"In part one of our interview with Alice MacGillivray, she talks about boundaries, leadership, and use of edge-effect.
Alice MacGillivray, Ph.D., is a management consultant who works at the intersection of knowledge management, complexity, and leadership. Alice co-designed and directed the first MA in knowledge management and has published and presented at international conferences on KM and leadership topics.
You can read her blog 4KM.net and follow her on Twitter @4KM.
APQC’s 2014 Knowledge Management Conference, focused on the theme of “Improving Business Results Through Engagement & Collaboration,” will be held April 10-11 in Houston, Texas.
APQC: Alice, one of things I really love about your blog is your discussion of boundaries. Once boundaries are drawn, organizations tend to look inward towards governance, process, and structures. You wrote a wonderful abstract about how respected leaders work with boundaries and have success. What made the leaders successful in that situation?
Alice MacGillivray: Thank you; it is always a pleasure to connect with people who are interested in boundaries. I know the abstract you’re referencing. In it, I write: “We measure things, yet the real value may lie in the relationships amongst these things, especially as leaders face multidimensional challenges including climate change, terrorism, and enabling organizational learning.”