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Time To Leave Your Confort Zone


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Leadership 2.0 creating value through people in the Collaboration Era. Maybe it`s time to leave your Confort Zone

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Time To Leave Your Confort Zone

  1. 1. Maybe it's time to leave your “comfort zone” Friday October 3, 2008 1 1 1 José Cabrera
  2. 2. A conversation about ... “The new value creation models in the Collaboration Era, the future of leadership and the need to build people centric organizations, where leadership and innovation is everyone's job” 2 2 2 José Cabrera
  3. 3. The Collaboration Era “ “Perhaps for the first time in history, humankind has the capacity to create more information than anyone can absorb, to foster greater interdependency than anyone can manage, and to accelerate change faster than anyone’s ability to keep pace” Peter M. Senge 3 3 3 José Cabrera
  4. 4. New things are happening around you... We are heading towards a new economic order Significant demographic changes are taking place New value creation models are emerging Transparency is key to the future of our organizations Digital Natives are arriving in the workplace 4 4 4 José Cabrera
  5. 5. It's time to change ... “The current management is a mature discipline and, as such, incapable of solving the new challenges that will confront the organizations in the new Millennium “ 5 5 5 José Cabrera
  6. 6. The changes required are not so obvious... . These changes are especially hard to anticipate if you have already reached your “comfort zone”, and you believe that management is just a tool for managing the “statu quo”. 6 6 6 José Cabrera
  7. 7. Maybe you should ask ... How do these changes impact my customers? What will be their impact on my products and services competitiveness? How does all this affect me personally? How will these changes affect my future employability? 7 7 7 José Cabrera
  8. 8. ? Where to begin 8 8 8 José Cabrera
  9. 9. Jump into the lifeboat! Value creation in the Collaboration Era requires imagination, creativity and passion. It's about creating new people centric organizations, where leadership and innovation is everyone's job. 9 9 9 José Cabrera
  10. 10. Begin with your personal agenda If you do not have a personal agenda, is highly probable that you are part of somebody else's agenda You must have your own vision about the the future of leadership and a personal action plan to develop yourself, start now introducing some leadership 2.0 practices in your daily routine as a manager. 10 10 10 José Cabrera
  11. 11. Challenge the “statu quo” Questioned the old ways of working that only had meaning in the past and arose to solve a problem that no longer is relevant to the organization. Build capacity for experimentation with low risk so that you can launch new innovation initiatives and interact with the new reality. Gives a chance to new ideas without crippling the ability of the organization to get their results on a daily basis. 11 11 11 José Cabrera
  12. 12. Interact with the new reality What is key is not access to the information, but access to the conversations, taking active part in them. These are the conversations that will allow us to develop new capabilities as leaders, to anticipate the future needs of our customers and to atract the new digital talent required by our organizations. Leadership = Conversations 12 12 12 José Cabrera
  13. 13. Foster an innovation culture A culture that questions the quot;Status quoquot; and face challenges in unusual ways. Find new ways to deal with future challenges, exploring new avenues and avoiding the easy answers to problems. Create people centric and flexible organizations, where leadership and innovation is everyone's job. 13 13 13 José Cabrera
  14. 14. Search for analogies and best practices in different environments Explore your competition's solutions and best practices. Create your own innovation system, which will allow you to launch innovation initiatives with limited resources. Give the new ideas a chance without risking your organization's ability to deliver daily results. 14 14 14 José Cabrera
  15. 15. Getting Real Test your ideas in a real environment, with real customers and real markets. Don't lose your time simulating reality. Create it and experiment. Listen and improve. Get something working as fast as you can. It is the best way to get momentum. 15 15 15 José Cabrera
  16. 16. Focus on execution “The missing link between aspirations -what the leaders of the company want to achieve- and results: the organization's ability to achieve it.” “The discipline of aligning persons with goals in order to achieve planned results” “A system to have things done” 16 16 16 José Cabrera
  17. 17. Avoid “passion killers” Surround yourself with happy people, passionate about life and their job. Search for good “students”: inquisitive people; people willing to learn.. You 'd better choose an average profesional but “passionate about his job” rather than a frustrated and unhappy “guru”. 17 17 17 José Cabrera
  18. 18. Don't let legacy kill your dream “The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones” John Maynard Keynes “If you always do what you have always done, you'll always get what you have always got” Haines 18 18 18 José Cabrera
  19. 19. And above all consider that... Maybe it's time to leave your “comfort zone” 19 19 19 José Cabrera
  20. 20. Maybe it's time to leave your “comfort zone” Friday October 3, 2008 20 20 20 José Cabrera