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Qantas Airways CEO Delivers A Great Example Of Love-Based Leadership

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Irishman Alan Joyce is the CEO of Qantas Airways, the $16 billion company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more than ten years as CEO, Joyce. Dan's Related Posts: Lessons In Culture From United Airlines.

What do we mean by “social media”?

Euen Semple

I often wish we didn't have the phrase. We didn't in the beginning. There were tools that we used, different tools for different purposes at different times, and that was it. It was clear that it was an ecology rather than a single thing. We used the tools that helped us achieve our ends, in my case better conversations, and moved on when they stopped doing that. It was up to us what we used, how, and for what purpose.

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Cynefin as of St Davids Day 2019 (1 of 3)

Dave Snowden

An email came in yesterday from our new CEO Marion asking if I could explain why I had changed simple to obvious within the Cynefin framework, why I called it simple in the first place, had I thought of any other words and did it change anything to do with the dynamics.

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* (with the asterisk) is “a service that enables you to subconsciously influence a specific person, by controlling the content on the websites he or she usually visits.” ” Meaning you can hire The Spinner* to hack another person.

toward a network society

Harold Jarche

Our current triform society is based on families/communities, a public sector, and a private market sector. But this form, dominated by Markets is unable to deal with the complexities we face globally — climate change, pollution, populism/fanaticism, nuclear war, etc.

A Retreat on narrative – where better to meet than in Ireland

Dave Snowden

The location of the Cynefin Retreat about Narrative in Organisations (Ireland, 18-21 March 2019) is specially chosen for its unique landscape and naturally rugged beauty.

I’m Raising A 13-Year-Old Boy And It’s F*&^ing Hard

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’m only two months into being CEO of The Pontefract Group, but so far it feels as though running a company is far easier than. Dan's Related Posts: Why I’m Currently Only Writing About Gord and the Hip. Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t. In Honour of Ada Lovelace. Please Don’t Let There Be Anonymity After Death. What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Thanks for reading.

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what it’s all about

Harold Jarche

Three things are essential for meaningful work in the network era — diversity, learning, and trust. Diversity. While there is much talk about information overload, it has never been easier for us to find diverse opinions, experiences, and perspectives.

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Toxic workplaces

Euen Semple

Well, let's face it, it's not the workplaces that are toxic, it is people. Not just any people but particular people. And more often than not we all know who they are. But will anyone do anything about it? Will anyone have those early conversations about behaviour before it builds into an apparently insurmountable problem? Will anyone care enough to ask what is driving those troubled individuals to behave in ways that can do so much damage both to themselves and those around them?

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Becoming well?

Dave Snowden

I returned from two fruitful days in South Africa working on what we have temporarily named the new cognitive edge but suffering from a bad cold.

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Video: Doc Rivers, Champion Of Being Human

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Helping Others In Times Of Need. Drucker Forum – Video Update #2 – Day 1 Morning Keynotes. Drucker Forum – Video Update #1 – Conference Overview.

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On Amazon, New York, New Jersey and urban planning

Doc Searls

In a press release , Amazon explained why it backed out of its plan to open a new headquarters in New York City: For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term.

extracting human value

Harold Jarche

Automation + Capitalism makes for a perfect storm that many of us will not weather.

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Curriculum or pedagogy?

Clark Quinn

In a conversation today, I mentioned that previously I’ve thought that perhaps the best next ‘man in the moon’ project would be to put an entire K12 curriculum up online.

Patience is virtue of necessity

Dave Snowden

Around five years ago I spent a difficult and unplanned night in Toronto airport. I didn’t enjoy it but in part survived by using the experience as an opportunity to study crisis management as a sort of amateur in situ ethnographer.

Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It seems that purpose is starting to pay off. In DDI’s 2018 Global Leadership Forecast results, the research firm highlights several financial advantages to organizations that.

The Five Whats

Euen Semple

Some of you may be familiar with the idea of "The Five Whys" If you want to really uncover the reason for something ask why, ask why again, and keep doing so until by the fifth asking you are likely to be getting to the real reason. I reckon we need "The Five Whats" When someone in business comes out with a stream of nonsensical business bollocks ask them what they mean.

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the universal mother

Harold Jarche

Umair Haque has written what some might consider a controversial article on why AOC [US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] short-circuits the conservative mind and why the universal mother is the antidote to the authoritarian father.

3 Simple Ways to Embed Learning in the Flow of Work

Xyleme

Sometimes we struggle to get started because the problem seems too big. While embedding learning in the flow of work may have some challenges for your team, here are some simple ways to get started.

