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Moving from Managers to Mentors in 2016 - ISACA Now

Moving from Managers to Mentors in 2016 - ISACA Now | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

ISACA Now: Moving from Managers to Mentors in 2016 - Body: Managers are obsolete. Mentors are a thing – or shou... https://t.co/okJwdjnY96

 

Caitlin McGaw
President, Candor McGaw Inc.

 

Fortune magazine suggests that companies retire the term ”manager.” It is there in black and white on page 52 of a recent issue, in the Growth Guru article titled, “5 Key Trends to Master in 2016.”

According to Fortune, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh eliminated all of his company’s managers. The author of the article notes that most people are better supervised by their phones than by bosses (something to ponder) and goes on to say that by morphing managers into coaches and having them spend an hour of individual quality time each week with up to 40 employees, companies will get better overall performance than they will from teams with a manager and eight to 10 employees.

Cool idea. The sticking point: Converting managers into mentors and coaches. That is potentially a tough sell to professionals who have fought hard to become a “manager” and for younger professionals who are striving for that first manager title.

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Knowledge Management Spotlight: A Conversation About Boundaries

Knowledge Management Spotlight: A Conversation About Boundaries | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

"In part one of our interview with Alice MacGillivray, she talks about boundaries, leadership, and use of edge-effect.

Alice MacGillivray, Ph.D., is a management consultant who works at the intersection of knowledge management, complexity, and leadership. Alice co-designed and directed the first MA in knowledge management and has published and presented at international conferences on KM and leadership topics.

You can read her blog 4KM.net and follow her on Twitter @4KM.

APQC’s 2014 Knowledge Management Conference, focused on the theme of “Improving Business Results Through Engagement & Collaboration,” will be held April 10-11 in Houston, Texas.

APQC: Alice, one of things I really love about your blog is your discussion of boundaries. Once boundaries are drawn, organizations tend to look inward towards governance, process, and structures. You wrote a wonderful abstract about how respected leaders work with boundaries and have success. What made the leaders successful in that situation?

Alice MacGillivray: Thank you; it is always a pleasure to connect with people who are interested in boundaries. I know the abstract you’re referencing. In it, I write: “We measure things, yet the real value may lie in the relationships amongst these things, especially as leaders face multidimensional challenges including climate change, terrorism, and enabling organizational learning.”

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Introducing T-Shaped Managers: Knowledge Management’s Next Generation - by Morten Hansen & Bolko von Oetinger

The knowledge economy demands a new kind of executive, one who freely shares ideas and expertise across the company while remaining fiercely committed to business unit performance. But T-shaped managers must be carefully cultivated.
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"...benefits of cross-unit learning and collaboration have become much more important in many increasingly knowledge-intensive industries!" 

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Knowledge sharing: Drive out fear. Eliminate management by objective, by David Gurteen

Knowledge sharing: Drive out fear. Eliminate management by objective, by David Gurteen | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

By David Gurteen:
"Many years ago when I worked at Lotus Development we had a similar yearly review system to the one described in this article The Poisonous Employee-Ranking System That Helps Explain Microsoft's Decline.

I hated it then, mainly as it was gamed, long before I fully realised the consequences and its impact on knowledge sharing and collaborative behaviours. "

Use of Deming's [...] fourteen key principles for management for transforming business effectiveness.


Read more: http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/poisonous-employee-ranking-system?open

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