What does leadership look like in a company with no bosses? How do you develop a culture that allows self-managing organisations to thrive? What mindset and relational shifts are required?

In their new book Moose Heads on the Table: Stories about self-managing organisations from Sweden, authors Karin Tenelius and Lisa Gill share stories and insights from nearly twenty years of coaching teams and organisations to become self-managing.

Moose Heads On The Table - the authors talk about the book

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“Truly love this book. It fills an important gap in self-management literature. It has a strong focus on coaching towards self-management and less on structures and processes. Very powerful perspective!”
 – Pim de Morree, co-founder of Corporate Rebels

“If I’m a doubtful colleague or CEO, I’d see this book as a chance to remove that doubt and reboot my organisation to install a new operating system and hive mind and enriched soul. The research alongside the stories makes for the perfect pracademic book – underpinned and stimulating for practitioners and academics alike. I expect this book to be referenced like Frederic Laloux’s work is.”
– Perry Timms, Founder & Chief Energy Officer, PTHR (People and Transformational HR), TedX speaker

Reader reviews:

“Finally found my bible. A must-read for self-management and new ways of working.” “This is the People and Interactions over Process and Tools book for the Teal movement.” “Excellent, short and down-to-earth considerations and conversations for any organisation seeking to become self-managed.”


Media Coverage


The Wicked Podcast – Interview about the book on the business book podcast. Watch here Brave new Podcast – In this episode, we talk to Lisa about how to embrace this discomfort at work, and what self-managing organizations can do to empower their employees to speak up when things aren’t working.
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Being Human Podcast – My guest this week is Lisa Gill, host of the ground-breaking podcast Leaderphormosis. She’s also co-author of the just-released ‘Moose Heads on the Table: Stories About Self-Managing Organisations from Sweden’. Watch video