Laloux’s Insights – If the CEO is Not on Board – Open the “Shit Umbrella”

By Frederic Laloux and originally published here at

Frederic Laloux looks at ideas for when the CEO is not on board.

This is option 2 out of 2 for how to go about reinventing the management of your unit: you simply get going and do it below the radar screen.

(For option 1, “negotiating a protected space” see the previous video).

Doing it below the radar screen boils down – pardon my french – to opening the shit umbrella. The idea is to insulate your unit or team from corporate … well, you guessed, shit … raining down on it from higher up in the organization.

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