Trump Presidency Lesson Plan
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
Lesson Plan Information. Donald Trump won the American presidency. If you happen to be a K-12 teacher/educator, here’s a handy lesson plan you may want to consider. you can download it as a PDF as well). Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. Subject/Course: All of them. Grade Level: K-12.
Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Learning can happen in formal, informal, social, non-formal and experiential ways but it does not solely happen – as is traditionally defined in C-Suite circles – as training. In 2012, Peter Aceto, the President and CEO of ING DIRECT – a Canadian bank with 1.78
Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
It’s this latter program, called ITP (information technology professional), where my story of failure and lessons learned begins. As I was preparing to write this column, I looked up the word “ fail.”
Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review
JANUARY 16, 2016
“Now go arrange your one-on-one annual performance review meetings and inform everyone of their score.” I wonder how Rey and Finn will feel when they are informed of their scores?
Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer
JULY 11, 2016
An individual’s values, experience and beliefs inform personal decisions and actions. An organization’s principles, ethics and culture inform its ways of operating.
Montreal’s Three Wise Men
APRIL 3, 2015
Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead
MAY 23, 2011
Going forward, and as best I can, I’ll use the term ‘ Connected Learning’ to describe a knowledge ecosystem made up of formal, informal and social learning behaviours and modalities. formal informal social social learning social networking
When Power Overthrows Common Sense
APRIL 17, 2015
The etymology informs us that nepotism is formed through a relationship, thus, there is a ‘relationship’ with the word nepotism to the English word ‘nephew’. I’ve witnessed it before. I’m certain I’ll witness it again.
A 72,000 Word Cloud
APRIL 11, 2016
For more information about the book, please visit the book micro-site. On May 10, 2016, my next book, “ The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization ” is finally released. pre-order here ). The book is roughly 72,000 words in length.
Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders
OCTOBER 8, 2013
Coaching —in the context of Flat Army and thus going beyond a connected leader—is an ongoing informal conversation with the employee who focuses on providing the following: counsel on current objectives and actions to categorically improve the result.
Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation
MARCH 26, 2015
They possess the requirement to define what it means to have a formal, informal and social learning model. The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation.
It’s Time to Revolutionize Corporate Learning
MAY 13, 2013
” Use as you see fit and imagine a new ‘learning arc’ Imagine “learning nouveau” Revolutionize Corporate Learning: Beyond Formal, Informal, Mobile, Social Dichotomies by Marcia Conner , Dan Pontefract , and Kerry Brown.
“Oh, you’re one of those. You want to work anywhere, anytime.”
JULY 10, 2015
We utilize Aon Hewitt for our twice-annual engagement surveying, and the firm has informed us that our employee engagement score is “number one globally amongst organizations of similar size and composition.”
Conation: The Word of 2015
JANUARY 5, 2015
Cognition , as you know, deals with the “ what “ It’s when we interpret, process and understand the gazillion number of data points and information strands that enter our mind each day. How words lose their luster boggles the mind. At least it boggles my mind.
Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
Learning is and forever will be, part formal, part informal and part social. Other informal and formal learning metrics can also be added to the model including a perpetual 360 degree, open feedback mechanism. social learning evaluation formal informal kirkpatrick social
the FLAT ARMY cheat sheet
APRIL 8, 2013
Quite simply, leadership and learning should always be thought of as part formal, informal and social and this chapter explains how to make it happen. Are you looking for a little insight into the 90,000 word version of my new book Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization ?
There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’
APRIL 23, 2015
I nearly choked to death this morning, while chomping away on my cereal. The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. While wiping off the milk from my iPad, I began to read on.
Introducing the Digital Learning Quadrants
OCTOBER 20, 2011
This is the follow-up post and answer to “ The Fallacy of Digital Natives “ Let us agree, therefore, that regardless of age or situation, the learning process is one in which any learner can utilize formal, informal and social means to actually learn.
What Should The Title Of My Next Book Be?
NOVEMBER 28, 2014
Any thoughts on an appropriate title at this point, despite not having any further information to go on? It hasn’t been through any editing yet. It’s 12 chapters in total. It’s approaching 90,000 words. again). There are two sections.
The Social C-Suite
MARCH 12, 2013
Better yet, they can point to fabulous external sources of information and learning. Originally published to CLO Magazine. The Social C-Suite. By Dan Pontefract.
