Do You Know The Value of Your Social Capital at Work?

Lead Change Blog

The bottom line is, aside from your method of choice, how you say things is as important as what you say, particularly when it comes to building social capital. What is social capital and why is it important? What is social capital?

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Innovation Capital. And one of the most overlooked reasons for entrepreneurial failure is innovation capital. The dangers of not understanding, or overlooking, innovation capital are illustrated by the battle between two great inventors: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

Leadership: Collaboration

Coaching Tip

Leadership is a conversation. The new currency isn’t intellectual capital. It is social capital –the collective value of who we know and what we’ll do for each other. Kouzes: The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition. James M.

A Stunning, New Leadership Lens

Steve Farber

We know that leadership is a decision not a position, and we have to work really hard to get better at it. We’ve been exploring the convergence of three essential qualities: Human Capital–individuals’ attributes, talents, capacities, and contribution.

Managing a Successful Career

Coaching Tip

Professor Wayne Baker in his book, "Achieving Success through Social Capital: Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks" says, "There is deeply rooted myth in North American culture that shapes our behavior. Let's not waste another minute.if

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Do you hate networking?

Coaching Tip

Increasing one's social capital is all knowing how to share knowledge so it not only adds value to the organization but also to your recognized worth within it. While all industries are knowledge-based today, personal knowledge and social capital capabilities are critical to professional service firms (such as consulting, investment banking and law) and research-driven firms that depend upon the capabilities of knowledge workers, both individually and working together.

Talking with Each Other @ Work

Coaching Tip

Other successful companies build upon social interaction to develop innovative concepts leading to disruptive product and service developments. Find out more about social capital by clicking here. Effective social networks that are built on the "law of reciprocity" flourish.

5 Ways To Instantly Elevate Your Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Boost your leadership with these actions To be valued by your followers and to have an outstanding and high performance in work is every leader’s ultimate goal. Leadership is a large role in any career development, and one has to put in the time, hard work and commitment to achieve results.

Social Capital Is as Important as Financial Capital in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

But effective cooperation, particularly in a setting as complex as health care, requires more than a resolve to play well together; it requires leadership to explicitly recognize the need to build social capital across the organization, and implement a strategy accomplish it.

An Integrated Leadership Team

Coaching Tip

Science tells us that men and women use different parts of their brains and consequently have different behaviors that lead to different leadership styles. One is no more effective than the other; but joined holistically within a balanced leadership team, can lead to a better business outcome.

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Best of the Web Leadership Articles

Michael Lee Stallard

Author/speaker Jason Seiden just posted a “best of the web&# collection of articles on leadership that includes the post I recently wrote about the CEO of Starbucks. Here’s what Jason wrote: For the uninitiated, the Leadership Development Carnival is collection of blog posts, normally maintained by Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership by Dan , about leadership development. posted at Team Building & Leadership Blog: Create-Learning. leadership

What do Blue Lobsters Have to do With Innovation? Everything!

Mills Scofield

The CEO either has to be or love Blue Lobsters, to be willing to invest not just money, but diligently invest his/her personal time, effort and social capital, finding and developing Blue Lobsters as well as assuring the culture will accept them. Culture Innovation Leadership Strategy

LeadershipNow 140: September 2016 Compilation

Leading Blog

The Best Free Leadership Advice You'll Ever Get by @LollyDaskal. Do You Know The Value of Your Social Capital at Work? Leadership Development Needs More Podium Results by Bruce Watt, PhD via @DDIworld. Lead Change Group: 10 Insights on Inspirational Leadership by @scott_mautz. Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas.

The 5 Smartest Strategies to Build Influence in the Workplace

Career Advancement

Leadership is intentional influence.” Successful influencers cultivate alliances with people across the company who are in positions of leadership or who have strong social capital. Leadership isn’t about having a title. Michael McKinney~.

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Still, studies show that leadership programs are failing at preparing future leaders with the skills needed to excel in today’s global business world. The GMI measures Intellectual, Psychological and Social Capital to reveal both strengths and areas for development.

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Elizabeth Pieters accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

N2Growth Blog

Combining business acumen and a unique set of leadership skills, Liz works to reimagine and redefine how people thrive, learn and work while driving remarkable outcomes for our clients. Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries.

Shaking up Yahoo is an effective change management strategy.

