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Change This - Leading Transformation and Captivating Communities

Change This - Leading Transformation and Captivating Communities | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
“At the center of any revolution is the burning desire to bring about change. But it always comes down to people, shared experiences, and a common ambition. And it is people who need one another for leadership, support, and inspiration. What’s missing from the equation is your vision and leadership.”
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The Dawn of System Leadership

The Dawn of System Leadership | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society's most intractable problems require a unique type of leader - the system leader, a person who catalyzes collective leadership.


At no time in history have we needed such system leaders more. We face a host of systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and their hierarchical authority structures. Problems like climate change, destruction of ecosystems, growing scarcity of water, youth unemployment, and embedded poverty and inequity require unprecedented collaboration among different organizations, sectors, and even countries. Sensing this need, countless collaborative initiatives have arisen in the past decade - locally, regionally, and even globally. Yet more often than not they have floundered - in part because they failed to foster collective leadership within and across the collaborating organizations.



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Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, January 23, 1:30 PM

This is a must-read for anyone interested in learning organizations, change management and leadership.

Ian Berry's curator insight, January 23, 9:12 PM

There's a lot to like in this article and much to contemplate. I particularly like the 3 core capabilities of see the large system, further reflection and more generative conversations, and shifting from reactive problem-solving to co-creating the future.

Jason Leong's curator insight, January 25, 7:13 PM

"System leaders like Baldwin and Winslow understand that collective wisdom cannot be manufactured or built into a plan created in advance. And it is not likely to come from leaders who seek to “drive” their predetermined change agenda. Instead, system leaders work to create the space where people living with the problem can come together to tell the truth, think more deeply about what is really happening, explore options beyond popular thinking, and search for higher leverage changes through progressive cycles of action and reflection and learning over time. Knowing that there are no easy answers to truly complex problems, system leaders cultivate the conditions wherein collective wisdom emerges over time through a ripening process that gradually brings about new ways of thinking, acting, and being.


For those new to system leadership, creating space can seem passive or even weak. For them, strong leadership is all about executing a plan. Plans are, of course, always needed, but without openness people can miss what is emerging, like a sailor so committed to his initial course that he won’t adjust to shifts in the wind. Even more to the point, the conscious acts of creating space, of engaging people in genuine questions, and of convening around a clear intention with no hidden agenda, creates a very different type of energy from that which arises from seeking to get people committed to your plan."

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If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
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The iceberg that sinks organizational change

The iceberg that sinks organizational change | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The iceberg that sinks organizational change. The Iceberg is a strong visualization of what is arguably the essence of change

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Anne Landreat's curator insight, January 19, 9:40 AM

Très vrai. Et fort heureusement, il est possible de travailler avec et sur ce qui se cache sous la surface... à condition de dépasser les évidences, les truismes et les solutions toutes faites et d'y aller, sous la surface...

 

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China’s coming internet revolution

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The fast adoption of internet technology by Chinese companies is set to transform the economy.
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The year the grassroots took on the powerful – and won | Owen Jones

The year the grassroots took on the powerful – and won | Owen Jones | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

If democracy is to be reborn, and if politics is not to be kept relentlessly on the terms most favourable to the powerful, other such campaigns must flourish. Working-class women and low-paid cinema workers became leaders last year. Now it’s time for the rest of us to follow.

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How NASA Stays Beautiful

How NASA Stays Beautiful | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Peek inside NASA's style guide and don't hate the agency for allowing Comic Sans.
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The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity | McKinsey & Company

The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity | McKinsey & Company | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
This connectivity trend is now recognized as a source of growth for semiconductor players and their customers. Here we consider the opportunities and constraints for components manufacturers. A McKinsey & Company article.

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What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

““All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post...”


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 22, 2014 12:44 AM

Learn these and then live these:-)

 

John Michel's curator insight, December 23, 2014 10:01 AM

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, the Zenger Folkman organization described what we believe is a somewhat unique study to answer the question of what successful leaders do to create more innovative teams.

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News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
News is bad for you. It leads to fear and aggression. It hinders your creativity and makes you sick. We should stop consuming it, says Rolf Dobelli, who's abstained for years
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The Best New Books On The Creative Economy

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The Best New Books On The Creative Economy: The seven key questions to be asked of the exciting new books documenting the principles and practices of the emerging Creative Economy
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Brilliant series coming from Steve Denning.

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When Not to Celebrate Failure

Most of us would accept that failure is just an inevitable part of success. For instance, when you learn how to ski, you have to fall a number of times before you’re able to make it down the mountain skillfully. There are times, however, when failure is not a good thing, such as when you need to meet a customer deadline or achieve a competitive level of quality. Unfortunately, many managers don’t distinguish between when failure can be a valuable catalyst for learning and when it can be truly harmful, leaving employees unsure about when to take risks and experiment, and when to play it safe.

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Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy

Economic complexity: A different way to look at the economy - Foundations & Frontiers - Medium

By W. Brian Arthur; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Palo Alto Research Center. 

Economics is a stately subject, one that has altered little since its modern foundations were laid in Victorian times. Now it is changing radically. Standard economics is suddenly being challenged by a number of new approaches: behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, new institutional economics. One of the new approaches came to life at the Santa Fe Institute: complexity economics.

Complexity economics got its start in 1987 when a now-famous conference of scientists and economists convened by physicist Philip Anderson and economist Kenneth Arrow met to discuss the economy as an evolving complex system. That conference gave birth a year later to the Institute’s first research program – the Economy as an Evolving Complex System – and I was asked to lead this. That program in turn has gone on to lay down a new and different way to look at the economy.


