Tools for reinventing management
Bonus Tool #1: BTS Group: Arnaud Henneville: team learning
For Radical Managers Only
The BTS Group headquartered in
Stockholm Sweden is a global leader in Strategic Alignment and Execution and in
customized business simulations. The Interactive Division of BTS is pleased to welcome 5
(value $6,200/team) to its celebrated global virtual Business Challenge, which attracts
some 900 teams from leading global companies. If you are already a Radical Leader/Manager
or one in the making, this celebrated experience is surely for you and your organization.
FIVE PLACES ONLY!
Bonus Tool #2: Mike Cohn: the classic book on Agile and Scrum
Succeeding with Agile
Radical Management has been slowly and steadily making inroads into the world
of software development. Known as “agile software development” these new techniques have
led to higher productivity, shorter time to market, happier customers, and happier teams.
In Succeeding with Agile, leading agile consultant Mike Cohn presents detailed
recommendations and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience
helping hundreds of software organizations. The first six applicants got a FREE copy.
These gifts have now been claimed. You can buy this wonderful book from Amazon.
Bonus tool #3: Rob Kall, one-hour audio
"Bottom Up Leadership": Rob Kall and Steve Denning
Rob Kall is the Publisher of Op Ed News, the leading progressive news channel (reaching
close to a million visitors a month)--hard-hitting, insightful news that you won't find
in the mainstream media. He also hosts The Rob Kall Bottom-Up Radio Show
1360 AM, reaching Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. In this one hour conversation,
Rob Kall and Steve Denning discuss the state of management today and the need to shift our thinking
from top-down command-and-control to bottom-up leadership.
Bonus Tool #4: Jennifer Aaker & Andy Smith: book chapter
The Dragonfly Effect
Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change
The Dragonfly Effect taps concepts from social media, marketing strategy, and consumer psychology
to help people achieve a single, concrete goal. The four “wings” of the Dragonfly Effect
model—Focus, Grab Attention, Engage, and Take Action—work together to help readers produce
the change they seek. That desired change can take many forms, including: social good,
employee morale and customer loyalty.
Bonus tool #5: Saul Kaplan: scores of innovation videos
Compelling Stories of World-Class Innovation
Saul Kaplan is the founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory
(BIF), which creates real world laboratories where innovators can design, prototype, and
test new business model and system level innovations. Its annual innovation summit is a highlight of the innovation calendar. BIF is pleased to
offer access to more than 150 videos of compelling innovation stories.
Bonus tool #6: KM Institute: online video training
Interactive video training
The Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) was founded by Douglas Weidner and provides
internationally recognized knowledge management training and certification.
of the book, KMI offered five free places in its eKM101 course. Those five places are now taken.
However, given the interest in interactive video training in KM, KMI is offering in addition
a limited trial of one free copy of KM101 for the first fifty respondents.
Bonus tool #7: Stan Garfield: PowerPoint presentation
Knowledge Retention Strategies
Knowledge retention is a growing issue today as a result of turnover, retirement, role changes,
mergers, acquisitions, downsizing and outsourcings. In this FREE presentation, which is not
otherwise available, KM guru Stan Garfield shows how to use a variety of knowledge retention
methods including proven practices, lessons learned, threaded discussion boards, training,
personal profiles, social network analysis, blogs, podcasts, videos, document collection,
tagging, appreciative inquiry, storytelling, incentives and knowledge maps.
Bonus Tool #8: Davenport & Harding: book chapter
The Competitive Advantage in the Middle of Your Organization
Managers must build human capital and engender employee engagement by attending to the
factors and circumstances that make them successful. In other words, managers must play
their role from offstage and out of the limelight. Based on a survey of over 16,000 employees,
Thomas O. Davenport & Stephen D. Harding describe the Towers-Watson management performance model: Executing tasks, Building relationships
and performance capability, and Energizing change and Creating an atmosphere of authenticity and trust.
Bonus tool #9: The Internet Time Alliance: 35 page book chapter
The Working Smarter Fieldbook
The Internet Time Alliance (Jay Cross, Jane Hart, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn, and Harold Jarche)
helps people work smarter by boosting the collaborative
intelligence of corporations. They are offering the entire chapter from their just-published
Working Smarter Fieldbook. Here you will learn how to cost-justify "soft" projects,
replace training with just-in-time Google-ized knowledge, eliminate bureaucracy,
spark conversation, and facilitate a shift from a “push” to a “pull” culture.
