A couple of weeks ago I suggested that you share your best ideas and enter the HCI M-Prize (hosted by HCI and the Management Innovation eXchange) for management innovation. And while it is nice to win, the greatest outcome is getting engaged and getting feedback on your idea and sharing it with others.
See more here. There are 30 days remaining and so far 33 ideas have been submitted. Check them all out! For example, here is an interesting one called, "Culture Eats Strategy." And just a pointer - last year I waited until the last day to enter and I wish I had done it earlier because I would have gotten more feedback from MIX readers (a really smart and engaged bunch of folks).
Why not use this as an opportunity to collaborate with peers do a group submission? How do you capture, ignite, inspire, and cultivate leadership in your organization? How do you transcend hierarchical structures? How do you help leaders focus on what really matters?
Management is a craft and part of the learning process should be active and challenging. When we share with others, we speak from a different place. Our ideas develop and we reshape them. In sharing our ideas we learn so much more than if we did not share.
Also, the fine folks at HCI are sharing the following discount with Management Craft readers (I get no cut of this, just passing the info along) for their Learning and Leadership Development Conference (virtual conference admission, no travel required!). Target audience: HR, OD, talent management, or training professionals, or leaders interested in leadership development systems.
Here is the discount deal from HCI:
"As we discussed, we would love for your followers to be able to participate in our HCI Virtual Learning & Leadership Development Conference on November 17th & 18th. We can offer our best discount which is $200 off the registration fee of $595. By entering code Virtual200, we can register them for only $395 for the full two days, plus they will receive a link to the presentations and videos on December 12th. Here is agenda information on our site: http://www.hci.org/2011learning/overview."