Don't manage it - lead it


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Don't manage it - lead it

  1. 1. LEAD IT - DONT MANAGE IT! Nic Laycock
  2. 2. Our new world• Old paradigms are gone• Training is a formal input - not equated with learning• Learning is omnipresent - fundamental to our humanity• We live in global connectedness
  3. 3. Its happened!• "The most fundamental change in humanity since we learned to talk" (Prof. Pierre Levy. Prof. of Philosophy, Univ. of Ottawa)• "Our brains are shifting physiologically as a result of the social media revolution" (Prof. Lord Robert Winston. Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, University College, London)
  4. 4. What our new world is like• Open communication• Work is learning - Learning is work• Wirearchies• Communities - of Learning and of Practice• Individual choice - self-actuated, self-directed• Global environment - global access• Knowledge is free
  5. 5. In the new world......• Management is less significant• Leadership is more prominent• Style of leadership is all important
  6. 6. Whats driving it? • Organisations no longer in "Command and Control" mode • Communities have no hierarchy - run themselves on a mutual support basis • Individuals do not want to be told - interested in self- discovery
  7. 7. SOME IDEAS THAT NO LONGER APPLY? • Structuring • Organising • Monitoring • Reporting • Measuring • Designing
  8. 8. TransactionalMANAGEMENT has gone!
  9. 9. TRANSACTIONALleadership has gone!
  10. 10. TRANSFORMATIONAL leadership is now!
  11. 11. CONCEPTS FOR THE NEW WORLD• Supporting• Enabling• Collaborating• Helping• Connecting• Sharing• Suggesting• Listening
  12. 12. RESULTING FROM....... • Openness • Other person centredness • Knowing that giving leads to receiving • Understanding that experience analysed is learning • Sharing of insight - and receiving feedback • Belief in "Community"
  13. 13. Learning is individual buthappens in communities
  14. 14. What is Leadership in Learning?• Encouraging community formation• Stimulating collaboration aimed at discovery• Modelling supportive behaviourt• Fostering relationships in the community
  15. 15. Getting Communities established • Finding people with mutual interests • Providing a "space" for them to learn together • Offering a suitable platform to make collaboration easier • Encouraging agreement about behaviours • Enabling people to express themselves
  16. 16. Stimulating Learning in Communities • Encouraging establishment of threads, lines of enquiry, pins to give a framework • Asking questions, providing responses, injecting new thinking • Alerting to new ideas and information from outside the community • Using 70-20-10 appropriately • Checking comfort and sense of belonging
  17. 17. Working towards sustainability• Encouraging closeness, respect and warmth• Encouraging leadership of the community to move with people who have appropriate insight, energy and courage• Encouraging individuals to pursue their own learning - and to share outcomes with the community
  18. 18. Thank you!Any questions?