Synopses & Reviews
Leading from the Roots focuses on how leaders can reimagine organizations and leadership. The concepts detailed are inspired by nature, and use its underlying design to scale these ideas and principles across organizational contexts. Dr. Kathleen Allen connects a new set of assumptions with key areas to focus on leading generous organizations where people, the organization, and the larger community all thrive. Leading from the Roots goes on to identify traditional organizational practices and mindsets that need to be let go because they are hindering progress or becoming costly in the pursuit of organizational effectiveness.
Can we design organizations in a way that creates a space where employees, the organization, and the larger community all thrive?
And if so, where can we go for inspiration to help us achieve this goal?
In a time of volatile and complex uncertainty, it is time to learn the lessons that nature has compiled from 3.8 billion years of research and development. Nature is an interdependent, dynamic and living system - just like today's organizations and communities. Kathleen Allen uses nature as a model, mentor, and muse to rethink how leadership is practiced today. Leading from the Roots takes nature as a source of inspiration to help organizations see a new way of leading and designing workplace structure, applying the generous framework found in mature ecologies to human organizations.
Kathleen Allen helps shift assumptions, practices, structures, and processes of organizations to become more resilient and nourishing for all, and, along the way, design the way out of workplace dysfunction and drama.
"Leading from the Roots provides a powerful new way of thinking about organizations as living systems and delivers practical leadership frameworks for individuals to learn how to unleash the energy and create innovative, effective teams.
-Anne Boneparte, CEO Appthority
This book is a must read for organizational leaders who are not only committed to their mission, but equally to creating a workplace that attracts and retains the brightest and the best professionals fully enabled to meet that mission. -Caryl Stern, President & CEO UNICEF USA