From Managing to Leading Part 2: Leaders are great coaches

In my previous article, I discussed the importance of coaching as part of any leadership role. Whether it is formalized or not, each leader has a responsibility to coach his or her team (direct and indirect), to achieving their full…

Cultivating entrepreneurial hotbeds within organizations

It's hard for many of us to imagine a business functioning well in the absence of a multi-level organizational structure. Many lament silos, yet organizations continue to try to operate with them intact. Can you imagine a product making it…

Strategy & Ecosystems, Part 4: Defining your ecosystem

Fundamentally, ecosystems are relationships that deliver greater value than the sum of their parts. The complexities of ecosystems, their power, their weaknesses and their potential to deliver great value to society as a whole are the topics of this conference.…

Strategy & Ecosystems, Part 3: Collaboration in Complex Ecosystems

Ecosystems become complex as soon as pen & paper are put aside in favor of action, such as communicating and collaborating with those organizations - individuals - that are drawn so neatly in the ecosystem map. Why is that? I…