Teaching Guidelines


Before diving into your reflections, it might be useful to review the story below. In this case, Otti is sharing a script for a presentation that he has delivered, with some variations, at numerous international management conferences. As you compare this script to the "Good Organization" model you've encountered in previous phases, you'll notice significant differences. Otti, despite receiving much acclaim for his proposals, was never entirely satisfied with it. It triggered his decision to take a multi-year executive sabbatical to further deepen his learning. Perhaps this story can serve as inspiration for you to invest in your own journey of discovery!

the good organISations manifesto (Click on the icon for pdf)

Whilst the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is “taking the world by its ears”, our organisations have collectively produced numerous outcomes that nobody really wants — hunger, inequality, burnout, diseases, fear and loneliness, and ecological collapse. Hence my personal North Star in the quest for better organisations has always been the creation of greater value, attaining both collective purpose and individual development, profitably.

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Share your insights and make them personal

Learning Journey

To culminate your journey, you'll craft a compelling narrative that presents your selected organization as a Change for Good (CFG) exemplar to a Jury of Experts. Additionally, you'll engage in personal reflection to assimilate your learnings and consider how you can cultivate your own leadership and foster your organization to become a "Force for Good". Together, we collect ideas aimed at the improvement of criteria and measures to qualify good organisations, and collect lessons learned for the next cohorts of good organisation hunters!

Key Questions

What is the role of work in your life? Who do you want to become through work?


How can you cultivate your own leadership? What challenges will you face?


How can you overcome those challenges? Who can help you?


What is your commitment to making a positive impact on the world? What is your next step?


personal journal

Our Perspective On Core Concepts

"What is the good life? Good questions, good friends, good work, good money. In this order." ― Bill Torbert

Personal Reflection: Who shall I become?

In the early stages of our exploration into exemplary organizations, we embarked on a quest to pinpoint some of the most pressing concerns within contemporary capitalism. Our intent was to glean valuable lessons from the current shortcomings and challenges, seeking to understand how we might mitigate the associated suffering. To delve deeper, we conducted interviews to examine the crises of capitalism and their underlying root causes. Simultaneously, we delved into a plethora of concepts and proposals aimed at adjusting, reforming, or even revolutionizing our existing economic system.

A word of warning: Undoubtedly, the terrain we're navigating is intricate. Our inquiries have been a source of contemplation for philosophers spanning over 2,500 years, without yielding clear solutions. Moreover, these questions transcend various disciplines, encompassing philosophy, psychology, management science, economics, and extending into fields such as sociology, anthropology, and history. Hence, instead of furnishing definitive answers, our aim is to kindle your curiosity for delving into more profound inquiries. We aspire to provide a taste for asking deeper questions and to offer intriguing insights that we've unearthed on our journey.

✿ Concept 1: Personal wisdom
watts The Wisdom of Insecurity

second half of life

A Guide For the Perplexed

david norton

best personal leadership books


✿ Concept 2: personal development
✿ Concept 3: coaching (right slide)


Below you can also find a few blog posts that dive into our evolving thoughts around these concepts

good leadership
Why Good Leaders Constantly Hit The Wall… when their organisations are not ready for change
Stop The Suffering: Good Organizations Wanted!

Have you ever noticed that those few leaders who earnestly seek to develop themselves and their teams often get frustrated, give up and leave? In spite of everybody crying out for more “agile”, “empowering” and “responsible” leaders? I will suggest the challenge is systemic: the maturity of an organisation can never transcend the maturity of its leaders… and its teams.
(4 min read)

CC10 transformation
Our Immoral Obsession With “Authenticity” And The Perils Of Self-Actualisation

In this ever more uncertain and dangerous world, where traditional values and communities are being eroded, and external change is constant… or so the story went… we can only truly rely upon ourselves. Hence, to master the rugged seas of postmodern anxiety and realise “our best self” we have to embark on a quest for authenticity. Successful living means to connect to our very “essence” and live in accordance with our “soul”. Of course, most of this is fiction…

CC11 leadership

In spite of millions of hours spent on corporate coaching in the last few decades it appears that neither the world has become much wiser, nor that our societies or organisations are flourishing more.

CC12 leadership development
Embracing the Good Life in Times of Constant Change: In Defense of Stoicism (& Philosophy in General)

What do you want from your life? Rather than encouraging us to ask such deeper questions, it seems modern culture provides an endless stream of distractions to successfully evade them. Our contemporary society not only lacks those famous ancient academies of philosophy, but is devoid of any relevant living tradition of wisdom.

Curious to read more about our ongoing inquiry? A good place to start is our blog with all recent leadership articles and posts.

knowledge expeditions

Discover New Puzzle Pieces of Wisdom On A Search For Eureka Moments!

Curious to watch more interviews? Jump to the Leaders for Humanity series for all our exciting interviews with some of the greatest minds of our time.

Materials marked in  dark purple  are foundational. Those flagged in light purple are for in-depth exploration.

Core Concept 13: What is the role of work in your life? Who do you want to become through work?

If we want to lead a good life it is crucial to think who we spend time with and in what settings we spend our time. We spend more that 80000 hours at work! So if we do not want to become morally mute, or even vicious, we would be well advised to look for a workplace, where we can unfold our potential and contribute to the flourishing of all.

In this section we would like you to reflect about your work, your workplace, and what it enables you to become.