September 2008


Leadership or Facilitation: funny video clip from Red Dwarf

Leadership or Facilitation: funny video clip from Red Dwarf
At certain times a team leader needs to facilitate rather than direct. However when a leader acts too much as a facilitator or a facilitator starts to try to lead a team you get problems. Enjoy what happens when the Red Dwarf crew get themselves in a real mess over this point.

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Mission Statement Generator by Dilbert

Mission Statement Generator by Dilbert
If, like me, you think that Company Mission Statements are often not worth the fancy cards they are embossed you should take a look at Dilbert's Automatic Mission Statement Generator (unfortunately no longer available online). It looks like many of our major enterprises and public organizations have used it already!

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Organizing for value

Organizing for value
When large companies are organized in the traditional divisional structure, strategic decisions often fall to managers under short-term budgetary pressure. Success in one unit hides failures in others and ventures that promise strong future growth are starved if they can't contribute short-term.

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Wall Street Journal embraces Web 2.0

Wall Street Journal embraces Web 2.0
IT Knowledge Exchange reports that The Wall Street Journal has just launched a heavy web2.0-focused redesigned website which goes against the grain of almost all current social networking sites - you have to pay a subscription to join.

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The importance of being congruent

The importance of being congruent
One of the key lessons from NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the importance of being congruent. If you don't really believe what you are saying your incongruence will "leak" to your audience.

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Information Overload: techniques for managing it

Information Overload: techniques for managing it
Robin Good at MasterNewMedia publishes an excellent paper by Mikkel on Information Overload which explains very clearly what it is and how it is constantly impacting our lives even if we don't recognise it.

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Innovation Strategies: Survival of the Fittest

Innovation Strategies: Survival of the Fittest
Alexander Kandybin, of Booz & Company, suggests consumer products companies need to look to the power of natural selection to break out of the incremental innovation trap.

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Graphical Search Engines: Kartoo

Graphical Search Engines: Kartoo
KartOO is a meta search engine which presents its results nicely grouped into a graphical map showing the different clusters of search results so you can easily select and continue searching within the relevant clusters.

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Complex Decision-making: New Research

Complex Decision-making: New Research
Neither snap judgements nor sleeping on a problem are any better than conscious thinking for making complex decisions, according to new research. The finding debunks a controversial 2006 research result asserting that unconscious thought is superior for complex decisions, such as buying a house or car. If anything, the new study suggests that conscious thought leads to better choices.

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Social Media and the 2008 US Presidential Campaign

Social Media and the 2008 US Presidential Campaign
Auren Hoffman, chief executive of Reputation Technology company Rapleaf, writing for BusinessWeek, reviews how the current presidential candidates have become exceptionally adept at "microtargeting" persuadable voters and in using the latest social media software to go beyond seeking traditional support ("give us your money and vote") towards also seeking active advocacy ("call three swing voters").

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