June, 2020

Reflecting on Leading in Uncertainty

Dave Snowden

On 11 June 2020, I had the privilege of being part of a fascinating conversation about leadership. We had a diverse panel made up of – – Eliat Aram is the CEO of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations. Some of the most profound learning experiences I have had has been in the group relations conferences they host. Leadership is seen as bound to notions of authority, individual and collective unconscious processes, and systemic psychodynamics.

It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.

Dan Pontefract

During the week of April 20, I hosted 40 thinkers, authors, leaders, and keynote speakers from around the world at a virtual leadership event called “Speak Aid.” ” We raised $33,000 … Continue reading "It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.". The post It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset. appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Purpose George Floyd Lead. new normal The Great Reset

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Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“With each major crisis, be it war, pandemic, or major new technology, there has been a need to reinvent the relationships between individuals, businesses, and government,” wrote MIT professor Alex “Sandy Pentland in the first chapter of Building the New Economy. Pentland cites two major historical examples.

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Getting Wiser

Clark Quinn

I’ve been interested in wisdom as a stretch goal. That is, if what I (and, ideally, we) do is help people become smarter, could we go further? Could we help people get wiser? Let’s be clear, I am not claiming that I am wise. Rather, thinking about what wisdom is and trying to be wise would be more accurate ;). It’s led me to look at wisdom quietly, as a background task. And, two recent articles provide a little insight about getting wiser.

our wake-up call

Harold Jarche

On 6 June 1944 the First Canadian Army landed at Normandy. It had never been tested in battle as a formation. The complications of drills in England had been replaced by the complexity of war and the chaos of battle. By the end of August, two brigade commanders and five commanding officers had been removed as they were deemed unsuitable.

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Modern Workplace Learning – in a nutshell

Jane Hart

Here is a short slideset (of 10 slides) explaining the rationale for Modern Workplace Learning and some of its features. You can read the first introductory section of Modern Workplace Learning 2020 for free here. To access the full resource (25 sections see below) you will need to become a registered user; you can purchase access here. Modern Workplace Learning

Change, urgency, and new opportunities: talking about climate change during a pandemic

Dave Snowden

Photo by Deborah Diem on Unsplash. I have been thinking a lot about climate change during the COVID-19 times (and so have many many many others ). Two things have struck many among us, and have repeatedly been brought up in discussions I have been a part of. The first main theme has been “nature returning”: clearer skies, cleaner waters (or in the case of Venice probably less silt being stirred up, but still), animals claiming their place in quieter streets.

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How Will Covid-19 Transform Urban Life?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In Why America’s Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer , a 2017 article in The Atlantic , urban studies professor and author Richard Florida wrote: “The most important and innovative industries and the most talented, most ambitious, and wealthiest people are converging as never before in a relative handful of leading superstar cities that are knowledge and tech hubs.

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More Marketing Myths

Clark Quinn

The other day a tweet caught my eye that used a myth to get you to click a link. Worse, clicking the link led to another myth. These are folks I think are generally good, and it seems that their actual offering made sense, but the approach does not. It’s just more marketing myths, drawing upon common misconstruals , and that’s not a good thing. I think it’s worth calling out.

a global human sensemaking platform

Harold Jarche

The thinking that got us into this mess will not get us out of it. If we are to create a new economic order it has to move beyond civil society, governments, and markets. A quid pro quo between private firms and public authorities will only reinforce the status quo. “A new economic order requires an explicit quid pro quo between private firms and public authorities.

Bad $20

Doc Searls

I once tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Actually, twice. The first was when I paid for a lunch at Barney Greengrass in New York, about two years ago. After exposing the $20 to a gizmo at the cash register, the cashier handed it back to me, saying it was counterfeit. Surprised—I had no idea there were counterfeit $20s in circulation at all—I asked how he could tell. He pointed at the gizmo and explained how it worked.

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Incremental Learning ? the real continuous learning

Jane Hart

When people talk about “continuous learning” or “lifelong learning” they often mean by that term “continuous education” or “continuous training”, i.e. regularly attending courses or programmes, but in this article I want to show how continuous learning is, in fact, a process of incremental learning, i.e constantly adding to one’s knowledge and expertise over time. […]. Modern Workplace Learning

Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?

