Cynefin courses in 2015 - new thinking, practical exercises and great company

Dave Snowden

Learn how to apply Cynefin for sense-making, change, and decision support. Cynefin, Complexity, Narrative and Sense-making in 2015. As 2014 closes with a full-to-capacity series of CSM courses in London, we’re delighted to announce the first Cynefin and Sense-Making courses of 2015. We start the year with courses in Zurich, Auckalnd and London. Later in the year we plan to have more on the East Coast of North America, Asia and South America. Zurich: 27 - 30 January 2015.

Habitual change

Dave Snowden

Then I had the Diabetes diagnosis and that triggered drastic change which allowed me to start the Round Wales Walk and return to the mountains of Snowdonia not to mention discovering the Brecon Beacons anew. Changing habits is difficult, but there seems to a point where it suddenly becomes easier. Creating a habit of an hours physio exercises every day is a lot more problematic. The post Habitual change appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

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change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

Plus ça change, plus c’est pareil. Even punishing the person in charge will change little. Changing leaders will not change the system from which they emerged. In Adapting to Perpetual Beta I concluded that leadership in networks is exercised through reputation, not positional authority. To remain connected to the changes in their networks, good leaders are curious and promote experimentation, but do not need to control it.

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Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Luis Suarez

No wonder I keep musing about another rather thought-provoking sentence she put together as well in that superb article: ‘ Technological change does not automatically equate with progress ’. And that would probably explain why, nearly at the end of 2016, we are still so averse to any kind of (technological) change, specially, inside organisations. We all know change is hard, very hard, yet, we all acknowledge that, if anything, change is inevitable.

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Changing the landscape of health

Dave Snowden

To manage a complex system we need to changes the dispositions of populations and small level social interactions. People are fundamentally influenced by the micro narratives of their day to day lives, rather than grand narratives of change and admonishment. Just to get personal again I have two apps that record my exercise and calorie intake every day and that allows me to manage my behaviour and take corrective action.

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Top 3 Myths About Change Management

Online Personality Tests

Did you know that… “Studies show that 70% – 80% of change initiatives in organizations fail” -John Kotter. Several organizations formulate a communications plan and focus on presenting the changes in information sessions to employees. Myth #2 – Focus on the benefits of change. It is clear that it is important to present the reasons that motivated our organization to implement the change as well as the benefits deriving from the change.

Top 3 Myths About Change Management

KCC Business Psychology

Did you know that… “Studies show that 70% – 80% of change initiatives in organizations fail” -John Kotter. Several organizations formulate a communications plan and focus on presenting the changes in information sessions to employees. Myth #2 – Focus on the benefits of change. It is clear that it is important to present the reasons that motivated our organization to implement the change as well as the benefits deriving from the change. is a failed exercise in misdirection

Doc Searls

It was an incredible experience to think that right there in that room might be a student with a big idea that could change the world — and now they could actually make that happen through the internet. The Internet is one thing. It is comprised of everything it connects. By nature it is as neutral as gravity. It favors nothing and is not partial to anything.

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? This really changes the way I think about motivating my team and myself. I having a company mission statement and all those sorts of things aren’t crap as long as you really take those exercises seriously and embed that worthwhile cause into your routines. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

Cycles of ‘changes’

Dave Snowden

Loosing weight is not just about self-esteem, combined with exercise it has a definite cognitive impact. A couple of weeks ago I realised that I was going to run out of clothes shortly. Weight loss means that the classic trousers falling down sketch from Brian Rix et. al is becoming a cyclical experience. I am now down to 96kg over 21kg lost since May with another 14kg to go. One of the consequences of this is that I have been moving through my wardrobe.

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Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 17 2008 Help! Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops. Make a note of their observations and any changes they might suggest.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. He lead us on a series of improvisation exercises designed to teach important skills for networked leaders: empathy, awareness, celebrating failure, being open to change and more. Her points about leadership and change.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

Alan Deutschman, the author of ‘ Change or Die ’ makes a pretty stark statement about people’s reluctance to change: “What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act? Could you change when change really mattered? He goes on to say that even if you think you’d change, it’s unlikely to happen. Now with nicotine there’s a very clear reason why behaviour is difficult to change.

