's consequential stewardship and fiduciary responsibility. So, what you are getting into with this book is the application of a profoundly powerful philosophy, one that has the potential to change your work and your life. With this book Doug does a great job of both describing it and teaching you how to apply it. Part II offers you a clear and practical implementation roadmap, with several tools to help orient and guide you with life-affirming principles along the way “ to working in concert.”
The codes of commitment and non-coercion have served as the underlayment of legal systems and ethics throughout history. Systems of checks and balances to protect human freedoms so that you could manage your own destiny.
Clearly, bringing passion, heart, and humanity to law, governing, and the management of daily life in general is not just a “nice” thing to do. The chances of the entire machine of civilization succeeding are greater when the human beings needed to turn the wheels are free to operate at their highest levels, and when we reduce or eliminate the degree to which any one group or faction can exercise authority over others.
Life, as a whole, works better when we all invest in a state of freedom, autonomy, and goodwill. “Any business can transform itself into a No-Limits Enterprise in which every individual is free to innovate and forge new paths to the immense benefit of all. These challenges do not demand complex layers of management; they demand the ability to jettison ancient layers of control, and trust in the simplest of all human traits: the desire to create with dedication and love. —Doug Kirkpatrick, San Francisco, California, 2019
When people are free to act, they’re able to sense those forces and act in ways that fit best with reality. Conclusion: it means that everyone is responsible for motivating himself or herself, and it is not the job of company CEOs, leaders, and managers to motivate people. CEOs, leaders, and managers may create the conditions and organizations in which people work, but people self-motivate, says Koestenbaum, and no one can successfully usurp that responsibility. What you’re getting into here is an immensely practical book. Collaboration undergirds everything; control from any one source would extinguish the joy. Each player’s virtuosity and execution is cheered on toward perfection, propelling a organization as an entity, to higher and higher planes.
3 September 2020