Today’s interview is with Steve Denning, who describes himself as a writer, author, journalist and a renaissance man. He is very modest so I have included a more detailed bio for him below. As well as being a fellow Forbes contributor, he has just published a new book called The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done and joins me to day to talk about the new book, the imperative behind it and what leaders and entrepreneurs need to be thinking about in order to build and sustain competitiveness in their organisations.
This interview follows on from my recent interview – Fairness For All, workplace happiness and an inside look at the John Lewis Partnership – Interview with Lord Mark Price – and is number 250 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
Highlights from my conversation with Steve:
Stephen (Steve) Denning was born in Sydney, Australia. He studied law and psychology at Sydney University. After doing a post-graduate law degree at Oxford University, he joined the World Bank where he worked for several decades in various management capacities, including Program Director of Knowledge Management from 1996-2000.
Steve consults with organizations around the world on leadership, innovation, management and business narrative.
He is currently a director of the Scrum Alliance, an Amazon Affiliate and a fellow of the Lean Software Society.
He is the author of eight books, including The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century, which was published by Jossey-Bass in October 2010.
His website (www.stevedenning.com) has an extensive collection of materials on radical management, leadership, innovation, knowledge management and business narrative.
Grab a copy of his latest book: The Age Of Agile here and check his list of other books here. While you are at it take a look at his articles on Forbes here, say Hi to him on Twitter @stevedenning and connect with him on Linkedin here.
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