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Sunday, December 7th, 2008
10:09 pm
First Public Talk on Systemic Leadership (June 2007)
I'm back from the Thanksgiving holiday and feeling nostalgic.

ftt944 and I gave a talk in June 2007 at the 19th System and Software Technology Conference (SSTC) (link here in CrossTalk on the conference). This was to be our first dual brief on Systemic Leadership, although the title, "Acquiring and Engineering for Net-Centric Space Systems", seemed a bit vague. Looking back, this talk seems to have been ages ago, but in reality, the conference was just over 18 months ago.

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That was an interesting walk down memory lane. The next entry for me to write will be on the Journal Paper we wrote later that year (which, ultimately took much longer than anticipated to write).
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
8:39 pm
"Advice for a new SECDEF?"
Dan Ward, a well known author in the DoD's AT&L magazine, asked in an online discussion group what advice you would give the upcoming SECDEF on the issues of our poor performance in acquisition activities. (in reference to this article from IEEE Spectrum http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/weapons)

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Saturday, November 15th, 2008
7:16 pm
Systemic Leadership
Welcome to our blog on Systemic Leadership.

This community is for discussion on how leadership can impact the development, deployment, employment, and success of disruptive technology projects. Different leadership traits thave different impacts on disruptive technology projects. Our work focuses on building theories of interaction between quantifiable leadership traits and projects through case studies, quantitative studies of families of projects, and current event anecdotes.

What are some examples? The leader who is more worried about the correct cover on a TPS report than in your feedback on the project to use Web 2.0 technologies to make your products more available to new users - that leader has a mismatched leadership style. Another leader who is more concerned with developing your understanding and engagement in Web 2.0 may be a better match.

In some of our prior work, we have exposed some of these mismatches - some to United Stated Department of Defense weapon acquisitions (see the Nov 2008 IEEE Spectrum article asking a leadership question about how to acquire weapons here) and some to more benign (and more commonly known) technologies, such as MP3 music sharing.
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