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Oct 6

GIODN Book Club – Social Ecology in Holistic Leadership – A Guide for Collaborative Organizational Development and Transformation with Erik Lemcke

October 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Please join us for this GIODN Book Club, “Social Ecology in Holistic Leadership – A Guide for Collaborative Organizational Development and Transformation” with author Erik Lemcke. Many managers, consultants, and facilitators have backgrounds in business administration trained in contemporary management methods focusing on decision-making and economic efficiency. The question is: Are these academic methods the best to further the development of society as well as organizations?

An increasing numbers of people are looking for alternatives to traditional decision-making and management tools. They are looking for leadership methods based on dialog involving employees in the development process. People want methods that are more creative, methods that are more collaborative, more holistic methods. It is in this context that Social Ecology – the roots of which go back to the mid 1950s and developed over the next 60 years – is interesting.  This book focuses on this and is written as one facilitator giving experiences and recommendations to another.

Topics covered:

  • What is the key focus in holistic leadership?
  • What is the purpose of Social Ecology?
  • How to make healthy judgments when there is no one single answer?
  • How to go from discussions to co-creation?
  • What are the basic principles in redeeming conflicts?
  • How to learn from old and new initiatives?
  • How to increase your ability for deepening and learning questions?
  • What is the picture of man behind social ecological methods?
  • Personal development as integrated part of Social Ecology.
  • How does one start a collaborative transformation process in an organization?


Erik Lemcke’s Bio

Erik is a Systems Engineer manager and Business Area Manger in IBM Denmark for 19 years. Initiative-taker for two organizational development consultant firms based on Social Ecology over a 25 years period. Emeritus member of the Association for Social Development (ASD). A member of the International Organization Development Association (IODA), co-founder of GLOBENET3 as an international civil society organization (CSO) and co-initiator of the Transition Town movement in Denmark 2009.


October 6, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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