What Place Does Emotion Have In Leadership? The Urgent Case For Leading By Example In Digital Transformation

Executives and business leaders in general are conditioned to be rational. Schools are designed to imbue knowledge. Shareholders pay for performance. Money is counted in numbers. Information is power. And yet... The power of true leadership is run through the emotional pipeline #leadership #Mindset http://t.co/tcUUDgzeoj — Minter Dial (@mdial) June 10, 2014 Great leadership involves…

Why transparency is a deeply strategic issue for all, including as individuals and for brands

Having just attended the Freedom & Solidarity Forum, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, one of the recurring themes of the day was transparency. In today's connected world, the notion of transparency is being discussed -- if not called into question -- in the context of the political and economic relationships between "the Allies." The…

Digital Mindset – How To Start On The Right Footing?

I firmly believe that most top executives need a digital sherpa, someone who personally takes them through the first steps on the road to understanding the digital mindset. It's one of the defining elements of the iPhone which, because it doesn't come with instructions and has a truly distinctive functionality, literally invites people with a shared curiosity…

Polarizing Issues – Is your mind leading you down the wrong path?

The personal mindset sets the tone It should be no surprise, but the way we view life personally is important in business. I believe, however, that we are now entering a phase where the boundary between personal and professional is withering away. With the flattening -- if not inversion -- of the pyramid of power,…

Social business – is there anything beyond social media marketing?

One of the big buzz words being thrown about by the digirati (aka intelligentsia of digital marketing) and social media marketing mavens is the concept of a social business. Among the bigger groups, IBM and the Dachis Group seem to be deking it out on claiming the social business space. But, if you are like me,…

Interview with Ashley Friedlein, CEO of Econsultancy – All about digital transformation (MDE88)

Minter Dialogue Episode #88 This interview is with Ashley Friedlein, CEO and co-founder of Econsultancy, an international research and training group, focused on digital.  With a subscriber base of over 210,000, Econsultancy has a great product with an interesting approach that I am sure you will appreciate*. By the way, you can also sign up…