Mehrdad Baghai, author of As One: Individual and Collective Power will be the guest on Economic Perspectives on Monday, February 28th at 5:30pm-6:00pm. Hopeton Hay also interviews Juanita Budd, Executive Director of Austin-Free Net. Listen live at KAZI 88.7 FM Austin or online here: KAZIFM.org.
Like a school of fish moving synchronously together with one goal in mind; easy for fish, not so easy for humans. How can we get everyone on the same page in business and accomplish goals more efficiently? Our world is as much about cooperation as it is about conflict; as much about collaboration as competition. Leaders who have been trained in the command-and-control mode of management are realizing that it often fails to truly engage people.
For the past two years Deloitte has invested in a major global initiative, the As One project, to study effective collaborations. The project has discovered that there are eight archetypes of leaders and followers. Taking more than 60 cases of successful collective behavior, the authors define the characteristics for each model and show how you can apply them to your organization. As One claims to show you a new way to lead, and to get your team working to reach all your goals. www.asone.org
Also featured, Juanita Budd will discuss Austin-Free Net’s Second Annual Community Technology Symposium March 1, 2011 at the AMD campus on Southwest Parkway.
Austin Free-Net provides technology training and access for the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in a digital age. The Austin Free-Net has come together with the City of Austin and Skillpoint Alliance to form a partnership called Austin Connects which is sponsoring the technology symposium.
This event will bring together leadership from local nonprofits, government and business to share ideas and solutions to strengthen digital inclusion efforts. Topics include Community Technology Resources, DigitalStorytelling, Technology Education and more. The Keynote Speaker is Kami Griffiths, Executive Director of the Community Technology Network (serving the Bay Area) and Training and Outreach Manager at TechSoup. For more information please visit http://www.austinconnects.org/