quickpoint: The Long Tail of Talent

Leading Blog

And these more informal organizations are much less constrained by geography; talented people can live anywhere and shouldn’t have to move to contribute." Collectively, all these new producers will reinvent the industrial economy, often with just a few units at a time—but exactly the right products for an increasingly discriminating consumer.” * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. The labor markets are changing.

Cascades: 6 Principles for Creating Transformational Change

Leading Blog

As Niall Ferguson observed in The Square and the Tower , “Often the biggest changes in history are the achievements of thinly documented, informally organized groups of people.”. Information spreads not through best friends but casual acquaintances.” How many manifestations of values do we treat as values in our organizations? T HE NATURE OF POWER has shifted from top-down to the center of networks.

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What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage. You contribute by organizing the new projects and developing efficient systems that ensure the work or product is completed with precision and accuracy. Bottom line; the more an organization incorporates both types of innovators - idea generation and idea implementation - the better the solutions.

Leading a Culture of Innovation


It’s a simple tool ( download PDF or download PowerPoint ) for defining the following dimensions of an organization’s innovation culture: Leadership – How leaders influence innovation through explicit decisions and subtle behaviors. Processes – How growth strategies and innovation are executed internally and externally including functional and cross-functional processes, customer engagement, information sharing, product and service development, and other activities.

Multitasking Pitfalls

Coaching Tip

The ability to keep information organized in the brain. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide (ebook $.99). " Time is what we want most but what we use worst." William Penn. Multitasking has become a significant part of life these days. We scan the Internet while talking on the phone , then get interrupted by call waiting. We schedule appointments when caught in traffic and text friends while standing in line at the bank.

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Leaders, Your Words Matter

Next Level Blog

No matter what type of leader you are or what kind of formal or informal organization you lead, I encourage you to pause today and everyday to consider the possible impact of your words.

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Evaluation and Control Best Practice 6 – Identify Data Relationships

Strategy Driven

Information is data that has been processed in such a way as to be meaningful to the person who receives it. Quality information supports effective decision-making. Data by itself, however, is not information. Organizations are frequently data rich and information poor. Therefore it is necessary to identify data interrelationships and to consider these when interpreting the data so to produce accurate, useful information.

Making Matrix Organizations Actually Work

Harvard Business Review

Most discussions about matrix organizations usually quickly devolve into a debate between two sides: those who love to hate the matrix, and those who hate to love the matrix. From our two decades of experience with organization design, we tend to side with the latter. Silos can form in any company, regardless of how it’s organized, whether that’s around different products, different regions, or different types of customers.

Putting the Right Information on Twitter in a Crisis

Harvard Business Review

I became curious about what this impulse might mean for all the users hitting “refresh” on their feeds and for the crisis response managers feeding announcements and information into the stream. Using that measure, the information people find most important tends to be hazard impact information, guidance information, and advisory information – in other words, what people should do or not do in order to protect themselves.