N2N is an opportunity to proceed as climbers do. We are roped together; alternately anchoring each other as we move into new territory. Others tell us what lies beyond our view. We can go places together that we could not on our own. Read more
Pete reminded me the other day of something important: the 'shadow of the future'. What is that? Read more
Community service can generate more profit! Read more
A few years back Jacqueline, Ric and I noted that networks could become 'organisations', while some traditional organisations were trying to become 'networks'? Read more
To those close to us you would already have heard us sing the praises of Daniel Pink. In particular his recent book Drive, where he explores what truly motivates us. If you haven't read it yet, do! It is excellent. Read more
My N2N friend Jacqueline has long urged me to learn from the 'improv' (or improvisation) world. Not to be funny, but to be present, alive and accepting. So I bought improv wisdom, a book by Patricia Madson. Its tag line is "Don't Prepare, Just Show Up". Read more
Ken and I are always editing each other's emails; before they are sent that is! It has become such a habit that I don't often think about it anymore. Read more
Next month I have an opportunity to deliver a key-note at HR Exchange - hosted by People Potential in Malaysia and Singapore. As a thought starter I've drafted the following piece titled "Dangerous Ideas: Or the Story of O*". Read more
The idea of the leader as a host hit me the moment I heard Peter Block say it in 2008. Read more
The internet overcame the gap between networks using different protocols--hence the name, inter-net.
What an innovation that turned out to be!
E-bay reduces the gap between buyers and sellers.
Singapore airport reduces the gap between arriving passengers and their luggage to ~12 minutes.
Amazon reduces the gap between books and readers.
All of these were good for business.
How we fill the gaps to people--our relationships with family, friends, colleagues or customers--defines us.
N2N reduces the gap between people interested in building networks.
Look for the gap.
Stand in the gap.
And as the London Underground announcement says over and over: Mind the gap!
It represents opportunity.