A whole generation is growing up completely digital. They talk via sms, FB, twitter, IM. Yet they seem to struggle to talk to real people— Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) August 11, 2010
The book Wisdom of Crowds delves into this. Groups of people make more accurate decisions than individuals, for example. In other words, asking for help is scientifically proven to enhance the quality of the decisions we make.
Simon Sinek recounts what he learned when he realized that he couldn't do everything by himself. The revelations that got him to a moment that made it possible for him to learn are recognizable to us all:
1. I learned I wasn't good at everything
2. I didn't have the energy to do everything
3. I failed
I guess I learned these lessons the hard way, too. The challenge now is to continue asking for help when I need it and to help people I work with be more effective and make better decisions, too.
3. Innovation is a Social Activity - and can not be managed or automated with older transaction-or workflow-based enterprise software. By allowing individuals to interact with Innovation Management and Measurement is the first true killer app of the social software revolution.
The third of Matthew Greeley's ten reasons for corporate networking. To my mind, a pretty compelling list.
Billed as a "next step resource that shows leaders how to tap into the power of the social technology revolution and use social media to be 'open' while maintaining control," the book is packed with frameworks, to-do-checklists and case studies, a refreshing number of which fall off the grid of the "usual suspects" we tend to beat to death in marketing circles. Indeed, her second chapter kicks off with Li on the USS Nimitz, reflecting on the tension between military "command and control" and her open principles.
Li argues that social media-enabled services and sites can "improve efficiency, communication and decision-making for leaders and their organizations."
Another call to challenge your thinking about leadership and the use or role of social media by leaders. I've seen this theme addressed by Denise Graveline and many others. Time to collect some more links.
District Governor John Lesko forwards the following page from OpsLadder with an interesting note:
Advice to speed your job hunt:
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