Curiosity as a Critical 21st Century Leadership Practise

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Faced with the rate of change happening faster than our ability to respond to it, Curiosity is emerging as an increasingly important
leadership competency in organisations. These are the slides from an interactive and
participatory workshop where delegates learnt about

* Speed as an ineffective response to information overload

* What is required to create a curious state

* How to develop curiosity in your people

* How to do an attention audit and help
curiosity to thrive as a lens for attention

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Curiosity as a Critical 21st Century Leadership Practise

  1. 1. The CASE FOR Curiosity as a leadership practise <br />Elaine Rumboll<br />University of Cape Town <br />Graduate School of Business<br />Cape Town, South Africa<br />
  2. 2. Common (yet ineffective tactic) to deal with information overload<br />Definition of curiosity and how to create a curious state<br />How we can apply this to our own leadership<br />practise <br />
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  4. 4. The nervous system is incapable of processing more than 110 bytes of information per second <br />Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi<br />
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  8. 8. The first thing we need for innovation is fascination with wonder, we are taught instead to decide.<br />Dawna Markova <br />
  9. 9. ATTENTION AUDIT<br />
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  11. 11. CURIOSITY IS AN APPRECIATING ASSET<br />
  12. 12. Lack of curiosity is a breeding <br />ground for stereotyping and <br />discrimination, inflated confidence, ignorance that can actually lead to poor decision-making, dogmatism and rigidity of thought. <br />Todd Kashdan (2009)<br />
  13. 13. George Loewenstein<br />REFERENT WITH MORE INFO THAN YOU POSSESS<br />Incongruity<br />Mental Model<br />curiosity<br />
  14. 14. Developmental Robotics and Artificial Curiosity – Mechanism of Condensation<br />Jürgen Schmidhuber<br />
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  19. 19. How to create a Curious State<br />
  20. 20. KILL THE CRITIC IN YOUR HEAD<br />http://the-definition.deviantart.com/art/Eye-Story-17716419<br />
  21. 21. Peer Drawing<br />
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  23. 23. Go slow <br />to go fast<br />
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  25. 25. Issey Miyake <br />“ Colour Hunting” <br />Spring/Summer Collection<br />Paris, 2009<br />
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  28. 28. Answers don’t change the world. Questions do. <br />

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