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Being labeled as ill …

Dave Snowden

One of the concerns I raised in yesterday’s post was the danger of assuming the need of a therapeutic approach in organisational, or for that matter individual wellbeing. I’ve long railed against the unthinking transfer of techniques and theories from one field into another.

Video: The Importance Of The Little Things

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In this episode, Dan discusses “the little things” of leadership, and their importance to an employee’s day, engagement and morale. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Time After Time, The Importance Of Time.

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Oh, it’s just a fly.

Euen Semple

The other day we noticed a bee buzzing around our house. We decided to take our chances and co-exist with it rather than throwing it outside where the freezing temperatures would certainly have killed it. This morning I heard a buzzing again and started to imagine a scenario where I found the bee, tried to look after it, feed it etc. But then I saw where the buzzing was coming from. It was just a fly. My caring instincts evaporated. It could look after itself and didn't matter.

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we don’t need another hero

Harold Jarche

People in leadership positions are very busy — too busy it seems. “CEOs attend an endless stream of meetings, each of which can be totally different from the one before and the one that follows. Their sheer number and variety is a defining feature of the top job.

Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics.

Bringing the human element and complexity thinking to rebuilding resilience in Puerto Rico

Dave Snowden

Cognitive Edge, through the Cynefin Centre, is part of an exciting project team funded by a United States National Science Foundation grant.

Dan Pontefract February 2019 Playlist (for the lovers)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: My latest project is centred on love. I’m spending an entire two years or so noodling on the word love, and its relationship to leadership. Dan's Related Posts: For The Love Of.

Facing Fears

Euen Semple

Doing something new is always challenging. The possibility of screwing up, looking foolish, creating problems for others. It is invariably stretching. Taking a truck with a laden weight of 32 tonnes through tight winding London streets, with barely a foot clearance on either side, into busy and unpredictable building sites, and with potentially dangerous loading and unloading environments at either end, has pushed my limits.

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self-perception of knowledge

Harold Jarche

Sensemaking does not have to be a complicated affair. I have recently had several conversations with people who have simplified their sensemaking processes — using fewer tools and streamlining processes — quite often accepting the fact they won’t capture everything.

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Despite All the Bad News that Surround Us… Is the World Actually Getting Better?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Making Baseball Fun Again

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Photo: Caitlin Tomotsugu throws a pitch. Photo credit: Darryl Gershman, MLB Baseball is of course a great sport. But there's no end to the things people want to do to make it 'better'. For example, some changes will be tried out in the Independent Atlantic League this year.

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Podcast: Ways To Be An Intentional Leader

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: What’s The Definition Of Love As A Leader? Podcast: Time After Time, The Importance Of Time. Podcast: Executive Assistants Are The Epitome Of Class. Podcast: Are You Empathetic? Shame On You If Not.

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Conditioning

Euen Semple

When I was a young teenager one of our neighbours worked for a "sporting goods" company. When I visited his son we pored over their catalogue which included air rifles. I couldn't afford a rifle but I did scrape the money together to buy a pistol. It was solid, heavy, like a real gun. It felt manly to hold it and point it at things. We went out into the fields behind where we lived to kill something. I heard a skylark above us, pointed my gun at it, and against all the odds hit it!

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beyond government and markets

Harold Jarche

The key to our transformation toward a network society is citizen sensemaking. The thinking that got us into our current state of affairs will not get us out. Hierarchical leadership, even in democratic governments, is inadequate for the complexity of a networked society.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain was created around a decade ago as the public, distributed ledger for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Fish & Chips Economics

Clark Quinn

A colleague, after hearing my take on economics, suggested I should tell this story. It’s a bit light-hearted, but it does make a point. And I’ve expanded it here for the purposes of reading versus listening.

When Our Values Run Counter To Our Employer

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: As sportscasters go, Bob Costas is legendary. Be it basketball, golf, hockey, NASCAR, the Olympics or his beloved baseball, Costas has reported on, commentated over.

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The challenges of Twitter

Euen Semple

Really interesting Joe Rogan podcast with Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter. link]. Fascinating to hear the two of them work out the challenges and ethics of this vast network of conversations. It was also fun to hear Dorsey talk about the early days when we were all making it up, and I mean all, Twitter felt very much a group effort in those days. But the monster that it has become has never been seen before and working out what to do, why, and when is clearly non- trivial.