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Change Your Behavior, Change Your Mind

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen If you change your behavior, you change your mind. This is the essence: If you change your behavior, you change your mind. We tend to think the opposite, that our beliefs must change first and then our behavior will come along later. Much of professional development is about trying to change people's attitudes by "training" them that they should think differently. Credit: Change Your Behavior.

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Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

This particular item in the adaptation framework is all about enabling your early adopters to become the change (leading) agents within your organisation to help transform not only how your business operates through the extensive use of enterprise social networking tools, but also to inspire that personal transformation journey every single knowledge worker might need to embark on, once your firm decides to go social.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The Leading Change Summit was drastically different from the Nonprofit Technology Conference, NTEN’s flagship event that has over 2,000 attendees, dozens of tracks and hundreds of panels, big parties, a trade show, and all the things you would expect from a traditional conference. Closing Exercise.

The power of habits — and the power to change them

Dan Pink

And how can we change them? In the last 15 years, as we’ve learned how habits work and how they can be changed, scientists have explained that every habit is made up of a cue, a routine and a reward. Take exercise. Studies have shown that people who identify simple cues and clear rewards are more likely to establish consistent exercise habits. Habits can be ignored, changed, or replaced. Don’t try to change everything at once.

Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change

Beth Kanter

It could also be used as a professional networking exercise at a conference or as an icebreaker for a training, especially if the training was focused on networks or professional networking skills. We learn so much about professional practice from having honest and candid conversations. Not only do we learn something new, but it feels great to connect with other people who are asking the sames types of questions about their work.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Little did I know that this first toe-dip would literally change the course of my professional, and in many ways, my personal life. It was life changing. An interesting change. New social media that helps tag, sort and reuse content has been key to this change. Things change on all sides.

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Beth Kanter

Since the theme this year was “Change Making,” I taught a workshop on self-care for change makers based on my forthcoming book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , co-authored with Aliza Sherman. The culminating project was for teams of campers to design and create a “ zine ,” on change making topics. Before the workshops, they facilitated a brainstorming and collaborative voting process to identify topics and teams.

Steven Berlin Johnson « | Main | » From the Globe and Mail : A body of research suggests that playing video games provides benefits similar to bilingualism in exercising the mind. My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world.

Steven Berlin Johnson

The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopedias, butamong 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not great. My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world.

Physical aporia

Dave Snowden

It’s not just physical exercise, it’s also the exercise of some type of craft. Exercise matters and for me that is either mountain walking or the bike. I like endurance exercise which takes time and which in itself overlaps with my next category.

Returning to constraints

Dave Snowden

There are two reasons for doing this: Firstly , mapping and changing constraints avoid a direct connection between situational assessment and action. Change is a result of natural conditions , clear decisions , or a decision process which is not fully predictable.

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SAP may be betting on the right horses, but how about the jockeys?

Martijn Linssen

Again, this was a hard human task and the beholder of beauty was me Here's the list, and the count - only the top 30: Update September 28th 12:10 CET: I redid most of the exercise (see the comment-conv between Ethan and me below) and delivered the cross-reference list as one would like to have it. Architecture business rules change knowledge management standardisationMark Finnern welcomed the new Sap mentors today , 20 experienced people with some ties to SAP.

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Exercise Your Mind & Body “When the hustle and bustle of early classes and 'having to be somewhere' are removed, we neither move around as much nor have the mental / emotional exercise and stimulation of our normal routines. It’s important to make exercising, eating right, and getting enough rest a priority.”. – Learning from Home' Tips from Our Experts.

