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Why Good Leaders Should Use Crowdsourcing

One of the most common reasons we hear why organization leaders don’t want to use crowdsourcing is they believe it will erode their ability to lead.  After all, if everyone gets a say, isn’t it more difficult to lead?  Won’t more participation and generating more ideas and possibilities make it more difficult to craft a […]

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Crowdsourcing – perhaps the best way to listen?

Listening is hard.  Listening is especially hard when you have lots of ideas yourself and a fast moving mind; it’s easy to step into another’s statement and run with your own, at the risk that the other person never gets to finish their thoughts.  Interruption happens continuously at parties and in meetings and conferences, and […]

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Making a Connection that Matters

At a conference last week in Boston, I opened my presentation by mentioning Glen James,  a homeless man in Boston who found a backpack containing $42,000, and promptly returned it without hesitation.    He was lauded for his honesty and, within days, someone from Virginia  who never had met Glen set up a fund on gofundme.com […]

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What’s the “Good”?

Since launching GoodCrowds, a number of people have asked: What is ‘crowdsourcing for good’? Like many other questions about crowdsourcing, there is no simple answer because the “good” in crowdsourcing for good can be so many different things. Certainly “good” can be a social good, which itself has all sorts of meanings. Investopedia defines it […]

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