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New forms of Leadership

New forms of Leadership



Slides of a talk I gave at the E20 Summit, Frankfurt, Nov 2009. See http://bit.ly/3crV16 for the narrative.

Slides of a talk I gave at the E20 Summit, Frankfurt, Nov 2009. See http://bit.ly/3crV16 for the narrative.



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    New forms of Leadership New forms of Leadership Presentation Transcript

    • New Forms of Leadership in decentralised organisations Lee Bryant, E20 Summit, Frankfurt, Nov 2009
    • it is a myth that leadership is less important in the devolved (E2.0) organisation
    • E2.0, network-centric approaches can assist & support both old & new forms of leadership
    • In biological systems, the brain and body are equals - it is not a one-way street
    • Obama’s election demonstrated a powerful combination: the ‘power of we’ enhanced by strong vision and leadership
    • Leadership does not disappear in flat organisations: “The Tyranny of Structurelessness” (1970)
    • Even wikipedia has leadership ... and leadership issues
    • E20 and business social networking opens up new opportunities for traditional leadership strengths
    • the social web show us how to build new structures that have both intimacy & scale, using trusted networks to reduce friction & co-ordination costs
    • Leading from the front: 1.5m followers
    • Being human in public creates trust
    • Intimacy at scale
    • IBM BlogCentral: 67k users, 16K blogs IBM Beehive: 53K members, 63K photos WikiCentral: 150k users, 1m views per day Media Library: 8m downloads (source: Adam Christensen, IBM January 22, 2009)
    • E2.0 requires new leadership skills and management competencies in addition to the old ones
    • Adhocracy: anyone can organise today
    • Affinity vs Structure
    • Trust vs Control
    • Management vs Co-ordination
    • Collective intelligence: sometimes leadership is shared within a group
    • We need network-centric management
    • “Blatant integrity is present when people and organisations are comfortable with being held up to scrutiny ... [&] welcome the opportunity to cushion and overcome objections because they’re more interested in creating a moment of truth with you than making an expedient sale.” (Anne McCrossan)
    • three ways E20 impacts on leadership in companies today
    • 1: identify & nurture future leaders...
    • Graduate onboarding, leadership programmes, business social networking
    • Leaders can break out of silos and hierarchies to encourage talent
    • 2: enable leaders to have presence & intimacy at scale
    • Social business tools enable leaders to communicate directly, in a human voice
    • Leaders want real-time, unmediated info about business performance
    • 3: give everybody a chance to demonstrate community leadership
    • Leadership as supporting other people, synthesising, making links, making sense
    • showing vulnerability and being human: how much trust do you have in your network?
    • What does this mean for organisational design and the ‘business operating system’ ? © 2009 Dac
    • Social Business Design connections archetypes (lenses) content collaboration culture [social business design]
    • What is the role of connections network-centric leadership in this model? management Helping filter for content relevance focus on data collaboration creating a & signals for performance sharing culture culture improvement [social business design]
    • Thank you for listening Lee@headshift.com http://www.headshift.com
    • I am lee@headshift.com and live at http://www.headshift.com Except where otherwise stated, photos courtesy of Flickr using Creative Commons license. Thanks to the following photographers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dplanet/94442623/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/djbrady/2304740173/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/305410323/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_irish/2379958609/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/notsogoodphotography/503637906/sizes/o/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/euan/2342134129/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thayer18/2473764858/ http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2008/Mapping_Irans_Online_Public/ interactive_blogosphere_map http://paperbackdreams.com/images/uploads/Future_Shock_1971.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/migrainechick/3185150010/sizes/o/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wili/2628869994/ http://michaelreeve.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/braveheart-1-1024.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanatm/2081065914/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosimoes7/1301014184/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianboulos/36957265/ http://lh6.ggpht.com/_uYeCdeWUudM/RquSSy_X2oI/AAAAAAAAADU/OuYTkaNKa3w/ flyover.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/52581560/sizes/l/ http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/1141/is5vb.jpg http://waitingfornow.wordpress.com/2009/04/ http://www.motherjones.com/files/legacy/mojoblog/barack-obama-pointing-250x200.jpg