The Link Between Leadership, Learning & Organizational Performance

Víctor García-Morales, Francisco Lloréns-Montes and Antonio Verdú-Jover published a paper in the British Journal of Management (December, 2008, Vol. 19 Issue 4) entitled, “The Effects of Transformational Leadership on Organizational Performance through Knowledge and Innovation”. In it they set out to prove the following hypotheses: Transformational leadership will be positively associated with knowledge slack (prior…

Friday Fun: Eat, Drink and Be Creative

It turns out we all should be having vodka cranberries at work. In the March 2012 issue of Consciousness and Cognition, Professors Andrew Jarosz, Gregory Colflesh and Jennifer Wiley proved that alcohol intoxication facilitates creative problem solving. They state: The results of the current study supported the prediction that moderate alcohol intoxication would improve performance…

5 Use Cases for Badges in the Enterprise

Yes, I do believe badging has a place inside the enterprise. If you’re not familiar with badging as a concept, you would be wise to visit the fantastic HASTAC community entitled “Badges for Lifelong Learning” for a primer and then further your understanding with information provided by Mozilla’s Open Badges; one of the pioneers in…

Friday Fun: Get Back to Work

I’m amazed to see how far collaboration has come in the organization. It amazes me even more how much further it has to go. I recall a conversation I once had in a public gym which went something like this. “Hey Dan, how is that ‘collaboration’ thing going?” “Pretty well, I think.” “Well, I believe…

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