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Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting Open Space & Sociocracy 

by John Buck & Jutta Eckstein

Today companies are expected to be flexible and both rapidly responsive and resilient to change, which basically asks them to be Agile. Lack of an overarching theory about how to expand the Agile Manifesto has led to many fragmented attempts to apply Agile company-wide.


Governance from Below:                                        Can Children Lead the Way

In association with the Provisional World Children’s Parliament, John will be releasing a new book in 2023

We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy 

by John Buck & Sharon Villines 

Our understanding of how the world works was fundamentally altered when the mechanical model of closed, linear systems was replaced with cybernetics and complexity theory. Sociocracy is a governance method that uses these new sciences to design organizations that are as powerful, self-organizing, and self-correcting as the natural world, including the honeybees.


Project Mgmt
Headaches Solved

A 2-day workshop for Project Managers who want more personal responsibility on their team, without playing the blame game.

September 18 and 19, 2023

Innovation Adoption Cycle

What are the 5 main factors that influence adoption of an innovation? 

Difficulties of Innovation Adoption (Extended Cut)

The forgotten secret about cutting-edge approaches and innovative tools, that change leaders and product developers know all too well, is that adoption is a process.

Consciousness & Facilitation

Ecosystem of Consent

You may know that the USA Declaration of Independence asserts that “governments exist by the consent of the people.” That idea seems true for governments of all sizes, including a small circle of people. This video explores a simple way for small governments and groups to know that every one of their members consents to what they are doing.

Demonstration: Both - And Thinking

Visualize the Statue of Justice: a blindfolded woman in ancient Roman robes holding up scales to weigh arguments. The strongest arguments tip the scale in their favor, and those arguments become the truth. That’s Either-Or thinking – e.g, a person is either innocent or guilty. But, there is another, much newer path to truth called both-and thinking. It takes all arguments (or the needs underlying the arguments) as true and combines them to reveal new, often unexpected truths.

Sociocracy:Thinking Smarter Together

Newsletter Archive

December 2022 Newsletter

GA Stakeholder Open Conversation; Fortifying the Team
Dynamic Governance; Why Is Innovation Adoption SO Difficult?
Programs in the New Year!
Celebrating Our Awesome Graduating Facilitators

October 2022 Newsletter

~ Celebrating Change: Rejuvenating and Galvanizing 
~ Successful Agile Transformation with BOSSA Nova
~ New Podcast Series