How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Roger Martin, Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, informed us in Harvard Business Review that , “After Michael C. I absolutely love reading (and throw in writing, for that matter) non-fiction leadership books.
How I Nearly Ruined My Personal Purpose
JUNE 2, 2016
This decision set off a series of conversations, not the least of which was the one Denise had with her Head of School in the middle of December, 2013, informing him of her resignation, set for June, 2014. The Head of School indicated he would inform the staff and faculty of our departure on January 6, 2014. When the Head of School informed the staff and faculty on January 6 at an all-school meeting, I cannot imagine what Denise was feeling at that moment in time.
Rethinking Approaches to Corporate Learning
AUGUST 27, 2014
Pontefract : You have to make a judgment call as to what type of relationship you have with a particular contractor when you decide who should have access to your training programs and whatever informal or social learning opportunities people have internally.
Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning
MAY 23, 2014
The peanut butter makes the bread stick together, something I like to refer to as informal learning. (eg. I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. for an upcoming publication.
Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
1, Special Issue on Information Technologies and Knowledge Management (Mar., We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” It didn’t start with a tweet.
Storytelling is Engagement
OCTOBER 22, 2012
I’m not a particularly religious man, however Time Magazine, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated founder Henry Luce once said, “We didn’t invent the idea of delivering news through stories about people. The Bible invented it.” ” And frankly, he has a point.
ABC – The 21st Century Learning Model
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
Learning is forever part formal, informal and social. We don’t learn from a teacher in isolation; we learn with various teachers and a million other variables in formal, informal and social ways. For those that know me, I started out my career many moons ago as a K-12 educator.
Learning by Osmosis
JUNE 24, 2013
In my book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (Wiley, 2013) I define ‘Pervasive Learning’ as: learning at the speed of need through formal, informal and social learning modalities. I liken learning in an organization to osmosis.
HR Doesn’t Need a Seat at the Table, it is the Table
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
To be the ‘table’ of the organization, HR needs to provide a solid foundation that connects people to people and people to projects, ideas and information.
A Review of SAP Jam
OCTOBER 21, 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
After checking in with Amazon though, they informed me I’d have to wear leather pants and a scarf for a year, so that’s out, for now.
Ya, I Cry at Work. Do You?
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
When I informed my direct manager in California about my decision, I wept on the phone. Last Friday night, I sat down at home with the family to watch a film. Group consensus found us selecting “ We Bought a Zoo ”, a brilliant 2011 film by Pearl Jam fan Cameron Crowe based on a true story.
5 Ways to Become Less Collaborative at Work
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Corporate training is a $135 billion industry and there has never been a better time to stop the silliness of informal or social learning; two culprits of a more collaborative organization.
Going Forward to the Past: Management Yahooliganism & No Longer Working From Home
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Instead of connecting and considering options directly with employees, this unilateral decision has been made, seemingly left to management to inform (and fire?) My jaw dropped when I read it. Thanks to an internal memo leaked to Kara Swisher by a Yahoo employee, we have insight into a recent decision by their C-Suite. Taking a page from “ we liked it better when we physically saw you hammering keystrokes on your laptop ” the struggling company (bada Bing ?)
Social Media is not Social Learning
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. But social learning, in my opinion, is the act of exchanging ideas, knowledge or information through social media means.
Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace
MAY 21, 2012
If you believe in breaking the hierarchy between senior management and front-line employees or individual contributors, why not initiate the concept of informal, fireside chats? No script, no notes, just an informal conversation. It’s social, informal and extremely engaging.
You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties
APRIL 24, 2011
My thirst for both deep and (perhaps) shallow relationships permits me the opportunity to quench my nauseating thirst for knowledge, information, ideas and opportunities.
Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?
APRIL 2, 2013
His own father — the town mayor no less — informed my Dad he was to become an electrical engineer and to forget about a career using Gutenberg’s device of wonder. On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network.
Are we addicted to the notification of notifications?
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
As you emphatically make a point, back turned to your attendees and you’re moving towards the screen, half of your audience pulls out their mobile device seemingly trying to see who just emailed, tweeted or texted some obvious morsel of urgent information to them.
Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free
JULY 9, 2016
More information on the micro-site. . Click here to download the Introduction and Chapter 1 of my new book The Purpose Effect. Click here to order the book on Amazon. Reviews.