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Leadership
Outside
the Hierarchy
@TIMKLAPDOR
Hierarchy is the Default
De - Fault
People rarely move
beyond the default
Establish a Hierarchy
around the Problem
»» What it is they entrench?
»» What do they avoid?
»» What do they hide?
»» What do they improve?
»» What do they enhance...
»» Who do they entrench?
»» Who do they avoid?
»» Who do they hide?
»» Who do they improve?
»» Who do they enhance?
»» Who...
Leadership Hierarchy
Us & Them
Concentrated Power
Does leadership actually
require a hierarchy?
Complexity
https://flic.kr/p/cFM3cd
Cynefin Framework
Complex
Enabling constraints
Loosely coupled
PROBE - SENSE - RESPOND
Emergent Practice
Complicated
Governing constraints
T...
https://youtu.be/N7oz366X0-8
Complex
Enabling constraints
Loosely coupled
PROBE - SENSE - RESPOND
Emergent Practice
Complicated
Governing constraints
T...
Education is Complex
“The definition of insanity is doing
the same thing twice and expecting
a different result”
In a complex environment, doin...
“You can’t fix what you can’t
measure”
You can intervene in a complex
environment, even if you can’t
measure it reliably
Emergence
Not-yetness
Space to Emerge
Where is the space in the hierarchy
for not-yetness?
Hierarchy impedes
Innovation
What can we do?
Decentralise Leadership
Leadership is taking the
responsibility to create an
environment that facilitates a
transition between states.
Responsibility
Autonomy
Process
Horizontal Structures
Build Diversity
Encourage Emergence
Connecting Knowledge
Outside the Hierarchy
Thanks!
@TimKlapdor
Images
Complexity by Mark Skipper
Links
Moving Beyond The Default
The Cynefin Framework
Not-Yetness
License: CC-BY-NC 4.0 ...
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Think piece 2016: Leadership Outside the Hierarchy

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Think piece 2016: Leadership Outside the Hierarchy

  1. 1. Leadership Outside the Hierarchy @TIMKLAPDOR
  2. 2. Hierarchy is the Default
  3. 3. De - Fault
  4. 4. People rarely move beyond the default
  5. 5. Establish a Hierarchy around the Problem
  6. 6. »» What it is they entrench? »» What do they avoid? »» What do they hide? »» What do they improve? »» What do they enhance? »» What to they leave behind?
  7. 7. »» Who do they entrench? »» Who do they avoid? »» Who do they hide? »» Who do they improve? »» Who do they enhance? »» Who to they leave behind?
  8. 8. Leadership Hierarchy
  9. 9. Us & Them
  10. 10. Concentrated Power
  11. 11. Does leadership actually require a hierarchy?
  12. 12. Complexity https://flic.kr/p/cFM3cd
  13. 13. Cynefin Framework
  14. 14. Complex Enabling constraints Loosely coupled PROBE - SENSE - RESPOND Emergent Practice Complicated Governing constraints Tightly coupled SENSE -ANALYSE- RESPOND Good Practice Chaotic Lacking constraints De-coupled ACT - SENSE - RESPOND Novel Practice Simple Tightly constrained No degrees of freedom SENSE - CATEGORISE - RESPOND Best Practice
  15. 15. https://youtu.be/N7oz366X0-8
  16. 16. Complex Enabling constraints Loosely coupled PROBE - SENSE - RESPOND Emergent Practice Complicated Governing constraints Tightly coupled SENSE -ANALYSE- RESPOND Good Practice Chaotic Lacking constraints De-coupled ACT - SENSE - RESPOND Novel Practice Simple Tightly constrained No degrees of freedom SENSE - CATEGORISE - RESPOND Best Practice
  17. 17. Education is Complex
  18. 18. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing twice and expecting a different result” In a complex environment, doing the same thing twice will give a different result measure it reliably
  19. 19. “You can’t fix what you can’t measure” You can intervene in a complex environment, even if you can’t measure it reliably
  20. 20. Emergence
  21. 21. Not-yetness
  22. 22. Space to Emerge
  23. 23. Where is the space in the hierarchy for not-yetness?
  24. 24. Hierarchy impedes Innovation
  25. 25. What can we do?
  26. 26. Decentralise Leadership
  27. 27. Leadership is taking the responsibility to create an environment that facilitates a transition between states.
  28. 28. Responsibility Autonomy Process
  29. 29. Horizontal Structures
  30. 30. Build Diversity
  31. 31. Encourage Emergence
  32. 32. Connecting Knowledge
  33. 33. Outside the Hierarchy
  34. 34. Thanks! @TimKlapdor
  35. 35. Images Complexity by Mark Skipper Links Moving Beyond The Default The Cynefin Framework Not-Yetness License: CC-BY-NC 4.0 @TimKlapdor

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