Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How to Lead with an Open Mind
by Steve Axelrod, Ph.D. 

“What we’ve seen [at Google] is that the people who are the most successful here, who we want to hire, will have a fierce position. They’ll argue like hell. They’ll be zealots about their point of view. But then you say, ‘here’s a new fact,’ and they’ll go ‘Oh, well, that changes things; you’re right.’ – Laszlo Bock, SVP of People Operations at Google (New York Times).

True open-mindedness, the kind described by Laszlo Bock, is a critical, but unappreciated component of CEO leadership. As a trait first measured by social psychologists in the ’50s, open-mindedness has not been studied in relation to leadership effectiveness. Here are the key characteristics of open-mindedness and how it can be cultivated by organizational leaders.

What does “open-minded” mean in organizational life?

On the simplest level, open-mindedness means being receptive to new ideas and new information. In organizational life, it has several dimensions:

An openness to internally generated inspiration or innovation (creative dimension)
An openness to the ideas of others in the organization (collaborative or team dimension)
An openness to new trends and needs evident in customers and markets (external sensing dimension)

How to develop open-mindedness

Guided self-reflection can help you cultivate the collaborative dimension of open-mindedness. Either solo or in concert with a coach/thought partner, use the following prompts:

  • Are you able to admit you’re wrong? Take note of your own tendencies to make excuses, extensively explain and argue. Dissect recent disagreements to examine whether you were appropriately defending your position or shutting out others’ opinions and important observations.
  • Can you describe instances where you, as a leader, changed your mind on a fundamental organizational issue? How did you come to see things differently?
  • Are there key people in your organization whom you turn to because they will give you the “unvarnished truth?”
  • Can you describe a time when your team took your initial point of view or decision, reworked it, and came out with a better decision? How did you respond?
  • Finally, reflect on how your organizational culture either fosters or devalues open-mindedness. As a leader, do you promote or hinder open-mindedness as part of the culture? As the CEO you can elevate the importance of open-mindedness as both a value and a behavior.

A question of balance

Our traditional view of leadership stresses forcefulness, courage and risk-taking. But as important as these ideas are, when coupled with closed-mindedness, intolerance of dissent and groupthink they can lead to organizational ruin.

Open-mindedness is foundational to both good decision-making and organization-wide engagement. We need to do more to value, select for and develop open-mindedness, for it is the dynamic balance between forceful action and open-mindedness that defines outstanding leadership.
Source: Chief Executive

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Miembro del Comité EEUU del Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Forbes 2017 USA’s Best Value Colleges


Rank
Name
State
Tuition
(in-state for
public schools)
Total
Student
Population
#1
CA
$12,972
37,565
#2
CA
$12,705
41,845
#3
NJ
$41,820
8,088
#4
FL
$6,313
49,459
#5
MA
$43,938
28,791
#6
MA
$45,016
11,319
#7
CA
$45,195
16,963
#8
CA
$13,179
30,051
#9
CA
$13,896
34,508
#10
UT
$5,000
30,484
#11
CA
$13,427
30,709
#12
NC
$47,243
15,856
#13
CT
$45,800
12,336
#14
TX
$40,566
6,621
#15
NC
$8,336
29,135
#16
MA
$48,526
1,792
#17
NY
$47,286
21,679
#18
NH
$48,108
6,298
#19
CA
$43,362
2,209
#20
VA
$13,208
23,732
#21
DC
$46,744
17,858
#22
CA
$13,865
23,051
#23
RI
$47,434
9,181
#24
TN
$43,838
12,686
#25
MA
$45,078
2,323
#26
MA
$48,310
2,126
#27
CA
$45,832
1,650
#28
IL
$49,380
15,097
#29
PA
$47,214
1,194
#30
WA
$12,394
44,784
#31
MD
$9,427
37,610
#32
CA
$47,395
1,324
#33
IL
$47,251
21,554
#34
MI
$13,486
43,625
#35
VA
$17,656
8,437
#36
GA
$45,008
14,769
#37
NY
$46,040
2,573
#38
MA
$48,643
10,907
#39
MA
$47,436
14,317
#40
MD
$47,060
21,372
#41
IL
$15,020
45,140
#42
NY
$48,175
2,888
#43
NY
$8,620
16,695
#44
PA
$47,668
24,806
#45
IN
$46,237
12,179
#46
VT
$46,044
2,533
#47
NC
$45,377
1,770
#48
NY
$51,008
27,589
#49
NY
$47,820
1,904
#50
NY
$49,570
2,421

If you'd like to check the full list of Universities ranked (980), click on this link:

https://www.forbes.com/value-colleges/list/

Source: Forbes

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Especialista Multicultural Global en Management Estratégico, Conducta Organizacional, Gestión del Cambio e Inversiones, graduado en Haas School of Business (University of California at Berkeley) y The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)
Consultor en Dirección General de Cultura y Educación de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
Miembro del Comité EEUU del Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales
Representante de The George Washington University para LatAm desde 1996
Ex Director Académico y Profesor de Gestión del Cambio del HSML Program para LatAm en 
The George Washington University (Washington DC)
CEO, MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS GROUP LatAm
EMail: mamc.latam@gmail.com
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Estrategias Multiculturales y Transculturales, Organizacionales y Competitivas,
Management Estratégico,
Gestión del Cambio,
Marketing Estratégico,
Inversiones,
Gestión Educativa,
Capacitación

de Latino América (LatAm), para los Sectores:

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c) ONGs y Gobiernos.