The ABC’s of Collaboration

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(Editor’s Note: scroll down for graphical versions) In my book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (Wiley) I define collaboration as follows: The unfettered allowance and encouragement of employees to both contribute and consume knowledge, insight or ideas with any direct relationship via professional or personal networks to achieve an outcome. If we […]

10 Insights to Create a Connected and Engaged Organization

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The fine folks at 33 voices put together an outstanding Slideshare program of thoughts and quotes from me, as it pertains to creating a connected and engaged organization. Big thanks to Moe Abdou and team. I hope you can utilize it in the organization where you currently work. Dan’s Related Posts:Flat Army Graphics on SlideshareDownload […]

Flat Army CSTD Keynote as Art

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I had the chance to deliver the CSTD Symposium keynote in Calgary, Alberta on June 5, 2014. Hopefully audience members came away with a nugget or two of inspiration or ideas for change. I can safely report no tomatoes were launched on stage. The inimitable Corrie Melanson of seemeaning.ca captured the talk as a graphic. […]

Whose Job Is Leadership, Anyway?

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How does the current state of leadership affect employee engagement? What is the effect of both good and bad leadership as it pertains to organizational health and engagement? From a leadership perspective, who actually is responsible for employee engagement? Who is responsible for the act of leadership? According to Hay Group, a global management consulting […]

Lessons Learned From a First Time Author

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“You are way too verbose,” said my Grade 11 English teacher back in 1987. “Don’t ever pick a career as a writer,” he added as the follow-up to that crushing blow to childhood ability. I never actually thought I’d become an author. I enjoyed writing, but didn’t seriously consider it as a vocation, as a […]