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

Found at http://theparallaxview.com/2011/05/the-passionate-worker/

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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Communication Nation: The connected company

Found at http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2011/02/connected-company.html

The average life expectancy of a human being in the 21st century is about 67 years. Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is?

Surprisingly short, it turns out. In a recent talk, John Hagel pointed out that the average life expectancy of a company in the S&P 500 has dropped precipitously, from 75 years (in 1937) to 15 years in a more recent study. Why is the life expectancy of a company so low? And why is it dropping?

To be continued at http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2011/02/connected-company.html

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ID and Other Reflections: 2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

Really love this list.

Found at ID and Other Reflections: 2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books.

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Books

  1. The Power of Pullby John Seely Brown
  2. The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Create Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societiesby Scott E. Page
  3. The Driveby Daniel Pink
  4. The Adventures of Johnny Bunkoby Daniel Pink
  5. Beyond E-Learning: Approaches and Technologies to Enhance Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Performanceby Marc J. Rosenberg
  6. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Rightby Atul Gawande
  7. The Future of Managementby Gary Hamel
  8. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizationsby Clay Shirky
  9. Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Resultsby Morten Hansen
  10. Getting Things Doneby David Allen
  11. Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvementby Ruth Colvin Clark
  12. Pragmatic Thinking and Learningby Andy Hunt
  13. Social Media for Trainersby Jane Bozarth
  14. The New Social Learningby Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham
  15. The Non-Designer’s Design Bookby Robin Williams
  16. Crucial Confrontationsby Kerry Patterson
  17. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  18. Working Smarter Fieldbook

Start reading at ID and Other Reflections: 2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books.

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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.

Read more and for dropping a line read http://www.adaptivepath.com/blog/2010/09/14/john-hagel-and-the-power-of-pull-at-adaptive-path-amsterdam/

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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?

To be continued at http://scorpfromhell.blogspot.com/2010/09/leading-in-increasingly-networked-world.html

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