In the 1990’s came globalization & the emerging internet. It was the time of the Cluetrain Manifesto and a fascinating time to be in residential management / leadership programs.
I attended three of these in the 5 years from 1996-2001 when I was part of the BHP Organization. Tim Dalmau was one of the key thought leaders in these programs, along with Phill Boas, Malcolm Davies & Ted Fawle. At these we were challenged to think, and to read from a range of thought leaders venerated during the 1990’s – see the table below.
We learned of Jung, Johari Windows, Learning Organizations, MBTI, Optimism, Organizational Culture, Resilience, Reflection and building more effective Teams. It was still an era of ideas mostly presented in books & journal articles – before the arrival of blogs, wiki’s & social media like Twitter & LinkedIn. But always there was a business focus – a financial benefits focus beyond the personal learning journeys.
Now other thought leaders & mavens have emerged like :
- Richard Florida (Creative Cities),
- Gautam Ghosh (HR & Social Media),
- Malcolm Gladwell (Social Media & Change),
- Seth Godin (Social Media & Change),
- David Gurteen (Knowledge & Learning),
- Harold Jarche (Learning Communities & Organizations),
- Beth Kanter – (Management & Social Media)
- Nick Milton (Knowledge & Learning),
- Clay Shirky (Social Media & Change),
- David Snowden (Knowledge, Complexity-Cynefin & Change).
Two of my favourite thought leaders in 2011 are Rosabeth Moss Kanter, & also Beth Kanter, who has been pursuing “social media for social good” in working with non-profits : I am so inspired by Beth Kanter’s posts – plus big shout-out thanks to Gautham Ghosh to address my glitch of mixing links for Beth Kanter & Rosabeth Moss Kanter !
|DA Aaker – Brand Activism – more||N Adler||Connirae Andreas – Neuro Linguistic Programming – Core Transformations||Chris Argyris – Double Loop Learning (more) & Organizational Learning||Christopher Bartlett – Managing Across Borders- an interview – MNC’s updated||Gregory Bateson – Systems Theory
|R Beckhard – Organization
Change – Formula
|P Berger – Social Structure & Reality||Ken Blanchard||Peter Block – The Empowered Manager – Community, Stewardship & Service||R Boyatsis – Neuroscience – Emotional Intelligence – Learning Styles – Unleashing the Power of Self-Directed Learning||BJ Caldwell||J Campbell|
|Fritjof Capra||J Coehn||Stephen Covey||Tim Dalmau||M Davidson||GS Day||Bill Defoore – Anger Management
|A De Geus – ex Shell – The Living Company||A De Mello||P Drucker||Trompenaar Fons – 7 Dimensional Model of Culture – Building Cross Cultural Competence||R Fritz||P Gagliardi||B Gale|
|Howard Gardner – Multiple Intelligences – Many Paths to Learning||M Gell-Mann||Sumantra Ghoshal||Thomas Gilmore||James Gleick||Jeffrey Goldstein||L Goldstein|
|Daniel Goleman||J Grinder||C Hampden Turner||Gary Hamel||Mike Hammer||Charles Handy||L Harman|
|Larry Hischhorn||M Hitt||Geerts Hofstede||Elliott Jacques||Tad James||Joseph Jaworski||DL Kauffman|
|Stuart Kauffman||Warren Keegan||Sam Keen||CF Kiefer||H Kelman||Kevin Kelly||Daphne Kingma|
|Peter Kline||Sue Knight||JP Kotter||Otto Kroeger||Gideon Kunda||R Lewin||BA Lewis|
|E Lorenz||M Louis||C Lundberg||H Maturana||MHB McDonald||Hugh McKay||Ian Mitroff|
|Gareth Morgan||Rosabeth Moss Kanter||EC Nevis||John O’Connor||Kenichi Ohmae||M Parker||Loren Pedeson|
|J Pennings||JW Pfeiffer||Michael Porter||CK Prahalad||HR Priesmeyer||I Priogogine||Naomi Quenk|
|Alfred Rappaport||John Redding||J Renesch||GP Richardson||AK Rice||EH Schein||Ricardo Semmler|
|Peter Senge||PJH Shoemaker||D Stace & D Dunphy||Ralph Stacey||G Stalk||Murray Stein||T Thwaites|
|Francisco Varela||MM Waldrop||John Warfield||Margaret Wheatley||David Whyte||Ken Wilber||E Young|
|GS Yip||Connie Zweig|
A Maven’s Magnet Personal Knowledge Management PKM Thoughts – from The Cluetrain Manifesto : “A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.“