The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

The soft skills. Those skills that are hardly taught anymore when you are hired into a company and that, in most cases, are always treated, and considered, as a given. Again, touching base on the soft skills. Of course, we do have silos, as well. And vice versa, of course.

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A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

For the rest of the morning, we learned about design thinking by doing it through “ A Crash Course in Design Thinking.” We voted on what thought might be the most productive to prototype and test related to “letting go and allowing for emergence.”

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The 'Course' in MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Given the opportunity, these learners have a burning desire to 'complete' the course. In this sense, the concept of course completion doesn't really make sense - what is it to 'complete' joining a community? Perhaps the "C" in MOOC should be changed to mean "Community" in that case, because the concept of "course" does imply a sense of completion, i.e., something > with a beginning and an end which is determined by an entity besides the learner. (Or

The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

Yes, of course, I am talking about learning plenty more about killer presentation skills. but still wonderfully accurate on the state of not just “ Death by PowerPoint “, but overall presentation skills in general.

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It should be contrasted with some alternatives: knowledge production as mining - on this view, data is like a raw material that is searched for and retrieved. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ve discovered in recent offerings of online courses, people started out enthusiastically, but are unable to finish the course because they''ve run out of time. This is something that does not come from the online course, or even the online environment. Learning looks at the online course, as a course. What I mean by that is the traditional college/university course. learning in many respects begins as a set of course tools for web support.

Soft skills are foundational competencies

Harold Jarche

The first implication is of course to throw out the idea of having a talent development unit. All these are rich areas for a new breed of talent development companies to think about and to create new products/services upon. It will also require the “soft skills” to do media relations or “wiki” relations, interacting daily with a range of customers and outside contributors, as well as collaborating with others in the company.

Beyond the Course

Nigel Paine

What intrigued me, initially, was the title: Beyond the Course. Particularly as Brightwave is at the epi-centre of e-learning course development. My ten thoughts on getting beyond the course: Learning in organisations is all about impact not consumption.

How divergence in labor productivity is shaping the future of work

Ross Dawson

One of the most important issues is divergence in labor productivity, mentioned as the fourth point under Labor Productivity in the Economic Structure section. There are many broader issues in shifts in labor productivity that I’ll come back to another time.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today? Reeder : Of course, I still use RSS feeds.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

Needless to say it’s been a bit of a challenge as well to try to summarise my own Top Tools List for Learning down to just 10, more than anything else, because of how varied and mixed my very own learning needs and wants have become over the course of the last few years.

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40-Hour Work Week – The Magic of Sustainable Growth

Luis Suarez

Over the course of time you come to realise how there are a number of different articles published out there that you know are going to have a higher impact than others on how you perceive various different things, whether personal or work related. By our employers, of course!

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

It’s also the list I check and read every single tweet from daily as an opportunity to help build my social capital skills with them so I can provoke committed work with at some point in time. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

Of course, I do. People would keep talking about you, your product, or your brand, anyway, for a good while, resulting in that urgency of having to come up with an strategy that would work for you to help you ramp up efforts and get things going.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn.

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

Luis Suarez

And what Margaret tries to encourage us all to do is to develop the skills we need to apply plenty of that critical thinking. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

Yes, indeed, the good old mantra of “ If a service is free, you are the product “ Well, now more than ever, we are seeing that taking place and on a far too frequent basis helping diminish our own perception of how wonderful social networking tools for business can well be.

Good Presentations Matter to Rock an Audience

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last couple of years I have developed that habit of watching the recordings of the presentations that I give myself at public speaking events. Of course, it’s Pixar, right? )

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Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?

Luis Suarez

Skill Building. Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Specially, now that we have got social software tools available to us all to help improve, augment and develop further our own collaborative skills altogether. Use collaboration to drive product development and R&D efforts.

The Trials and Tribulations of a Mobile Knowledge Worker in a Social Business World

Luis Suarez

And I am certain over the course of the next couple of weeks plenty of those ideas would be making their way into several blog posts over here . Of course, I am talking about Swisscom.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #3

Luis Suarez

Now, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t using my iPhone, nor my iPad Pro, of course, I was still using them more often than not, as I still needed to go out and about, get round different places, get together with real life friends and what not. Of course!

