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Keys to CEO success: Connect and collaborate

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A new IBM study highlights that chief executives must foster teamwork throughout the organization...
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Success in a rapidly changing and complex environment will go to those who can keep their rate of learning greater than the rate of change (and the rate of your competition.
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The 'Shift Change' in the McCormick Spice pending move

The 'Shift Change' in the McCormick Spice pending move | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
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Another example of the 'shift change' happening as McCormick works on leadership, learning, and the workplace (no doubt technology and generations are involved as well). "It's about consolidating the administrative buildings in Hunt Valley," said Jim Lynn, a company spokesman. "We're in the early stages of a long-term, multiyear project ... to develop a more effective workplace. Our primary objectives are to increase employee collaboration, engagement and efficiency in a more open and centralized location." And note the emphasis on collaboration, the number 1 skill needed according to IBM's global CEO study.
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Fuel Collaboration through Learning | Harvard Business Publishing

Fuel Collaboration through Learning | Harvard Business Publishing | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all organizational levels.
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Or is it fuel learning through collaboration?

 

Both! ,


Insightful post from Michelle Humes writing for HBR.


 "The key to successful collaboration for an innovative team is really “learning” – learning from feedback, from one another, from experiments, from mistakes. Learning in this context refers to learning that is embedded in the workplace and integrated with daily work."


We use lots of structured collaboration in our learning and believe collaboration and facilitation skills are critical in today's rapidly changing world. We use structured collaboration in our strategic planning work, leadership development and many of our learning programs. We also deploy several technologies like conferences.io and ThinkTank by Group Systems to give us stronger engagement for remote and virtual work. You might enjoy our post 2014: The Year of the Sticky Note in Linked-In http://cpa.tc/3ys

 

Thanks for putting an exclamation point on collaboration!

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The Power of a Shared Idea

The Power of a Shared Idea | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
All great things begin with an idea. Once the idea is shared, and shared, and shared... it morhps into a BIG idea. Here is the Story of An Idea.... Share ideas and watch them get grow! ~Mia

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This is what we are facilitating at #AICPALDR #MBSN Management By Sticky Notes!

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William Smith's comment, October 1, 2013 12:48 AM
ohhh Great - keep sharing
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Crowdsourcing Your Way To More Effective Leadership

Crowdsourcing Your Way To More Effective Leadership | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
It's not just a tool for innovation anymore. Today's top leaders--more miners than oracles--need to learn from clients and customers efficiently and...
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Love the quote, today's leaders must be more "miners" than oracles - well said! This is why IBM's Global CEO study identified collaboration as the #1 skill needed in today's changing and complex world.

 

Also why we have integrated facilitation into our leadership development programs using our i2a: Insiights to Action Strategic Thinking System and implementing collaborative technology to make "crowd-sourcing" more efficient. 

 

Several recent projects are using these skills - Sage Vision to Strategy workshops and our recent facilitation of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Maryland Competitiveness Coalition using ThinkTank.

 

Are you and oracle or a miner of big ideas?

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A taste for innovation

Cross-functional, self-governing employee boards help global spice company McCormick & Co. identify business process improvements and other innovations.
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Innovation is fundamentally about two things - collaboration & learning. The story of McCormick's "multiple management" is a great example of systemitizing innoavtion, collaboration and learning. It is also significant in that it features a CPA.CGMA, Ken Kelly who has been innoavtive in the financial and accounting community throughout his career (with MACPA and FEI to name two).

 

The key insight for me is that this was actually started back during the Great Depression, to me, that is innovation!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:58 AM

Innovation is a process of working together, learning together, and accepting that sometimes we don't agree. What happens then?

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5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas

5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it

How to combine unlike concepts to create the next big thing. What happens when you cross a checkerboard with a midnight snack?


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 16, 2013 1:09 AM

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Connecting unexpected people, places, objects, and ideas provides a huge boost to your imagination. You can practice this skill by using provocative metaphors, interacting with those outside your normal circles, building on existing ideas, and finding inspiration in unlikely places. These approaches enhance creative thinking and are terrific tools for generating fresh ideas.

SweetBobbyJ's curator insight, July 18, 2013 12:01 PM

By combining very different things we can come up with new ideas. Hmmm. Very interesting. 

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5 Ways Managers Can Avoid Killing Employee Creativity

5 Ways Managers Can Avoid Killing Employee Creativity | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it

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Love this! really captures why we need more of these kind of meetings not less.

