Over at HBR, resident blogger Alexandra Samuel — she with the fab wardrobe — kicked up a “shitstorm” (as she calls it) on January 16, 2013 with a post entitled “Dear Colleague, Put the Notebook Down“. The central plot in this missive was for people of today’s organizations to drop their reliance on pen and […]
Late last year I was at a dinner with a Board I won’t mention by name. There were roughly 50 people at the event. Tables were pre-assigned and I found myself sitting across from a chap in his mid-50’s whose professional job was an accountant. He worked at a rather large firm as a partner. […]
If ever you doubted the power of the human condition or the effect open leadership can have, watch this story of Conner and Cayden Long. Recipients of the Sports Illustrated SportsKid of the Year award for 2012, these two young brothers will not only melt your heart, they will instantly define for you the type […]
The title of Chapter 2 is “How’d We Get So Rigid?” This 93 second video snippet sees me (Dan Pontefract) describe the background to Chapter 2 of the book Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. It’s got a lot to do with evil, and hierarchy, and a couple of rigid thinking men.
Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging, badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. It’s time to tackle video sharing. There are a few ways in which you can bring a YouTube like experience to your employees. You could use YouTube of course, but your security people might get a little wobbly in […]