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

As most of you folks know already, I have been using Google Plus for a little bit over a month already, and during the course of that time I have noticed a drastic decrease on the number of inbound corporate emails, as well as external, personal ones over the course of time.

The Awesomeness Factor: Cameron Gray on Agile and UX

Adaptive Path

When I looked at what it would take to build a new product I knew we would need to hire a significant number of new developers and create a process for product development. We are also spending a fair amount of time working on further integrating the Product and QA teams into our process. I would say currently my top priority is to maintain the current velocity of the team while still providing an environment where people can grow their skills and learn from each other. [PB]

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Luis Suarez

Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche - Skills 2.0 We need to develop our competencies, skills and comfort levels with these new tools. If learning professionals have really bought into the idea and can demonstrate how they are applying it productively, then they are in a good position to lead the charge. Of course we must use network technologies ourselves. Christy Tucker - Experiencing E-Learning: Leading by Example If I had to focus on one single skill, it would be lifelong learning.

Once Upon a Time … the Power of Storytelling for Business

Luis Suarez

I think it’s time we ditch for good our masterly slides and, instead, we put to the test our masterly skills on listening, engaging, and interacting with those who we share a common passion with in the first place.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I am getting ready to teach a graduate course on the subject at MIT this Fall, where we will explore technology’s impact on industries ranging from finance to healthcare. Such a dramatic shift in jobs is largely due to the massive productivity improvements in the agriculture and industrial sectors as a result of the technological advances and innovations of the Industrial Revolution.

70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

Clark Quinn

However, I was reminded of Fits & Posner’s model of skill acquisition, which has 3 phases of cognitive, associative, and autonomous learning. Of course, it’s not quite this clean.

Leading Learning and New Skills

Clark Quinn

Harold Jarche - Skills 2.0 We need to develop our competencies, skills and comfort levels with these new tools. If learning professionals have really bought into the idea and can demonstrate how they are applying it productively, then they are in a good position to lead the charge. Of course we must use network technologies ourselves. Christy Tucker - Experiencing E-Learning: Leading by Example If I had to focus on one single skill, it would be lifelong learning.

Reconciling Activity and Decisions

Clark Quinn

These wrong answers, of course, should reflect where learners go wrong, reflecting reliable misconceptions. However, I also have characterized learning as a series of activities, and those activities generate some work product and are (ideally) annotated with reflections.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. A great potential for more job-related, productive uses is waiting to be exploited.

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

But successful initiatives in supporting self-managed team learning are not just about implementing new social technologies; they also involve developing a range of new social workplace worker skills. Connected Leader skills – how to lead a team in today’s networked, complex workplace.

Resource: The Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar have created the Social Media Toolkit to aid professionals within the charity and third sectors. But, Dave Evans, the Skills Platform’s product manager and Zoe felt that something was missing – a toolkit that helps pull everything together.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds | Main | A Kind of Cambrian Explosion » August 13, 2007 Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy I am getting ready to teach a new graduate seminar at MIT this fall - Technology-based Business Transformation. In this course, I will examine how to leverage emerging, disruptive technologies to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry.

Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

Old-fashioned” learning is being taught or trained – that is having all you need to know neatly packaged up in a course or programme or workshop or e-learning course. Of course, there is still a need for old-fashioned learning in the workplace.

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theTeam – Knowledge Management Done Right

Luis Suarez

It’s also interesting how they have moved away from that focus the corporate world has been having over the course of the last 15 to 17 years around KM being just tools and technology and instead place an emphasis on the outcomes to achieve and consider KM as the enabler to make it happen.

Carving out the middle: how we must respond to the dangers of the polarization of work

Ross Dawson

At no point was there growth in middle-skilled jobs. I have written before about How divergence in labor productivity is shaping the future of work and What we can do about the global polarization of work.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Develop new professional learning skills. This is not a traditional course, where I provide all the content and then test you on it! Even showing ra” examples of your work is valuable for others to see; it doesn’t have to be a perfect product.