Gary Hamel | Humanocracy – Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

Show Notes

How great companies like Morning Star Tomato Processing and Southwest Airlines create organizations that engage MOST of their employees and that create a workplace where MOST people want to work.


  1. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing a man who is committed to helping business people to create organizations as amazing as the people inside them. Gary Hamel, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show…how are you sir?!
  2. Gary Hamel, I know that you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but I would love to start off at the bottom and the very beginning of your career. What was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
  3. When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
  4. When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
  5. So what inspired you to write this book Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them?
  6. Gary Hamel, what kind of readers was Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them written for?
    1. NOTE: If you’ve finally run out of patience with bureaucratic bullshit . . . 
  7. Gary Hamel, in your book Humanocracy you layout a detailed blueprint for creating organizations that are as inspired and ingenious…and I’d like to take a moment to have you speak a little about, Motivation: Rallying colleagues to the challenge of busting bureaucracy
  8. Gary Hamel, I’d love to have you share about why you believe that Models are important? 
    1. NOTE: Leveraging the experience of organizations that have profitably challenged the bureaucratic status quo
  9. Gary Hamel, I’d love to have you break down Mindsets and what kinds of mindsets are needed to create amazing organizations:
    1. NOTE: Escaping the industrial age thinking that frustrates progress
  10. Gary Hamel How, you come across as a very proactive person…so how do you typically organize the first four hours of your and what time do you typically wake up?
  11. What are a few of your daily habits that you believe have allowed you to achieve success?
  12. Gary Hamel What mentor has made the biggest impact on your career thus far?
  13. What has been the biggest adversity that you’ve had to fight through during your career?
  14. What is your favorite old school jam?
  15. What message or principle that you wish you could teach everyone?
  16. What are a couple of books that you believe that all of our listeners should read?
  17. You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?
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