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5 08, 2012

When complex systems fail: New roles for leaders

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From Margaret Wheatley in Leader to Leader Journal: When complex systems fail, prevailing models of leadership offer little help. What we learn now with Y2K can prepare us for a future where more and more failures of complex systems will confront us. It can also help us look beyond the confines of in-house systems and structures, and to see new, more effective ways to lead our business and social institutions. · Go to When complex systems fail: New roles for leaders →

17 05, 2012

How to turn audiences into activists: 5 lessons in social engagement

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From FastCompany: As the water crisis documentary Last Call at the Oasis opens, Participant Media executives Christopher Gebhardt and Chad Boettcher explain how they use social media to turn complex, overwhelming issues into hope and action. · Go to How to turn audiences into activists: 5 lessons in social engagement →

21 03, 2012

A different vantage point truly can change one’s perspective on things

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From On Being: Astronaut Ron Garan did an AMA on reddit. This photo was his reply when asked, “Have you seen anything when looking down on earth or into space that has you completely awed that is captured in your memory for the rest of your life?” It’s the illuminated border between India and Pakistan, as seen from the International Space Station. · Go to A different vantage point truly can change one’s perspective on things →

16 03, 2012

Why ditching the office could help you be more creative

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From FastCompany: The quiet, workman-like atmosphere of your office is actually not making your brain work as hard as it could. A little noise can go a long way toward getting you better ideas. · Go to Why ditching the office could help you be more creative →

15 03, 2012

When chaos moves in and how to conquer it: The true story of entrepreneurship

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From ChangeThis: Proponents of entrepreneurship love to celebrate the freedom and adventure of owning and running a company. Established business owners put on a smile, perfect their elevator speech about “being their own boss,” and proceed to sell you their product or service. The media tells us story after story about the multi-million dollar opportunities grown out of a garage or dorm room.

But few people tell the true story of entrepreneurship—the story of long hours, sleepless nights, endless worry, mental and physical stress, strained family relationships and non-existent social life.

Instead, would-be entrepreneurs buy into a dream that few will ever achieve. Believing in a promise of more money, more time, and freedom from the corporate world, entrepreneurs ignore the less-than-encouraging small business statistics and take the plunge into ownership. That’s when chaos moves in. · Go to When chaos moves in and how to conquer it: The true story of entrepreneurship →

2 03, 2012

Meg Wheatley: Update to "Leadership and the New Science"

Fri, Mar 2, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , , , |Comments Off on Meg Wheatley: Update to "Leadership and the New Science"

From Cris Wildermuth: Listen as Meg Wheatley discusses what happened since she published Leadership and the New Science. The role of "walk outs walk ons" in creating change, the type of leader who is really needed in today's world, the dangers of "hope." · Go to Meg Wheatley: Update to "Leadership and the New Science" →

9 12, 2011

Thinking our way out of extinction

Fri, Dec 9, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , |Comments Off on Thinking our way out of extinction

From BigThink: What happens when the complexity and magnitude of the problems facing our civilization "simply exceed our biological capabilities"? Sociobiologist Rebecca Costa argues this has triggered the demise "of every advanced civilization. But we now possess the cognitive tools to survive. · Go to Thinking our way out of extinction →

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