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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:43 AM

"Where does complexity economics find itself now? Certainly, many commentators see it as steadily moving toward the center of economics. And there’s a recognition that it is more than a new set of methods or theories: it is a different way to see the economy. It views the economy not as machine-like, perfectly rational, and essentially static, but as organic, always exploring, and always evolving – always constructing itself."

Jason Leong's curator insight, January 2, 11:34 PM

"Where does complexity economics find itself now? Certainly, many commentators see it as steadily moving toward the center of economics. And there’s a recognition that it is more than a new set of methods or theories: it is a different way to see the economy. It views the economy not as machine-like, perfectly rational, and essentially static, but as organic, always exploring, and always evolving – always constructing itself."

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Australia’s lost digital tribes

Australia’s lost digital tribes | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In a desert of indifference, Australia’s lost digital tribes are looking for leaders. Time though may be running out for a nation stuck in a 1980s mindset.
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This makes for sad reading - symptomatic of deeper leadership issues, especially lack of vision.

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Tesla Motors Part 1: Behind the Scenes of How the Tesla Model S is Made-The Window-WIRED - YouTube

Tesla Motors Part 1: Behind the Scenes of How the Tesla Model S is Made-The Window-WIRED - YouTube | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how the Tesla Model 6 is made - the future of manufacturing.

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Social Media Explained Visually

Short, sweet and simple!...

 

Social Media Explained Visually


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TheSoulfulEMU's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:54 AM

Well Explained! Quick overview of what is happening around Social Media, Visually.

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 12, 2014 10:44 AM

Don't let the simple music at the start fool you, this is a great video for explainging the core value of social media - own the conversation, own the traffic.

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Five trends that will shape the workplace of the future

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It won’t be long before cubicle farms, individual desks and even the concept of a traditional office is changed for the better.
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The Melbourne start-up turning heads in Vegas

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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been one wild and potentially fruitful ride for Strone Technology.
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What Will 2015 Hold For Digital Education?

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Taking a global look at what will occur for digital education in 2015. Recently, claims have been made that technology has failed to revolutionise education. Furthermore, many are claiming that this failure will continue long…

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A venture capitalist's 5 predictions for 2015

A venture capitalist's 5 predictions for 2015 | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Each year I compile a list of predictions from a venture capitalist perspective—with the goal of providing a practical look into what to expect in the year ahead. With a lot of talk around a bubble and with companies in all sectors continuing rapid-scale and innovation, below are five mega-trends I anticipate will make a big impact in 2015.S

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In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It's a model for the future of urban smart growth.
Helsinki already ranks as one of the world's most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities struggle to figure out how to accommodate swelling populations in limited space.
Over the next few decades, Helsinki expects to add around 250,000 new residents. But the more the population grows, the fewer cars will be on city streets as Helsinki transforms itself into a network of dense, walkable neighborhoods that are virtually car-free.
Right now, like many cities, Helsinki has a compact urban core linked to far-flung suburbs by expressways. As the city grows, each suburb will change into a mini-urban center surrounding tram or rail stations.


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The Rise Of The Smart Creative

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We often hear about millennials being the ones that are going to take over the workplace, but we’re missing the larger picture, there’s a new brand type of employee out there. The Smart Creative.
That’s right; there’s no age or generation that goes with this kind of employee. It has to do with the mindset that has been instilled by this information-driven society.
So, What Is A Smart Creative?
This term is coined in the book “How Google Works” by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg. In the book, they describe the type of employees that Google attracts as well as some stories of how Google started their unique hiring and retention process.
If you’re an HR manager or even an employee trying to create a google-like atmosphere within your office, this book is a good starter kit to building a culture similar to Google’s.
A smart creative is an employee that doesn’t chase compensation; they chase the ability to cause change and disrupt industries. They’re not the type to cause any workplace problems; they are the ones that are finding solutions to some major problems.
Smart creatives are the types to not hold back on whenever they have an idea that can make
Most importantly, smart creatives aren’t afraid to fail. They’re not scared to try something new, and they will do their best in collecting data and analytics to make sure that their ideas are foolproof.


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Rona Lewis's curator insight, November 30, 2014 6:26 PM

Are you a smart creative?

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 17, 2014 4:15 PM

Good article. 

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Hunting for the Origins of Symbolic Thought - NYTimes.com

Hunting for the Origins of Symbolic Thought - NYTimes.com | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Three years ago, on an expedition to Sulawesi, one of the larger islands in the Indonesia archipelago, the archaeologist Adam Brumm visited a cave decorated with ancient art: mulberry-colored hand stencils and paintings of corpulent pig-deer and midget buffalo, complete with hairlike brush strokes. Squeezing past a giant block of limestone at the cave’s entrance, Brumm made his way toward a narrow nook and crawled along it. There, on a section of ceiling less than a foot above his head, he saw ghostly silhouettes of human hands speckled with warty growths of calcite known as “cave popcorn.”

 
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How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, Became the World’s First Computer Programmer

How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, Became the World’s First Computer Programmer | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How a young woman with the uncommon talent of applying poetic imagination to science envisioned the Symbolic Medea that would become the mod
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Have A Seat (Or Don’t) — The Nib — Medium

Have A Seat (Or Don't) - The Nib - Medium
Growing up in a designer chair museum
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Wry and beautiful cartoon by Sarah Firth...

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10 Trends for 2015

l10 Trends for 2015 by Havas Worldwide. While two years ago, the report noted the coming rise in “co-” words (co-create, co-parent, copreneur), for 2015 “self-” is the overriding idea.


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elitecarpetcleaning's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:38 PM

looking towards 2015

Andrew Wilson's curator insight, December 13, 2014 2:48 AM

http://richardverkley2.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/want-to-know-who-is-richard-verkley/

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 14, 2014 2:19 PM

Very interesting predictions.  Worth looking at if marketing and strategy are your interests.