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The Future of Management Has Already Arrived – Part VI: Iterate and Co-Create

The Future of Management Has Already Arrived – Part VI: Iterate and Co-Create | Leadership | Scoop.it

In the first five parts of this series, we have made the case that a nineteenth century management model is unsustainable in a twenty-first century world. The recent technological revolution has suddenly thrust us into a new world with a completely different set of rules. This new world is a hyper-connected global village where, for the first time in human history, we have the means to self-organize the work of large numbers of people without the need for central organizations. And what’s most amazing is that, as inconceivable as it may seem, we are learning that the new forms of self-organized networks that have recently emerged are often smarter and faster than their traditional bureaucratic counterparts.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Every day it becomes more apparent that the days of the traditional organization are numbered, in a hyper connected world that has the ability to organize itself, the power of an organization will not be in its ability to control but in its ability to connect.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 25, 2014 11:48 AM

After you read this one, you may want to review the previous 5 parts.  Some great stuff!

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:56 AM

21st century leading is here to say and ever changing

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Is Integrity the Secret to Great Leadership?

Is Integrity the Secret to Great Leadership? | Leadership | Scoop.it

The actions of a business are its value statement. Actions speak volumes about what really matters most – not what should matter, not what we wish mattered, but what really does matter to us. They swamp mission statements, speeches or memos, and they eclipse intentions.

 

Having the kind of integrity that leaves no room between what we say and what we do is really hard work. It’s much easier to follow the words of JR Ewing of the TV series Dallas, who said: “Once you lose your integrity, everything’s easy.” Lots of people have chosen this path. Others find it to be too much work to align their decisions and actions with what they claim as priorities.

 


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It all basically starts with how you lead yourself and how you choose to lead your life.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 26, 2014 1:13 PM

Integrity is important. It has multiple meanings beginning with honesty and authenticity. It also has to do with being part of the greater whole. Too often, I found School managers were just that managers and operated as observers. It allowed them to hang on to the idea of cause and effect without thinking of the bigger picture as complex with considerable uncertainty.

 

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 26, 2014 6:15 PM

Excellent article. A key is living values. Are there agreed behaviours for your values?

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10 Reasons You Have To Quit Your Job In 2014

10 Reasons You Have To Quit Your Job In 2014 | Leadership | Scoop.it
This was going to end badly.My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong of course. I had sent a product to the client without debugging it thoroughly. It was my fault

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This was really a great and inspiring read! James Altucher in his writing just has a gift for describing the key trends that our shaping the world that influences what we do "to make a living". It is increasingly important that you hedge your bets on YOU and find your way to create value, find a purpose and secure a fulfilling work/life integration.

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invisibleinc's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:43 AM

I could give 10 more.

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The Future of Management Has Already Arrived – Part VI: Iterate and Co-Create

The Future of Management Has Already Arrived – Part VI: Iterate and Co-Create | Leadership | Scoop.it

In the first five parts of this series, we have made the case that a nineteenth century management model is unsustainable in a twenty-first century world. The recent technological revolution has suddenly thrust us into a new world with a completely different set of rules. This new world is a hyper-connected global village where, for the first time in human history, we have the means to self-organize the work of large numbers of people without the need for central organizations. And what’s most amazing is that, as inconceivable as it may seem, we are learning that the new forms of self-organized networks that have recently emerged are often smarter and faster than their traditional bureaucratic counterparts.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Chris Shern's insight:

Every day it becomes more apparent that the days of the traditional organization are numbered, in a hyper connected world that has the ability to organize itself, the power of an organization will not be in its ability to control but in its ability to connect.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 25, 2014 11:48 AM

After you read this one, you may want to review the previous 5 parts.  Some great stuff!

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:56 AM

21st century leading is here to say and ever changing

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Transparency Is Your Best Weapon Against Failure

Transparency Is Your Best Weapon Against Failure | Leadership | Scoop.it
When a lot of people are relying on you, it can be hard to admit defeat. A common reaction might be to cover for yourself and scramble to make the deadline without anyone else ever having been the wiser.
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An often misunderstood principal that when reporting to investors, boards or up in the organisation, you have to paint a rosey picture. Excercise transparency and use those above to collectively address concerns and issues.

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Zappos’ CEO on Using Corporate Relocation to Preserve Customer-Led Culture

Zappos’ CEO on Using Corporate Relocation to Preserve Customer-Led Culture | Leadership | Scoop.it
In the years since Zappos was founded, we’ve had to make some big decisions. One of the most significant came in early 2004 when we decided to relocate from San Francisco to Las Vegas.
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So many companies claim to be customer driven but it requires making strategic decisions that truly support this, Zappos shows again and again that they understand this.

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The Case for Slacking Off

The Case for Slacking Off | Leadership | Scoop.it

Doing nothing is socially unacceptable. That's why we're so afraid of it. I have learned from experience that the most effective executives realize that doing nothing is good for their mental health.

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Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last | Leadership | Scoop.it

Ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek on why leaders must sacrifice for the good of the group.

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Alex Moyle's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:02 PM

My Father spent 20 years as an office in the Army,   he lived by the motto "the men eat first"

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How to Get Your Employees to Speak Up

How to Get Your Employees to Speak Up | Leadership | Scoop.it
Getting candid opinions from your direct reports can be difficult. After all, no one wants to upset the boss.
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This may be true of a typical American workplace but in other cultures for example Denmark and to some extent other European Nordic countries it is encouraged from a very young age to question authority and have an opinion. 

