One of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez. Not just an IBMer, a collaborator, an interlocutor or an inhabitant of Gran Canaria Island in Spain — how cool is that — he is one of the foremost outliers pushing our organizations towards a world without email. And who would blame him? No […]
The title of Chapter 3 is “The Connected Leader” This 77 second video snippet sees me (Dan Pontefract) describe the background to Chapter 3 of the book Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. What does the Arc de Triomphe and General Sherman have to do with being a Connected Leader? Hmmm.
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 […]