Tech_Stories - T Leadership (Version 2)My experiences and the projects that I have been involved with might appear a little haphazard if it was not for what leadership gurus term “T-Shaped” people.

While this model might excuse the randomness of my experiences and provide the basis of any “value proposition,” so may be tempted to say things were planned this way… Nothing could be further from the truth!

I have worked on projects and ideas that looked interesting, simply to see what would happen.

With some small scale successes I’m looking to build on this approach while helping others where I can.

Experience: Sectors and Disciplines
For more details regarding the results from the projects and sectors we have worked on please see:

The Backbone of IDEO’s Collaborative Culture
“T -shaped people have two kinds of characteristics, hence the use of the letter “T” to describe them. The vertical stroke of the “T” is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process. That can be from any number of different fields: an industrial designer, an architect, a social scientist, a business specialist or a mechanical engineer. The horizontal stroke of the “T” is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines. It is composed of two things. First, empathy. It’s important because it allows people to imagine the problem from another perspective- to stand in somebody else’s shoes. Second, they tend to get very enthusiastic about other people’s disciplines, to the point that they may actually start to practice them. Tshaped people have both depth and breadth in their skills” Tim Brown, IDEO CEO via T-Shaped Stars: The Backbone of IDEO’s Collaborative Culture