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Be inspired by real ‘Culture Builders’
Some incredible leaders and business experts share their experiences and their thoughts about what makes makes a great leader and manager here: http://lnkd.in/WbT2Hy
All these leaders are featured in the book The Culture Builders by Jane Sparrow and published by Gower.
In a lecture on Innovation in Belgium last week, Gijs van Wulfen put together a 66-point innovation checklist that summarised the benefits of his FORTH method which connects creativity and business reality in five steps: Full Steam Ahead, Observe and Learn, Raise Ideas, Test Ideas and Homecoming. His checklist can be found here.
Gijs book, Creating Innovative Products and Services: The FORTH Innovation Method is out now.
David Hillson shows how two simple extensions to the standard risk process can bridge the gap between tactics and strategy, ensuring that risk management delivers benefits to the wider organisation. This free Webinar was recorded for the PMI International Development Community of Practice (PMI ID CoP) in March 2012.
View the Webinar here.
David has published an array of books with Gower Publishing, focussing on risk, a full of list of titles can be found here www.gowerpublishing.com/risk-attitude.
In Nick Obolensky’s interview he highlights Exhibition Road in London as an example when asked about the practice of distributed management. Imagine taking a busy road and making it a shared space for pedestrians, bicycles, cars and busses. What if that road had few markings, no traffic lights, no curbs, and instead was sprinkled with benches, trees and lamps? Too chaotic? Would it work? Would each person, driving or walking, be conscious and take responsibility for what he or she is doing without an authority enforcing rules? So far, it looks like Exhibition Road works fine. But can a business successfully run in a similar model of distributed leadership rather than in a hierarchy?
Do watch the video to hear Nick’s thoughts on this and read the comments thread afterwards.
Nick is the author of Complex Adaptive Leadership.
For all managers out there…
Jane Sparrow, author of the forthcoming Gower book The Culture Builders has set up a survey to help gather information relevant to the book and the themes/topic within it.
The survey is specifically for those of you who manage 1 or more person/s. If you have a spare few minutes to complete the survey, it would be very much appreciated.
Having recently been involved in the due diligence phase of an acquisition process Phil Jones discusses his experiences with communication during this uncertain time. Read about it in his April 9th blog post
Gower will be at HRD Olympia next week in conjunction with Middlesex Business School. Please do come and visit us both on Stand 300. On Wednesday 25th we will be having a book launch for Human Resources or Human Capital? at 12:30pm where the author, Andrew Mayo, will be signing books and will be available for you to speak to. If you are attending the event, Gower and Middlesex Business School will be delighted to see you.
Ian will be presenting at the event in the Business Strategy Theatre at 12pm on Thursday 26th April with the headline of Social Engineering IX – Hacking the Globe – a snappy little title, that sets the theme for an examination of cultural differences that impact on the task of the social engineer. This is the result of his social engineering work across a number of continents.
Do pop in and see Ian on the ECSC stand at any time during the three days - he will be doing regular short presentations each day. ECSC are vendor independent information security specialists offering expert guidance, support and management services.
Ian’s book, Hacking the Human is available from Gower Publishing.