Who are the people that are taking the lead in disrupting the future of work?
They’re the official Disruptors (Organizers) of DisruptHR events held in cities around the world. Each week, we’ll introduce you to one of these intelligent, inspiring, and beautiful people (okay, pick two) who have stepped up, and volunteered to organize a Disrupt HR event in their city.
George Leca of DisruptHR Bucharest (Disruptor #91)
LinkedIn – George Leca
Who are you, and what do you do in your “day job”?
George Leca, Europe Head of Project Management Office (PMO), Governance & Reporting at Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd , Appreciative Investigator and Leadership Explorer at HorseEye.ro.
How did you first hear about DisruptHR?
I was actually attending an Appreciative Inquiry change management workshop in Las Vegas when a fellow participant mentioned DisruptHR as a perfect fit for my permanent preoccupation to revolutionize the corporate environment.
Why did you decide to raise your hand and become an organizer for DisruptHR events in Bucharest?
Straight away when I’ve read about it. I’ve found it fresh and to the point; in addition it is a very generous concept, you can put a great event out there and create an emotional environment around it.
How many events have you organized?
One so far (working on the second as we speak), we had 300 participants, sold-out in 7 days and about 200 people on the waiting list.
What types of people/industries have attended your events?
We had country and global CEOs or top management, HR practitioners, corporate managers.
What are you most proud of that has come out of being involved with/organizing DisruptHR events?
After the first DisruptHR event in Bucharest when attending other business meetings, I have received compliments on form, content, but mostly emotion and experiences we have created. Furthermore, at subsequent business events I have heard speakers using examples from DisruptHR event.
What kind of feedback have you received from those who attended prior DisruptHR Bucharest events?
“You have a brand”, “The most difficult speech I ever had as a seasoned speaker”, “When is the next one, I want to speak there”.
What is your favorite DisruptHR Talk, and why?
“Getting reintroduced to life” by Sotiris Chatzidakis Executive Vice President, CEO Clubs.
It is about having the chance to evolve, but periodically getting back to the old you through your entourage, family and friends.
Based off of the Talks and conversations at your events, what do you feel are the areas with the biggest opportunity for disruption?
What excites you or frustrates you about the future of work, your career and/or DisruptHR?
I know that ‘authenticity” is an overused word, but this is it what both frustrates and excites me. We are working in a corporate world that cannot break from the past.
Talking about innovation, but still not investing enough in time for reflection, experiment, seeking for the next different answer. Talking about cooperation, but still using medieval hierarchical structures. Talking about responsibility, but still using excessive control. Trying to adapt to a fast changing world, but still stuck in a deterministic (as opposed to probabilistic) approach. In a nutshell not walking the talk.
Another thing worth mentioning as frustrating is that we still invest in deception and manipulation, not understanding the trade off.
What excites me the most is that we still have anchors, models and unexpected teachers around us that are giving is the reason to keep going and understand that we have the duty to be happy. My horse is faster than a bad thought.