It’s been awhile folks! 2012 has turned out to be a crazy busy year but one full of opportunities and most importantly, growth. Last Friday, I attended my 2nd annual Chic-Fil-A Leadercast event hosted by the very nice folks at the Laurel, Delaware Wesleyan Church. Once again, thought leaders from around the world gather to share their experiences, their insights, and strategies to become a better leader and decision maker.
A standout segment of yesterdays simulcast was around collaborative leadership and organizational dynamics. What is collaborative leadership? It’s self-explanatory isn’t it? Leadership defined by the dynamics and contributions of his or her team. Meaning, lets solve our problems with the best each of us has to offer within our skill-set and talent where we discuss, collaboratively, the best possible outcome. Great leaders surround themselves with great team members. Those team members create, collectively, the best possible solutions and innovations that allows those leaders to make the best and most informed decisions, again, for the best possible outcome.
What I took away from that segment was how collaborative leadership wasn’t about the technology, platform, or application of principles but how it started with people, first, whether in a conference room, coffee shop, or a commute to the office or a client. The way teams interact then stream those solutions collaboratively and leverage what is available to them via collaborative or social technologies. These platforms of communications enable actions at a much greater pace never before seen in almost real-time, especially when we are all geographically dispersed. Instant messaging or chat, twitter, facebook, linkedin, IBM Connections, Jive, SocialText… all platforms driven by a simple concept that starts with people first, technology second.
It’s compelling to think that the old ways of communicating found in the concepts of collaborative leadership ring true today. Take into consideration that *way* we collaborate can be at a much greater speed given the technologies that are available today whether that is via a technology *cloud* or as something as basic and assumed as email.
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Why one company’s internal social network worked where so many fail
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 6:14a Carlos Casas Why one company’s internal social network worked where so many fail: ibmsocialbiz:
Less than a year after its launch, more than 25,000 CEMEX employees use Shift, its social, internal collaboration platform, to communicate and collaborate with their colleagues around the globe. There are more than 700 blogs written by employees, including CEO Lorenzo Zambrano and the presidents of several international CEMEX divisions. In addition, Shift has spawned the creation of more than 500 work- an [read] Keywords: collaboration
How Can Marketers Have More Influence?
Tue, Dec 18th 2012 5:10p Carlos Casas How Can Marketers Have More Influence?: ibmsocialbiz:
Join us for a FREE live virtual panel discussion to learn about the obstacles facing chief marketing officers, including control over marketing mix and access to customer data, and how to overcome the obstacles to gain greatest marketing influence and control.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST
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Join Rockteam at Connect Lotusphere 2013!
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 10:14a Carlos Casas Rockteam will be heading to Orlando, FL on January 26 - 31 for IBM’s premier conference on social business technology, IBM Connect 2013! I invite you to join the team and connect in real-time! Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird pricing at $2,095.00 per person.
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Instructions for RockTeam Customers: When you register for IBM Connect 2013 - you will be asked how you heard about the conference. When you respond to this ques [read] Keywords: collaboration
The Social Business: Leadership In A Social Era: Notes From #Pivotcon
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 10:13a Carlos Casas The Social Business: Leadership In A Social Era: Notes From #Pivotcon: stoweboyd:
…three challenges for leadership. I think these form a power law: the first is twice as large/critical/difficult as the second, and the second is twice as large as the third. So I am going to take 2 minutes for the first, one minute for the second, and 30 seconds for the third.
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Joshuah Delos Santos, 13, Death by Suicide (my youngest 1st cousin)
Sun, Sep 23rd 2012 10:09a Carlos Casas We have failed yet another one. On Tuesday, September 18th, 13-year-old Joshuah Delos Santos took his own life. Martha Angelica Gonzales wrote this about her cousin, Joshuah:
Imagine being 13 and thinking about ending your life because you are being bullied… No one to turn to because you feel like speaking out will fuel the fire. So you hide from everyone and mask it with a smile because you don’t want to make it a big deal. Then, the day comes where you can’t take anymore and [read] Keywords: policies