Five Good Ideas about leading your organization in a time of disruption
We are living in a time of disruption. Whether in the public or private sphere, this disruption is challenging our existing assumptions and models, leading to new and innovative solutions. How we perceive ourselves as leaders and the role we play in leading change in this environment can impact the success of our organizations. Andrea Barrack asks: How can we ensure we are at the forefront of this evolution and not left behind? Most importantly, how do we achieve our mission in the midst of new challenges and a shifting context? How do we adapt to ensure our personal leadership positions our organizations to be agile, dynamic and ready to take on a new world order?
Five Good Ideas
- There is a big difference between leading change and managing change.
- Reach beyond the usual suspects to find disruptive ideas.
- Be mindful of those who benefit from the status quo.
- Social disruption is about the means, not the ends.
- Achieving impact is rarely linear.
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. In his exclusive biography about Jobs, Isaacson refers to the co-founder of Apple as the greatest innovator of his generation.
- Moneyball is a 2011 film that tells the story of how Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane changed Major League Baseball by challenging the system and defied conventional wisdom when he was forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget.
- Find Innovation Where You Least Expect It is an article published in the Harvard Business Review in 2015. Written by Tony McCaffrey and Jim Pearson, it imagines how a shift in thinking can inspire innovation. hbr.org/2015/12/find-innovation-where-you-least-expect-it
- Sir Ken Robinson delivered a moving TED talk called Bring on the Learning Revolution in which he makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning – creating conditions where children’s natural talents can flourish. ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution
- Stanford Social Innovation Review Podcast – any of the 50 episodes. https://ssir.org/podcasts