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Executive Assistants Are The Real Heroes

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I have worked full-time for five different organizations in telecommunications, high-tech and academia over twenty-five years. The employee population in those organizations has ranged from.

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Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Continuing from Part 1 The story so far In Part 1 I covered the basics of Electron up to and including building executable applications from the Node.js application.

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Exploring synergies and interaction between the Cynefin Framework and Theory of Constraints

Dave Snowden

As our business contexts become increasingly complex, the success rate of large scale transformation efforts and projects are rapidly decreasing. Many have been looking for answers to improve their performance and results, often jumping from one method to the next in search of “The Answer”.

Questions for the New Year

John Hagel

As we enter the New Year, it’s an opportunity to step back and reflect in an increasingly hectic world. In an earlier post , I suggested we need to find time to reflect in a world increasingly dominated by flows – it’s a healthy form of friction that can actually enhance our ability to generate more insight from flows. Embrace the New Year as an invitation to reflect. One area for reflection is what we are doing to accelerate our learning.

MWL Newsletter No 97

Jane Hart

Articles & news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 30 Dec – 5 Jan. [A A new world of learning, Jane Hart’s Pick of the Year, Promoting continuous learning in the workplace Workshop, & more]. Modern Workplace Learning

Twelvetide 18:08 meaning making

Dave Snowden

Some years ago I was at an Academy of Management meeting in Washington DC to receive an award for original contributions to the field of knowledge management.

citizen sensemaking

Harold Jarche

Finland has taken a private-sector initiative to introduce people to Artificial Intelligence and turned it into a state-supported program to train 1% of the population.

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MWL Newsletter No 96

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the period 16-29 December 2018. the case for PKM, threat & opportunity of lifelong learning, truth act behavioural change, & more]. Modern Workplace Learning

Idea: Woodstock vs. TED.

Doc Searls

So I just read about “a 50th anniversary Woodstock celebration that would include TED-style talks.” ” Details here and here in the Gothamist. This celebration doesn’t have the Woodstock name, but it does have the place, now called the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Twelvetide 18:09 habits & the soul

Dave Snowden

One of those quotes from the bible that most people are, at least in the western tradition, aware of comes from Mark 8:36 “ For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

embrace the snowflakes

Harold Jarche

Why in the age of the internet does the British army need the ‘snowflake generation’ more than ever? Their compassion in dealing with local populations, and their technological prowess, are essential qualities in any modern military operation.

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Getting annoyed

Euen Semple

One of the aims of mindfulness and practicing meditation is to get better at responding to things rather than reacting to them. To take calm, appropriate action when needed rather than to get bent out of shape because things aren't how we expect them to be. This isn't to say that you end up as some chilled out, passive, punch bag for the world.

Jane Hart’s Pick of the Year

Jane Hart

My 30 favourite posts and articles in 2018. I think you will quickly spot the the theme running through them all. Modern Workplace Learning

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The Rise of Global, Superstar Firms, Sectors and Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1990s, t he Internet was supposed to usher a much more open, decentralized, democratic economy and society. Startups with innovative business models where now able to reach customers anywhere, anytime.

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Twelvetide 18:05 metaphor

Dave Snowden

Yesterday’s post looked at a case in which narrative techniques were used to present individual leaders with multiple challenging perspectives; seeing themselves as others see them.

gaining insight at work

Harold Jarche

With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. With low levels of complexity, knowledge can be codified into documentation and distributed throughout the organization.

Dan Pontefract January 2019 Playlist (homage to Peaky Blinders)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally sat down and began watching Peaky Blinders, the epic family gangster series from BBC. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract July 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract November 2018 Playlist (for MRHM). Dan Pontefract September 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

Modern Workplace Learning 2019 is now available as a paperback

Jane Hart

The paperback version of Modern Workplace Learning 2019 (written by Jane Hart) was published on 4 January 2019. Modern Workplace Learning

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The new together

Doc Searls

I want to point to three great posts. First is Larry Lessig ‘s Podcasting and the Slow Democracy Movement. A pull quote: The architecture of the podcast is the precise antidote for the flaws of the present. It is deep where now is shallow.

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Twelvetide 18:07

Dave Snowden

I’ve managed to pass the half way point in this series and I’m feeling confident about completion.

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the democratization of media

Harold Jarche

“You’re just hearing about it [microaggression] more, because the people who have been suffering it for a long time have decided that they aren’t going to suffer it anymore. The disempowered recognize that it’s time for them to be heard.