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Peer Learning As A Prelude to Collective Action for Social Change: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Just like message consistency, storytelling, and interviewing skills, proficiency with social media like Facebook and Twitter increases their capacity to make change happen for children in their state. We ended the day with a hands-on session to create some visual content and a closure exercise where participants commit to a next action step for a “show and tell” on our next peer phone call. Source: Spitfire Twitter Feed.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

In preparation for his part in our “fish bowl&# exercise, he drafted an outline that I really appreciated. It provides opportunities for continuous experimentations as well as controlled frequent and rapid changes. change events international development learning non profits/ngos #ela11 elearning innovationNancy’s Note: In June I was lucky to help facilitate a couple of events for UN University at eLearning Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Complex facilitation

Dave Snowden

Methods are designed to change interactions, not to change people. They may of course change but that is their affair, not yours! Never, ever comment on people’s motivations or behaviour, change the interactions instead.

Pencil as Power Tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. Pencil as Power Tool A few years ago, I took a five-day drawing class in New York City that changed my life. Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? getting out of my head and in touch with reality … and a great meditative exercise. Try this exercise the next time you’ve foraged for red wine stuck at an airport. 30 second exercise! Dan Pink.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. The lead article set the stage when it said, "Rapid and disruptive change is now happening across new and old businesses. The situation in research today reminds me of federal economic decisions made prior to the 1940s, when the lack of quantitative macro-economic indices made policy making a guessing exercise at best.

power shifts

Harold Jarche

But it does imply vast changes in the way we see the world, create wealth, and exercise power. Thirty years later and we are drowning in information, much of it not true, and the exercise of technical knowledge, much of it not wise. Climate Change.

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ecosystem has been designed to stimulate and manipulate the human psyche, “to draw us in and persuade us to change how we shop, vote, and exercise, and even who we love.” and how does it change our behavior?

Thinking Transformation

Clark Quinn

And, I think a previous exercise in thinking transformation is valuable here. To future-proof what I propose is one driver, so tech changes don’t undermine relevance. Let’s change workflows to align better with what’s known about how we work.

best finds of 2020

Harold Jarche

Any idiot can impose and exercise control. Humanity’s challenge in a constantly changing, complex world is to establish a set of guiding questions that focus our collective intelligence on responding wisely to often unpredictable and surprising change.”.

Message to the Masses

Adaptive Path

I barely get my car in for an oil change on time once every eight months or so. The “Exercise” message we ignored, since we both run, swim, cycle and compete in race events. Whatever you produce: pamphlets, web applications, toothbrushes, requirements documents … I expect the folks that do the actual work and make the approvals “get it” and change their ways. Tags: Behavior Change Communication Content Strategy Guest Blogger

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Mostly harmless

Dave Snowden

This might indicate the Earth was more important, but not really as the task itself is the sort of meaningless exercise much believed in strategic and organisational change initiatives.

“… intire of it selfe”

Dave Snowden

A health warning – this is an exploratory post starting to develop an anthro-complexity theory of organisational change. A whole battery of organisational change consultants and departments organise around variations of what is known in political philosophy as social atomism.

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A sense of the other

Dave Snowden

Acting in the world is critical and there we get into concepts that I plan to blog about in the future such as the notions of sacrifice and grace which have secular significance in the context of climate change.

May the Network Force Be With You

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hopefully, it will also give you insights as to where you can push to change things that should be changed, not just about you, but about your company, your city, and your world.”. And surviving in a changing environment requires a combination of social learning and new ideas.

Cynefin St David’s Day 2020 (1 of n)

Dave Snowden

They will all have mountain pictures … Getting to the meat … So in this first post, I want to address two changes in Cynefin and I want to make it clear this are not yet firm, but likely. The change from Obvious to Clear. To date, this change seems to be going down well but I am only now testing it on a wider audience. The change from disordered to A/C.

What Is the Social Responsibility of Business?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, things started to change after the financial crisis. Many of them are also a company’s shareholders, and they are calling on leadership to take action on societal issues… Revisiting this essay is a welcome exercise, and a reminder of the importance of self-scrutiny.”.

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COVID-19 The Future of Society

Dave Snowden

It’s a good time to exercise our imaginations about what we personally think might be the results – upside scenarios, downside scenarios, really weird scenarios, whatever people are imagining. Who will work to constrain change? Sensemaker crowdsourcers are designed to extend over time, in order to observe how various events or interventions or actions change people’s mental landscapes over time.