Category Archives: social leadership

Weak ties – S17.4

Read Only Connect, by Pamela Pavliscak, which examines the link between weak ties and strong relationships. The article is an interesting blend of the technical and the social. I look forward to reading your comments.

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Servant leadership – S17.3

Read Mindvalley Authors’ article Why Servant Leadership is the Best Way to Lead Others, and share your thoughts below. Don’t forget to come back in a few days and comment on another student’s post. I hope you enjoyed the course, … Continue reading

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Meeting humor – S17.2

Read Sarah Cooper’s 10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings. While these ten items are meant to be funny, they each contain important insights into some aspect of human nature and collective human behavior. Building on what you have learned … Continue reading

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Tragedies – S17.1

Click on the title of Rob Leathern’s article Escaping the Tragedy of the Commons, and read what he has to say about overfishing and internet adblockers. Come back to this post and make a comment below on some aspect of … Continue reading

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Crises of Noise – S16.4

In the last few pages of my book, Governance and Social Leadership (CBU Press, 2014), I discuss the impact of noise on the development of governance and leadership. We did not have time to cover this topic at length in … Continue reading

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It’s Who You Know – S16.3

One of the essential aspects of a governance system is how information is gathered and shared in an organization. When systems are viewed as hierarchies of reporting relationships, it is easy to assume that information will flow along the paths … Continue reading

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Partnership Governance – S16.2

Political scientist Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012), the first female winner of the Nobel Prize in economics (2009), suggested that the tragedy of the commons could be avoided in situations where partnerships were developed. Rather than leaving common pool resources ungoverned, at … Continue reading

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