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Are You a 21st Century Leader?

Are You a 21st Century Leader? | Digital Divide |
You can tell a 21st century leader because they don't talk about how their organization is structured, they focus on bringing their shared purpose to the world through their communities

Via Anne Leong
Ian Berry's curator insight, September 15, 2015 10:35 PM

Like this "The 21st century leader goes into the world and breaks down walls by bringing communities together in conversations. The language they use matters so they stay away from calling people inside or outside their organization an "audience" or a "stakeholder." They know the only time you have an audience is when you are watching a movie, a show or at a concert. The 21st century is about community and open, two-way conversations. We no longer need to yell at people and broadcast to get their attention. People want to truly be engaged in conversation and listened to. The new breed of leaders respect people and allow for communities to form where they no longer need to be at the head."

Kati Pitkänen's curator insight, September 26, 2015 1:02 AM

20th vs 21st !

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 8, 2015 9:38 AM

I speak to and work with many seniors leaders and I find too many of them are stuck in antiquated ,old school , philosophies of running teams and organizations. Here's a short and God read based on interviews of what 21 century leading is all about... Get off the Bench...

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How 'Smart' Products Are Changing the World

The growing proliferation of "smart" products is affecting everything—from supply-chain management to customer engagement to marketing campaigns to analytics, according to a recent survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit and Cognizant. The accompanying report, "The Rise of the Smart Product Economy," states that smart technology has a presence in virtually every aspect of our culture, providing previously unavailable data and insights into product usage and perceived value. These products can also strengthen revenue streams. For example, there's a smart Johnnie Walker bottle that sends a personalized message—such as promotional offers and cocktail recipes—to every customer who waves a smartphone in front of it. The bottle also serves as a supply chain monitoring tool, as it can be tracked from the manufacturing site to the point of consumption. "The opportunities unleashed by smart products are seemingly endless for any company seeking game-changing innovation or new levels of efficiency," according to the report. "However, product companies need to get on board—and fast—to ensure they are not left behind in the quickly intensifying and accelerating smart product market." A total of 205 R&D, product design and innovation executives (including CEOs) from companies in the health care, retail and manufacturing sectors took part in the research.

Via Don Dea
Media Rewards Pro's curator insight, September 16, 2015 11:13 AM

La révolution des produits et objets connectés est en marche, et il ne faut pas se faire distancer. Dans l'univers du retail et du point de vente en particulier, les enjeux se situent au niveau de la relation client qui se veut personnalisée, dans la mise en place d'une stratégie cross-canal, et dans l'adaptation au profil du client et à ses besoins, comme la mise à disposition de services interactifs facilitant la recherche d'informations, de produits, de disponibilité et de commande notamment.

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Why Companies Need Better Collaboration Tools

The vast majority of business leaders said their organization would greatly benefit if their employees could work more flexibly and collaboratively, according to a recent survey from Google for Work and Raconteur. The resulting report, "Working Better Together: A Study of Collaboration and Innovation in the Workplace," reveals that collaboration enhances planning, decision making and problem solving. It also paves the way for more innovation—another key cultural quality cited in the research as a "must have" to boost customer engagement, while improving work systems and processes. The IT department was viewed as the most influential innovation driver. However, a significant share of survey participants listed the current limitations of technology systems as a main barrier to an effective innovation strategy. "We know that modern employees, especially digital natives, love work tools that make sharing and collaborating as easy as using consumer apps," according to the report. "But upper management and IT departments can be slow in adopting the tools workers really need. As a result, there's often a gap between the innovation and collaboration a business wants and what employees are able to deliver." Senior staff and C-level executives from nearly 260 North American companies took part in the research.

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