 

Our secret? MBSN - Management by Sticky Notes! Our experience is like the spahetti sauce, Prego, the good ideas are already "in there". In your team that is. Waiting for someone to give them a chance to contribute.

 

Getting your team in a room and having a brainstorm, solving problems (we prefer finding opportunities), and innovating unleashes their creativity and helps your organziation. And by the way, particpation builds buy-in and buy-in builds that incredible energy that cretaes exacltly waht is needed to intitaite and sustain change.

 

Young Professionals http://cpa.tc/1ef

Generations http://cpa.tc/2vz

Top Issues Facing CFOs http://cpa.tc/2vv

Next Generation Leaders http://cpa.tc/2vw and http://cpa.tc/2vx

Top Seven Issues Facing CPA Firms http://cpa.tc/2vy

 

 We even developed our own methodology to bring out the wisdom of the crowd and practice MBSN http://cpa.tc/2p3

 

and this skill set of "facilitation" or "collaboration" is a cornerstone of our training in our Leadership Academy program as well http://cpa.tc/2w0

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Douglas Arnold's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:57 AM

The investment in time and attention to creative workers is essential to any long term relationship with the employee. Organizational process -- along with zealots preaching unrealistic productivity goals -- all too often quelch the imagination and extinguish innovation.

Rolf Hagenow-Jansen's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:32 AM

In my point of view create diverse teams is the most important point to foster creativity. 

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changing the paradigm. Sir Ken Robinson
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The End of Competitive Advantage

The End of Competitive Advantage | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it

Virtually all strategy frameworks and tools in use today are based on a single dominant idea: that the purpose of strategy is to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. This idea is strategy’s most fundamental concept. It’s every company’s holy grail. And it’s no longer relevant for more and more companies...


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I love Rita's work and this is a great read. Her big idea that competitive advantage is fleeting is on point. The way she recommends dealing with it to become systematic about innovation and she offers a "playbook" framework. I agree with Christopher's caution about not changing for change's sake. That said, you do need to think agile in today;s constantly changing environment. Thanks!

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I love Rita's work and this is a great read. Her big idea that competitive advantage is fleeting is on point. The way she recommends dealing with it to become systematic about innovation and she offers a "playbook" framework. I agree with Christopher's caution about not changing for change's sake. Thanks!
Suchitra Mishra's curator insight, July 1, 2013 8:42 PM

Brilliant insights. Need to read this before reviewing/creating your organizational strategy

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:48 AM

Steve Denning discusses this intriguing new book called 'The End of Competitive Advantage'. According to the author Rita Gunther McGrath, all our current ideas about strategy and competitive advantage are based on the 'old economy'. The 'Creative Economy', however, requires a different strategy approach.


For example, "one of the biggest changes is “to stop thinking of within-industry competition as the most significant competitive threat. (..) Today, competition can come from anywhere. Now entire product lines—whole markets—could be destroyed almost overnight as customers defect in droves by “big bang disruption."

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Thought for the Week - 04/28/13 | Thinking 'I' or 'We'?

Thought for the Week - 04/28/13 | Thinking 'I' or 'We'? | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I'. And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I'. They don't think ‘I'. They think ‘we'; they think ‘team'. 

They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but ‘we' gets the credit.... This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.


                                                                 - Peter F. Drucker


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Leadership is about your followers, it's never about you. Drucker says it all in his quote, your team is all you have.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:15 PM

Question: Do you think "I" or "we" when working with or leading your team?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:18 PM

It sounds remarkably like servant-leadership.

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IBM Study: If You Don't Have a Social CEO, You're Going to be Less Competitive - Forbes

IBM Study: If You Don't Have a Social CEO, You're Going to be Less Competitive - Forbes | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
The list of the world’s CEOs regularly includes celebrities, billionaires, big egos, risk takers, and failures. What it does not include are social media experts; but that’s about to change.

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Three insights for me, 1) Social CEO = More Competitiveness (and more openness); 2) Skills identified = Skills identified by CPA Vision & Horizons 2025 Projects, "CEOs regard interpersonal skills of collaboration (75 percent), communication (67 percent), creativity (61 percent) and flexibility (61 percent) as key drivers of employee success to operate in a more complex, interconnected environment"; 3) IBM is a perefect example of a "social company" from CEO to their army of employee bloggers. 

