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My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration

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It started in Parksville, British Columbia. It was the beginning of a very hopeful and inspirational few hours. “What’s that?”

Two Very Incredible & Courageous Women

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Given her background, are you surprised to learn she is openly blogging at a site she calls, “ Heart Failure to Harvard ?” Story #1.

Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

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What if the ideas and activities of the team were surfaced asynchronously through a wiki, blog or other enterprise social tool? But I digress.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

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Another Vice-President uses an internal blog to solicit feedback on an important business unit initiative related to customer service.

When Death Stares At You, Hinting Your Career Was A Scam

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In October of 2012, at the age of 52 years, Linds Redding of Auckland, New Zealand died of inoperable esophageal cancer. But his essay went deeper.

Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why

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Why do we encourage (and ultimately allow) three young children who technically aren’t allowed to be on Facebook yet to publicly and openly blog?

In Honour of Ada Lovelace

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She was eight years old in September of 2011 and part of the reason for wanting a blog was due to starting a new school, in a new city.

LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

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LinkedIn Skills. Useful or useless? First off, what are they? Add up to a maximum of 50 skills. Endorse your 1st degree connections’ skills.

650,000 Words Later

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blogging book flat army The Purpose Effect word of the year author words WritingCC Dan Allison. Wow. I had not thought to count them before.

An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action

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We’ve released the infographic on our newly minted corporate blog and it’s pasted below for you to view as well.

Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

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Wikis, blogs, microblogging, video-sharing are all very important aspects of an organization’s culture. The results can be found below: 1.

Rethinking the Work of Leadership

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It is a social function. It is, therefore, both socially accountable and culturally embedded.”. Our leadership practices remain authoritative.

In 2014, I Will …

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Answer every comment on this blog. In 2014, I will … Write a better book. Find a new publisher (that believes in me). just converse).

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How Not to Tweet if You’re a Television Station

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micro-blogging social social media twitter Uncategorized tweet It’s not only insensitive, it’s inane. ” Really? Bambi 0.

How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts

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Those ideas could surface through blogs, meetings, discussion forums, and so on. Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. On stage. On stage. Maybe.

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

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Imagine if she sent out a few micro-blog posts announcing she’s available for in-person fireside chats at the canteen or open gathering area.

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

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I nearly choked to death this morning, while chomping away on my cereal. While wiping off the milk from my iPad, I began to read on. ” WHAT?

The Write MOOC Stuff

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After all, he’s sold more than five million books, so he’s obviously made some fantastic writing connections. Earplugs unnecessary.

A Review of SAP Jam

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Blogs. You can easily scan all blog posts at the company, their level of engagement, etc. ( see pic ). Data Points to Date. Deployment.

The Social C-Suite

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Ask your employees if there are any tools like blogging, micro-blogging, video sharing or photo sharing being used inside the organization.

Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead

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It’s about time I (and perhaps you as well) retire the term Learning 2.0. Learning 2.0 implies there may be Learning 3.0 iPhone 3, iPhone 4, etc.).

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

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Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging , badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. Well well well.

Future Of Work: A Flat Army Of Open Leadership via A.G. Lafley

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Flat Army? What the heck is a Flat Army? Work environments need not feel like a military camp or a ruthless command-and-control operation. Views.

Lessons Learned From a First Time Author

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“You are way too verbose,” said my Grade 11 English teacher back in 1987. Don’t ever pick a career as a writer,”. First, I was writing to myself.

Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

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I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. for an upcoming publication. What COULD it look like?

Redefining the Social Employee

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Remember Sally? She knew everyone and anyone who she met in the elevator. She truly was a people person. How about Darryl? Fu-Xing is a project leader.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

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Find her latest musings at her popular Digital Life blog. Let’s start first with the companies. Invoke Media (makers of Hootsuite ).

Collaboration Workflow 101

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ABC – The 21st Century Learning Model

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Patrick Regional Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia put his school’s 21 st Century Learning vision online on his personal blog.

In Defense of Alexandra Samuel

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also wrote a 90,000 word book entirely in Evernote … and blogged about it too. ” Who am I to argue with that? Shoot me, HBR commentators.

Flexible Working Works

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It’s a paper I’m certain the internet company Yahoo! failed to read when they recently announced all 12,000+ employees had to begin working from Yahoo!

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

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How Micro-Blogging Came To Be. This was the beginning of a new term; micro-blogging. Henry Ford. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing.

Favourite Posts and Articles of 2013 That I Read

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year in review 2013 articles blog posts There are a lot of uber smart people out there. Farewell Guru, Hello Awesome by Jonathan Anthony.

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

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Where I work, we also use micro-blogging and IM (instant messaging) applications. One of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez.

My Network is my Net Worth – Part II

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Congrats!  I’ve been using Evernote now for a few months, so naturally I enjoyed seeing how the book was conceived. Be open. Be honest. Be humble.

Autotelic: The Word of 2013

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This is one of the more important traits to employ if you want a Flat Army like organization or team. They are truly interlocutors. She had charisma.

Hierarchy for the Sake of Hierarchy is Simply Being Gutless

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The family and I were ‘out and about’ on a lovely, sun drenched Mother’s Day this past weekend. Do you care for irony?

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Collaboration Workflow 101

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Case Study: Tim Hockey, a Collaborative & Transparent CEO

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In their internal communication blog, they openly write about “wow moments&# and “moments of truth&#. Bottom line? He gets it. .

Social Media is not Social Learning

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You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There, I said it. Social media is not social learning. Reprinted with permission.