Leadership tic tac toe: cultivating organisational learning

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Guest lecture for Masters Library Information Science subject LIBR 204-15Information Organizations and Management, San Jose State University. Delivered 17 September 2009.

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Leadership tic-tac-toe:cultivating organisational learning

Lets talk about leadership

Definition of leadera person who rules or guides or inspires others

Leading vs managingDefinition of managera person who controls and manipulates resources

Shared leadership: leaders and followersDefinition of a followera person who commits and actively contributes to outcomes

What is a learning organization?

where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nutured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning together(Senge)

Seven elementsClarity CreationCommunity CollaborationConversationConnectivityCommitment


Be clear on yourPurposeDefinitionVisionExpectations


Knowledge creation is socialIndividual Collective



Definition of communitya unified body of individualsjoint ownership or participationsocial activity

Community of practicea group of people informally bound together by shared expertise and passion for joint enterprise


Teaming across all vertical and horizontal levels of an organization


Social learning conversation, imitation, context, modelling behaviour

Creating the informal builds: community & relationships


Technology supports knowledge transfer

Making local knowledgeglobal


Across all levelsof an organization

Commitment toBeing a leader and followerCompetency and focusSelf managementThe organizationOthers

SummationThe learning organizationrequires effective leadership across all levels

QuestionsZaana HowardEmail: Zaana.Howard@cpaaustralia.com.au Blog: http://zaana.wordpress.comTwitter: @zaana

AcknowledgementsAll images are courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

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