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I’m attending several of the “Big Data” seminars at the Enternterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. You may think “yeah right, it’s fine for the big corporations” but is it? What can I do as a sole entrepreneur?

My first takes: Gather data on my own business activities:
* Business trips
* Sales of my LUCK Concept book (soon available in English)
* Library lendings of my LUCK book in Sweden
* Correlations between the above
* Something I haven’t thought about yet

So, Visualizing of data will mean a lot. Further actions available around this:

Gamification – guessing game / quiz on data
Business Driver – following sales and lendings will most likely drive sales and interest in the LUCK concept.

What more is there to do?
(stay tuned for the opening of my LUCK e-shop opening soon: luckconcept.com)

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We live in disruptive times.
Like glitch on the curve.
Some youngsters have triple diploma, yet form a faily pre-carreer.
Large coorporations hire few – yet we face one of the greatest generation shifts ever seen.
IT departments find it hard to keep up – and people bring in their own stuff – smartphones and pads.
Information flows so fast Top Management and operational staff get it firat, middle management isn’t even left in the middle – they’re out!
Old staff have lost track, speed and direction. Motivation? Come on!!!
New staff want CEO terms and salaries.

So, you thought leadership is for you?
How on earth are you supposed to handle this? After a quest for the leadership that works in this disruptive environment I didn’find THE leadership model tha works – but I found a couple of cornerstones that I’ve integrated into a model I simply call “LUCK”. Is it the ordinary kind of luck we all know? Well, not really; you may call it an integrated leadership model. If I were in Medicine we’d talk of a coctail of cross-supporting drugs. If you’re a carpenter we’d talk of a synchronized toolbox.

So, wjhat are the components of LUCK?
Let’s start from K:
Cognition, here defined as the the way our brain receives, filters, percieve and stores information”. I’ve chosen to use the K as a sign of the deep influence of our brain by means of the internet. K is for cognition in our internetified brains. In an era of searchability we don’t need to argue on whT’s searchable, hence we can focus on our (common) target.
In the K area we understand information perceived to be a threat may trigger the fast response functions of our brain. These are normally three or four: fight, flight or defense. Pretenf√•d you’re dead may be the fourth. We also understand tje importance of belonging. To a group, a clan or an idea. We all need to be seen, heard and acknowledged.
Most people are ambitious but they need a target – a goal. But more than that – they need to be part of it. They need.to understand your strategy.

Coaching skills:
What IS coaching? Simply put, to make people able to teach your common goals. How do hou do that? Well, you need to understand other people, how to interact with others in order to reach results. You need transparency – opening up yourself opens others.
You need open access to their “mental hard drive” – and that only happens if you bild trust. So, it all starts with – yourself! ūüôā

Unifying internet tools and services:
Communication between people has always been essential for our survival. With an evergrowing amount of information this is already a challenge most of us are facing ds
Aily.
As mentioned before in the K perspective we all want to belong. And in times of continuous change we need To be updated on other units’ success. If not, risk is they will halter or under-perform.
Visualizing
Sharing
Co-working
Streaming
Socializing

Leanleadership:
No Blame
Added value
Remove waste
Spaghetti diagrams
Go to gemba
Heijunka – even out the flow
Teamwork on change work

I will return in coming posts to HOW we do this – how we’re training staff and what results are being accomplished. Meanhwile, feel free to comment and ask questions!

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