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The shards of Cynefin

Dave Snowden

Today’s post is a development of yesterday’s post which will look at the various overlapping aspects of a situation that Cynefin seeks to handle. I am still with that wider theme of navigating through hazardous waters, hence the banner picture.

Measuring Impact (or not)

Clark Quinn

So I saw a twitter thread pointing to an argument about how ROI is dead. And, well, that’s largely okay with me. However, the trigger for the post was from the results of Chief Learning Officer 2020 State of Learning report. And, when I saw them, I saw some problems.

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Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On November 18, the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future released its final report , The Work of the Future: Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines.

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Stalin or Lincoln?

Dave Snowden

This post continues an earlier series on the theme of Leadership and is the third post in that series. Links to the first two posts can be found in my post of yesterday.

The Future of L&D? A pitch

Clark Quinn

I was talking with a colleague the other day, and got a wee bit dramatic. I also thought it was an important point. So here, for your dining enjoyment, I’ve roughly recreated the pitch (in 3 mins and 30 secs): I hope this makes sense. I welcome your thoughts and feedback.

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get out to the edges

Harold Jarche

In March [ making sense of our digital world ] I wrote that my own understanding of the COVID-19 disease started with centres of networked expertise — WHO , CDC , Public Health Agency of Canada.

Free Sales Tools Reps Can’t Live Without


Like the elusive Yeti or the Loch Ness Monster, free sales tools might seem like the stuff of folklore. Sure, everyone claims to have a sighting—but do they really exist? As intrepid salespeople, we wanted to investigate once and for all. What we discovered might surprise you.

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Now Available: LEAD. CARE. WIN. Online Learning Course Outlines

Dan Pontefract

In just a few short days the LEAD. Online Learning Program will be released to the wild. I am super excited to compliment… The post Now Available: LEAD. Online Learning Course Outlines appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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the weights on human resources

Harold Jarche

I will be speaking at the annual conference (online of course) of the CRHA [association of certified human resources professionals of Québec] on Wednesday 4 November this week.

AI Technologies Are Fundamentally Changing How Work Gets Done

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. AI technologies, like machine learning, are clearly having a major impact on the very nature of work.

“… intire of it selfe”

Dave Snowden

A health warning – this is an exploratory post starting to develop an anthro-complexity theory of organisational change. As such I am working through some of the basic science relating to the constraints within which such a theory can be developed. This is Praxis in action!

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Flow, workflow, and learning

Clark Quinn

On LinkedIn, a colleague asked “ Why do people think that integrating content in the flow of work equals learning in the flow of work ?” ” An apt question. My (flip) response was “because marketing” And I think there’s a lot to that.

Win 1 Of 50 Free Copies Of LEAD. CARE. WIN. For #GivingTuesday

Dan Pontefract

You read that right. It’s #GivingTuesday and I’m giving away 50 free (and signed) copies of my latest book, LEAD. How to Become… The post Win 1 Of 50 Free Copies Of LEAD. For #GivingTuesday appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership book Lead.

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Free eBook by Brandon Hall Group & Xyleme: Content Personalization at Scale


Download the free eBook by Brandon Hall Group and Xyleme, “Content Personalization at Scale: Why Content Strategy and Technology are Critical to Success.”

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Being Online: Facing the Digital Future Together

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited auto-generated transcript of my talk for LINC home learning professional development, November 28, 2020.

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My bit in the Flow Book

Dave Snowden

I’m interrupting the flow of my posts about an anthro-complexity approach to strategy to reference a new book published today from my good friends John, Nigel and Brian.

AI and Meaningful Practice

Clark Quinn

Again, a video of an idea I want to talk about. This time about AI and Meaningful Practice (just around 2 minutes). I welcome your thoughts. By the way, I’m experimenting with video as a blog mechanism.

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Black Friday Sale: LEAD. CARE. WIN. Free Course!

Dan Pontefract

With the launch of the LEAD. Learning Program comes a unique opportunity for you. It’s a Black Friday Free Course opportunity. If you… The post Black Friday Sale: LEAD. Free Course! appeared first on Pontefract Group. lead care win leadership leadership development

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What is the Zollman effect?

Harold Jarche

In a series of three posts, Jonathan Weisberg explains the Zollman effect. Here are some highlights. What is the Zollman effect? “More information generally means a better chance at discovering the truth, at least from an individual perspective.