Coaching Tip

Increasing one's social capital is all knowing how to share knowledge so it not only adds value to the organization but also to your recognized worth within it. Success = Human Capital (what you know and can do) X Social Capital (who you know and who knows you) X Reputation (who trusts you). Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Current Affairs Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills Success Work life

Givers give without expectation of immediate return.

Coaching Tip

This 'law of love' is identified in many different ways--for example, in Wayne Baker's bestseller, " Achieving Success Through Social Capital " (Jossey-Bass), this law of love in the workplace is described as the "law of reciprocity.". John Agno: Can't Get Enough Leadership.

Building Relationships Across Cultures In Today’s World

Tanveer Naseer

Our web of relations creates the foundation for our lives as social creatures, no matter what culture we come from. In many parts of China –– the art of networking in business revolves around a system of building social capital known as guanxi (gwan-shee).

All Work in Done Through Relationships

Coaching Tip

Positive social relationships — the uplifting connections associated with individuals’ interpersonal interactions— have beneficial effects on a variety of aspects of human behavior and health. Sources: Kim Cameron: Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance.

Is there a code to attraction?

Coaching Tip

This 'law of love' is identified in many different ways--for example, in Wayne Baker's bestseller, " Achieving Success Through Social Capital " (Jossey-Bass), this law of love in the workplace is described as the "law of reciprocity.". The path to reciprocity is indirect: reciprocity ensues from the social capital built by making contributions to others. Acts of contribution, big and small, build your fund of social capital, creating a vast network of reciprocity.

Mentoring Still Not Happening for Women in the Workplace

Great Leadership By Dan

DDI Senior Vice President, Leadership Solutions stated, “A staggering 63 percent of the survey group never had a formal mentor and considering that 67 percent rated mentorship as highly important in helping to advance and grow their careers—this indicates a critical gap in businesswomen’s development.” Since women often have difficulty building social capital at work, mentoring is even more critical to their success.

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Real Dysfunction Today, Hidden in Plain Sight

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Real Dysfunction Today, Hidden in Plain Sight Published by Michael Lee Stallard on August 25, 2010 04:42 pm under Uncategorized Many individuals and organizations today are in a funk.

Why Innovation is not "Invented Here"

Coaching Tip

Beyond alarming questions of what is "fair" to the innovators themselves, few have considered how these human capital controls might impact the quality and quantity of innovation--and ultimately economic growth. We need diverse social and professional connections to innovate.

Social media summit

Lead on Purpose

Filed under: Techology , Market-driven , Product Management / Marketing Tagged: | social media , Chris Brogan , Julien Smith , Mitch Joel , community , tribe « Leadership and learning Five championship strategies » Like Be the first to like this post.

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High-Trust Teams

Coaching Tip

Like all social animals, human beings have an instinctive need to cooperate and rely on each other to satisfy their most basic emotional, psychological, and material needs. In short, trust is a form of social capital that enhances performance between individuals, within and among groups, and in larger collectives, like organizations, institutions and nations. Mike Figliuolo: One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership.

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Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

This one little question lies at the intersection of two big fields – leadership and innovation. Today’s innovators know that services, business models, collaboration, relationships, networks, knowledge, and social capital are the keys to the future. The other domain is leadership. Leadership used to be all about purpose, vision, mission, motivation and communication. LeaderLab innovation kaplan LeadershipThis is a guest post form Soren Kaplan.

We are Most Prosperous When We are Most Free

Coaching Tip

The culture of possibility that [his grandmother] Daisy Ford embraced and put to use so brilliantly on behalf of her daughters was passed on to her by the peculiarities of the West Indian social structure. Mulatto women were prized as mistresses, and their children, one shade lighter in turn, moved still further up the social and economic ladder.

HR & Teams in Global Organizations

LDRLB

Jay Galbraith writes that “the long-term human resources role is to build social capital by creating richly connected interpersonal networks across the organization” (2000, p.119). I have previously written about the “cocktail party” design of organizations that values and incorporates social networking into its design, but an intentional social networking structure still requires training. Toby is in HR, which technically means he works for Corporate.

Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

This one little question lies at the intersection of two big fields – leadership and innovation. Today’s innovators know that services, business models, collaboration, relationships, networks, knowledge, and social capital are the keys to the future. The other domain is leadership. Leadership used to be all about purpose, vision, mission, motivation and communication. Innovation innovation kaplan Leadership This is a guest post form Soren Kaplan.

