A Chat about Leadership (& Superheroes) & Co-Creating Communities that Work [SLIDES]

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Closing keynote at the NGA Green Jobs Innovation Fund Event, October 24 & 25, 2013, Washington, DC.

Closing keynote at the NGA Green Jobs Innovation Fund Event, October 24 & 25, 2013, Washington, DC.

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  • 1. We adership: ! SIX PRACTICES FOR CO-CREATING COMMUNITIES THAT WORK
  • 2. Thomas, Age 2
  • 3. Matthias, Age 4
  • 4. The Boys Ages 10 & 8
  • 5. http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/i/indonesia.htm http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/kamen-rider-dragon-knight/ images/14606981/title/kamen-rider-photo
  • 6. 16th Ave, NW & Columbia
  • 7. 1.  Superheroes do work that matters. 2.  Superheroes test limits. 3.  Superheroes make a discernible difference – quickly. 4.  Superheroes (generally) are honorable.
  • 8. “We love superheroes because they refuse to give up on us.”
  • 9. World Economic Forum 2012: The Great Transformation
  • 10. Revolutions: 1.  More 2.  Mobility 3.  Mentality
  • 11. Stuff to read about Leadership since books were books Last 90 days: 3,761 Advent of the stone tablet (3000 BC) 2008: 61,015 106,568 2000: 34,240 2012: 95,518
  • 12. Vinz Koller Kristin Wolff & 519+ Workforce Leaders
  • 13. 1 Wide-Angle View Photo by Hockley Photography
  • 14. Photo by CaptainMcDan (Flickr) Boston meets Honolulu (& Seattle & Raleigh…)
  • 15. 2 (Hyper) Networks
  • 16. Meetings §  Invitation §  Agenda §  Pre-meeting packets §  Refreshments §  Minutes
  • 17. Key Questions Purpose? On or offline? Who must be present? Range of activities participants will be engaged in? §  Nature of space/ accommodations necessary? §  Required documentation? §  §  §  § 
  • 18. Photo by donabelandewan@flickr
  • 19. 3 Radical Openness
  • 20. “If we want to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms of connection, we have to take responsibility for shaping the tools we use to encounter the world.” Ethan Zuckerman, Rewire
  • 21. 4 Relentless Experimentation
  • 22. 5 Unique Value Photo by Creatica.com
  • 23. Cloudgate 1.  Started 2004; Completed 2006 2.  Number of steel plates required: 168 3.  Size: 33x66x42 4.  Weight: 110 tons
  • 24. Photo by: Opusfotos (Flickr)
  • 25. 6 Regeneration Photo by Chnines (Flickr)
  • 26. “Building leaders is not just a possibility or opportunity, it is something you should make your goal to achieve.”
  • 27. We adership ! RADICAL WIDE ANGLE HYPER NETWORKS OPENNESS VIEW RELENTLESS UNIQUE EXPERIMENTATION VALUE REGENERATION
  • 28. Thanks! Kristin Wolff (& Vinz Koller, Director, TAT) kwolff@thinkers-and-doers.com Vinz_Koller@spra.com @kristinwolff @Social_Policy @Weadership SPRA.com WEadership.org
  • 29. 6 WEadership Superpowers ADOPT A WIDE ANGLE VIEW Description Leaders look for new ways to apply their resources and expertise. They focus on solving important community problems. Resources Cited -  -  CodeforAmerica.org on repurposing solutions GitHub.com for sharing solutions -  http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/network for mapping networks Monitor Institute’s Gather guide: http://www.monitorinstitute.com/downloads/ what-we-think/gather/ GATHER_The_Art_and_Science_of_Effective _Convening.pdf -  BUILD DIVERSE NETWORKS Leaders collaborate with partners creatively, using informal networks alongside traditional hierarchies. EMBRACE OPENNESS -  Leaders share the role of leadership with staff, partners, and the public. They use social technologies -  -  to listen, inform, and collaborate. -  ENCOURAGE EXPERIMENTATION Kiva.org for small business lending P2PU.org for un-school example Quora.com for knowledge sharing platform http://meshing.it/companies for shareconomy companies AmericanSamoaRenewal.org for video Prototyping Framework (NESTA) http://www.nesta.org.uk/news_and_features/ assets/features/prototyping_framework Leaders know their industry needs new ideas, and new ideas need testing. -  -  ADD UNIQUE VALUE Leaders find ways their unique contributions can make a real difference in their communities. Those who add value remain relevant. -  CULTIVATE NEXT GENERATION LEADERS Cloudgate http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/ supp_info/millennium_park_artarchitecture.html#cloud Leaders build skills and share knowledge in order to develop new leaders in their fields and in their communities. -  Embrace multigenerational workplace and boardroom Not everyone under 30 is “techie,” but young people have much to offer -