Dan Pontefract

Q: As leaders, how do we strike the right balance between providing the long-term vision for where we are going with the short-term immediacy of the crisis at hand? Isn’t that … Continue reading "Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?". The post Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision? appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership

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The Post-Pandemic Enterprise: What Will It Be Like?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the near term, nations have been mostly focused on surviving the massive disruptions caused by Covid-19. But, what about the longer term? What will the post-pandemic new normal be like for societies and economies? More specifically, how will the pandemic impact the world of business? How can enterprises leverage the crisis to accelerate their journey toward what most everyone agrees will be an even faster changing future?

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Making learning meaningful?

Clark Quinn

So, last week, I asked the musical question: where are we going most wrong? I followed that up asking what most would help. I also suggested that I had my own answers. So I have answers for each. My answer for the first part, where we’re going wrong, is somewhat complex. But for the second, I’m thinking that the biggest opportunity is making learning meaningful. My thoughts… So, where we go most wrong is, to me, tied together.

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strong ideas, loosely held

Harold Jarche

Blogging is one way I make sense of the world. I have now written over 3,300 posts on various topics. My ways of seeing the world have changed over the years and blogging has helped to keep my thoughts in a state of perpetual beta — strong ideas, loosely held, in order to deal with constant change while still getting things done.

So far, privacy isn’t a debate

Doc Searls

Remember the dot com boom? Doesn’t matter if you don’t. What does matter is that it ended. All business manias do. That’s why we can expect the “platform economy” and “surveillance capitalism” to end. Sure, it’s hard to imagine that when we’re in the midst of the mania, but the end will come. When it does, maybe then we can have a “privacy debate.” ” Meanwhile, there isn’t one.

Change, urgency, and new opportunities: talking about climate change during a pandemic

Dave Snowden

Photo by Deborah Diem on Unsplash. I have been thinking a lot about climate change during the COVID-19 times (and so have many many many others ). Two things have struck many among us, and have repeatedly been brought up in discussions I have been a part of. The first main theme has been “nature returning”: clearer skies, cleaner waters (or in the case of Venice probably less silt being stirred up, but still), animals claiming their place in quieter streets.

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Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Given the chances of a face-to-face book and speaking tour in 2020 for LEAD. is as likely as me growing a full head of hair again, I am … Continue reading "Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. WIN.". The post Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Lead.

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Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The golden age of globalisation, in 1990-2010, was something to behold,” wrote The Economist in a January, 2019 article. “Commerce soared as the cost of shifting goods in ships and planes fell, phone calls got cheaper, tariffs were cut and the financial system liberalised.”.

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On Diversity and Safety

Clark Quinn

I normally don’t speak on this blog outside of my focus on learning. That’s for other platforms. However, I can’t help notice; deaths, protests, abuse. And while I wrestle with what to say, I can’t in good conscious say nothing. And there is a connection: diversity and safety. I tout the evidence that diversity and safety are critical to the best outcomes, and that’s true beyond the workplace. It’s true for society as a whole.

The Building Block Approach to Content Strategy

Xyleme

Bringing Reuse & Flexibility to Enterprise. Content Management. Relying on traditional processes and “rapid” authoring tools is no longer an efficient or effective way to manage large volumes of content. Creating each deliverable from scratch, trapping content into restrictive formats, and allowing content to reside in multiple incompatible tools or platforms all make it more difficult to create and manage content effectively — let alone pivot and respond to new needs and challenges.

Where Do Blog Post Ideas Come From?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Someone asked me by email, do you have any advice on how to come up with blog post ideas? I recently launched an informational website, so far I have around 40 articles and I'm already finding it difficult to come up with ideas that aren't just a regurgitation of something else I already discussed in another article. Almost all of what I do is in response to something I see, read or hear. So I read and gather information widely.

Reflecting on Leading in Uncertainty

Dave Snowden

On 11 June 2020, I had the privilege of being part of a fascinating conversation about leadership. We had a diverse panel made up of – – Eliat Aram is the CEO of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations. Some of the most profound learning experiences I have had has been in the group relations conferences they host. Leadership is seen as bound to notions of authority, individual and collective unconscious processes, and systemic psychodynamics.

TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose

Dan Pontefract

Darren Entwistle joined TELUS in 2000 as President and CEO. TELUS is a Canadian technology company that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services in addition to digital … Continue reading "TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose". The post TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Purpose purpose stakeholder capitalism TELUS

bad moves

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Lyall Taylor — “Garry Kasparov once said that one of biggest mistakes chess players make is trying to ‘undo’ a bad move, when in reality, once a bad move is played, it is already a whole new game and an entirely fresh mindset is required.”

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Myths, publishers, and confusion

Clark Quinn

On twitter the other day, I was asked how I could on one hand rail against myths, and on the other work with orgs who either sell or promote DiSC and MBTI. The problem, it appears, was a perception that I’m deeply involved with orgs that perpetuate the problem. I thought I’d try to clarify all this, and make sense of myths, publishers and confusion. The dialog started as a reaction to an article I pointed to on twitter.

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An audio blog post

Doc Searls

I’m trying something new here, speaking instead of writing. Here it is: [link]. I recorded it last night while walking twelve thousand steps, briskly, on the deck of my house. Think of it as a kind of voice mail to readers. The topic I cover is one I’ve written about here; but I’m not going to provide any links—at least not yet. That’s because I want to see if what I’m trying to say comes across better in speaking than in writing.

Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner Programme

Jane Hart

The role of the Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner is to enable and support the 4 ways of learning at work (Didactics, Discovery, Doing and Discourse). The Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner Programme (MWLPP) will help you apply the new practices in your own organisation. The Programme is available as a series of 4 (6-week) PUBLIC WORKSHOPS or 4 ON […]. Modern Workplace Learning

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3 Problems COVID-19 Created for Corporations (and How eLearning Helps)

TOPYX LMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems for organizations worldwide. Because it came on suddenly and with a vengeance, the global health crisis severely impacted corporations’ bottom lines, levels of information security, employees, and more. The good news is that eLearning can be instrumental in helping organizational leaders overcome these issues. Business Performance COVID-19

An Apology To Public Enemy’s Chuck D

Dan Pontefract

I do not pretend to understand, but ever since I was a teenager, I’ve tried my best to fathom the pain to be a supporting agent of assistance. In hindsight, … Continue reading "An Apology To Public Enemy’s Chuck D". The post An Apology To Public Enemy’s Chuck D appeared first on Dan Pontefract. leadership Chuck D Public Enemy racism

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smarter networks through better narratives

Harold Jarche

Leadership in a networked world is making our networks and communities smarter so they are able to make better-informed decisions. In early 2020 New Brunswick’s Education Minister, Dominic Cardy, worked very hard to make his network smarter.

Wanna talk meaning, learning science, and more…?

Clark Quinn

The L&D conference , starting today, has a wide variety of things going on. I’m actually impressed, because in addition to the asynchronous and synchronous sessions I knew about, there are a number of other things going on. Including things I’m in. So, do you wanna talk meaning, learning science, and more…? Here’s when and how.

The best way to forget is to never know

Doc Searls

@EvanSelinger tweeted , While some companies think it’s enough to tweet support for social justice while marketing a tool for oppression, IBM gets out of the facial recognition business & states opposition to mass surveillance & racial profiling. In that tweet he pointed to IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology (Subhead: IBM’s CEO says we should reevaluate selling the technology to law enforcement) , by @jaypeters in The Verge.

Distributed Work in Exceptional Times

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

We live in truly exceptional times, literally. There is not a single doubt about it. The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives for good to the point where we know now we will never be the same again. No matter how much we may try to hide it all in that so-called new-normal.

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4 Steps to Create an Inclusivity and Diversity Training Program

TOPYX LMS

Diversity and inclusion have become vital, beneficial aspects of company culture. First and foremost, ensuring that organizational culture is diverse and inclusive is morally sound and proves to employees and customers that a company values its people highly. Second, it promotes a better bottom line. According to Business News Daily, 1 “.organizations organizations with diverse workforces are 35% more likely to have above-average profit margins than companies with more homogenous employee bases.”

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

PDF versions of the Full Paper and References. Presented at EDEN 2020 - Presentation page. Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. At the same time, this increased capacity has raised a range of ethical issues. A common approach to address these issues is to develop an ethical code of conduct for practitioners. Such codes of conduct are drawn from similar codes in other disciplines.