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June 14, 2014

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Luis Suarez

Hi David, many thanks for the link love and for spreading around what I think is a critical conversation that needs to happen to help understand the so-called adaptation from senior / executive leadership to social technologies. Time and time again I keep bumping into people who come up with a good bunch of different show stoppers, hurdles and inhibitors and, in my opinion, this is the one that wins them all by a long stretch. And yet, here we are, witnessing how plenty of people just keep talking about the "fluffy" understand hoping that someone else will grab the bull by the horns and do something about it. Well, I am starting to think that unless we *all* do, no-one will, which is what sparked my responses as I did on that interview. Your commentary has been spot on in terms of identifying those senior leaders who have climbed the management ladder by merit, reputation and skills vs. those others who have just been "appointed" to the position, to put it mildly. Talking about discerning the leaders of the 21st century. I think we already have judging from both of those groups. The challenge remains on this follow-up question: Why do we keep hanging on to them thinking AND hoping they will change when, deep inside, we all know they won't. Not now. Not 7 years ago when Social Business kicked off. Not ever.

Either way, to me, that's the main challenge we continue to have in the adaptation of organisations into the 21st century of hyperconnected networks and what I will keep pushing on forward to help change, finally, happen :)

Even if it means I need to keep "fighting" on the Social Web against my nemesis, i.e. the footballer :-D hehe

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