Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week:
QUOTE: @JeffElder: “I’d just love to pick your brain.” Saying that to a consultant is really saying: “I’d just love to pick your pocket.” – via @techherding
Mimi & Eunice: Precious Sacred Idea
I’ll also bust the ‘secret’ vault wide-open and admit I’m not a fan of #followfriday in many respects.
- Truth be told, I really don’t want a bunch of random new followers who I might not share any common interest with.
Internal culture shows you to everyone. – What happens on the inside gets seen by the outside – via @igotan
We live in a world where it’s very difficult to keep secrets anymore. We communicate very freely, and this causes the walls to turn into veils, and the veils to be more and more translucent. Imagine the shower in the photo above — it’s symbolic of a new reality, so go to the gym.
“Leaderless groups” are a myth if taken literally” ~ Rosabeth Kanter – via @minutrition
“Leaderless groups,” a phrase I heard stated with pride at Cisco in the early days of councils and boards, are a myth if taken literally. No group is actually leaderless, although it might be highly collaborative. The group might distribute and rotate leadership roles and responsibilities. There might be open discussion of decisions, even if there is a person who declares when it’s time to decided and breaks ties — in short, has the authority. But when everyone is responsible, no one is responsible.