Democratizing Thought Leadership | Michele Zanini

Democratizing thought leadership | Michele Zanini

Democratizing Ideas to Scale Thought Leadership

An interview with Michele Zanini about democratizing strategy and thinking to unleash the power of the individuals in an organization.


Today’s guest is Michele Zanini, the co-founder and Management Director of Management Lab. He is co-author with Gary Hamel of the best-selling book Humanorcracy a thought-provoking book about organizational change. The book will help you scale the creative ability of each person in your organization and break through the bureaucracy that often kills innovation.

Michele discusses why many organizations continue to operate with a top-down bureaucracy heavy structure that is outdated. Then, he explains that those who embrace change and enable the power of each individual in the company are having record-breaking production and innovation.

In addition, we discuss the struggle of creating and transmitting thought leadership ideas internally across a company with thousands of employees. Afterwards, Michele explains how enabling the voices that are often not heard, both inside and outside of an organization can be part of the solution.

Also, Michele and Bill talk about the need for a clear and solid strategy and how it will be impossible to create compelling thought leadership without it.

If this deep conversation leaves you wanting more, pick up Humanorcracy and for a limited time you can get a four-hour free course filled with tools and tips that will help you create a resilient, creative, and daring organization!

Three Key Takeaways from the Interview:

  • Thought leaders should consider an approach that unleashes the creative potential of each individual in an organization.
  • Thought leaders will need to develop a clear and well thought out strategy if they want to cultivate persuasive thought leadership.
  • Thought leaders in an organization should reach out to the voices that are often not heard to find new points of view that are likely valuable and overlooked.

Do you create, curate or deploy thought leadership for your organization? Join Bill and many others at the Organizational Thought Leadership group on Linkedin!

And if you need help developing your content and ideas for your thought leadership, contact Thought Leadership Leverage!

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