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Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen – 2014 Sands Leadership Lecture Series

“Professor Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard, two extraordinary thinkers, engage in a conversation that explores groundbreaking access to being a leader and to the effective exercise of leadership as one’s natural self-expression.” -Simon Business School, University of Rochester

Simon Business School Hosts Werner Erhard and Michael C. Jensen at the Sands Leadership Lecture Series

Professor Michael Jensen and Werner Erhard, two extraordinary thinkers, engage in a conversation that explores groundbreaking access to being a leader and to the effective exercise of leadership as one’s natural self-expression” in their talk, ‘Creating Leaders: A New Model – Ten Years On’ for the Sands Leadership Lecture Series at the University of Rochester Simon Business School on February 5, 2014.

Creating Leaders

The being of being a leader and the actions of the effective exercise of leadership can be accessed, researched, and taught either:

1) as being and action are observed and commented on “from the stands”, specifically as these are observed by someone, and then described, interpreted and explained (third-person theory of), or

2) as being and action are actually experienced “on the court”, specifically as these are actually lived (real-time first-person experience of). As a formal discipline, the “on the court” method of accessing being and action (that is, as being and action are actually lived) is named phenomenology.

In short, an epistemological mastery of a subject leaves one knowing.
An ontological mastery of a subject leaves one being.

excerpt from Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model found on Werner Erhard’s Ideas on Facebook

 

Werner Erhard Speaks at Harvard

Werner Erhard speaks to Kennedy School students on his latest work: “Why We Do What We Do: A New Model Providing Actionable Access to the Source of Performance.”   Find out more at the Werner Erhard & est Training website

Werner Erhard on Performance Management

In the exceptional article titled, Breaking Out of the BoxWerner Erhard and writer Debra Feinstein discuss mastering paradigms in relation to performance management as a critically important skill in dealing effectively with the accelerating rate of change. “Rather than imposing goals on organizations and managing to narrow people’s actions toward the achievement of those goals, excellent business leaders establish organizations in which there is a lot more freedom for people to actually be proactive and entrepreneurial and self-generating … Rather than taking something already in existence and putting a conceptual “fence” around it or generating new products and organizational structures from old paradigms, excellent companies will create new paradigms, which will give rise to ‘whole new domains of possibilities.’  That will lead to a situation where something and its opposite are not the only possibilities.” Read the entire article: Breaking Out of The Box.

 

Top 10 CPL Videos of 2010: Harvard University Kennedy School of Leadership

Top 10 CPL Videos of 2010: Harvard University Kennedy School of Leadership

The Harvard University Center for Public Leadership announced their top ten videos of  2010.  With 21,763 views, Werner Erhard speaks to Kennedy School students was their second most viewed video of the year.  The Center for Public Leadership posts their videos, including archived footage from a decade of leadership events, speeches, and interviews—on their YouTube channel.

The Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership is committed to advancing the frontiers of knowledge about leadership through teaching and research and deepening the pool of leaders for the common good through cocurricular activities that include skill-building workshops, fellowships, and classes in leadership for social change.

Current Work of Werner Erhard

Werner Erhard has recently been at work on writing a New Paradigm of Individual, Group and Organizational Performance in collaboration with Professor Michael C. Jensen Ph.D.  The following text is the abstract found at Social Sciences Research Network:

The current model of performance, while having produced many improvements in performance during its 100 year reign, has been essentially exhausted leaving in its wake little more than a labyrinth of explanations for human performance. Given that models are constrained and shaped by the paradigm from within which they are generated, a truly new model of performance would require a new paradigm of performance.

Our new model of performance (a part of our new paradigm of performance), rather than adding more explanations for why people do what they do and why they don’t do what they don’t do, provides actionable access to the source of performance. This actionable access to the source of performance opens up a new realm of opportunity for study and research, and for new and more effective interventions, applications, and practices for improving individual, group, and organizational performance.

You can read more about Werner Erhard’s current work at the Werner Erhard Website and at Werner Erhard‘s author page at SSRN