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How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control

Massive flocks of starlings, known as murmurations, exhibit a rare combination of speed and scale. The birds coordinate themselves with remarkable agility to find food and avoid attacks. Schools of fish do the same. What’s noteworthy in these murmurations is the lack of a leader. Instead, each bird follows three simple rules: (1) move to the center, (2) follow your neighbor, and (3) don’t collide. The rules enable each bird to act independently while ensuring the group acts cohesively.

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The Biggest Problem In The World Is Our Ability To Convince Ourselves There Are No Problems

The Biggest Problem In The World Is Our Ability To Convince Ourselves There Are No Problems | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Denying, projecting, and cynical reacting are ways that our brains let us keep going on without confronting the disasters facing the planet. W
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Punctuated equilibrium

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That the future's no calamitous change But a malingering of now, Histories, towns, faces that no Malice or accident much derange. — Ted Hughes, A Woman Unconscious You arrive as a ripple of change emanating from an original, unstoppable, memory, a then made now — David Whyte, The Wave Only endings allowed things to stay…
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Had Bernie been Bernadette — The heartbreaking truth about American patriarchy — Medium

Had Bernie been Bernadette — The heartbreaking truth about American patriarchy — Medium | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
When I was 22, I got a death threat in the mail. I was the co-president of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Organiz…
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Three Critical Innovation Roles: Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker

Three Critical Innovation Roles:  Broker, Role Model, Risk-Taker | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Innovation comes from informal key leadership roles. Brokers, Role Models and Risk-takers are the engine of innovation cultures.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Henry Doss's comment, August 6, 2013 8:44 AM
Nice to see this comment chain, and all the alignment around the value of "open" exchange. Clearly, Warren Zevon did have a lot to teach us about organizational science!
Robin Martin's comment, August 6, 2013 1:39 PM
Thanks for sharing!
Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, August 10, 2013 9:14 AM

"You won’t find these functions described in job descriptions, nor will you find someone with a title like “risk-taker.”  You won’t find these roles being incentivized, or formally evaluated or even recognized, as a rule.   Like many aspects of an innovation culture, they happen – serendipitously – or they don’t.  And because the roles are elusive and difficult to measure, they can go unappreciated and unnoticed.  And then they gradually fade away.

 

But if you look hard in your organization, trust your own judgment, and use your best observational skills, you can find, nurture, and acknowledge these key individuals and keep their critical skill sets alive . . . and growing."

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Transformation at the speed of Haier

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The Financial Times published an update on Chinese firm Haier’s ongoing transformation yesterday that provides a useful insight into the thinking of CEO Zhang Ruimin. We have documented some of the Haier story and its innovative management techniques in Shift*Base for those who are not familiar with it. A process that began with a new CEO …
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Is your company relying on old remedies for new corporate challenges?

Is your company relying on old remedies for new corporate challenges? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A new EY report suggests that almost half of today's leading organizations will not survive another decade. Much of this decline is driven by companies relying on old remedies to cure new corporate challenges. But savvy leaders are recognizing that the ideal treatment is innovation through corporate venture capital (CVC).
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How executive ignorance brought the global financial system to its knees

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Documents released earlier this month reveal the shocking lack of knowledge among CEOs working at the heart of the US financial system when the GFC struck.
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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:04 AM

Think about your role as a librarian and aim to develop these habits.  It will keep us on the cutting edge of transformation.

ASPEL Editor's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:01 AM

Often times we are faced with the temptation to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution. However, a good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. If your leader lacks some level of peripheral vision, it can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. We need strategic leaders who will foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. Find out how to become the strategic leader your company needs!

 

 

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