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Newsletter of January 17, 2011

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Hi,
 
AN EVENT IN DC IN THE SPRING: A few days ago,

I invited people to participate in a survey to help
determine whether there was interest in continuing
the annual storytelling event in Washington DC
in the Spring and if so, what sort of an event.
Many thanks if you were one of the 72 people who
participated in the survey which closed on Sunday at noon.
The winners of the raffle prize (a copy of my
book, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management)
are Stephanie Brown and David Jamieson.

You can see a summary of the results of the
survey
here.

As a response to the views expressed in the survey,
my current thinking is to join with my colleague,
Seth Kahan, and offer a one-day workshop on
"revolutionizing the world of work" on Friday
April 29, 2011
in Washington DC. Storytelling
would be an important part of it, but only a
part. The idea would be to hold it on a Friday
in the Spring in DC, so that it could mesh with
a possible Golden Fleece event on the next day,
Saturday. More details shortly.


"ONE OF THE TRULY GREAT MANAGEMENT BOOKS": 
In his review of my new book, The Leader's Guide to
Radical Management
, Wayne Hurlbert of Blog Business
World says that it is "destined to be one of the truly
great management books."  Read the full review tells
here. 

LIVE EVENT IN FREDERICK MD ON JAN 27: I will
be giving a keynote about the book in Frederick MD on
Thursday, January 27th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the
Cultural Arts Center in downtown Frederick. More
details
here.

BANKERS' PAY: Why does an oil trader earn more
than a brain surgeon with comparable years of
experience? Find out
here.


REMEMBER THE GRAMEEN BANK? Remember the
heart-warming story of microcredit helping poor
women, first in Bangladesh and then around the
world? Well, not even a Nobel Prize can save
microcredit from the impact of traditional management.
Read the sad story that Muhammad Yunus tells here.


SUPER BOWL ADS: Want to know why a Super Bowl
ad will not make us love the US Government, or
anyone else for that matter? Find out
here.

SOCIAL MEDIA: My earlier piece on social media, "Are
social media killing real conversation?
" sparked, guess
what, a conversation. Who would have thought? A
follow-up piece examined another advantage of
online conversation: the ability to get away means
one is never bored. Read it
here.


COOL TED VIDEO: A video from an Australian, Rachel
Botsman, on collaboration consumption shows us
how we might start to rid ourselves from our addiction
to things. Watch it
here.


HR READY TO LEAD THE REVOLUTION? Here's some
good news. I did a webcast for HR people last week
and the polls that were taken indicated a surprising
willingness to
lead the revolution to reinvent
management
.


NEW GOAL FOR LABOR UNIONS: Labor unions' focus
on better pay and benefits for workers has backfired.
Instead they need to be focusing on better management.
Find out why
here


ANOTHER IN THE "BEAUTY" SERIES: Following the
series of posts on the most beautiful blog, font, bridge
and so on, here's a post on discovering the sacred in
everyday life and
the most beautiful book deal in the
world
.


LOTS OF FREE GIFTS: My colleague, Dan Burrus, has
just published his book, Flash Foresight: How to See
the Invisible and Do the Impossible
The book is about
helping people to envision the future. It is currently #1
on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you buy the book,
you can also pick up a stack for free gifts
here.

 

Hope our paths cross soon,

Warmly

Steve 

 


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