July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Adriana summarizes: “ Effective leaders understand the role of relationships and developing a culture of safety and unity for the teams they lead. Development.

How SWOT Analysis Harms Leaders

Lead Change Blog

For example, consider Saraj, a technology startup founder. Groupthink. One particularly big problem is known as groupthink , where groups tend to coalesce around the opinions of a powerful leader. To me, it was a clear example of groupthink, ignoring the elephant in the room. I eventually convinced her otherwise, and we developed some plans in the event of problems arising in this area. Professional Development SWOT Bias blind spots oversight strategic plannin

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10 Ways to Keep “Post-truth” From Crippling Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

In an increasingly connected, technologically savvy, and fast-paced world, difference is the new normal. Discourage groupthink and don’t shoot the messenger. Leadership Development diversity facts paradox post-truthA few things have happened recently that increase performance pressure on character-based leaders who are dedicated to doing what’s right: The Oxford Dictionary announced the word post-truth as its 2016 word of the year.

Get Savvy

Leading Blog

Perhaps what if different today is our ability to so quickly and persuasively disseminate it through technology. Just as we have technology glitches so too do we have human glitches in the way we process information.” Not only does this foster groupthink, but it most often creates a toxic us versus them mentality “often leading to the demonization of the ‘other’ and contributing to discrimination and sometimes violence.” F AKE NEWS is not a new phenomenon.

LeadershipNow 140: January 2017 Compilation

Leading Blog

Smart use of technology can aid organisational change via @MediaplanetUK with ‏@profhamel. Unleashing Creativity And Avoiding Groupthink by Michelle M Smith via @octanner. Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Here are a selection of tweets from January 2017 that you might have missed: Don’t you love the beginning of a new year? by @mark_sanborn. Do team values unite or divide your team? JesseLynStoner.

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The 11 Essential Elements Needed to Achieve True Collaboration

Leading Blog

Collaboration is not a new concept, but globalization and new technologies have turned it into one of the best methods of competitive advantage available. Without diversity groupthink sets in. Dan Sanker states that ironically, in order to remain “competitive” companies will have to become more collaborative. Collaborate: The Art of We is a practical guide to going beyond democratic or cooperative work to creating truly collaborative work environments as a growth strategy.

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Why You Should Care About The Revenue Forecast

The Idolbuster

After a few experiments, they pronounced it ready to ship to customers, and did not need to go through a formal development process. Product development is always needed to make a new technology robust enough to work consistently in customer hands. He was a Scorpion , a “visionary” who felt that the technology should sell itself. Then when the product ran into development issues, the same executives went on a headhunt to find out where the number came from.

Start Networking with People Outside Your Industry

Harvard Business

Additionally, you’re more prone to groupthink if you’re not exposed to diverse perspectives and points of view. ” He had spent a decade at a large technology company, rising to become an engineering director. It’s to fulfill personal curiosity and develop yourself as a person; professional or monetary ROI is a happy coincidence.

Train Your Employees to Think Like Hackers

Harvard Business

They think in digital terms and have the curiosity and drive to figure out how technology works. Hackers also know a thing or two about the limits of technology. This helps teams avoid tunnel vision and groupthink, and gets them thinking more creatively. They also keep internal security and product teams coordinating closely as new products and features are developed. Alan king/unsplash.

Personality Tests Can Help Balance a Team

Harvard Business Review

Others, perhaps driven by their own narcissism, pick people who are like them, which kills diversity and breeds groupthink. The New Zealand Army , which of course does have formal roles, molds teams based on personality for its outdoor development races through the mountains. Leading teams Collaboration Technology It’s just plain hard to get people working together the way you’d like.

The CIO as Corporate Psychic

Harvard Business Review

What impact will terahertz frequencies have on communication technologies? But overreliance on these firms leads to industry groupthink, and complexity-theory research tells us that it's impossible to predict the behavior of a large system (such as the world of tech innovation) beyond the next few moves. Technology and innovation ideas can also be found at niche forums focused on the future within industries and at venture capital conferences.

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Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers

Harvard Business

It’s not uncommon to meet a lawyer who’d like to work in renewable energy, or an app developer who’d like to write a novel, or an editor who fantasizes about becoming a landscape designer. Subsidize Your Skill Development. ” In other words, they didn’t want to hear the groupthink.

A Checklist for Making Faster, Better Decisions

Harvard Business Review

The good news is that there are ways to consistently make better decisions by using practices and technologies based on behavioral economics. Most business decisions are collaborative, which mean groupthink and consensus work to compound our individual biases. A final reason is technology. Managers make about three billion decisions each year, and almost all of them can be made better.

You Don’t Need to Adopt Holacracy to Get Some of Its Benefits

Harvard Business Review

One of the greatest challenges of managing an enterprise today is that technology cycles often outpace planning cycles , so firms find themselves constantly having to adjust. Holacracy, inspired by Agile software development , is optimized for adaptation, making these types of adjustments as a matter of course. These days, every enterprise needs to develop a culture of change.

India Remakes Global Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Chirotech specializes in biocatalysis and chemocatalysis, two important subspecialties of biotechnology and chemistry that help develop key biological and chemical intermediates needed for the efficient production of medicines. Dr Reddy's plan is to leverage Chirotech's scientific capabilities to optimize drug development processes, thus lowering manufacturing costs and speeding time-to-market. Polycentric innovation won't work in organizations that promote groupthink.

Creativity Lessons from Charles Dickens and Steve Jobs

Harvard Business Review

And yet federally funded research and development — creativity, institutionalized — is down 20% as a share of America's GDP since the late 1980s. Yes, as a society, we do need to remake our educational systems to deliver more young people to what Steve Jobs called "the intersection of technology and the humanities" — to bring American students' globally below-average math and science fluency up to snuff and keep them immersed in the arts.

What Great Social Media Campaigns Get Right

Harvard Business Review

The web did not invent community-driven brands – just think of Harley Davidson — but technology has surely made the strategy more popular. After a successful career as a corporate consultant, he became the Director of Economic Development for Rhode Island, a cabinet level position, where he saw the opportunity to put his ideas into action and create innovation at scale. American Express has developed “Small Business Saturday.”


6 Keys to Putting the Crowdsourced Surveillance Genie Back in the Lamp

Harvard Business Review

The response to concerns raised about civil liberties and civic culture (including on this site) ranged from skeptical ( "This is a spontaneous response of the crowd to an unfolding situation, merely taking advantage of current technology" ) to to hostile ( "What a load of GARBAGE!" ). Ultimately, enough hateful content has been published to show that the online mob has developed a case of groupthink that at times seemed to parallel the mob mentality that fueled the riot itself.