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Social Snapshots: The Leadership Challenge


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Social Snapshots: The Leadership Challenge

  1. 1. Social Snapshots: The Leadership Challengejoseph press phdsocial sculptor@jospress<br />
  2. 2. Leadership models exist…<br />
  3. 3. …and much has been written.<br />
  4. 4. How to lead in today’s workplace?<br />
  5. 5. In the networked workplace, traditional leadership is challengedAlthough leaders still envision a strategic direction for the organization, business unit, or team, the era of exercising power through hierarchy is over.<br />
  6. 6. The nature of work today is typical of a designer’sThe Director, Architect, Conductor, and Choreographer draws, composes, and builds through creative collaboration to realize a vision <br />
  7. 7. Designing to Lead in action: Leadership at Pixar*“You get great creative people, you bet big on them, you give them enormous leeway and support, and you provide them with an environment in which they can get honest feedback.”<br />Pixar is a creative community led by a peer-driven process for solving problems, where: <br /><ul><li>Everyone must have the freedom to communicate with anyone
  8. 8. It is safe for everyone to offer ideas
  9. 9. They stay close to innovations in the academic community. </li></ul>Leadership at Pixar:<br /><ul><li>Creates options and facilitates the evolution of solutions
  10. 10. Enables talented people to work effectively with one another
  11. 11. Takes risks and thrives in the unknown</li></li></ul><li>Delivering Great PerformancesDesigners have a repertoire of leadership skills that cut across cultural and functional borders<br />
  12. 12. Lead by DesigningIntegrate strategic and tactical business events Unleash constructive risk-takingFoster open dialogue and feedback Establish a culture of collaboration <br />
  13. 13. Social Snapshots: The Leadership Challengejoseph press phdsocial sculptor@jospress<br />