Posts Categorized: ConnectedEnterprise

Is leadership an emergent property?

Note: this post is in early Beta. Is leadership an emergent property of people working together (social capital) or is it something delivered, in a top-down fashion by an individual? I was asked about this recently, and immediately thought about the Apache nation that had only situational leaders, Nantans, who were in charge as long… Read more »

Spreading social capitalism

I had the pleasure of meeting Dan Robles at Innotribe and his recent post on It is Time to Evolve, got me thinking and making some connections. Dan starts with the big picture: How the world really works The Internet and social media have shifted the factors of production away from land, labor, and capital… Read more »

Leadership in Complexity

In organizing for diversity and complexity, I discussed structural changes that are needed in our institutions. Kevin Wheeler has a great slide presentation on leadership in complexity that looks at what is required in such a diverse and complex work world. In the future of leadership development, Kevin describes some new core leadership skill sets… Read more »

New Hire Emergent Practices

In May I asked what interesting new hire practices have emerged in the workplace and later re-posted the question to Google+. I also collected a number of bookmarks on onboarding, as some companies call it. There are many good practices, such as: Dedicated coaches Formal introductions to people in the work network, especially those at a… Read more »

Cooperation and networks at Innotribe

Stowe Boyd & I are opening the presentation on corporate culture this morning, here in Toronto at Sibos. We will be looking at how organizational frameworks and models have changed. Stowe will talk about the architecture of cooperation: The new architecture of work is now emerging, after decades of transition. White collar work became knowledge… Read more »

Social networks drive Innovation

I’m always looking for simple ways to explain how networks change business and how social media help to increase openness, driving transparency and increasing innovation. Does this graphic stand on its own, or is there more explanation required? Updated: With significant feedback via Google+, here is the next, but not last, version. Version 3 (thanks… Read more »

Adapting to a networked world

Simon Bostock referred me to this speech that Ben Hammersly gave to the UK’s Information Assurance Advisory Council. The main theme is how the ruling generation (Baby Boomers) are failing to understand how the Internet has changed EVERYTHING. You’re all the same age, and upbringing, as the people that the digital generations are so upset… Read more »

The democratization of the enterprise

My About section used to include this paragraph, written a while back and still reflective of my professional perspective: A guiding goal in much of my work is the democratization of the enterprise. Democracy is our best structure for political governance and I believe it should be the basis of our workplaces as well. As… Read more »

Natural entrepreneurship

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. – Yogi Berra As I look at what I’ve learned about business, information technology and learning over the past decade I see two major influences, perhaps not mutually exclusive, that will change how we work and learn. One is the pending major shift in… Read more »