2011 Austin SBS | Lee Bryant, Leadership and Common Purpose

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2011 Austin SBS | Lee Bryant, Leadership and Common Purpose

  1. 1. Improving Leadership andCommon Purpose ThroughSocial Business DesignLee Bryant, Headshift | Dachis Group, March 2011
  2. 2. The old corporate model is less and less productive
  3. 3. Have we picked the low hanging corporate fruit?
  4. 4. Social Business: becoming the new mainstream
  5. 5. Social Business Maturity changes how we …… view the meaning of business adoption… operationalize a participatory, engaged workforce environment Value… converse on business topics and priorities Creation… act and react, and the quality of our actions… build and describe business value to our company Actions & Qualities Content & Conversation Program Adoption Management
  6. 6. The goal is transformation, not just lipstick on a pig
  7. 7. The change we need is deeper, more structural
  8. 8. We need to help re-thinkthe role of leadership inthe networked firm andfind new ways of achievingcommon purpose
  9. 9. Myth: flat structures don’t need leaders
  10. 10. In fact, social business opensup new opportunities fortraditional leadership strengths
  11. 11. Myth: distributed leadership is basedon distributing process, not passion
  12. 12. In fact, passion works better than process control
  13. 13. We already know something about commonpurpose for leadership, but largely after the fact
  14. 14. The power of common purpose over static planning
  15. 15. Ecosystems, trading networks, mutual valueexchange are not new ... they are tried and tested
  16. 16. "If you want to build a ship, dont drum up the mento gather wood, divide the work and give orders...Ecosystems, trading networks, mutual valueexchange are not new ... they are tried and tested
  17. 17. "If you want to build a ship, dont drum up the mento gather wood, divide the work and give orders...Ecosystems, trading ... Instead, teach them to yearn networks, mutual valueexchange are not new ... they are tried and tested for the vast and endless sea..."
  18. 18. Question: how can we take thisbeyond the level of a motivationalposter message and helpoperationalise leadership andcommon purpose?
  19. 19. What to do if you don’t have exceptional leaders?
  20. 20. What to do if you don’t have exceptional leaders? Are you Tony Hsieh?
  21. 21. What to do if you don’t have exceptional leaders? Are you Tony Hsieh? Yes Go for it!
  22. 22. What to do if you don’t have exceptional leaders? Put up some Are you motivational Tony Hsieh? No posters & hope for the best? Yes Go for it!
  23. 23. So what does social business have to offer?
  24. 24. The wiki way: beyond managers as processors
  25. 25. The wiki way: beyond managers as processors
  26. 26. Connected systems: scaling distributed leadershipEcosystems, trading networks, mutual valueexchange are not new ... they are tried and tested
  27. 27. Social networks allow intimacy & presence at scale
  28. 28. Encourage quests and re-invention at the edges
  29. 29. Open the taps to create feeds and flows of data
  30. 30. Signals: don’t limit employee conversations...
  31. 31. ... real leaders thrive in open culture and feedback
  32. 32. Move beyond carrotand stick thinking toconnect with peoples’intrinsic motivation andsense of purpose
  33. 33. Social experience design for network interventions
  34. 34. Harness the power of open data to evolve
  35. 35. Social analytics: how to socialise & act on insight?
  36. 36. Conclusion: why do we needto get business leaders deeplyinvolved in social strategy?
  37. 37. Social business strategy and infrastructure createthe conditions for businesses to evolve ecosystems + passion + active listening = transformation
  38. 38. Leaders are the people best placed to join the dots
  39. 39. Thanks for listening Lee@headshift.com
  40. 40. I am lee@headshift.com and live athttp://www.headshift.comExcept where otherwise stated, photos courtesy of Flickr using CreativeCommons license.Thanks to the following photographers:http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_irish/2379958609/sizes/l/http://www.flickr.com/photos/thayer18/2473764858/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivanatm/2081065914/http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosimoes7/1301014184/sizes/l/http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianboulos/36957265/http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/52581560/sizes/l/http://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/2328274151/http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianboulos/36957265/www.highposition.net/.../ 456556http://fuckyeahslightlyamusing.tumblr.com/post/430365688/thesavagelife-hmmm-heres-a-cuter-picture-3http://www.flickr.com/photos/chibidan/3201849270/sizes/l/http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/522208290/http://www.flickr.com/photos/pushandplay/2968259379/http://www.panic.com/blog/2010/03/the-panic-status-board/http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedalogs/3184387156/http://www.usdesignstudio.co.uk/freerange.htmlhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/cote/54408562/http://jmobley123.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/blue-screen-of-death1.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Extent_of_the_Hansa.jpg

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