Bonus tool #10: Carol Sanford: Introduction to her new book
The Original Blueprint for Innovative Management
Carol Sanford has led radical work designs linked with strategy development for 30 yrs.
Her new book The Responsible Business: A Reimagining Sustainability and Success will
be published in February 2011 by Jossey-Bass. She offers here the introduction to her new book:
The Original Blueprint for Innovative Management. The most advanced, most studied work system on
the planet. Insider story of how!
Bonus tool #11: Carol Sanford: Diagnostic Tools
Regenerative Work Systems and
Implementing A Developmental Philosophy
To Organizational Change
Carol Sanford offers two additional gifts. (1) Regenerative Work Systems—Implementing self-organizing
work designs. Case examples, from Europe and the USA; and (2) Vitalizing Work Design:
Implementing A Developmental Philosophy: a structure for assessing the likelihood of
a given approach taking an organization toward or away from success in management
Bonus tool #12: Madelyn Blair’s exciting new book
Riding the Current
How to deal with the daily deluge of data
Feel overwhelmed by the barrage of information? Emails, text messages, Twitters, Facebook,
RSS feeds plus that stack of books in the corner. Learn to manage it all. True stories and
techniques presented in Riding the Current: How to deal with the daily deluge of data
by Madelyn Blair. Madelyn offered six copies of her new book to first six people to apply. These six
copies were quickly claimed and many were disappointed. So in response to the demand,
Madelyn is developing and would like to offer you
A NEW SPECIAL OFFER: Choice of (1) audio file on "The Seven Principles of Radical Learning":
the foundational concepts on which the book was written sent as a link or
(2) access to a webinar on Riding the Current.
Claim these free gifts by sending an email to
with the heading: "Steve Denning's weblaunch".
Bonus Tool #13: Victoria Ward: a Sparknow research report
Slow knowledge work – designing space
Getting Beyond Mediocrity in Management
What’s the use of learning if it levels out differences, conceals nuance and
doesn’t stick? Most management education has emphasized fast action and encouraged superficial thinking,
rather than promoting careful reflection and getting to root causes and real solutions. This
Sparknow paper by Clive Holtham, Victora Ward and Allan Owens reports on ten years research on different educational methods that would promote and
even celebrate slowness as a vital ingredient in the formation of managers to cope with the more difficult
challenges of the 21st Century workplace.
Bonus Tool #13a: Michelle James: Creating in Uncertainty
Improv Theater as a Complex Adaptive System
Michelle James has been pioneering Applied Creativity, Storytelling and Improvisation in business
in the Washington, DC area since the mid-nineties. She is CEO of The Center for Creative Emergence,
founder of the Capitol Creativity Network - an Applied Creativity community hub since 2004,
and producer of DC's first Creativity in Business conference. She is a business creativity
catalyst who has designed and delivered hundreds of programs for entrepreneurs, leaders,
and organizations including Microsoft, Deloitte, GEICO, NIH, World Bank, and Kaiser Permanente.
Bonus Tool #14: Recognize A Leader
A tool to reinforce leadership
Recognize a leader in your life!
Bad management sucks. Often, the workplace feels like you are living in a Dilbert cartoon.
Yet many brave individual leaders are creating radically different workplaces and communities
for the 21st Century, that thrill with energy and life and laughter. The world needs to hear
their stories. Here's a tool that will help spread radical management by recognizing and
encouraging a leader that you know!
Tools for 21st Century leadership
Bonus tool #15: Warren Bennis: Still Surprised: book chapter
A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
Still Surprised by Warren Bennis, in collaboration with Patricia Ward Biederman,
(Jossey-Bass, 2010) traces leadership through the lens of his role as one of the world’s
premier practitioners. Through his experiences as a solder, a student, a teacher,
a college president, practitioner and leading thinker, Warren, in collaboration
with the finest minds of his time, tells the story of how he helped found the field
of leadership. This moving book is not so much a book about leadership as it
is a book that reveals what it means to be a leader.
Bonus Tool #16: Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner: book chapter
The Truth About Leadership
The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know
A fresh look at what it means to lead from two of the biggest names in leadership.
In these turbulent times, leaders need to turn to what's real and what's proven.
In their engaging, personal, and bold new book, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
reveal ten time-tested truths that show what every leader must know.
Bonus tool #17: Kevin Eikenberry
Complimentary Membership in the Bud to Boss Community!
