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On +Forbes  "What were they Thinking? The Logic Behind Emotional Decisions" --book review of "Feeling Smart" by Prof. Eyal Winter  

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Why do peacocks have impressive tails when they are heavy, burdensome and possibly life-threatening in their natural environments? Starlings chirp even more loudly as they approach danger, making predators aware of their location, but warning other starlings away. Likewise, why do folks like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and others drop [...]
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Are we Leadership hypochondriacs? 

Are we perceiving illnesses in leadership that aren't there? Are do we see something that has still yet to be understood in general practice? 
Ayelet Baron recently shared her article in IT Business Canada, “How to stop the band-aid solutions for 21st century leaders”, which is a good read for a new approach to leadership practices as opportunities for this new millennium, and a drastic change from the past hundreds of years of business. She has a bold willingness to think different, as are many of the cohort of other thinkers she directly shared it with (Jane McConnell, Bill Jensen, Jo...
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If you want your organization to engage in a shared sense of Purpose all together, then perhaps you need to encourage more decentralization and independent thought in smaller groups.  New research suggests that companies who feel a stronger sense of Shared Purpose tend to engage more in communities, and work more broadly regardless of the hierarchy. 

Some thoughts from the recent Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2015 in Paris. 

#community   #leadership   #e20s  

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There is a paradox in how we see ourselves in a collaborative, cooperative world of work. This is a balance within each: our self-image, where we give attention, and what we consider priorities. On the organization side, this is also the balance of centralization versus decentralization, leading versus directing, uniformity [...]
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Doesn't this beat all? Into the  #PoorDecisions  bucket

While IBM is facing possibly the largest layoffs in its history-- topping their already industry topping 60,000 person layoff in the early 1990s-- the executives do not recognize the need to empathize with their people. I'm sure this was planned in advanced for some time -- such compensation typically is known well in advance -- but it is very poor timing.

https://gigaom.com/2015/01/31/ibm-ceo-takes-bonus-gets-a-raise/
IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty is taking a bonus of $3.6 million for 2014, according to SEC documents posted Friday and spotted by Bloomberg News. She will also receive a 6.7 percent salary increase bringing her salary total to $1.6 million for 2015 — her first raise since becoming IBM CEO in 2012. Here’s the chart posted in…
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Corporate disparity in wages continues, as well as preceptions that regular employees don't matter.... And for the most part executives think they dont 
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A short reprise of the AES (energy company) case study of self-managing organization model,  starts a review of the book "Reinventing Organizations" by Frederic Laloux of Belgium. Laloux's work covers over a dozen different cases in all sorts of industries, and down to the detail of the questions most leaders have about the actual workings of a #selfmanaging organization beyond just the rhetoric. It makes a strong case to refute the idea that we all must be overseen by a formal manager who makes the decisions and choices.

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Frederic Laloux's book Reinventing Organizations explores the deep details of how organizations the world over have figured out how to succeed by leaving 'management' to the employees
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Figure out your job. Being the expert is not as much fun as figuring out the way to expertise.
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+Ayelet Baron's recent article inspired me to play devil's advocate.

Are we really seeing a real illness in leadership today? 

http://linkd.in/1FOkQFB
Ayelet Baron recently shared her article in IT Business Canada, “How to stop the band-aid solutions for 21st century leaders”, which is a good read for a new approach to leadership practices as opportunities for this new millennium, and a drastic change from the past hundreds of years of business. She has a bold willingness to think different, as are many of the cohort of other thinkers she directly shared it with (Jane McConnell, Bill Jensen, Jo...
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Working Beyond 5 #generations in the workplace http://onforb.es/1AnMZn6

Thinking Post-generational on behaviors and pyschographics about how people work rather than where they were born should be our focus.  
Work-life expectancy is expanding. While we worry about working with five generations in the workplace by 2020—only 5 years from now—we are now looking at even more as we look 10, 20, or 50 years from now. As work-life expectancy, the number of years we have available to spend working, expands [...]
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My keynote at Enterprise 2.0 Summit last week, looking forward into new ways to understand and enable culture change in organizations as they under #digitaltransformation  
Our understanding of the concept of Culture at work is expanding beyond simpler notions like organizationals values and culture. We have long seen culture as the creator of new value, purpose and meaning to why we work in firms altogether. This delivers beyond what we gain from transactional processes. So if you are seeking ROI out of reengineering your processes and transactions to incorporate enterprise social network interactions, then what yo...
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A look at Frederic Laloux's excellent book on interesting case studies of self-managing organizations and how they operate. It brings to question if we really do need managers, or other ways really work

http://onforb.es/1qrhc1J

(Apologies if this is a repeat)
Frederic Laloux's book Reinventing Organizations explores the deep details of how organizations the world over have figured out how to succeed by leaving 'management' to the employees
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We need more experiences with languages to understand how to lead across cultures. 

