December, 2020

Networks and Complexity (1)

Dave Snowden

Complex human systems, such as organizations, communities or economies, go hand-in-hand with networks.

How Covid Is Reordering the Global Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Issues 242
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Performance Ecosystem Maturity Model

Clark Quinn

Someone on LinkedIn asked about a way to evaluate orgs on their learning infrastructure. And I had developed a Performance Ecosystem Maturity Model as part of Revolutionize Learning & Development, but…I hadn’t presented it. At least not in full. Here I rectify that ;). (A

Free Sales Tools Reps Can’t Live Without

Xyleme

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.

Tools 180

let’s stop the war of words

Harold Jarche

A November 2019 article in the British Medical Journal showed how difficult it is to change peoples’ minds, especially with regards to vaccinations. Facts don’t change peoples’ minds. Lesson 2: don’t bring a fact to a narrative fight.

Study 227

Thank You To The Clients Who Hired Me In 2020

Dan Pontefract

A short video of thanks to the organizations that hired the Pontefract Group and me (Dan Pontefract) for culture assessments, consultative work, workshops, keynotes, and… The post Thank You To The Clients Who Hired Me In 2020 appeared first on Pontefract Group.

Groups 160

Returning to constraints

Dave Snowden

The more astute reader may have noticed that I have been writing a series of blog posts that update previous work and explore new ways of defining the general field of naturalising sense-making, and more particularly anthro-complexity as a key aspect of that field.

Module 236

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Separate content from description

Clark Quinn

Once again facing folks who aren’t using styles, I was triggered to think more deeply about the underlying principle. That is, to separate content from description. It’s a step forward in what we can do with systems to bring about a more powerful human-aligned system.

Be the hawk

Doc Searls

On Quora the question went, If you went from an IQ of 135+ to 100, how would it feel? Here’s how I answered :::: I went through that as a kid, and it was no fun. In Kindergarten, my IQ score was at the top of the bell curve, and they put me in the smart kid class.

Class 204

A Personal Learning Platform

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited auto-generated transcript from my talk today to Creative Commons Lightning Talks. Hi everyone, it's Stephen Downes here from Casselman Ontario Canada.

Feed 203

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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The straw man fallacy

Dave Snowden

One of the things that most irritates me on social media is the complete ignorance people seem to have of the Straw-man fallacy in logic.

How to Emerge Stronger in the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“What now?,” asked a recent McKinsey article on the implications of Covid for business. “Over the past six months, they have reorganized supply chains, set up remote operations, and made tough financial decisions.

How To 211

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.

ROI 188

trusted spaces

Harold Jarche

In my PKM workshops we discuss the differences between communities and networks. This includes the dark sides of communities as well as the constant doubt and outrage on social media.

What's Next for MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hi, I'm Stephen Downes videoing in from Casselman in Ontario, Canada. My talk today is called What's Next for MOOCs. Now that might be a bit of a surprise for you because you probably read last year or maybe the year before or five years ago, that moocs are dead.

Thank You To The Readers Of LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

In this very short video, I take the opportunity to thank everyone who has purchased, read, and/or listened to my new book, “Lead. … The post Thank You To The Readers Of LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership books lead care win thank you

Video 130

Twelvetide 20:02 Carbon is not silicon

Dave Snowden

In this second post within the knowledge management section, I want to summarise some of the material on human cognition and decision making that I and others rely on within the wider field of sense-making.

Why Business Transformation Efforts Often Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A 2019 study found that the average digitization level across all industry sectors was only around 25% of their ultimate potential. But, t he pandemic has now made the case for accelerating the digital transformations firms and economies were forced to make to help them cope with the crisis.

Foundations of Learning Science

Clark Quinn

Another video, this time (ok, again ;) about learning science. They like me to do this to push the course, but I did hear the feedback on LinkedIn that the video format works. Nice to know. As always, also the script.

the selfish and the selfless

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders.” ” — George Carlin.

Lessons From the Pandemic

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction There were times when no one would have expected this, but as we enter the 2040s the school remains the centre of education and development in the community. In retrospect, we should have expected no other outcome.

We’ve seen this movie before

Doc Searls

When some big outfit with a vested interest in violating your privacy says they are only trying to save small business, grab your wallet. Because the game they’re playing is misdirection away from what they really want.

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.

5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Social Distancing

KCC Business Psychology

5 Ways to Happily Celebrate the Holidays in a Socially Distanced Season. With the challenges and losses we’ve faced this year, gearing up for happy holidays may feel more overwhelming than usual. Some of our traditions may be altered or impossible this year.

Video 65

Five trends for 2021

Clark Quinn

As frequently happens, I get asked for my predictions. And, of course, I have reservations. Here’s a video that provides the qualifications, and five trends for 2021 that I’d expect, or like, to see.

Trends 158

get out of the office

Harold Jarche

In one of my first projects as a freelancer 17 years ago, I was brought into an existing client relationship with a hospital network. Our team had been contracted to develop an e-learning program for nursing staff.

Institutional Support for Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Unedited Automated Transcript, December 14,2020 All right, um, so hello everyone.

Wonder What?

Doc Searls

Our Christmas evening of cinematic indulgence was watching Wonder Woman 1984 , about which I just posted this, elsewhere on the Interwebs: I mean, okay, all “super” and “enhanced” hero (and villain) archetypes are impossible. Not found in nature. You grant that.

ASHEN revisited

Dave Snowden

Many moons ago, in the early days of my work in knowledge management one of the standard approaches was to conduct a knowledge audit.

How to Upskill Tech Employees Remotely Using an LXP

TOPYX LMS

Some tech companies have faced a specific employee technology training challenge throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: they have struggled to keep workers upskilled. A lack of employee training isn’t good for any company in any industry, but this is especially true for tech companies.

The Top 3 Benefits of AI for Fundraisers

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine and I originally published this blog post on the Candid Blog here. Please join us on January 13, 2021, for a free webinar on AI & generosity to explore these issues further. Register for the webinar. We are often asked, “What’s the next big thing?”

ROI 36

carol of the masks

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds and these are the last ones for 2020, a year few of us will forget.

Trends 149

Twlevetide 20:3 Abstraction & codification

Dave Snowden

I’d been working on knowledge management for some time and have come across Boisot’s book Knowledge Assets. Yasmin Mirali, then at Warwick University introduces us and organised a joint seminar and a lot of things came together.

ligne de fuite: 3 of 3

Dave Snowden

In my previous two posts I set the context for understanding the Deleuzian concept of the title to understand how we can use ideas of flow and leakage to break entrained patterns.

System 176

Leadership in context: 2 of 2

Dave Snowden

My post of yesterday put forward the position that while the nature of the system acts as both a constraint and as an enabler of what is possible, individuals can and do make a difference.

Mycorrhiza & scaffolding 2 of 2

Dave Snowden

In my earlier post I reprised my earlier work on the role of informal networks with a view to updating and extending that today, keeping with the metaphor of mycorrhiza. In the meantime Valdis has made a first post in his work and ideas.

eBook 176