Leading HR: Harnessing Social Power

LDRLB

Employees who effectively understand and navigate the social structure of an organization are the most influential employees, for better or for worse, in the organization. Galbraith also wrote that “the long-term human resources role is to build social capital by creating richly connected interpersonal networks across the organization.” This social power is especially important as Millennials continue to infiltrate workplaces.

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Leading HR: Harnessing Social Power

LDRLB

Employees who effectively understand and navigate the social structure of an organization are the most influential employees, for better or for worse, in the organization. Galbraith also wrote that “the long-term human resources role is to build social capital by creating richly connected interpersonal networks across the organization.” This social power is especially important as Millennials continue to infiltrate workplaces.

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Giving Away Trust

Coaching Tip

The formula for success = your human capital (what you know and can do) times your social capital (who you know and who knows you) times your reputation ( who trusts you ). John Agno: Can't Get Enough Leadership: Book Notes & Coaching Tips. Books Business Coaching Communication Leadership Memes dov seidman how how others perceive you know how president bill clinton reputation success formula times of uncertainty who knows you

Building Customer Communities Is the Key to Creating Value

Harvard Business Review

At Level 4, you're helping customers build their social capital — that is, helping them to build and expand valuable support groups and communities. Helping customers build social capital may seem far removed from the concerns a competitive business should occupy itself with.

3 Things the Most Creative Leaders Do

Harvard Business Review

The free-flowing exchange, in which employees, partners, and collaborators gain social capital through their creative input, has helped propel growth. He asked his management team to join him in a six-month prototype of the company’s open “Leadership Community.”

The City As School

Harvard Business Review

This post is part of a three-week series exploring the re-invention of the social infrastructure of cities, published in partnership with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Soon after, as a visiting scholar at the Center of Human Rights at Columbia University, I witnessed, in New York, the power of social capital used to improve human capital. This experience has showed me the miracle of social capital, also the tragedy of waste.

Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization

Harvard Business Review

It is quite different for entrepreneurs inside where the most significant investment (and risk) criteria they consider is their social standing and relationship capital within the organization. We find ourselves working with entrepreneurs inside to address these social capital issues in exactly the same way we have advised traditional entrepreneurs to manage their financial risks. Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership

Mentoring Women Is Not About Trying to “Rescue” Them

Harvard Business Review

As Jennifer de Vries has astutely observed, painting male allies and mentors as heroic rescuers actually strengthens the gendered status quo, inadvertently reinforcing male positional power while framing women as ill-prepared for serious leadership roles. Acutely aware of privilege conferred by gender and race, men in reciprocal mentorships are deliberate about sharing social capital, including influence, information, knowledge, and support with mentees.

How to Respond When You’re Left Out of Important Meetings

Harvard Business Review

And being the last to learn about key decisions can set your team back, and bring your leadership into question. In our work with leadership teams about meeting governance, we coach folks to put the company first by stepping forward to “vote themselves off the island” by opting out of meetings where they wouldn’t add value. We’ve all been left off the invite list before.

What Business Should Do about Occupy Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

The global financial crisis that continues to send shock waves across the world unfortunately represents the ugly face of capitalism today. The failure of free-market economic models in creating social equity, thereby perpetuating islands of affluence amidst a sea of deprivation, is the root cause of the growing public anger on the global corporate community. The clarion call is out for "humane and inclusive" capitalism. Corporate social responsibility India Leadership

Position Yourself for a Stretch Assignment

Harvard Business Review

To win and succeed in a stretch assignment, high potentials need to have the right motive (a willingness to have an impact on others in a selfless way), the right leadership assets (including among others the ability to learn, stay resilient, and connect), and be willing to accept the costs of a senior executive position. You will fit more easily into the culture, retain part of your social capital, and have larger chances to recover if you fail.

Are You a Role Model?

Harvard Business Review

It's even more impressive that he's the only billionaire with the good grace and social conscience to state the obvious: people like him ought to be paying far higher taxes than they do, especially in these debt-riddled times. As he acknowledges, he also had the incredible good fortune to be born into money and privilege, which provided him with endless support, social capital and opportunity. "If Ethics Leadership

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The CEO's Priority Should Be the Corporation's Survival

Harvard Business Review

Employees provide human capital, customers provide revenue and social capital, governments provide critical infrastructure (not just "pipes and schools" but most fundamentally the rule of law) and legitimacy, and shareholders provide financial capital. Proponents of shareholder capitalism point to fundamental notions of property rights as the foundation of their position. Corporate social responsibility Economy Leadership