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As digital technologies become more common business platforms, what will that mean to us?
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Long-Distance Leadership: Managing Virtual Teams

Long-Distance Leadership: Managing Virtual Teams | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

 

More than anything else, off-site employees need to know they’re not alone – that you’re behind them, you support them, and you understand their challenges. With these four important points in mind, you’ll be leading the pack on your way to being a first-class virtual leaders.

 


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Employees on-site and off-site need the assurance that they have leaders who support them in their work.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 29, 2014 6:53 PM


More than anything else, off-site employees need to know they’re not alone – that you’re behind them, you support them, and you understand their challenges. With these four important points in mind, you’ll be leading the pack on your way to being a first-class virtual leaders.


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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to. Understanding these trends will allow organizations to better prepare and adapt to the changes which are impacting the way we work.


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The article seems to focus on digital technologies. We need to make sure healthy relationships and communities continue to emerge.

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Leading in a VUCA change world - Are you ready for the volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous?

Leading in a VUCA change world - Are you ready for the volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous? | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

"How’s your leadership working on in your VUCA world (Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous)? "

 

Liz Guthridge has written a great post on leading in a VUCA world; VCUA stands for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, a term coined by the US Army War College in the weeks before September 11, 2001.  

 

Liz & I discussed the need for collaboration and community across disciplines to succeed in a VUCA world in connection with our recent panel + Open Space presentation we did for a global change conference on Success Secrets of Trusted Change Advisors.

 

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VUCA can provide threats [and] offer opportunities, especially if you translate VUCA as “vision, understanding, clarity and agility.” ~ Dr. Bob Johansen

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Here are some excerpts of her take on the insightful presentation by one of our keynote presenters:

 

"Leading in a VUCA world" is a popular phrase with Bob Johansen, a distinguished fellow and former president of Institute for the Future.

 

According to Dr. Johansen, who shared his 2020 forecast at the Association of Change Management Professionals global conference this week, our VUCA world is not going away. In fact it’s just going to spin faster during the next decade.

 

In his talk “External Future Forces That Will Disrupt the Practice of Change Management,” Dr. Johansen noted that VUCA is not necessarily doom and gloom. While VUCA can provide threats, it also can offer opportunities, especially if you translate VUCA as “vision, understanding, clarity and agility.”

 

As for his two big 2022 predictions for organizational change agents, they are:

 

1. “The digital natives (now 16 years or younger) will create new practices to make change through gaming.” (The other key phrase besides gaming in this sentence is “make.” Dr. Johansen predicts that a culture of makers will drive the next generation of change. And as a result, leaders need to show the “maker instinct” trait.)

 

2. “Reciprocity-based innovation will focus on the economic, social and psychological value of reciprocity.” (Two important traits for leaders are smart-mob organizing and commons creating. Think Creative Commons.)

 

Dr. Johansen challenged the 825 of us in attendance to figure out how to help people and organizations adapt to these changes and others.

 

To do this, we should watch our terms and our questions.  Read Liz's full post here.


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We need to consider VUCA

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Tom Hood's curator insight, April 6, 2013 5:16 PM

We just covered this in our townhall this past Monday. Arelene Thomas (AICPA/CGMA) talked about VUCA related to CPAs in Biz/Industry.


VUCA can provide threats [and] offer opportunities, especially if you translate VUCA as “vision, understanding, clarity and agility.” ~ Dr. Bob Johansen

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Make the decision...

Make the decision... | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

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This is incredibly important.

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, August 1, 2013 8:34 AM

In a world where we are being inundated with data and information, I have noticed that we are losing a bit of our foundational interpersonal skills.

 

Every day I challenge myself to disconnect from technology to genuinely connect with the people who I am with.  Are you with me?  What are your thoughts?

 

Make it a great day!

Cruise Line Class's comment, August 2, 2013 8:21 AM
I agree Ivon....with all the destractions we have -- it certainly takes discipline:)
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Leadership Innovation 2.0

Leadership Innovation 2.0 | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Economic unrest, changing market conditions and tough competition mean companies have to change their approach to leadership and equip leaders to get by in a new business environment.


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We need to do more than just get by. That is part of the problem.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:58 PM

As technology changes traditional ways of organising employee collaboration, new opportunities will arise for leaders. In the future, the most important leadership task will be to support employees’ self-determination and creative opportunities for expression.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, May 17, 2013 4:37 AM
Thanks for your comments, Ivon and John. Best, Kenneth
Peg Gillard's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:47 AM

As our culture changes, so too must our leadership.