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Curiosity as a 21st Century Leadership Practice

Curiosity as a 21st Century Leadership Practice | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

Obvious Choice welcomes our new Associate Professor Elaine Rumboll A globally experienced and leading thinker, Elaine runs master classes for seasoned execut...


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David Cooperrider & Chris Johnston's curator insight, November 1, 2014 7:31 AM
Curiosity is an appreciative system whereby the more you use it the more it appreciates in value. It creates more curiosity as it grows. It's also the first step in true collaboration because it invites us out of our closed conclusions.
sq1learning's curator insight, November 5, 2014 12:32 PM

I highly recommend: amazement-and-achievement-leading-by-seeing-what-works Scoop.It. Curated by David Cooperrider et al.

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Champlain College's David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry (AI): The First Academic Center Exclusively Dedicated to Advancing the Theory and Practice of AI

Champlain College's David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry (AI): The First Academic Center Exclusively Dedicated to Advancing the Theory and Practice of AI | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Center Based at Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College

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David Cooperrider & Chris Johnston's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:15 PM

This press release was just issued today...it was an amazing day with a college that US News and World report named "the most up and coming college in America."  Big cheers to Lindsey Godwin and Mary Grace Neville, two of our proud graduates from the PhD program in organizational behavior at Case Western Reserve University  that are now leading the way, together with their faculty colleagues and Dean Wes Balda, at Champlain College's new center for Appreciative Inquiry. From President Don Laakman's  opening to the dedication with the Vermont community, my family, and the faculty and students of Champlain, it was a magical day!   

Anne-Marie GRANDTNER's curator insight, November 16, 2014 8:38 PM

Education formelle ou informelle ou organisation tout courts, tous auront de grands avantages èa prendre la tournure appréciative... !

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3 Powerful Traits of Inspirational Leaders

Inspirational leaders rarely just take a walk--they walk with a purpose.

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Want to Boost Productivity? Let Children Come to Work

Believe it or not, welcoming kids at work can give you a competitive advantage.

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8 Whimsical Home Furnishings That Will Make You Smile

8 Whimsical Home Furnishings That Will Make You Smile | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Furniture is meant to be functional first and foremost, but who says it can’t be fun too?
Just like cheerful paint colors, surrounding yourself with playful furnishings can brighten your day with each glance.

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The Complexity Leadership Theory (CLT)

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The Complexity Leadership Theory (CLT) starts with the notion of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), which are a basic unit of analysis in complexity science.

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Connected Leadership is Not the Status Quo

Connected Leadership is Not the Status Quo | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

As organizations, markets, and society become networked, complexity in all human endeavors increases. There are more variables as a result of more connections. In complex adaptive systems, the relationship between cause and effect can only be known after the fact. This makes traditional planning and control obsolete. Connected organizations must learn how to deal with ambiguity and complexity.


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Are You Ready to Lose Control?

Are You Ready to Lose Control? | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

Control: It’s the essence of management. We’re trained to measure inputs, throughputs, and outputs in hopes of increasing efficiency and producing desired results. In a world of linear processes, such as in the factories of the Industrial Age, that made sense. But in today’s knowledge economy, where enterprises are complex, adaptive systems, it’s counterproductive.

 

The real problem is confusion between control and order. Control implies centralized control and hierarchical relationships. The person with control tells others what to do and whether they are successful or not. Order, on the other hand, emerges from self-organization. There may not be anyone telling others what to do, yet things get done—often with great efficiency and effectiveness. People know what is expected of them and what they can expect of others.

 

But how can this be true? Mustn’t an orchestra have a conductor? A dance troupe, a choreographer? A company, a CEO?

 

Not necessarily. Nature abounds with examples of what is known as swarm intelligence. Termites build intricate dwellings without the benefit of set of plans or engineers with advanced degrees. Birds migrate thousands of miles in formations where the lead position rotates to optimize their collective capacity. There are no marching orders or hierarchies dictating who leads. Massive flocks of starlings engage in intricate maneuvers known as murmuration with neither collisions nor confusion. There is order without overarching control. Indeed, our obsession with control helps explain why human-designed organizations fail to achieve such beautiful synchronicity.

