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I finally had time this morning to read Gideon Rosenblatt’s latest thought piece, Are Organizations Alive? A Different Take on the Evolution of Technology on his The Vital Edge blog.

It is another wonderful piece and an excellent read. It is not long, so please read it before continuing with my post.

So as not to thread jack his post announcing his article, I’ve written this post as my ideas might be considered tangential to his concept. But I believe they are actually a different way to approach the same issue. Read more »

ManagementWhat makes a great leader? Is it solid management acumen? Is it an aggressive drive? Is it the desire to win?

The sign of a great leader is often more nuanced than a set of applied, outwardly facing skills or a shared attitude. Not even impressive accolades and sterling credentials are signs of a great, or even good, leader.

Great leaders are evident by the subtle ways in which they interact with a company’s three human asset groups — employees, clients, and the public. Great leaders strip away the preconceived notions of management when engaging with these human asset groups.

How do they do this? By focusing solely on the “-ment” in management. Great leaders remove the blinders of discrimination. They strip the gender (the “man” in management) and age (the “age” in management) out of the equation.

Instead of biasing, or even thinking about, a person’s worth by considering their gender or age, they try to determine how to interact and communicate with a person based on the below “-ments”. Read more »

About Me

Jeff Sayre

Jeff Sayre is a startup entrepreneur, Social Web architect, and results-oriented leader. He is also an accomplished naturalist and avid birder (for more on that, please see, The Wilder Side of Me). He assembles Smartups for the Social Web, living and working at the intersection of the Semantic Web, Synaptic Web, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, ecology, and the singularity. Learn more…