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Project 10X: Growing the DNA for 21st Century Leadership in Organizations

Project 10X: Growing the DNA for 21st Century Leadership in Organizations | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The “well-oiled machine” model of organizations with its hierarchical leadership, tightly defined functions, and centralized control, is going the way of the dinosaurs. Organizations that thrive in the 21st century will operate as conscious living social organisms committed to evolving in ways that maximize their generation of ‘true wealth’ — their lasting contributions to the wellbeing of both their immediate and extended stakeholder families.

 

Project 10X is an organic and elegantly simple (but not simplistic) approach to growing such leadership throughout today’s organizations. Rather than providing 'The Solution' in the form of a ready-mode new model and/or structure, Project 10X engages, develops and supports leaders and 'changemakers' inside the organization in evolving their own unique solutions – and leading the organization in navigating the transitions. Project 10X is low cost, can start small, and is designed to become self-managing and self-propagating early on — with benefits growing exponentially over time.

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Announcing: Emerging Leader Labs: A Social Incubator Running on the Gift Economy

Announcing: Emerging Leader Labs: A Social Incubator Running on the Gift Economy | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The premise is pretty straightforward: There are plenty of passionate, driven people who want to make cool ideas and projects happen. Access to resources (especially, money) is often a large barrier to actualizing them. So why not create physical locations that don’t require money as a chief organizing energy source, where enthusiastic entrepreneurs, artists, designers and other creatives can come together and prototype their dreams?


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My 100-Day Journey Into the Creative Economy

My 100-Day Journey Into the Creative Economy | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Rethinking my existence as Homo Economicus, and hopefully growing a new kind of wealth within and around myself.

 

follow the journey with @sebpaquet

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The law of Ecocide

The law of Ecocide | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

We can change the rules of the game, after-all that is all that law is, rules of the game of life. Instead of placing profit without consequence first we can put people and planet first. How can we do that, you ask? We create a new law that supersedes all other laws - we create an international law - a law that prohibits investment, policy and business that arises out of mass damage and destruction.

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The Stigmergic Revolution

The Stigmergic Revolution | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"It was long believed that the queen played a central role in the complex social order of an ant colony, through the exercise of direct command and control over her subjects. Not so. Biologist Pierre-Paul Grasse coined the term “stigmergy” for the anthill’s social organization There is no central coordination, no hierarchy, no administrative mechanism. Each ant’s behavior is entirely spontaneous and self-directed, as it responds independently to the chemical trail markers left by other ants."

 

"Mark Elliot, whose doctoral dissertation is probably the best study on the subject to date, applied the term “stigmergy” to any form of human socialization in which coordination is achieved not by social negotiation or administration or consensus, but entirely by independent individual action against the background of a common social medium."

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Deborah Frieze - resilience, friendship, play

"What does change for good really take? What three words say it best for you? Deborah Frieze is an author, entrepreneur and social activist."

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Strategy Leadership & the Soul

"This moving video, based on the book "Strategy, Leadership & the Soul" by Jennifer Sertl of Agility 3R and her co-author Koby Huberman, will inspire you..."

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Collaboration is the New Competition

Five ways to drive large-scale social change by working cooperatively.
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Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can't stack up against today's complex and interconnected problems. They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic infrastructure to advance their shared objectives. It's called collective impact and it's a growing trend across the country. (...)

While collaboration is certainly not a foreign concept, what we're seeing around the country is the coming together of non-traditional partners, and a willingness to embrace new ways of working together. And, this movement is yielding promising results.

... five lessons for driving large-scale social change through collaboration:


  1. Clearly define what you can do together: As Dana O'Donovan of the Monitor Institute has noted, many organizations find collaboration to be messy and time consuming. From the very beginning, you must develop clarity of purpose and articulate, "What can we do together that we could not do alone?" (...)
  2. Transcend parochialism: Even the most well intended collaboration is often crippled by parochialism. Individual organizations earmark their participation and resources for activities that perfectly align with their own work or they use the collaboration platform as a way to get other participants to fund their own priorities. (...)
  3. Adapt to data: The complex, multidisciplinary problems that many collaborative projects tackle do not have easy fixes. These challenges require continuous learning and innovation and the use of real-time data to help participants understand what is and isn't working. Adjustments must be made on the fly. (...)
  4. Feed the field: You have an obligation to share what you learn — both the results and the methods for achieving them. Living Cities has long understood the value that our member institutions get by learning and working together. (...)
  5. Support the backbone: In our experience, progress is best achieved when a "backbone organization," keeps the group's work moving forward. Staff at these organizations ensure that work is completed between meetings, track data, enable adaptation, disseminate knowledge, and build buy-in and ownership from all participants.(...)

Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht is President & CEO of Living Cities, an organization that harnesses the collective knowledge of its 22 member foundations and financial institutions to benefit low income people and the cities where they live.



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Leadership

Leadership | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Leading and embracing followers

 

Leadership should be some kind of a neutral agreement between leaders and followers. Leaders point out directions and followers confirms and communicates the “rightness” – it’s a symbiosis. No specific requirements, just that silent agreement and the communicative feedback-loop. It works for a family as well as in global online processes building social networks. Complex networks in order to remedy social complexity.

 

A positive spiral

 

Taking the role as a leader today is really not anything that is clear for anyone. Nobody specific is a leader – everyone is both leaders and followers. In one situation you get inspired by person A, person B in turn gets inspired by person C that gets his/hers inspiration by person A. If the communication infrastructure is in place self-synchronisation will rule.

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Nemetics modeling

This presentation gives an approach in #Nemetics to model complex and 'wicked' problems so that greater understanding and sense-making develop.
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Change This - Leading Transformation and Captivating Communities

Change This - Leading Transformation and Captivating Communities | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

“Social media is not the catalyst for change, but merely one of its agents. We must remember that Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and the like are the networks that facilitate an uprising. However, it is repression, angst, injustice, inequality, vision, aspiration and hope that serve as the true stimulus for insurrection and progress. Technology plays a part in transformation and it is up to you to learn how social, mobile, real-time, and all other emerging trends are affecting your industries, communities, or markets.

 

What we learn as a result however is that these new tools can bring people together and unite them under a common front or concerted mission. 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.”

 

By Brian Solis

 

ht @CoCreatr

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Leadership to Legacy: What is left in your wake?

Leadership to Legacy: What is left in your wake? | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Personal leadership is about having an intention a clearly defined declaration of what you want to create in the world—and have every single thing we do geared toward that goal. If you want to be defined by excellence — then everything you do must resound with excellence. Not just the big important things, but the small invisible acts that no one sees or hears about."

 

by @JenniferSertl

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3 books from openmythsource.com

3 books from openmythsource.com | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Activating the New Alchemy and Mythologies for the Sustainability Age

 

1. Thought Leader Interviews by Willi Paul and David Metcalfe

 

2. New Myth Series & Foundation Articles by Willi Paul and David Metcalfe

 

3. Alchemic Drawings & Mythic Stories by Willi Paul and David Metcalfe

 

shared  by Jennifer Sertl @JenniferSertl

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