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Beach Buzz Media's curator insight, April 28, 2013 1:07 PM

The change is coming quickly!

theWebChef's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:52 AM

Beyond the CEO, the whole "C-Suite" should be social to interpret and intercept ideas and to innovate for the future success of the business. 

Ted Fickes's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:45 AM

I think a CEO - or any c-suite person - can really screw up the "be social" thing but being good at online networks is probably, by now, a basic expectation for most organizations and businesses. More valuable than a good golf game, perhaps. 

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Facilitating collaborative learning: A recipe for success « Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

Facilitating collaborative learning: A recipe for success « Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
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Top 10 Social Knowledge Innovations of All Time | Social Media Today

Top 10 Social Knowledge Innovations of All Time | Social Media Today | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
The pace of invention and innovation accelerate when the speed of knowledge and insight sharing accelerates; knowledge acceleration leads to innovation acceleration.
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IBM's global CEO study identified collaboration as the #1 skill needed. We agree. This is how you keep your L>C and turn your insights into action.

 

I like the model showing the "funnel" of filtering and synthesizing data to insight with collaboration among "experts", team members in the organization, and with customers.

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The Persistence Of Sharing Knowledge

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When we persist in sharing knowledge for social benefit it becomes easier for us to do.  Not that the nature of the knowledge has to be earth-shattering, but it’s the ongoing action of taking steps...

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Leadership is about connecting and collaborating. The number 1 slill identified by IBM's Global 2013 CEO study is collaboration. It is also one of the top five comoetencies for CPAs in the future from the CPA Horizons 2025 report. Sharing knowledge has been my experience with social media as a tool for sharing and collaboration. It has created that "serendipitous insight' that allows me to connect the dots more easily and make great friends in the process.                                                                                                      I like this quote in the article, "As we share our knowledge more openly with each other, our world becomes more connected, which can lead to greater recognition of our diversity and our common humanity – ultimately leading to greater understanding, and hopefully a world of greater harmony."



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This has been my experience with social media as a tool for sharing and collaboration. It has created that "serendipitous insight' that allows me to connect the dots more easily and make great friends in the process. "As we share our knowledge more openly with each other, our world becomes more connected, which can lead to greater recognition of our diversity and our common humanity – ultimately leading to greater understanding, and hopefully a world of greater harmony. "
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 2013 3:14 PM

We need to continue to develop effective ways to share knowledge.

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Managing Global Teams: Guiding an International Finance and Accounting Team

Managing Global Teams: Guiding an International Finance and Accounting Team | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
Managing global teams can present unique frustrations for managers, but they may be easily explained by cultural differences among employees working on a global team.
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Great tips!

 

I would add tip #6: Use collaboration software to increase participation, engagement and buy-in.

 

We are a big fan of in-person for the highest impact and buy-in but lately we have supplemented with some killer apps that support great real-time collaboration.

 

ThinkTank by Group Systems and its lighter-weight cousin, conferences.io allow us to capture the wisdom of the crowd and generate reports from the sessions. These powerful collaboration platforms can enhance video and tele-conferences. We have had great success using these with small groups and large groups.

 

You can see more about our collaboration in this post 2014: The Year of the Sticky Note! http://cpa.tc/3ys

 

What are your best virtual team collaboration ideas?

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Collaborative Leadership at HR Directors Business Summit

This presentation supported Annie Hazlerigg’s, Senior Consultant at Engage Group, presentation at HR Directors Business Summit in Birmingham on the theme of c
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Collaboration = increased productivity and innovation. Some great statistics building the case for collaboration. Confirms McKinsey study of 25% increase in collabroation with social media tools. 

 

Interesting that 2 in 5 graduates said they woudl accept lower pay for job with more socla media access and mobility than hogher paying job without social media access and felxibility. This is consistent woth what we are hearing in college accounting students and young professionals. 

 

Yet some research suggest collabroation is not natural for baby boomers? is it harder for them (I am one of them)?

 

See our post 2014 the year of teh sticky note for more on our views about collaboration http://cpa.tc/3ys

 

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On Blogging and Social Media: How to search Scoop.it sites

On Blogging and Social Media: How to search Scoop.it sites | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it

Scoop.it is a great platform for curating web based content and collecting together your own portfolio or reading lists to share with the world. One of my major problems though with Scoop.it, used to be finding the articles and links I had saved and searching for useful articles on other Scoop.it.