This can create quite a leadership challenge for an American manager working in Denmark, conversely many Danes I know who have emigrated to The US have done well because they are not afraid to voice their opinion and especially to the boss.

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Self-Awareness: The Key to Authentic Leadership

Self-Awareness: The Key to Authentic Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Who you are, is how you lead.Leadership is about authenticity. Who you are is how you lead. I have seen many leaders crumble by the facades they present. When the pressure is on, the "real person"

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 13, 2014 4:41 PM

Some great questions to ask yourself.  I totally agree with Tony regarding this topic.

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What The Happiest People Know About Work

What The Happiest People Know About Work | Leadership | Scoop.it

Study, work hard, and you will be successful.

 

This was the mantra repeated by educators throughout my youth. None of them added "be happy" to the success equation.

 

But a growing body of research in positive psychology and neuroscience is demonstrating that happiness is the secret ingredient to success. It turns out, our brains are more engaged, creative, productive, and resilient when in a positive state.

 

All this unhappiness comes with a high price tag to businesses, costing more than $550 billion a year in lost productivity. In his book, Donovan identifies 60 simple steps individuals can take to improve their happiness and get back on the path to success. Here are six of the top things happy workers do:

 


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Some simple routines to maintaining a positive outlook on your life and what you are doing.....and don´t underestimate the power of music!

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Denise Gabbard's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:19 PM

Doing what you love can make you happy-- finding a way to make money while doing what you love is even better! 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 10, 2014 7:55 PM

If you don't enjoy what you do it is very difficult to be successful.  There are ways to re-frame the way that you look at things to help you focus on what is important to you.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:01 PM

Avoiding energy sappers is what led me to retire from teaching. It was not the students and parents. It was the bureaucratic and technocratic nonsense that went on in school which passes itself off as education.

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Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite

Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite | Leadership | Scoop.it

Focus, clarity, creativity, compassion, and courage. These are the qualities of the mindful leaders. They are also the qualities that give today’s best leaders the resilience to cope with the many challenges coming their way and the resolve to sustain long-term success.

 

The real point of leverage — which though it sounds simple, many executives never discover — is the ability to think clearly and to focus on the most important opportunities.


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Things are not changing as fast as the world around and within business. There are still far too many managers in a world with an increasing need for mindful leaders.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 10, 2014 2:22 PM

It concerns me when we see mindfulness as a "real point of leverage". That diminishes the meditative purpose underlying it and shifts it to a calculative way of thinking. Don't we already have enough of the latter and not enough of the former?

Peace Overtures's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:36 AM

The important thing is to have a regular introspective practice that takes you away from your daily routines and enables you to reflect on your work and your life — to really focus on what is truly important to you. By doing so, you will not only be more successful, you will be happier and more fulfilled in the long run.

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, March 12, 2014 8:48 AM

YES!

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How To Tackle Digital Disruption in 2014

How To Tackle Digital Disruption in 2014 | Leadership | Scoop.it

Three award-winning management thinkers explain what leaders must do in the coming year if they want a successful business model in a digital era.


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"Sustainable competitive advantage no longer exists" Very insightful 3 minutue video emphasizing some of the challenges leaders and business face as some traditional business models will no longer apply in a digital and connected world.

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Kudos's curator insight, January 11, 2014 4:28 PM

Things are changing. Companies need to tap into the social evolution that is happening. Who ever has the best people will win  and or do better then there competitors.  That does not mean the smartest just the most committed to helping the company be successful. 

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How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family

How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family | Leadership | Scoop.it
Matthew Beason is a well-respected executive at a non-profit with a multi-billion dollar endowment. On top of continual domestic travel, countless dinners with donors, and constant planning meetings, Matthew is also a married father of four children.
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There is nothing new here, we all know the importance of regular excercise. People must simply find a way to prioritize and incorporate into their daily routines

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Leadership Unplugged: Stripping out the noise to uncover a new direction

Leadership Unplugged: Stripping out the noise to uncover a new direction | Leadership | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago, on November 18th, 1993, the music band Nirvana agreed to an unplugged performance at the Sony Music Studios in New York City.

 

The natural flaws inherent in playing unplugged brought the performers and their audience closer, the imperfection created a new kind of bond, a new kind of sharing artistic expression.

 

The world of Leadership is ready for its very own “Unplugged” moment.

 

For centuries, we have held high the image of the perfect, charismatic, know-it-all leader, who excels in everything and in every situation. In this world, every act of communication gets rehearsed, polished, and re-mastered, so that messages become flawless, immune to criticism. Such a protective approach may work for stable organizations in stable times; in today’s volatile and fast changing world it puts leaders under an unbearable pressure to excel, and it detaches them from the world. And it creates an artificial barrier between those at the top and their teams, disinviting collaboration and engagement.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 26, 2013 2:49 PM

In the beginning of 2013 Roland Deiser and Sylvain Newton - the authors of this blog post - wrote a brilliant article in McKinsey Quarterly related to this topic. 


You'll find the article here: Six social-media skills every leader needs.


Joe Boutte's comment, November 26, 2013 10:07 PM
I'm only aware of one perfect leader in history and that was Jesus of Nazareth. Yes we need unplugged leadership and honesty in all leadership contexts. Appreciate the post and the call to action. Gives me a renewed courage to act and influence others to achieve more than we can in sanitary, "perfect" perceptions of organizations.