Want a place and a way to build your leadership skills? This brand new online community
offers current a future leaders an expanding set of tools, videos, webinars, ebooks, and an
exclusive preview excerpt from Kevin Eikenberry’s upcoming book, From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a
Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership (publishing Feb 2011). Members will gain
complimentary access to additional tools and leadership learning opportunities up to and
after the release of this book.
Bonus tool #18: Seth Kahan: Eleven-step template
Eleven Lessons for Scaling Up
Seth Kahan, author of the wonderful book, Getting Change Right (Jossey-Bass, 2010),
helps leaders create traction and engagement for new ideas and better ways of working.
In helping organizations scale up, he has learned what it takes to successfully stay ahead of
the curve yet avoid overbuilding. His engagements have helped
create intentional evolution. He offers here Eleven Lessons for Scaling Up
Bonus tool #19: Corporate Growing Pains: 8 hours consultation
Aligning Strategy With Values
Corporate Growing Pains is an Australian consulting firm run by Geoff Barbaro and
Michelle Delebet. They offered a free analysis of the practicality and alignment
with strategy of your organization’s values from an external perspective, with a follow-up
phone/skype discussion on our findings and next steps. They agreed to provide 5 – 8 hours
work for this to ensure the job is done properly. The gift has now been claimed.
But if you would like to
connect with Geoff and Michelle and discuss your issues with them,
you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonus tool #20: Mark Fritz: A selection of tweets
Food for thought to inspire action in you
Mark Fritz is an international speaker and author focused on helping business leaders
to achieve even greater success in leading across distances & cultures. He speaks
regularly on the Power of Ownership in leading today’s organizations, and is the author of
The Truth About Getting More Done and Time to Get Started.
Bonus tool #21: Deborah Mills-Scofield: Innovation Diagnostic
Cultural Disposition© for Innovation
A Simple, Quick Assessment Tool
The Cultural Disposition© tool quickly
assesses an organization’s innovation disposition. Based on your results, you can develop
action plans to foster and reward innovation. The Cultural Disposition© assessment is
just one step of Deb’s innovanomics™ methodology - the process of aligning strategy and
innovation for growth.
Bonus tool #22: Katalina Groh: The Age of Leadership: video
Transformative Storytelling in Organizations
Katalina Groh helps promote sustainable
organizational change by helping people and organizations reinvent their story using films,
live learning and media tools. She offers here a video that will enable you to
discover learning tools and films you can use right now to illuminate the path to your
transformation and reinvent your organization.
Tools for leadership storytelling
Bonus tool #23: Peter Guber
Tell To Win
Connect, Persuade & Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
Peter Guber has relied on purposeful story telling throughout his successful 40 year career
in the entertainment industry to motivate, shape, engage, and sell. In his new book,
TELL TO WIN, you will discover how to craft,
deliver and own a story that is capable of turning others into viral advocates for your
You can get more information about Peter's wonderful new book by clicking
Bonus gift #23A: The Reinvention Summit: $25 rebate
The World First Virtual Conference on the Future of Storytelling,
Nov 11-22, 2010.
Get Storied is gathering a new tribe of storytellers: change-makers, marketers,
entrepreneurs, and creatives who see storytelling as critical to their work and mission.
There's a star-studded line-up of 25+ speakers with diverse backgrounds to lead teleseminars,
interviews, and panel discussions that relate to the future of storytelling as our world goes
through reinvention. All sessions are recorded for playback. The online summit includes lots of social networking, collaboration, and crowd-sourcing for those who feel inspired to play.
Bonus gift: $25 off the Activators or Producers Pass Registration for the Reinvention Summit.
Bonus tool #24: Rob Cross: Book chapter: 14 pages
Changing culture through networks and storytelling
Rob Cross and Steve Denning offer Chapter 9 from the Organizational Network Fieldbook: Best Practices,
Techniques and Exercises to Drive Organizational Innovation and Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2010).
A shift in culture is one of the most difficult change processes an organization can
undertake. Most attempts fail. Part of the problem is that the right people may not be
engaged in the right kind of communication process. This chapter shows how leaders can
enhance their culture change efforts by combining network analysis and storytelling
Bonus tool #25: Michael Margolis: 88 page eBook
The Storytelling Manifesto
Believe Me: A Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators
presents 15 storytelling axioms that can shift how you think about the world.