 


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Steve Bax's comment, April 23, 2014 4:42 AM
This ties with the Belasco and Stayer thinking. Humans tend to seek control. Feeling out of control of ourselves and our lives can cause physiological effects. So passing it to others is tough.
Steve Bax's curator insight, April 23, 2014 4:43 AM

Another stimulating scoop from Kenneth. This ties with the Buffalo and Geese theory from Belasco and Stayer. Passing control to others is not always easy. 

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 5, 2014 5:12 AM

Good blog on the difference between 'control' and 'order' (and what we can learn from swarms)

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Country Stars Featured on The Best of Me Soundtrack

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A number of country stars are featured on the soundtrack for the new Nicholas Sparks film, The Best of Me.

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Art of Science Learning sparks innovation with the arts

Art of Science Learning sparks innovation with the arts | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

For the past year, Harvey Seifter has set up a kind of laboratory in Balboa Park where dozens of community volunteers have spent hundreds of hours in an experiment where art meets science.

Seifter’s “Art of Science Learning,” funded by a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant and administered by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, has trained its participants in opportunity identification, idea generation, core skill communication, design and numerous other skills tied to creativity and driven by an arts-based approach.


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Richard Branson Is Right: Time Is the New Money

Richard Branson Is Right: Time Is the New Money | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
In the Participation Age, a New Form of Payment Is Emerging: Time.

Richard Branson just announced he would be giving Virgin employees unlimited vacation. He's either nuts or knows something others have yet to discover: You'll make more money if you give people their time back.


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David Hain's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:01 AM

Time is our most precious gift, and can never be an excuse.  It's about choices, HT Branson for increasing choice for staff.

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Learning for Change

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It's been almost 10 years since Peter Senge, 51, published "The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization". The book was more than a business best-seller; it was a breakthrough.


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The Trainer of the Future


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Walter Ratcliff's curator insight, February 22, 2013 4:31 PM

Nice summary of alternatives to the traditional didactic approach.  And no, they don't include "social learning."

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It's almost impossible to be curious when you are negative.

It's almost impossible to be curious when you are negative. | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

Eric Kaufmann of Sagatica sharing a quick tip on becoming a better, wiser leader. While there is power and value in certainty, there is magic and innovation ...


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David Cooperrider & Chris Johnston's curator insight, November 1, 2014 8:01 AM
It is almost impossible to be negative and curious at the same time and almost impossible not to be positive when curiosity is alive. Positivity and curiosity have an intriguing correlation and it needs to be better understood. That's why "appreciative" and "inquiry" are not two words but a unified whole. Inquiry creates appreciation and awe, and vice versa: appreciation and awe inspires inquiry.
Robert De Quelen's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:29 AM

A presentation inspired by the spirit of Appreciative Inquiry

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Humble Leaders Most Effective - Especially When in Power

Too often, being humble is linked to iconic spiritual or political leaders -- instead of humility in leadership in the business world. New research by Milton Sousa of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University reveals that the more power you have as a leader, the more humility will help to be a successful one.

 


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 26, 2014 1:40 AM

With great power comes great humility:-)...at least for the servant leaders:-))..and it works other way round too....with great humility you rise to the positions of great power.

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You're Either a Giver, a Matcher or a Taker

Every company has these three types of employees. Which are you?

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The History Of The Pin-Up Girl, From The 1800s To The Present

The History Of The Pin-Up Girl, From The 1800s To The Present | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
She's risqué but never explicit. She's flirtatious but fiercely independent. She's erotic but always safe for work, a welcome sight for your teenage cousin and prudish mother alike. She's the pin-up girl, an all natural American sweetheart cre...