#leadership #workculture
As collaboration goes digital globally, we face working with more people across more cultures. Even learning one more language can expand your understanding of use of context and persuasion in different cultures.
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Many avenues to the same concept.
A conversation with Denis Pennel of Ciett/EuroCiett, a look back at my post on the employment relationship in 2011, my talk on culture at   and Roger L. Martin of the Martin Prosperity Institute's talk at the Global Peter Drucker Forum 2014  
As the nature of how and who we work for evolves, the employment relationship and the conditions of how companies hire employees aren't keeping up with this globalization of labor. This exists in the US, in Europe, and very likely the world over. We may need to reconsider how we can get the best talent for each of our organizations.
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Keywords: Author, Forbes.com blogger, Social Business Transformation, IBM, Speaker, social analytics researcher, firestarter

Rawn Shah is an expert in collaboration and social computing methodologies within organizations and on the Web. He is a business transformation consultant in the Social Software Adoption team in IBM where his primary responsibilities involve measuring and determining the business value of collaboration technologies. 

He is the author of seven books, his latest being "Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs" (Wharton School Publishing, 2010) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0132357798/ He was also a freelance columnist and editor for technical journals such as JavaWorld, LinuxWorld, Windows NT World Japan, and IBM developerWorks. 

He writes a business-oriented blog on http://blogs.forbes.com/rawnshah/  He can be reached at http://twitter.com/rawn or on http://www.linkedin.com/in/rawnshah/. The contents of this social site are his own ideas and opinions and not that of IBM.
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7 books, 500+ published articles, enterprise transformation of 450K+ company, Battodo (Japanese swordfighting) sensei
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Leadership Skills Multiply With Language Skills
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Is The Employment Relationship Keeping Up With Business?
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As the nature of how and who we work for evolves, the employment relationship and the conditions of how companies hire employees aren't keep

What's Wrong with Enterprise Collaboration, a Parable | LinkedIn
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Developing A Custom Social Enterprise Process
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SAP Jam Work Patterns now adds developer customizability to help more organizations integrate social into the specifics of their enterprise

Your Present Vs. Future-Orientation Mirrors Your Execution Versus Innova...
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Do you live in the present or work for the future? Whatever your personal philosophy, it can impact how you view and do your work, and live

Social Processes See Customers, Employees, Citizens As Markets Of One
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Common Social Business processes across employees, customers, and citizens, combined with data science is heralding a new age of Markets of

The Golden Age Of Management Is Now
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We live in a golden age of management, that combines continuous innovation with disciplined execution. It is as passionately romantic as it

Enterprise 2.0 Reaches Further With Mobile And Big Data
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Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Boston, Jun 17-19 2013 The flagship event for the field of Social Business, the Enterprise 2 Conference by UBM Te

6 Tech Gadgets Every Blogger Dad Needs On The Go
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I’ve been to enough conferences over the past 20 years as a writer/blogger to know what you carry with you can make or break a timely story.

Accessible Thought Leadership Among the Thinkers 50
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Top 5 Social Media Influencers of the Thinkers50 (infographic: Rawn Shah) Every two years since 2001, the Thinkers50 project by McGraw-Hill

Walking the Yellow Brick Social Graph
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When you launch a startup and find $6 million in funding in three days, people will notice. When you raise $60 million from top Wall Street

5 Hurdles for the Social Intranet - Forbes
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Digital Workplace Trends 2013 study (Image: NetStrategyJMC ) Is the social business world of digital workplace really taking off the way ven

Work Ethos, Purpose, and Productivity
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Enterprise 2.0 Summit 2013 presentation on Work Ethos and Purpose, as what comes next, after Expertise, and Collaboration. We need the syste

Opening Eyes to Radical Openness - Forbes
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Radical Openness by Tapscott & Williams (TED Books, 2013) I had an early peek into a new ebook from the TED conference's books unit focused

Four Elementary Forms of Sociality Impacting Trust and Relationships - F...
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About 20 years ago psychologist Alan Page Fiske and author of Structures of Social Life (Free Press 1993), now Professor of Anthropology at

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Reshaping Organizations to Empower Work Ethic, part 2 - Forbes
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VideoI began in Part One of this article by asking “What does work ethic actually look like in today’s world if it is not simply about worki

People naturally see across artificial borders - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
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What is your span of control? How can companies change narrow roles into wider roles? These questions bedevil social business projects, ju