Q: Is this the digital era A: Charlene Li Give up control, leadership (TED IBM)

 

In business today, the need for innovation and rapid decision-making trumps yesterday’s drive for efficiency. How does this influence what it means to be an effective leader? Charlene Li explains that it’s less about control and more about empowerment: enabling employees to acquire the information they need, so they can make their own decisions

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The Reason for Direct, Authentic and Genuine Communication in Social Networks: The Rogue Beer Tweet Ends in Donations

Once it was about doing thing goods and doing the good things. Now it is about being good. That simple

Found at ‘The Reason for Direct, Authentic and Genuine Communication in Social Networks: The Rogue Beer Tweet Ends in Donations | Dr Nat News.

First I want to thank everyone who has been nudging me to write. Second, I want to thank Charlene Li, for writing Open Leadership. If you haven’t read it yet, here’s the link.

 

Open Leadership By Charlene Li

In Charlene’s Introduction she talks about the hiring of Wendy Harman in 2006 at the Red Cross as the organization’s first social media manager. She was hired because people were saying not so nice things about the Red Cross‘s response to Katrina and she was supposed to “make it stop.”

To be continued at The Reason for Direct, Authentic and Genuine Communication in Social Networks: The Rogue Beer Tweet Ends in Donations | Dr Nat News

 

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Altimeter’s Disruptive Technology Outlook

 

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Hot Or Not: The Disruptive Tech Outlook for 2011

how many times have i said this….

Yes, the first weeks of 2011 are gone. Is disruptive tech for u still a trend or are u connecting to it?

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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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Recommended Charlene Li’s Open Leadership – Book review by Eric D. Brown

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Found at Open Leadership – Book review — Eric D. Brown.

Open Leadership by Charlene LiI grabbed a copy of Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead (affiliate link) by Charlene Li for my business trip last week.  Gotta have something to read on the plane you know.

I enjoyed this book.  Not only is the subject matter interesting, but the way in which Li presents the material is fresh, interesting and engaging.

The main premise of the book is that in order for organizations to use social tools and technology, they need to be able to operate in a more open manner.

To be continued at http://ericbrown.com/open-leadership-book-review.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ConnectingTechnologyStrategyAndExecution+(Eric+D.+Brown+-+Technology,+Strategy,+People+%26+Projects)

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