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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Effective Executive2.0

I recently changed my "title" on LinkedIn from "Accelerator of Technology Adoptions" to "Effective Executive 2.0". Now, what does Effective Executive 2.0 mean?

The principles on which the executives 1.0 operate are:
  1. Command and Control
  2. Centralize-make as many decisions on your own as possible
  3. Surround yourself with yes-men so that you always hear confirming data for your thoughts and ideas
  4. Resist change ("this is how we do things here")
  5. Linear approach to problem solving
  6. Limited industry-specific knowledge
The principles on which executives 2.0 operate are:
  1. Enable and leave "them" alone i.e. create an environment for the employees to self-organize (learning organization)
  2. Decentralize-make as less decisions as possible and let the people make decisions at the local level. Focus on policy-making.
  3. Surround yourself with diverse people who feel safe to share their thoughts
  4. Embrace change (Recognize what worked in the past may not work in the future)
  5. Multidisciplinary/Systems approach to problem solving
  6. World awareness
  7. Understand interdependence of all things
Your thoughts?