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Leadership and Technology: Innovation and Excellence in the Information Renaissance. Tony Piazza Excellence in Leadership February 6, 2006. Tonight’s Agenda. Your Facilitator: Tony Piazza Basis of education Leadership Technology: The Diffusion of Innovation Leaders and Change

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leadership and technology innovation and excellence in the information renaissance

Leadership and Technology:Innovation and Excellence in the Information Renaissance

Tony Piazza

Excellence in Leadership

February 6, 2006

tonight s agenda
Tonight’s Agenda
  • Your Facilitator: Tony Piazza
  • Basis of education
  • Leadership
  • Technology: The Diffusion of Innovation
  • Leaders and Change
  • Lessons Learned
your facilitator tony piazza
Your Facilitator: Tony Piazza

Professional:

Support Consultant; Ontario Systems LLC.

Education:

B.A. – Telecommunications; BSU, 2004

-Successfully completed EIL program

M.S. – Information and Communication Sciences; BSU, 2005

-CICS Graduate Assistant; facilitated last year’s Leadership and Technology Workshop

basis of education you as the educated elite
Basis of Education: YOU as the educated elite
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • AAC
    • Attitude
    • Awareness
    • Consciousness
  • ACTIVITY: Get some paper handy!
what is leadership
What is Leadership?
  • John Kotter, Harvard Business School:

"A Force for Change: How leadership differs from Management"

  • Consistency/Order vs. Vision/Change

White Water Consulting, LLC http://www.whitewaterconsultingllc.com/manage_lead.html

what is leadership1
What is Leadership?
  • Tom Peters: Thriving on Chaos

Master Paradox

Develop an Inspiring Vision

Manage by example

Practice Visible Management

Pay Attention!

Defer to the Front Line

Delegate

Pursue Horizontal Management by Bashing Bureaucracy

Evaluate Everyone on His or Her Love of Change

Create a Sense of Urgency

technology the diffusion of innovation
Technology: The Diffusion of Innovation
  • Everett Rogers: Diffusion of Innovation
    • Etymology of Innovation (from Latin):
      • In: In
      • Novos: New
technology is a measure of change
Technology is a Measure of Change
  • Leadership Lessons from Star Trek
  • Change as exemplified in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
my field information communication technology ict
My Field: Information-Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Communication is the Channel
  • Information is the Message
  • Technology is…
leaders and change
Leaders and Change
  • Leaders make change happen!
    • Don’t seek 100% adoption – a pipe dream!
    • Mark Twain on change:

“Habit is habit and is not to be thrown

out the window, but coaxed down

the stair”

technology is a not a magic panacea
Technology is a not a magic panacea!

Panacea - definition from wn panacea n : hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists [syn: nostrum, cure-all]

Leaders (YOU) care about innovation!

innovation
Innovation!
  • Leaders are upfront and early adapters
  • Static vs. dynamic (Management vs. Leadership)
  • Anyone can “manage”, you are leaders!
technology is a tool tools are tools
Technology is a tool; tools are tools
  • When all you have is a hammer, all problems tend to be nails
  • What are the ICT tools for leaders?
  • "In high tech, it is as if we are moving slowly on a ship, with new technologies looming, taking shape, through a fog of unknowingness." from Harvard Business Review, July-Aug.,1996: "Increasing Returns and the New World of Business" by W. Brian Arthur
  • “Have the heart of the explorer” -- Jay E. Gillette
another activity
Another Activity!
  • Another sheet of paper!?!
  • Mark an “X” on where you fit in the curve…
    • Digital Photography
    • Digital Video Cameras
    • Portable MP3
    • Blogs
    • Podcasting
    • Vodcasting
    • RSS
    • VoIP (Skype, Vonage, etc…)
the challenge
The Challenge…
  • View technology as change; leadership as inclination to change
  • Questions/comments/feedback

Prepared for Excellence in Leadership by Tony Piazza, 2006.

Based on ideas, used with permission, by Jay E. Gillette et al, 2005.