If you’re trying to influence, persuade, or convince others to believe in your
message, read this provocative manifesto by Michael Margolis, author of Get Storied.
Bonus tool #26: Eric Wolf: Seven Lessons Over Ten Days
Zen and the Art of Storytelling in Seven Simple Steps.
Eric Wolf is the 2010 winner of an Oracle Award from the
National Storytelling Network. He offers here the secrets of professional storytellers. This
seven-step e-course reveals the lessons learned from the National Performing Storytellers.
Whether your story is 30 seconds or two hours; this e-course will help you to give a
stronger, cleaner and more passionate presentation.
Bonus tool #27: Stephane Dangel & J-M Blancherie: 18 pages
"Le Storytelling" is the first ever practice oriented guide in French
dedicated to organizational storytelling. Released in 2009, it includes basics,
tips, real business life examples that allow readers to really implement storytelling
as an influential and analytical tool. "Storytelling, le guide", by Stephane Dangel &
Bonus tool #28: Stephane Dangel methodology (20 pages)
“The I Forgive Method”
"The I forgive method" is an exclusive method conceived by Stephane Dangel in
order to elicit stories and make sense in the frame of conflictual situations
occuring in organizations. The paper is written in English and explores the
implementation of the method in association with social media devices.
Bonus tool #29: Lisa Bloom: free eBook and coaching
Common Mistakes That A Good Story Can Fix
Lisa Bloom, founder of Story Coach Inc. helps women entrepreneurs beat exhaustion,
overwhelm and stress and find confidence, balance and earn more money by finding their
success story. Lisa is offering her E-Book "5 Savvy Success Secrets for Women Entrepreneurs" and a transformational “Business Breakthrough” Story Coaching Session ($300 value) where you’ll uncover the challenges that are jeopardizing your business success, and leave the session re-energized to
make your business highly profitable and your lifestyle balanced and joyful.
Bonus tool #30: Svend-Erik Engh: free eBook
“Tell A Story: Be Heard, Be Understood”
“A Story that is told aloud does not just describe reality; it also transform it.“
“Tell a story” written by international storyteller, Svend-Erik Engh,
describes a storytellers journey into the world of business. Steve Denning says:
“this book points out matters of profound interest
to both the world of storytelling and the world of organizations.”
Tools from Steve Denning
Bonus tool #31: Steve Denning & Seth Kahan: 5 hours audio
Getting Change Right through High Performance Teams
Recorded in 2009, this five-hour training course gives the essence of Seth Kahan’s Getting Change
Right and Steve Denning’s work on high-performance teams.
Never before released.
Get these exciting recordings FREE
Bonus tool #32: Steve Denning’s Streaming DVD
Crafting the Springboard Story
You will get the full content of Steve Denning’s DVD, Crafting the Springboard Story,
which normally sells for $299.
It contains the full
workshop on using story to inspire people to want to change. Get it here FREE for
LIMITED TIME ONLY.
Bonus tool #33: Steve Denning: 214 page eBook
Reflections on Radical Management
Meditations and witty commentary from Steve Denning's blog posts on
the what, how and why of radical management. All the top ranked posts are here, including "Why Great
KM Programs Fail", "How the revolution IS being tweeted", "Help end the war on arithmetic!",
"The origin and strange longevity of Dilbert-style management", "More or less innovation? Duh?"
"Am I Crazy? Or Is It The Whole Firm Where I Work?"
"Why is the world run by bean counters?" "HBR: Rushing to the 20th Century"and more.
Bonus tool #34: Steve Denning: 129 page eBook
Q&A on Radical Management
165 questions about radical management
definitively answered by the Steve Denning. How the book came to be written in the form that it is.
Get the back story of the editorial discussions. Edited text of the wonderful conversations in
the review groups that helped edit The Leader's Guide to Radical Management.
Bonus tool #35: Steve Denning: 21 Storytelling Templates
Steve Denning’s Storytelling Templates
The art of effectively deploying storytelling as a leadership tool entails understanding
which kind of story to use for which purpose. These templates, which Steve uses in his
workshops, are the key to unlocking the magical
power of storytelling. Get them here FREE
Bonus tool #36: Steve Denning: Pecha-Kucha presentation
Radical Management in 6 minutes and 20 slides
Pecha-kucha is a way of presenting an idea in 20 PowerPoint slides with 20 seconds per slide. Here are 20 slides that you
can use in a pecha-kucha presentation of radical management.