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10 Stunning Renovations That Leave You Spellbound

10 Stunning Renovations That Leave You Spellbound | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Renovating an old, dreary home into a beautiful, modern residence can be a demanding task at the best of times. In fact, many of us find a small kitchen renovation or a bedroom makeover a task too cumbersome to undertake and so put if off infinitely!

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From Change Control to Adaptation

Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) are non-linear, self-organizing systems that have the ability to adapt to changing conditions through changing the rules that organize the random autonomous interactions between agents in the environment. This adaptation takes place through gradual gained experience that is reflected in the agent’s behavior. Interacting agents that are described in terms of certain rules generate complex temporal patterns. Emergent higher level patterns can arise out of parallel complex interaction between local agents.

 

Emergent systems are rule governed systems; their capacity for learning and growth and experimentation is derived from governing decentralized level local rules. Acknowledging that giving up top-down control, giving systems a margin of freedom to govern themselves bottom-up as much as possible and letting it learn from and build on their experience is essential to understand emergence in CAS. Applying this framework to case studies from informal settlements around Cairo, we identify several innovations in governance that emerged in this program and demonstrate how complex adaptive system thinking can be useful in understanding how governance can enhance resilience.

 

The complex adaptive systems approach shifts the perspective on governance from the aim to control change in resources through a rigid prescriptive sociopolitical systems that is assumed to be stable, to enhancing the capacity of social-ecological systems to learn to live with and shape change and even find ways to transform into more desirable directions. Adaptive management of environmental resources presents a challenge to traditional government, with its reliance on bureaucratic procedures, the lengthy processes of legislative deliberation, and the often arbitrary nature of judicial decision making.


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Accelerating STEM Capacity: A Complex Adaptive System Perspective

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Worthwhile reading from the Journal of Engineering Education:

 

"The educational system that produces the critical talent for the United States’ future security and prosperity is complex …It is composed of systems nested within subsystems, each operating on multiple temporal scales where observable causality is often hidden… Changes to this system emerge through evolutionary processes and are encumbered by complex physical, behavioral, and social phenomena as well as competing interests. Faced with overwhelming complexity in the learning ecosystem (including shifting economic, political, and business environments), we tend to focus primarily on issues that are relevant to the cultural boundaries within which we operate…

 

Our Santa Fe Institute and SRI Inc. research is attempting to model educational subsystem behaviors through the lens of complex adaptive systems to better conceptualize the current educational ecosystem. Therefore, we plan on identifying methods to model the larger system. A deep understanding of this structure (exponential complexity encountered as knowledge is distributed through the organization) is required in order to transcend subcultural boundaries and meld a unified framework. From this might emerge a fresh composite that values different cultural and situational perspectives."


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Happy Interior Blog: From Place To Space: Praktik Bakery Hotel In Barcelona

Happy Interior Blog: From Place To Space: Praktik Bakery Hotel In Barcelona | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

Check out the wonderful Praktik Bakery Hotel in Barcelona - I'm sharing my impressions on the blog today!


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The 5 common elements of good storytelling

Everything can be a story -- you've just got to tell it.

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Anita's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:58 PM

If you want to persuade just about anyone, nail your story with emotions and data.

Deena's curator insight, October 24, 2014 11:25 PM

A very powerful tool!

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30+ Mystical Bridges That Will Take You To Another World

30+ Mystical Bridges That Will Take You To Another World | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
We’ve all used a bridge at some point but do we take the time to look at the design and mystical looks of certain bridges? Some bridges are ancient with moss that depict aother magical worlds.

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3 Insights from Artists on the Creative Process

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“Creativity is a gift, from life to us,” according to Tom Sturges in his book Every Idea is a Good Idea: How Songwriters and Other Working Artists Get It Done.

 

 


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Storyboarding & UX – part 3: storyboarding as a workshop activity | Johnny Holland

Storyboarding & UX – part 3: storyboarding as a workshop activity | Johnny Holland | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

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Walter Ratcliff's curator insight, January 25, 2013 3:59 PM

Why use only talk to define an idea?  Have participants storyboard them.