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Institute for Emerging Issues, Gen Z & Why Twitter Can Be So Great...

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Sat, 2012-02-18 11:51 with 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago, we did a session on social media at Social Policy Research (SPR). It was less about the specific tools and how to use them and more about the potential value/impact. We talked about the idea of ambient awareness*—how peripheral knowledge of what's happening in your networks can expose new opportunities. So, I thought I'd share this story with colleagues I know are interested in creating better economic opportunity for young people—and with anyone else who's interested.

#SOPA, Workforce, and Our Future

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Wed, 2012-01-18 17:44 with 0 comments

We loved this explanation of the relationship between innovation and #SOPA - and the example Brad Burnham uses to illustrate his point? It's a workforce example. Thank you Brad Burnham, Big Think, and @danielhonan.

 

 

DJs, WEadership, and What Makes the MIT Media Lab Work

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Sat, 2012-01-07 19:25 with 0 comments

We came across this video in Big Think

We were so pleased to hear Joi Ito, Executive Director of the MIT Media Lab, communicating the importance of adopting a wide-angle point of view (WEadership practice #1) and facilitating connections between people (WEadership practice #2).

We liked the same quote author Meagan Erickson did:

WEadership Practice #5: Add Unique Value

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Sun, 2011-10-30 18:23 with 0 comments

This post originally appeared on LeadChange. It is the sixth in a seven-part series summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership in which we identified six practices next-generation leaders are using, comprising a new model of leadership we call WEadership in a nod to its collaborative nature.

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What business are you in?

It’s rarely as simple a question as it seems. Remember the vendors who thought they were in the ice business but were eclipsed by Frigidaire?

WEadership Practice #4: Encourage Experimentation (and, of course, experiment yourself)

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Mon, 2011-10-24 18:13 with 0 comments

This post originally appeared on LeadChange. It is the fourth in a seven-part series summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership in which we identified six practices next-generation leaders are using, comprising a new model of leadership we call WEadership in a nod to its collaborative nature.

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The Speed of Life

WEadership Practice #3: Embrace Openness

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Fri, 2011-10-14 17:59 with 0 comments

This post originally appeared on LeadChange. It is the third in a seven-part series summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership in which we identified six practices next-generation leaders are using, comprising a new model of leadership we call WEadership in a nod to its collaborative nature.

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WEadership Practice #2: Build Diverse Networks

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Mon, 2011-10-10 17:45 with 0 comments

This post originally appeared on LeadChange. It is the third in a seven-part series summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership in which we identified six practices next-generation leaders are using, comprising a new model of leadership we call WEadership in a nod to its collaborative nature.

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Leading our way out of the Recession: A 21st Century WPA?

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Sat, 2011-10-01 19:40 with 0 comments

This post, authored by Kristin Wolff and Vinz Koller, was originally published at Harvard's Ash Center Social Innovation Project on September 28, 2011

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519 People Who Care About Jobs and a Needed Conversation About Leadership, Innovation, and the Future

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Sat, 2011-10-01 18:51 with 0 comments

This post, authored by Kristin Wolff and Vinz Koller, was originally published on the Social Innovation Exchange Blog, September 26, 2011.
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An Exploration of Leadership

There was a moment this spring, mid-way through a a project about the changing nature of leadership in the field of policy concerned with work and learning (we call it “workforce”), where we began to feel a renewed sense of excitement and promise.

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