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The Future of Online Learning 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an edited text transcript from my presentation from April 27, 2020. Presentation page (audio, video, slides): [link] This talk is about change. It's about the change we see individually in our homes and in our workplaces and it's about the larger changes sweeping through society.

Of congruence and coherence

Dave Snowden

My old headmaster, of fond memory, was too find of appealing for harmony at school assemblies. I think he wanted everything to be like the choir in the banner picture.

In Defense of Science

Clark Quinn

I previously wrote in defense of cog psych. Here, I want to go broader. Not my usual topic, but… I feel the need to rail in defense of science. When I’m talking about science, I’m talking about the systematic exploration of how things work.

My 16-Hour Online Leadership Program Is Now Available

Dan Pontefract

TL/DR: visit the LEAD. Learning Program site. When I began to write LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters… The post My 16-Hour Online Leadership Program Is Now Available appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership learning Lead. Learning leadership development leadership training

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Webinar: 3 Ways a “Building Block” Approach Supports Content Personalization at Scale


Content personalization is no longer an option—it’s an expectation. But when serving large volumes of content to diverse audiences, effective personalization is almost impossible (let alone sustainable) without the right strategy and tools in place. What if it was streamlined and simplified?

Reflections on the Futures of Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

On the Futures This post is a series of short comments on the just-released document from the Canadian UNESCO chairs on the future of education.

Homo Narrans: archetypes

Dave Snowden

Two days ago (apologies for skipping a day) I said that I would pick up on the role of archetypes in narrative work. I wrote a two-part article for ECO on the subject, featuring the work of Sonja and others in South Africa (where the technique was developed).

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moscow rules

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “In the past every village had an idiot, and we could all deal with that. Now the internet is allowing idiots to connect and it is normalising idiocy.”

Online Workshop: Supporting Social Learning in the Workplace

Jane Hart

Social learning is not a new training trend; it’s the way we have always learned from one another. However, it is something that managers and individual will need to understand and value and recognise as an integral part of their daily work.

Webinar: Achieving Personalization at Scale with Xyleme’s LCMS


Content personalization is no longer an option—it’s an expectation. Whether you’re serving content to internal or external audiences, learners expect content to be personalized to them and their unique needs.

The Public Face of Science - Implications of the Covid Crisis

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Public Face of Science was launched four years ago by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to better understand the complex relationship between scientists and the American public. The initiative has now published three reports. The first, Perceptions of Science in America , was published in 2018. It found that a majority of Americans have expressed a great deal of confidence in the scientific community, a confidence which has remained stable over the past thirty years.

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Its not about winning

Dave Snowden

l was thinking about Max earlier on today. I had planned to post an update on my uncertainty matrix, now over three decades old but a host of interesting ideas came in after I posted a preliminary work on social media.

schooling unbound

Harold Jarche

“I know not what answer to give you, but this, that Power always Sincerely, conscientiously, de très bon Foi, believes itself Right.

Reimaging Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an edited transcript of my presentation 'Reimaging Open Educational Resources' presented November 10 2020 to the Open Education 2020 Conferemce. link] So what I want to talk to you today talked about with you today is open education resources.

Meet Xyleme [Video]: Solving Complex Content Management Challenges at Scale


When personalizing and localizing content at scale, a single document can multiply exponentially. Xyleme’s content management solutions alleviate the resulting maintenance burden, making it easy for organizations to personalize, reuse and maintain even the most complex content libraries.

How the once mighty fall

Doc Searls

For many decades, one of the landmark radio stations in Washington, DC was WMAL-AM (now re-branded WSPN ), at 630 on (what in pre-digital times we called) the dial. As AM listening faded, so did WMAL, which moved its talk format to 105.9

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Selling novelty

Dave Snowden

May years ago now I left a job as Development Accountant at one of the Hunting Group Companies to enter the field of Decision Support Consultancy at a company called Datasolve, which became DataSciences and which was then bought by IBM.

blocking the trackers

Harold Jarche

It’s hard to stay clean in a dirty world. I have been trying to keep my site clean and not help the surveillance capitalists (e.g. Google, Facebook, etc.) to extract data about visitors to this site. I started by getting rid of Google Analytics.