Tom Kelly, general manager of IDEO, the world-renowned design firm, likes to quote French novelist Marcel Proust, who famously said, "The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes." What goes for novelists...
The biggest problem with the idea of ‘networking’ is that it is a bad idea. Why?
To get our ideas to spread, we need to connect them with people. But doing this is not simply about volume – it’s not how many pageviews we get, or how many followers we have on twitter. Who we’re connecting to and where we sit within the network is much more important. So stop networking. Instead, start building a network.
In the industrial era we saw the rise of specialized departments and specialized jobs. Any job could be generically designed and then filled by the most suitable applicant. People became interchangeable pieces for the mechanistic model of work. As jobs are to departments, roles are to networks. Eric Mcluhan states that in the new [network] era; “jobs disappear under electric conditions and they are replaced by roles. Roles mean audiences and participation.”
Along with the rise of the connected consumer shouldn’t we also be thinking of the rise of empowered employee, the people in the most advantageous position today and tomorrow to fill those job shortages? If you are a business owner, are you ready to accommodate her? If you are a government leader, are you ready to build the infrastructure and design the policies to support her? If you are an employee, are you ready to become her? There’s not just a gap in understanding. There’s a gap in preparation for the disruption wrought by the empowerment of people.
The real story behind IBM's success is the course Palmisano set for 21st century global enterprises. Recognizing that the company's command-and-control culture wouldn't work in the 21st century, he defined leadership as leading by values and created a unique collaborative organizational structure.
Although many social business initiatives are started without even inviting in HR, they know (or are figuring out) why they need to be part of the conversation early and often. Social business isn't something you buy. It's something you become. And become you must.
"The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. It depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler's high school students. The Networked Student concept map was inspired by Alec Couros' Networked Teacher. I hope that teachers will use it to help their colleagues, parents, and students understand networked learning in the 21st century.
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This is a great illustration of applied problem based learning using the network!
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Here are 5 keys to making sure your leadership has the longevity necessary to reach escape velocity and diminish the likelihood of it dying or becoming disabled.
Begin with character – If your leadership isn’t governed by a quality character, it will be short lived. Full stop. Be a person of integrity, humility and respect for yourself and others. Without character, loyalty and a host of other needs, effective leadership will always remain just out of arm’s reach. Make others successful – To be frank, no one likes a self-serving, maniacal, career chaser. Depending on the organization or circumstances this may get you promoted or recognized short term, but those you’re leading can make or break you. If you focus on helping make those you’re leading a success, you will be associated with successful people. It will be a successful expression of your leadership and add longevity to it.
The institutions of modern developed societies, whether governments or companies, are not prepared for this new social power. People are changing faster than companies. “I don’t think it’s crazy to ask if your CEO is the next Mubarak,” says Gary Hamel, one of business’ most eminent theoreticians of management. “The elites—or managers in companies—no longer control the conversation. This is how insurrections start.” Says Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, Inc. : “This isn’t just about Arab spring. This is about corporate spring.”
In this new world of business, companies and leaders will have to show authenticity, fairness, transparency and good faith. If they don’t, customers and employees may come to distrust them, to potentially disastrous effect.
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Reminds me of the work our Leadership Academy gards came up with the whityepaper about Leadership in CPA Profession in 2023 titled, "What got you here, won't get you there." What do you think? How will this impact CPA Firms? CFOs and their teams?
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