Posts Categorized: Leadership

Corporate culture

Next month I’ll be discussing corporate culture at Sibos in Toronto. My view (not original) is that corporate culture is an emergent property. It is a result of the myriad properties of the organization and its environment. Culture happens, and like a child, once born, the parents are not really in control. We used to think… Read more »

Those hard soft-skills

Soft skills, especially collaboration and networking, will become more important than traditional hard skills. Smart employers have always focused more on attitude than any specific skill-set because they know they can train for a lack of skills and knowledge. Soft skills require time, mentoring, informal learning and management support. Soft skills for the networked workplace… Read more »

Building tolerance for ambiguity

High tolerance for ambiguity is becoming an important leadership trait in increasingly complex, networked environments, explains Riita Raesmaa in Systems Intelligence, Serendipity and Listening for the Better Decisions. Three factors that can increase this tolerance are: Systems Intelligence Theory of Esa Saarinen, Value and Importance of Serendipity (the weak links and the edges), Value and Importance… Read more »

Social learning is what managers do already

Here are some more questions from our Working Smarter conversation on 30 March 2011, followed by my comments. Feel free to weigh in. Q1: Our Legal department discourages social learning because the communication cannot be reviewed by them before being presented. How has this been addressed by others? Q2: What social media/social learning methods are… Read more »