Thanks all for a stimulating session last Wedn. I went and put some of the ideas into practice at a network party held at The Temple grounds, Embankment (C17 calm!) by the 'Co-minded group', a collective of entrepreneurs based round new digital apps
Here is the (bit bloated) Thought Leadership work I presented at Greenwich University on Friday to their research group. It was really business peddling on my part and maybe invaded their academic comfort. I had almost an hour so explained briefly key ideas -the slides are broadly not self-explanatory. I emphasised the 'commitment is going down' context and need for Managemnt 2.0. The key 'solution-ideas are slides 10 and 11 and, given the trust-depleted history of that sector are (necessarily)provocative. They challenge orthodoxies eg 'professional' (inward looking, defensive, learned helplessness) 'manager' (a history of doing anything but generating commitment) and 'learning' (orgs can provide learning but are poor learners, collectively, themselves) These terms need a Black + Dekker applied to them. Sacred cows... make the best hamburgers.
Session went ok and I got leads from attending college VPs.
Feel free to word about with this. On reflection, feels a bit clumsy and I've probably cluttered the key insights- my work seemed at odds with some 'research' presented there, which wdn't dislodge a flea. 'Business improvement'... didn't quite fit. Any thoughts welcome. Donal Carroll/CD