Getting your hands dirty

Euen Semple

Like it or lump it technology plays an increasingly important role in all of our lives. It also plays an increasingly important role in business and our organisations. And yet it is still held at arms length by most management, certainly most senior management. This isn't good enough. Don't get me wrong, I am not suggesting that they all need to learn to code. There was a flurry of interest in that about a year ago to little effect.

MWL Newsletter No 98

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 6-12 January 2019. [AI AI breakthroughs, digital proficiency, MWL2019 now available as paperback, L&D priorities in 2019, and more]. Modern Workplace Learning

Venus, Moon, Jupiter and Mercury in the dawn’s early light

Doc Searls

Walked out on the front deck this morning and grabbed a photo set of the Moon between conjunctions with Venus (that was yesterday), Jupiter (tonight and tomorrow) and then Mercury (Saturday), before passing next to the Sun as a new moon on Sunday. More about the show at EarthSky.

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Twelvetide 18:10

Dave Snowden

In my opening post I mentioned integrity as one of the key words I wanted to address and in this post I want to link it to the idea of virtue – Philosophers amongst you will anticipate a reference to Aristotle here and I’ll come to that.

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nine shifts — one is critical

Harold Jarche

Nine Hours. In 2004 Bill Draves and Julie Coates wrote Nineshif t: Work, life and education in the 21st Centur y. That was the same year I started blogging here. Nineshift is based on the premise that there will be a major shift in how we spend 9 hours of each day. “There are 24 hours in a day.

Fear, and loss of control

Euen Semple

We love the idea that we have control over our lives and the world around us. A lot of work goes into maintaining this fiction. How much time and effort is spent in business attempting to convince ourselves that we know what is going to happen next and the reasons why? But do we? How many ten year, even five year, strategies come to pass as so confidently predicted? How many carefully spreadsheeted cashflow predictions turn out exactly as planned?

Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Over the holidays this year I indulged myself in some guilt-free play: learning Electron. I ran across it reading my Medium feed, via this article demonstrating how to build a sound-machine app using Electron. I didn't build the sound-machine, but I built a bunch of other stuff.

Redesigning Learning Design

Clark Quinn

Of late, a lot of my work has been designing learning design. Helping orgs transition their existing design processes to ones that will actually have an impact. That is, someone’s got a learning design process, but they want to improve it.

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Twelvetide 18:06 Free Will

Dave Snowden

It’s very difficult to talk about ethics without at least mentioning the question of free will, and (I would contend) impossible to understand aesthetics without accepting its existence.

What is happening to our intellectual world?

Harold Jarche

Literacy — the written word — empowers our “harsh desire to last” It enables our words to extend beyond our lifetimes. Western literacy is basically a tool to escape death. But the new electric media will likely inform and change literacy.

Utopia, dystopia, or a more mundane truth in between?

Euen Semple

Every time someone sends me a link to an article about how the internet or social media are destroying the very fabric of civilisation I am struck that they wouldn't be able to send me the link without the internet and I wouldn't be able to maintain a connection to them without social media. I gave up on Cal Newport's books because I got so wearied with someone who I had only heard of through social media wasting half his books telling me what a negative force social media was!

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The Wrong Choice

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Joanne Jacobs links to an article titled Why I Wish I Hadn’t Gone to College by Keri Savoca. Savoca writes that she would have been a lot better off had she spent the 11 years doing something else. "I

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Bringing Transformation to Life

Clark Quinn

I’m going to be delivering a mobile learning course for a university this spring. Consequently, I’m currently beginning the design. I need to practice what I preach in the sense of good learning design, so I’m working through the usual decisions.

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Twelvetide 18:11 the numinous

Dave Snowden

I first came across the idea of the numinous when I picked up a second hand copy of Rudolf Otto’s book The Idea of the Holy which I picked up on one the Ampleforth retreats I mentioned in a previous post.

The World Bank’s Human Capital Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about a recently published World Bank report, The Changing Nature of Work. The report highlights the increasing importance of investing in human capital by both the public and private sectors.

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Reality

Euen Semple

I will assume that, like me, you are currently looking at an electronic device of some sort, reading the words that I am typing. But then as I type you are not there, and as you read I am not here. So we are neither here nor there but it feels like we are having a conversation. More and more of us do this more and more of the time. We think it is normal and rather take it for granted. Is it normal? Is it real?

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