Harold Jarche – The job of leaders

The solution is us doing stuff together, and… but doing it within a networked mindset, I guess that’s what the solution is. The solutions will emerge. If it’s diverse enough, if enough people are participating in it, if the core vision is worthwhile… Okay, you know, it’s Apple “Think different”, we gonna change the world, whatever the heck it is. But I mean, if you are working in an organization that has a flawed business model, or has a flawed sense and all they are trying to do is pollute the world and you are selling something like that, in some ways you are not going to get there.

So everything has to be aligned at the societal, the business, the organization, the network level, and those things are aligned, so what’s the job of leaders? They are the ones who are setting the context, they are helping build consensus and they are also looking, and those evaluation tools, those analytical tools they talked about is that they’re analyzing the network to see… do we have any structural holes in this network? Who… you know, do somebody here needs more support because they are not getting the resources they need, or they are getting, obviously they are getting flooded with information, how do they do that in a way we can help this? But they’re looking at the whole thing from a network perspective, and I think that that, yes, so it’s, you know, our job or leaders jobs is network weaving, network understanding, it’s very organic, it’s like growing a garden.

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