There are a lot of uber smart people out there. It’s a collective intelligence of infinite proportions. Without their vast and often timely contributions, I personally would be left fumbling for answers.
The trips as a wee child to the massive toy store — where I could peruse for hours the array of colourful boxes and bins yearning for my attention and my parent’s wallet — reminds me of those internet enabled humans willingly writing posts and articles for the enjoyment (and learning) of all.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a kid at the toy store each and every day as I stumble down the aisles of the internet playing with toys masked as articles and posts, thinking to myself, “Which one can I bring home and use in my life forever?”
Which is to say I was struck by many pieces of thought leadership in 2013, but the ones outlined below in particular are the toys I played with more than once and that brought a smile to my face whether as a formal published article or as a blog post.
Thank you to all for your contributions to society’s ongoing collective intelligence.
- Farewell Guru, Hello Awesome by Jonathan Anthony
- How To Break Through a Career Impasse by Herminia Ibarra
- Technology and corporate culture: a combination that can drive bottom line results by Marc Jadoul
- Collaborate to Grow Says Deloitte Global CEO Barry Salzberg by Bruce Rogers
- Hierarchy is Overrated by Tim Kastelle
- 8 steps to promoting collaboration in your company by Joanne Graf
- Six Drucker Questions that Simplify a Complex Age by Rick Wartzman
- Social apps reintroduce personality at work by Valentina Craft
- Networks are the new companies by Harold Jarche
- Leading in complex times by Lynda Gratton
- The Sound of Social Business by Celine Schillinger
- Organizational Heartbeat by Jean Russell
- Did Ronald Coase Get Economics Wrong? by Steve Denning
- Culture, Collaboration and Nerd Confessions by Jillian Walker
- Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption by Clay Christensen et al
- The Constant Customer by JP Rangaswami
- The Two Choices to Make in Strategy by Roger Martin (video)
- Leadership in enterprise technology must come from all organizational functions by Ross Dawson
- Why Do Only 7% Of Managers Consider Social Media Skills Important For Employees? by Dan Schawbel
- Social Business Held Back by Corporate Culture, Not Technology by David Roe
- Time to Join the Work Revolution by Stowe Boyd
- From Sewing to Analyzing: The Historical Shift in Urban Work by Richard Florida
- Three lessons about talent from Tibetan Buddhist monks by John Hagel III
- Command and control leadership doesn’t cut it anymore by Jim Fisher and Rose Patten
- Want to Change Culture? Do Not Start A Culture Change Project! by Eugen Oetringer
- Social Business Needs Culture Of Open Leadership by Kristen Corpolongo
- Douglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution by Howard Rheingold
- How Corporate Culture Drives Competitive Advantage by Tim Clark
- Are You Leading Like It’s 1980? by Susan Cramm
- The Unbearable Wearable: Google Glass is Brilliant, Loathsome and Not Inevitable (or “Take Those off before I Punch You in the Face!”) by Jason Calacanis
- Social Networking in the 1600’s by Tom Standage
- “Perhaps Culture is Now the Counterculture” A Defense of the Humanities by Leon Wieseltier
- If you’re trying to change how your company works, you probably won’t by John Stepper
- The Management Revolution That’s Already Happening by Steve Denning
- The Internet is an energy management system by Euan Semple
- We’re Living Through A Rare Economic Transformation by Charles Hugh-Smith
- The Decline but Not Fall of Hierarchy — What Young People Really Want by Karl Moore
- Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture by Adam Grant
- What Organizations Really Need To Succeed And Thrive by Tanveer Naseer
- The Kids Are Not Alright. Stop Measuring Them All the Time by Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd
I hope you continue writing in 2014.
Coming next, my favourite books.