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John Slifko's curator insight, September 20, 2013 1:50 PM

valuable help in using scoopit.com 

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Cynthia Peterson's curator insight, September 28, 2013 12:01 PM

Ensure your transliterate students know how to search Scoop.it as well as use it to share their curated sites.

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On Blogging and Social Media: How to search Scoop.it sites

On Blogging and Social Media: How to search Scoop.it sites | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it

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Paula Silva's curator insight, August 23, 2013 4:07 PM

A tutorial to show you how to search Scoop.it sites for articles and links to specific topics, by Nik Peachey.

Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:52 AM

ThanKs Nik!

Jane Markova's comment, September 3, 2013 6:36 PM
that's exactly what I'm looking, Thanks Nik
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8 Ways Evernote Can Help You Get More from Your Research in 2013

8 Ways Evernote Can Help You Get More from Your Research in 2013 | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
Name: Alexandra Samuel Evernote Ambassador: Research Location: Vancouver, BC Profession: Vice President of Social Media, Vision Critical Website: http://www.alexandrasamuel.com/ Twitter:...

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We just talked about Evernote today at my Loyola session on Social Media for Accouting Students - some great tips here.

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David Baker's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:47 PM

Thinking this may be an electronic support for our Action Research class.

Maria Persson's curator insight, July 11, 2013 3:35 PM

Thanks for the Scoop - very practical blog with info to help work and research smarter.  I personally like Evernote as it works across platforms, syncs up from desktop to mobile (no hassles) and provides an arsenal of tools embedded in the app!  

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How Drucker Thought About Complexity

How Drucker Thought About Complexity | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it

In the forces driving our age of discontinuity, he saw the need for management to change.

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John Hagel (@jhagel) on Complexity... and Drucker would have loved our L>C

 

"The pace of change is accelerating and the degree of uncertainty increasing. Perhaps a new rationale will be required to drive institutional success in the future. Perhaps we need to move from a rationale of scalable efficiency to one of scalable learning — designing institutions and architectures of relationships across institutions that help all participants to learn faster as more participants join."


And he finished with foure themes for dealing with this turbulence:


1) The importance of lifelong learning in a rapidly evolving information society (Drucker understood L>C)


2) The need to decentralize organizations around employees — viewing them as assets capable of expanding growth rather than as fixed costs to be eliminated — and to move away from standardized and tightly-specified process flows


3) The need for institutions to focus on building capability around core strengths — one of the reasons he was an early proponent of outsourcing as a way to simplify operations and to focus management on what really matters


4) The importance of focusing on the dynamics of evolving economic and social processes rather than on static equilibrium models.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:13 AM

Drucker was so far ahead of the times.

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Five Must-Dos to Improve Employee Engagement - Transform the Zombies into Humans

Five Must-Dos to Improve Employee Engagement - Transform the Zombies into Humans | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it

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Some great and easy to implement tips. Tom Peters once said, the four most important words in business are, "what do you think?", which happens to be one of the most powerful tools available to increase participation and defeat the workplace zombie apocalypse. how are you engaging your team?

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, July 1, 2013 2:19 PM

Look at # 1 - hiring for attitude, sound familiar. It's nice to see more and more science that backs up what should be intuitive to us. Attitude matters.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 1, 2013 4:30 PM

"Concentrating on employee engagement can help companies withstand, and possibly even thrive, in tough economic times. Gallup researchers in 2012 studied the differences in performance between engaged and actively disengaged work units and found that those scoring in the top half on employee engagement nearly doubled their odds of success compared with those in the bottom half."

Gilvan Azevedo's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:20 AM

Sem tesão, não há solução, dizia Roberto Freire. Mas "engajamento" é construído de fora para dentro???

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Gamestorming

The future of work is not about dull routine… it's about being more human.

 

Gamestorming is a set of best practices compiled from the world's most innovative people and companies, condensed into a lightweight, low-tech toolkit that applies tools and rules to the problems of collaboration and teamwork.


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Love it! Explains why our top secret management tool, MBSN is so powerful. MBSN is Management By Sticky Notes and we teach it in our Leadership Academy. In addition it is the tool of making your thinking visible to others which we apply with whiteboards, stickies and large graphic "thinking templates" in our i2a: Insights to Action thinking system. I am also a fan of the book Gamestorming. Thanks for sharing!

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Thomas B Hansen's curator insight, May 28, 2013 2:12 AM

The future of work is about people, paper & passion!

