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Individual vs collective impact

Posted by Philip on 14 April 2015, 6:23 pm in , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today at a hui of one of my regular clients I was reminded of an important tension and interesting phenomenon in organisational dynamics. It's blogged about ad in finitum.

The tension is the value of meetings over that of individual productivity. The phenomenon is the power of "collective influence" (Alex Smith).

Meetings get a bad rap these days. Particularly online businesses favour virtual teams, online collaboration etc. Alex reckoned 90% of meeting content is irrelevant. People are busy. Time is precious.

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Taking my hat off to teachers

Posted by Philip on 5 December 2013, 11:53 am in , , , ,

I can be a bit cynical and critical of schools and the education system. But I had an experience yesterday that has completely changed my attitude towards teachers.

It was a privilege to be asked by Epsom Girls Grammar School to work with Year 12 students putting themselves forward for leadership positions next year. I did a 20 minute TED-style talk entitled "Dynamic Leadership", followed by two workshops on mastering the five tasks of leaders (based on a business model by Warren Bennis).

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