Links for Management Innovation on Servant Leadership – Second Buddy Issue – Good Examples

This is the second issue of management innovation inspirational material for Servant Leaders with both videos and podcasts. The topic for this issue is GOOD EXAMPLES. How have other companies like Handelsbanken, Statoil, Miles, Gore (tex) and Morningstar done management innovation and out learned their competitors? What are their learnings and success factors?

See it as food for thought for you to have valuable discussions, to challenge status quo and create a common vision for your leadership and processes within IT that helps you reach your goals.


We learned from our previous buddy issue that you all seem to like videos, so here we have compiled a batch of videos that we hope you will find interesting. The total time if you’d like to watch them all at once is 33 min.

1. Statoil – Introduction to the 12 Beyond Budgeting Principles (2:41 min) (with option to watch all 12 videos on the principles if you like)

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR. He is currently heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Statoil, Scandinavia’s largest company. Bjarte is Chairman of Beyond Budgeting Roundtable (BBRT). He is a popular international business speaker and is the winner of a Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Management Innovation award. Bjarte is also author of “Implementing Beyond Budgeting – Unlocking the Performance Potential”, where he writes about his implementation experiences. Statoil has recently opened up for Bjarte to undertake select external consulting work.

This is the first video in a series of 13 shorter videos about the principles beyond beyond Budgeting. Continue to watch the principles by just keep the video rolling.  These principles contain both the leadership part – and the processes of how you run the company. These principles are very similar to Agile principles and are based on the same values. This is most times the secret sauce to get the business value from working agile.

Bonus material – we have Bjartes book to lend you, Implementing Beyond Budgeting. We also have his slides for his full 1 day training, and we would gladly introduce you to him if you would like to invite him, or go for a visit to Statoil. just let us know.


2. MorningStar – Beyond empowerment – are we ready for the self-managed organization? (15 min)

Doug Kirkpatrick at TEDxChico. Doug Kirkpatrick was the financial director at MorningStar.


3. Gore Tex – Are you ready to give up power to get results? CEO, Terri Kelly – (2:56 min)

Terri Kelly, President & CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, describes the art of giving up power as key to becoming a true leader. Terri is a Maverick on the Management Innovation Exchange (The MIX), where management innovators come together to share their ideas and ideals. It’s time to reinvent management; you can help. To join the conversation, go to

4. Gore Tex – W.L. Gore’s Original Management Model – CEO, Terri Kelly –  (8:30 min)

Gary Hamel and Gore CEO and MIX Maverick Terri Kelly discuss how W.L. Gore’s original management model has led to the innovation that Gore is known for today, in the first part of this interview series.

5. Miles, Handelsbanken and Statoil are doing Management Innovation with Beyond Budgeting (5 min) (with option to watch more if you like)

This is a longer presentation on Beyond Budgeting and the Statoil journey where they have used “Ambition to Action” to enable performance across the company.
The start of the video here is after the talk about beyond budgeting and what it is (so scroll back if you want that as well), and the start is where the talk about examples in successful companies who are doing this today.


6. Servant Leadership pod from the US Navy

TOP GUN instructor sharing his experiences of Servant Leadership.

For this episode we have a special guest.  Bill Driscoll is a Navy Flying Ace, Former TOPGUN Instructor, and Author.  You may have seen Bill at our annual servant leadership conferences facilitating workshops.  He has a vast amount of experience in leadership and has a tremendous heart to serve others.  Enjoy!