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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.

Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them

Beth Kanter

Need Answers:  LinkedIn Has Them – guest post by Geri Stengel. Which is why LinkedIn discussions are important. Tips linkedin

How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile

Beth Kanter

How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile – Guest Post by Victoria Michelson. What has been your experience?

Visual Depiction of a Connected and Engaged Organization

Dan Pontefract

Pictures sometimes speak louder than words. Courtesy Leslie-Ann Miller of @RippleThink. 320 total views, 320 views today. flat army

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

Beth Kanter

To get started, here’s what you need to think about: Review your LinkedIn connections  and ask:  Do I know this person? cc @bethkanter.

Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

Beth Kanter

Once I recover from the journey, expect read reports about the Networked NGO in Rwanda and use of social media to support Women’s Rights organizations.   If you’re motivated to go deeper on LinkedIn after reading this summary,  you will want to check out my curated list of nonprofit and LinkedIn resources here.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

Michael Watkins conducted a LinkedIn  discussion  earlier in 2013 entitled “What is organizational culture? You end up with two solitudes.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches.  Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so.  Number converted to hires. Join us.

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An Ode to Hierarchy

Dan Pontefract

corporation Culture engagement leadership organization personal poetry hierarchy poem You there, With the jaundice coloured leadership grin.

Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

Dan Pontefract

collaboration communication engagement leadership organization reciprocity teams Culture interlocutor social social networkingInterlocu-what?

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown by over 100 members from 2,184 members last month to 2,289 today and is still one most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Trust is the glue that holds creative organizations together, not rules and regulations. Technology leads organizations. Greene.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. In that process Deloitte correlated Yammer usage with staff information.

seeking and sense-making

Harold Jarche

share some things on LinkedIn but use it mostly to loosely connect with others. How do you make sense of your work?

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work.

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and what do you do?

Harold Jarche

Depending on who is asking the question, the short response could be something like: I help organizations adapt to the network era.

the learning loop

Harold Jarche

posted one of my models on LinkedIn this week and immediately received feedback that it was similar to the OODA Loop. ” — Wikipedia.

Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Most business leaders, line managers, and even employees are uncertain of the value HR brings to the organization or its people.  Despite the rhetoric, Human Resource functions at large, hierarchical organizations with traditional manufacturing or service employees remain much the same as they were 10, 20 or more years ago.  Join us.

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.

Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

Dan Pontefract

For a team to be a successful cog in the wheel of the entire organization, it must feel connected to other teams, thus other parts of the organization.

Traditional training structures are changing

Harold Jarche

The near future will look like the near past, with more complex social and technological connections inside and outside organizations.

on the net without a net

Harold Jarche

have also seen organizations move away from using external consultants. During the last 12 years I’ve run a web-powered business.

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.

Reflections on the Stoos Gathering | Unmanagement


People in sustainable organizations focus on doing this better and better, forever delivering more value to their customers. Unmanagement.

Emergent Value

Harold Jarche

While most organizations need to deal with all of these domains, each takes different control methods and communications platforms. Complex

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


In short, learning and development organizations and departments are suffering from an analytics crisis. And this is a high-stakes issue.

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

There is a very discrete line between Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn connections. Immediate family members were removed.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization? Originally published to CLO Magazine. Be Real.

The Dark Side of Scaling Up: Will You Want to Live in What You Build?

Bob Sutton

  My Stanford colleague Huggy Rao and I devoted seven years to learning about what it takes to scale up excellence in organizations.

The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth Kanter

How does your nonprofit organization and its leaders encourage staff to take mini-breaks during the day? What reboots your brain?

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

Why not encourage creativity in the workplace through organized activities?   The benefit is not only stress reduction, but improved productivity.

The Web changes business

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn – Recruiting. So you think the Web won’t change the business you’re in? Google – Advertising.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Benchmark your organization against peers. Collaborate with a self-organizing team to solve problems. with Jay Cross. Format. Objectives.

Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

Social media policies are now found in 80% of organizations, up from 60%. What a refreshing change. That’s alarming, if you ask me.

A Look Inside Letterman’s Staff Redefining Their Purpose After The Show Ended

Dan Pontefract

Read more in my latest book, The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization. Executive Producer Rob Burnett.

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 ).

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Microsoft Word: My writing tool for longer posts, articles, and of course books, and writing is a powerful force for organizing my thoughts, and a great way to share them and get feedback. LinkedIn: I share thoughts there and track a few of the groups (not as thoroughly as I wish, of course). meta-learning technology

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Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

It can save millions, reduce frustration, and boost the velocity of information in your organization. It starts in a gallery. articles. video.

The collaboration field needs to cooperate

Harold Jarche

Eugene Kim looks at a variety of disciplines in the collaboration space, using LinkedIn network analysis to see if and how they are related.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

Dan Pontefract is author of the forthcoming book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization, available May 10.