Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter (and other places) this past week.
Leadership as emergent, co-created and unheroic – by @JohnnieMoore
leadership is a complex social process enacted by the many. It is not a rational, scientific endeavour practised by a few, gifted individuals. That is to say, it is an emergent phenomenon that is co-created in the moment of people’s everyday interactions. As such, it is a normal characteristic of the day-to-day relationships of interdependent people.
~ Chris Rodgers
Ralph Stacey (on shadow system dynamics), Karl Weick (social psychology of organising and sense-making), Manuel Castells (the network society), Albert Bandura (social learning, self-efficacy, social psychology), Stafford Beer (viable systems and distributed control), Albert Cherns (socio-technical principles), Russell Ackoff (systems thinking) etc all intellectual heroes. In my view, their insights on complex social systems leave many soc. biz ‘experts’ on the starting blocks. ~ @smartco (in comments)
@JerryMichalski - really interesting ideas on complexity and systems thinking – by @JurgenAppelo