Tom Hood's comment, May 28, 2013 5:12 AM
Love it! Explains why our top secret management tool, MBSN is so powerful. MBSN is Management By Sticky Notes and we teach it in our Leadership Academy. In addition it is the tool of making your thinking visible to others which we apply with whiteboards, stickies and large graphic "thinking templates" in our i2a: Insights to Action thinking system. I am also a fan of the book Gamestorming. Thanks for sharing!
Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, May 28, 2013 6:36 AM
You're welcome, Tom. By the way....you should check out Stattys.com - it's a new type of sticky notes (on steroids!)...They are really amazing. I tried them for the first time at a conference recently.
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Why Personal Interaction Drives Innovation and Collaboration

Why Personal Interaction Drives Innovation and Collaboration | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Harbrinder Kang is Senior Director of Corporate Affairs at Cisco. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic development, growth, and evolution of the award-winning Cisco Networking Academy program, which delivers computer...
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This quote says it all, "Collaboration is grounded in human interaction and relationships. One participant even said: “We need to get back to the intimacy.”


Great article and relates to the ultimate founding purpose of associations. This also reinforces the old principle of high-tech, high-touch with the reality being it is yes, AND, not OR when it comes to interactions. 


At MACPA we are working on increasing the ability of our members to connect and collaborate by integrating high-tech and high-touch. Exploring new technologies that increase engagement and particpation with real-life and live events we think can harness the collective power of our entire membership. 


Imagine what can be accomplished if we can connect the minds of 9,000+ CPAs? What problems could we solve or innoavtions could we create? 


It all starts at our MACPA Innovation Summit where we will use social media, and three new technologies - ThinkTank by Group Systems, Conferences.IO, and Flybits (location aware services) to connect the Top Thought Leaders in the CPA Profession, Top technology providers, Learning Leaders, and our diverse membership in a safe environment to learn and explore innovation together. More info here http://cpa.tc/summit2013

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Too Much Like-Mindedness Hurts Companies, and the Country

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In a world where we respond to increasing uncertainty by seeking out like-mindedness, companies can play a role in building diversity.
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For me, this captures the value of Associations and many of our events, like our Innoavtion Summit where we are working in "planned serendipity" and the cross-pollinization of many areas of the CPA profession. While we have many of those "common interste groups, we have lots of events where serendipity and diversity can blossom - our town halls, Innoavtion Summit, our Board, and many of our professional developmet activities.


"Organizations that host a diverse and broad range of members have a resilience that results from cross pollination. They have the ability to sense trends and react quickly and creatively to problems as they arise. As the lines between industries increasingly blur, this capability becomes more important, and is one of the advantages that large companies can have over small ones. In a world where we respond to increasing uncertainty by seeking out others like us, companies can play a significant role in building diversity and creating the mechanisms to enhance the potential for serendipity. Those who figure this out are likely to build a significant competitive advantage in resilience and creative thinking over firms that let us stay in our comfort zone."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 2013 4:18 PM

The reason we seek out like-minded people is because we do not recognize the importance of civil discourse and the role diversity plays in creativity and innovation.

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The evolution of the CPA as CFO

The evolution of the CPA as CFO | How Collaboration Can Keep Your L>C | Scoop.it
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Where are you in your evolution as CFO?

 

Navigator? Co-pilot? or Passenger?

 

We had a fascinating discussion at our last two townhall meetings for CFOs, Controllers and our Business and Industry CPAs. What do you think?

 

Check out two of our upcoming events designed to speed up your evolution as CFOs, Controllers, and Management Accountants:

 

1) Business & Industry Conference on April 19th at Turf Valley http://cpa.tc/2e3

 

Join almost 300 CFOs, and Controllers with an agenda designed to get you in the co-pilot seat!

 

2) Innovation Summit - May 17th at Martin's West to see the latest innovations in software, standards, XBRL and more to keep your L>C. http://cpa.tc/summit2013

 

These sessions are designed to give you that serendipitous insight that can only come form face-to-face and in-person encounters with thought leaders and others in your industry and outside your industry.

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Four Pillars of Successful Communities of Practice

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Every so often, it’s good to revisit some of the fundamentals of knowledge management and reflect on their continuing importance to the field.   I've been working with several different groups on C...

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Dick Cheuk's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:00 PM

CoP also has its own life-cycle and cannot be forced but only be nurtured.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 14, 2013 1:29 AM

A good and succinct reminder of the core principles that create and sustain Communities of Practice.