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11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era by Nilofer Merchant

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Chapter 8: Unlocking Talent

Leading in a Social-Era world will require a new approach. Just as creating value has new levers, so does leadership. 

Where the industrial era is oriented around the institution and its ability to create scale, the Social Era is oriented around how to formulate value with and by connected humans. This new orientation is changing how we value the individual and how we lead. Gazelles will choose where and when to assemble, based on where they will be nourished. So what needs to change? And what are the shifts in organizational practices?

Celebrating Onlyness

The first step is celebrating something I’ve termed onlyness. Onlyness is that thing that only that one individual can bring to a situation. It includes the ...

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