Archive for May, 2012

CEOs Must Encourage Employees to Act Like Children

Carl Nordgren took time to share an interesting post with us yesterday. The article, posted by Chris Horton in Social Media Today, chronicles a new IBM study called Leading through Connections. Read the complete post here.

IBM had face-to-face conversations with 1700 CEOs from 64 countries. The company wanted to gain insight into how CEOs are responding to the complexity of increasingly interconnected organizations, markets, societies and governments.

The key finding: CEOs must encourage their employees to act like children.

Carl, Friend of AvoLead, Duke Professor, Creative Populist and author of the book, Welcome to the Creative Populist Revolution, reminded us that one of the 4 behaviors creative populism urges us to practice is being playful. The recent IBM study validates that well. The study also revealed that today’s CEOs are thinking more like entrepreneurs. Learn more about Carl and Creative Populism here.

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