It's common for battles to result in some casualties, whether they be physical or digital. In the digital world, thankfully, these casualties are more metaphoric than tragic, but the effects are quite dire in their own right.
Generative means to be capable of producing or creating. As a species, human beings are generative in that we are biologically wired to reproduce and propagate. But beyond the biology, human beings are generative in that we are called to create things, to develop, to grow. It’s not a one-time thing. Being generative is an ongoing spiral of growth, change, and creation. It’s a part of being human.
What fascinates me about the latest Netflix controversy is not the rebellion it has created among Netflix users, or the company's efforts to better communicate with and placate its customers. What fascinates me is what it might be saying about vision and leadership.
I've read a lot of opinion pieces on the situation. But here's the best one so far, written by Adam Richardson of frog design. In it, he credits Netflix for quite obviously looking at an endgame 5-10 years into the future.
Carol Dweck is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” Dweck has conducted extensive research on how a mindset can affect a person’s behavior and method of learning.
But I focused my portion of the conversation on where I spend most of my time which is "incremental innovation" or smaller innovations which are not designed to dramatically transform, but can be effective ways of moving an organization in the right direction. Here are a few tips on how to innovate in spite of innovation.
While it's true that I play a traditional HR Pro by day, deep down inside I'm really an OD guy at heart. And if you know anything about us OD peeps (aside from being a little eccentric and the first...
In a previous post, I presented the need to move from systems thinking to systems being. There is a reason for that: I believe that it is through systems being that we will be able to truly transform our world.