Distracted by Shiny Objects
This week I am so distracted by shiny objects you’d think I was a raccoon.
Maybe it’s the epidemic of overwhelm at work or perhaps the amount of data – COVID-19 and otherwise – that I’m trying to process each day. However, it just seems I’m more and more susceptible to the distractions that are the result of being continuously plugged in.
Too often I find myself chasing the shiny objects to the point where I may be at risk for losing sight of what’s really important. Or, even when I’m…
Posted on 05-21-20
Teaching Nana to Market Car Seats for Cats
Regardless of one’s interests or field, it is extraordinarily challenging these days to stay on top of the onslaught of information and change that is the result of today’s hyper-connectivity.
But, as I was recently reminded by a very smart colleague, we are moving from an Industrial Age based on the principles of physics (cause and effect, linear thinking, etc) to a Connect Age based on biological principles (use of complexity theory, and/both thinking, emergence and evolution, etc.).
As a result, everyone of us will need to ensure we have trusted relationships and networks…
Posted on 05-18-20
Say Goodbye to the Heroic Leader
Covid-19 just might be teaching us about a new kind of leadership.
A number of years ago while working at Niagara College and planning a leadership retreat, our organizing committee grappled to define what we meant by leadership. While on the surface it appeared to be a relatively straightforward question, the truth is that we initially struggled.
Ultimately though, we did agree that while management is concerned with issues of control relating to efficiency and effectiveness, leadership is required for everything that can’t be…
Posted on 05-01-20