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A Tweet by John Hagel caught my eye last week:
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.
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/
Found atNext Level Blog.
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.
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 Li, The 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?