Recommended: The death of serendipity ?

Recommended: The death of serendipity ? – Summary : Serendipity is  finding things without knowing they exist and wi…

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Employee Engagement & the Passionate Worker

I posted about The Shift Index in the not recent past. At a round table at Teleperformance Maastricht we discussed about how e-sat impacts c-sat.  Love this post and therefore included

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A Tweet by John Hagel caught my eye last week:

John was referring to one of the findings of The Shift Index, as published by John and his team at Deloitte.

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The Dilbert paradox | The Ideas Economy

John Hagel, Kris Hagerman and John Seely Brown
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Found at The Dilbert paradox | The Ideas Economy. performance pressures mount in our global economy, competitive success will increasingly depend on resolving the Dilbert Paradox.

What is the Dilbert Paradox? If you ask any senior executives what their top priorities are, they will inevitably respond that talent is one of their top priorities. Got it. But then look at all the enormously popular cultural artifacts like Dilbert and The Office that so graphically demonstrate the absolutely stultifying effect of our daily work environments on talent. How do we reconcile these two observations?

(by Ben Torode)

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Recommended John Hagel and the Power of Pull at AP Amsterdam 27/9/2010

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Found at adaptive path » blog » Henning Fischer » John Hagel and the Power of Pull at AP Amsterdam [UPDATED].

………….. We’re also excited to announce that we will be hosting a talk by John Hagel III at the  Adaptive Path Amsterdam studio on the evening of Friday the 24th.

As co-chairman of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, John and his team conduct original research and develop substantive points of view for new corporate growth. If you’re into strategy like we are, this is an evening for you.

John will be talking about the new book, The Power of Pull, which he co-wrote with John Seeley Brown and Lang Davison, both of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. It examines the deep forces reshaping our world and gives us a new understanding of the implications of how our digital world really works—and what we can do to thrive in an environment dominated by what they characterizes as ‘the forces of pull.’

We will kick off at 18:00 on Friday, September 24th. with snacks and drinks with a discussion by the authors to follow, and lots of great conversation with others in the community. A large number of Adaptive Path folks from the other studios in Austin and San Francisco will also be on hand: CEO Michael Meyer, GM Laura Kirkwood, VP of Creative Services Brandon Schauer and Austin Studio Director Todd Wilkens.

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Recommended video watch: Video Book Club: The Power of Pull

Found atNext Level Blog.

Video Book Club: The Power of Pull

Happy end of summer everyone. Probably like a lot of you, I spent some time in August catching up on my reading. So, I’m back with the Video Book Club series and this week’s installment features The Power of Pull by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison.

If you’ve been trying to figure out what it takes to lead and thrive in the information economy, you need to take a look at this book. Backed by a lot of research and some interesting case studies, the authors offer a wealth of provocative ideas on how to operate in the age of the internet. They also have a real gift for simplifying complex concepts with short, memorable phrases.

I talk about three of those phrases that landed with me in the video.

To be continued at Next Level Blog.

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SFH Blog: Leading in an increasingly networked world, personal notes

SFH Blog: Leading in an increasingly networked world, personal notes.

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There are a lot of books and research studies coming up about leading in the new reality & future. The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel & co,Reorganize for Resilience: Putting Customers at the Center of Your Businessby Ranjay Gulati, Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead by Charlene LiThe Hyper-Social Organization: Eclipse Your Competition by Leveraging Social Media by Francois Gossieaux & Ed Moran are a few examples. Thought I would share some of my own thoughts from my experiences, observations, readings & learnings.

Within a traditional organization with hierarchies, many (most?) managers tend to use their positional power to get things done from others rather than influence/motivate/collaborate with them to get the tasks done. Did you just say “What? Collaborate with my subordinates?

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Highly, highly recommended book review Of Push and Pull @ confused of calcutta

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My thanks to Bob Davidson (oybay on flickr) for letting me use the wonderful shot above.

Those of you who know me well will also know that I have had a soft spot for the writings of John Seely Brown and John Hagel for some time now. [I've found 15 mentions of the word "Seely" alone in the past five years].  The Social Life of Information is one of the most important books I’ve read in the past 20 years. Similarly, ever since I saw the two Johns present the findings that formed the material for The Only Sustainable Edge, I’ve been tracking what they’ve been doing with keen interest.

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