Saturday, October 31, 2009

Principles of conversation

Principles of conversation

  1. We acknowledge one another as equals.
  2. We try to stay curious about each other.
  3. We recognize that we need each other's help to become better listeners.
  4. We slow down so we have time to think and reflect.
  5. We remember that conversation is the natural way humans think together.
  6. We expect it to be messy at times.

Turning to one another
expanded second edition

Page 33
ISBN: 9781576757642

Sunday, October 18, 2009

10 leadership skills for the future

I blogged about the idea of the 10 super powers of the amplified individuals a year ago. It is about the collaboration skills we need in the future. The idea has been remix into the 10 leadership skills for the future by Bob Johansen.

10 leadership skills for the future

1. Maker Instinct
Ability to turn one’s natural impulse to build into a skill for making the future and connecting with others in the making. The maker instinct is basic to leadership in the future.

2. Clarity
Ability to see through messes and contradictions to a future that others cannot yet see. Leaders are very clear about what they are making, but very flexible about how they get it made.

3. Dilemma Flipping
Ability to turn dilemmas - which, unlike problems, cannot be solved - into advantages and opportunities.

4. Immersive Learning Ability
Ability to dive into different-for-you physical and online worlds, to learn from them in a first-person way.

5. Bio-Empathy
Ability to see things from nature’s point of view; to understand, respect, and learn from nature’s patterns. Nature has its own clarity,
if only we humans can understand and engage with it.

6. Constructive Depolarizing
Ability to calm tense situations where differences dominate and communication has broken down - and bring people from divergent cultures toward constructive engagement.

7. Quiet Transparency
Ability to be open and authentic about what matters to you - without advertising yourself.

8. Rapid Prototyping
Ability to create quick early versions of new innovations, with the expectation that later success will require early failures.

9. Smart Mob Organizing
Ability to bring together, engage with, and nurture purposefull business or social-change networks through intelligent use of electronic and other media.

10. Commons Creating
Ability to stimulate, grow and nurture shared assets that can benefit other players - and allow competition at a higher level.

ISBN: 9781605090023