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LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. ” So what to do? I don’t think the skills feature in LinkedIn is critical for success in your career.

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. Close to 1800 people received this email.

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth Kanter

For example, my colleague, Alexandra Samuel , suggests using the “favor rule.” That question may make it hard to let go. How well?

Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them

Beth Kanter

Need Answers:  LinkedIn Has Them – guest post by Geri Stengel. Komen for the Cure is a perfect example of this conundrum.

Using A Networked Approach To Build Nonprofit Boards: LinkedIn Board Connect Launches

Beth Kanter

The idea is simple, but powerful.   You and your board look at your professional networks and connections on LinkedIn. Here’s some steps.

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. also discussed being more or less open as a LinkedIn Networker: My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach. Let's compare that to LinkedIn.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. LinkedIn Answers is limited in time and does not create any kind of sustained conversation.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. LinkedIn Answers is limited in time and does not create any kind of sustained conversation.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

The basic premise of Mixtent is to adjudicate your  LinkedIn  social network through a comparison vote. world. Its name is  Mixtent. mixtent

and what do you do?

Harold Jarche

The long response sounds more like a quick description of my services , some examples of my clients , and a few topics that I speak in public about.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. For example, I use Twitter for quick generation and broad sharing. Generation. Elaboration.

network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Adding more control processes (compliance training, for example) fails to build resilience into the organization. It becomes more trusting.

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

“Education over the Internet is going to be so big it is going to make email usage look like a rounding error.” – John Chambers 1999.

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

These principles are still true today, but a lot of changed with the adoption of online professional social networking sites such as LinkedIn.

Open as in commons, not garden

Harold Jarche

The latter was an interesting experience, as I saw how much more controlling and channelling LinkedIn was with new users than when I first joined.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

For example, the book has more than 250 references. Second, he provides several examples concerning the first mover advantage. Parent.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

The Respect Network is an early example of this move, providing a secure network to share private data. Who will own it and who will control it?

Data 101

Leveraging visualization

Harold Jarche

For example, I once used value network analysis to help a steering group see their internal community of practice in a new light.

Old dogs, new tricks

Harold Jarche

For example, the project leader for a client of mine was suddenly laid off, after 15 years in the same job. – Euan Semple.

What Makes a MOOC Massive?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to a LinkedIn Discussion. In a network structure there isn't any central focus, for example, a central discussion. In the first connectivist MOOC, for example, we have 170 individual blogs created by course participants (in Change11 we had 306 feeds). Otherwise, 'Adventure Planet' is a MOOC. Why Dunbar's number?

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

For example, the largest stated benefit of organizations using social media is increasing speed of access to knowledge ( McKinsey 2010 ).

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Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

For example, the  Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet 14 June 2016. Charles Jennings compares learning to drive a car to other skills acquisition processes.

Flat Army Book Launch Party … A Sea of Humanity

Dan Pontefract

The back cover of Flat Army is one of those examples. It’s hard to think of myself as an author. Thanks to those that attended the party.

What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

Beth Kanter

Sree is authentic, humble, and always making connections. rauldemolina : These kids didn’t make @labanda ! So sad! That shows leadership! Useful.

Tools for Independence

Doc Searls

First, the noise level in my email already rivals that of Facebook ‘s and LinkedIn’s , both of which are thick with notices of interest in friending (or whatever) from people I don’t know or barely know. LinkedIn, to its credit is an exception here. So I signed up for Google+. Created a small circle to discuss VRM.

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Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

Dan Pontefract

For an organization to act as one, it itself must be connected to all teams, not simply the Sales Team or Marketing, for example.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. It starts in a gallery. articles.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

For example -. Tweet. Of course, this is not really new; this is what people have always done in the workplace.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Review cases and examples of successful implementations. Recommendations for Jay on LinkedIn. Here’s a preliminary description.

Some Social Media Advice for Conan O’Brien: Be A Giver On #GivingTuesday

Beth Kanter

kanter he was talking about how you have more LinkedIn followers than him. Conan O’Brien was talking about me? And about your hat.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

You may find it interesting to know, for example, that they “strive to maintain the open culture often associated with startups.”

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se. I get little value because many of my contacts are active recruiters. For example, stamp collectors are usually focused on a specific country or on theme.  The same is true for coin collectors.  Join us.

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth Kanter

Nonprofit Examples. You can find a few more examples from the list of resources compiled by Farra Trompeter from Big Duck. Resources. 1.

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Beth Kanter

For example, Instagram is more popular among the younger set (18-44). There is a big difference between expectations and reality. Why this gap?

Showing the World

Clark Quinn

However, a recent chat in the L&D Revolution group on LinkedIn on Augmented Reality (AR) surfaced another idea. This has already been seen in examples by BMW , for instance. We were talking about how AR could be used to show how to do things, providing information for instance on how to repair a machine. What am I missing?

What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

What have we learned so far about personal knowledge mastery? Participants are asked to relate activities to their own professional development.

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Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at SXSW

Beth Kanter

It requires innovation and creativity from many people.   And the agency is using an  innovation platform   and design thinking to find solutions.

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Dawn of Learning

We asked this question to various L&D professionals on LinkedIn to get to the bottom of what''s stopping companies from measuring learning today.

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

Alan Mulally, former President and CEO of Ford, provides us with another example. While wiping off the milk from my iPad, I began to read on.