Our project is not an isolated island. There is a movement around the world with leaders, researchers and institutions that are as passionate as we are. If you want to learn more, and dive into the subject of team collaboration, below you’ll find some great places to start.
We are inspired by:
SUSAN A Wheelan - Effective teams & imgd model
Wheelan is the author of Integrated Model of Group Development (a model that builds upon works of Wilfred Bion and Bruce Tuckman). She is the author of the book Creating Effective Teams. The IMGD model suggest that all teams go through the four stages, Dependency and inclusion, Counter-dependency and fight, Trust and structure & Work and productivity. Based on the IMGD model, Wheelan has created and validated both a Group Development Observation System (GDOS) and a Group Development Questionnaire (GDQ).
OTTO SCHARMER - MIT, Senior Lecturer, Organization Studies
Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer at MIT, a Thousand Talents Program Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation that helps leaders from business, government, civil society to innovate at the level of the whole system. He is author of Theory U and co-author of Leading from the Emerging Future. In 2015, he co-founded the MITx u.lab, a massive open online course for leading profound change that has since activated a global eco-system of societal and personal renewal involving more than 100,000 users from 185 countries. With his colleagues, he has delivered award winning leadership development programs for corporate clients and co-facilitated innovation labs on reinventing education, health, business, government, and well-being.
A facilitator is someone who engages in the activity of facilitation. They help a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan how to achieve these objectives; in doing so, the facilitator remains "neutral" meaning he/she does not take a particular position in the discussion. The International Association of Facilitators was founded in 1993 to promote facilitation as a profession. The IAF maintains the Certified Professional Facilitator program. The International Institute for Facilitation was founded in 2003 to maintain and promote a program of certification for facilitation at the Masters level, the Certified Master Facilitator program. Dr. Dale Hunter, Zenergy, is a leader in the field of group facilitation and the author of the international classic The Art of Facilitation.
UGL - Group and Leadership Development
UGL is a leadership education by the Swedish Armed Forces. The education is aimed at those who want to understand leadership and teamwork in groups, and in these find their own role. Since 1981, the course Development of Group and Leaders (UGL) has been a basic course for future officers and is today a very popular course also in business and public administration. The course has been used as a basic leadership course within the Swedish Armed Forces for more than 20 years.
Frederic’s book Reinventing Organizationshas sold more than 200,000 copies and is considered by many to be the most influential business book of this decade. Described as “groundbreaking,” “world-changing,” and “a leap in management thinking” by some of the most respected scholars of management and human development, it has sparked a global movement of organizations adopting radically more powerful and soulful management practices. A former Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, Laloux holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a degree in coaching from Newfield Network in Boulder, Colorado.
Neuroleadership refers to the application of findings from neuroscience to the field of leadership. The term neuroleadership was first coined by David Rock. Neuroleadership claims to bring neuroscientific knowledge into the areas of leadership development, management training, change management, education, consulting and coaching. A driving force in the area is the Neuro Leadership Institute. In Sweden Katarina Gospic is one of the main scientists. She and Stefan Falk has written a book about Neuro-Leadership in Swedish. For hands on courses in Sweden, check out Neuroledarskapipraktiken.se, and contact Eva Hamboldt.
KAOSPILOT - hybrid business & design school
Kaospilot is a hybrid business and design school, a multi-sided education in leadership and entrepreneurship. Their teaching programmes are not designed simply to shape students to fit the future, but to help them create it. Kaospilot centre on students’ potential to develop and to achieve – tapping into their creativity, giving it a direction, creating a setting that will get them there and navigate the uncertainties that will follow. Kaospilot build the frameworks within which creative minds can become creative leaders. Over the years, Kaospilot has worked with hundreds of organisations from South Korea to Chile, South Africa to Canada. Out of more than 600 Kaospilot graduates, one third have gone on to start companies, NGOs and other similar initiatives. Around half hold some sort of management position.