Three Ways Social Media Make You A Better Leader

In times of deep social and technological change, social media enables leaders to take advantage of the radical cognitive and relational transformations that are taking place everywhere. Social media creates within leaders and through them more capacity to metabolize the complexity of our modern world and turn it into a strategic advantage. How, exactly?

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One Human at a Time

Our individual and collective responsibility to bring about positive change is immense. But how do we do? One way, as Henry Dunant did 150 years ago, is to give life to a new idea that advances humanity. More modestly, another way today is to improve how purpose-driven organizations work. Notes from my contribution to an event on Community Building & Change Management organized at the International Committee of the Red Cross in January 2018.

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Corporate Activism & Leadership Transformation

What is corporate activism? I believe it is broader than “companies taking a stance on social issues” and it has the potential to propel organizations, people and society at large into a more positive future. It is a leadership transformation tested with success in a large, global organization. In this post, I describe how it works and why more organizations should consider creating value this way.

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Leadership on the Shop Floor

Is shop floor the blind spot of leadership? For so much management and control, very little people-centered leadership seems to happen there. That's why I got so interested in my colleague Bill Murray's experiment. His team's success shows that leadership is not only possible on the manufacturing shop floor, but that it delivers exceptional results. I asked Bill to explain why and how. 

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Our Social Journeys

"...at the very intersection between technology and human beings": Social Technologies in Business, a book by Isabel de Clerq and 14 co-authors including yours truly, makes a strong call for individual and organizational transformation through social technologies. Here's a bit about my social journey. What's yours? 

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Can We Save Corporate Communications?

Creating a common reality, from which people can act together towards a certain goal, is possibly the most arduous challenge faced by corporate communicators today. Major social changes, technological disruptions have profoundly impacted sense-making. What can corporate communicators learn about this new world and evolve their professional practice, to remain relevant and add business value?

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How to Measure Culture Change Without Killing It

While performance is monitored to death through zillions of numbers, how do we assess the effectiveness of culture change efforts? And, as we want to support voluntary transformation, how do we measure behavior change with metrics that do not operate as targets or injunctions? A field experience in a large-scale transformation may open ways for meaningful measurement.

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