January, 2021

linguistic aporia

Dave Snowden

PENDING FULL TEXT. . In my post of today’s ago. . . . . . . Acknowledgements. Opening picture is by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash. The banner picture continues the them of the earlier post with a picture of one of the bookshelves in my study. This is the section for Welsh (and honorary Welsh) poetr

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Update on my webinars

Clark Quinn

I know, I know, I’ve been doing a lot of updates: books , workshops , and now webinars. I promise I’ll get back to my regular posting on learning things, but the benefit of these, unlike books or courses, is that they’re free. And several are coming up!

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Is Work-from-Anywhere Here to Stay?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Remote work has been around for a few decades, but took off in the mid-late 1990s with the explosive growth of the Internet. There were predictions that the Internet would lead to the decline of cities , because technology was making location less relevant to our work and personal lives.

overcome by events

Harold Jarche

I wrote the following in 2009 —. Workplace learning in 2019. Much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement (part-time, full-time, contract mix). More learning will be do-it-yourself and gathered from online digital resources available for free and fee.

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MWL 2021: New roles and responsibilities

Jane Hart

In MWL 2021 Back to Basics we looked at the 3 key strands of work: (1) Promoting continuous self-learning, (2) Supporting continuous learning from the work, and (3) Modern Training. But this will not be the sole responsibility of the L&D function.

3 Ways To Become More Caring In The Pandemic

Dan Pontefract

I’ve been thinking a lot about you recently. How are you doing? No, not that perfunctory “I hope you don’t really answer truthfully” how are you… The post 3 Ways To Become More Caring In The Pandemic appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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A trialectic method

Dave Snowden

The theory post of yesterday came with a health warning and this one does as well – There are some things that really irritate me and drove these two posts so the next three paragraphs are polemical, jump to the new method if you want to avoid them.

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The Intangible Asset Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

moving beyond training

Harold Jarche

Working smarter means that everyone in an organization learns from experience and shares with their colleagues as part of their work. Training is not enough — see the missing half of training.

Driving Content Management ROI Across the Extended Enterprise

Xyleme

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Remote Comments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I've had an idea in the back of my mind for a long time now, and as I get closer to a real-world gRSShopper other people can actually use I began to ask around is anyone had seen an implementation. In a word, the response was "no".

Sharing Global Perspectives: A project by people, for people

Dave Snowden

In 2021, the Cynefin Centre hopes that we can start introducing and highlighting the work carried out by our members more than ever before. Today’s blog post offers the stage to a project looking at experiences of the pandemic all around the world.

Habits and variety

Clark Quinn

Having heard it’s good for maintaining cognitive ability, I like to vary things. And, to keep doing things right, I like habits. Are these mutually exclusive? Maybe, but here’re some thoughts on habits and variety.

Trends That Will Likely Shape a Highly Uncertain Year

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago The Economist published The World in 2021 , it’s 35th annual look at the economic, political, social and cultural trends that will likely shape the coming year.

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retrieving the cooperative imperative

Harold Jarche

The biggest challenges facing us today are climate change and environmental degradation. The current pandemic is a symptom of these situations.

How we save the world

Doc Searls

Let’s say the world is going to hell. Don’t argue, because my case isn’t about that. It’s about who saves it. I suggest everybody. Or, more practically speaking, a maximized assortment of the smartest and most helpful anybodies. Not governments. Not academies. Not investors. Not charities. Not big companies and their platforms. Any of those can be involved, of course, but we don’t have to start there. We can start with people. Because all of them are different.

Frequency of Learning

Jane Hart

How FREQUENTLY do you learn from each of the 4 D’s of Learning? Please take the survey below which asks how frequently YOU learn from these 14 specified ways? Modern Workplace Learning

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On organisational change

Dave Snowden

This is not the second part of the re-wilding post, but a building block towards it. It addresses the issue of organisational change using, in the main, a mapping and navigation metaphor. Earlier today Paul and I were exchanging ideas for a walk in the Black Mountains using.gpx files.

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Buzzwords and Branding

Clark Quinn

I was reflecting on a few things on terminology, buzzwords and branding in particular. And, as usual, learning out loud, here are my reflections. The script: So I’ve been known to take a bit of a blade to buzzwords (c.f. microlearning ).

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The Evolution of American Capitalism - Tweaks, Reforms, or Wholesale Change?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“American capitalism has evolved time and again, and we may be poised for another such shift,” said a recent McKinsey article, Rethinking the future of American capitalism , by James Manyika , Gary Pinkus , and Monique Tuin. “Capitalism has contributed to significant gains in economic growth and prosperity throughout its history.

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our crisis in network leadership

Harold Jarche

This pandemic has become a crisis in network leadership. Last June, I wrote — our wake-up call. On 6 June 1944 the First Canadian Army landed at Normandy. It had never been tested in battle as a formation.

Just in case you feel safe with Twitter

Doc Searls

Just got a press release by email from David Rosen ( @firstpersonpol ) of the Public Citizen press office. The headline says “Historic Grindr Fine Shows Need for FTC Enforcement Action.” ” The same release is also a post in the news section of the Public Citizen website.

Upcoming Webinars

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Webinars for the new year. I did the first one last week and the rest are upcoming. All in cooperation with Maskwacis Cultural College. See [link] January 18, 8:30-9 am MT Edmonton Description Join the National Research Council's Stephen Downes, a specialist in online learning technology and new media, for an interactive session to assist faculty and instructors on how to help students succeed by using new tech tools and apps.

Thinking about resilience

Dave Snowden

The most controversial aspects of most online hiking groups is the question of what gear to buy. As for recommendations as to the best trekking poles and you will be inundated with suggestions and then the competing camps will move into open conflict.

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Update on my workshops

Clark Quinn

Just as I did an update on my books , it’s time to also let you know about some workshop opportunities. Together, I think they create a coherent whole.

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Pandemonium’s friendly demons

Mind Hacks

Oliver Selfridge was an early pioneer of artificial intelligence, and in 1959 wrote a classic paper outlining a system by which simple units, each carrying out a specialised function, could be connected together to perform complex, cognitive tasks.

best finds of 2020

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the best of my fortnightly Friday’s Finds of 2020. Happy New Year 2021! Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” — Maya Angelou. The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.” Ernest Hemingway. “To

5 LMS Trends to Make an Impact in 2021

TOPYX LMS

For eLearning enthusiasts, L&D teams, and HR specialists, the beginning of each year sparks the same question: “What LMS trends are in store for the next twelve months?” While some LMS training trends tend to stay consistent and roll over year after year, others change rapidly.

Try Exercise Snacking for Improving #WFH Mental Health

Beth Kanter

Today is January 21st, the 21st day of 2021. I don’t know about you, but I feel some optimism that we will make through COVID. However, it will take some time to vaccinate all who need to be vaccinated to keep us safe. And, that means work for home is going to be the norm for most of 2021.

Complex facilitation

Dave Snowden

I always have mixed feelings when I finish a Christmas blog series. There is a rhythm to writing to a plan but it can also be a burden and you feel you are missing key subjects. Whatever I took a day off and decided to summarise here some of the work I am doing on our Wiki.

9 Positive Leadership Maxims

KCC Business Psychology

9 Positive Leadership Maxims. Being a great leader is more than a job—it’s a way of approaching life. It can sometimes be a challenging lifestyle, and can even be discouraging. Here are 9 positive leadership maxims to energize you in your leadership role. To make a difference, be the difference.

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The Surprising Power of Business Experimentation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We’ve long associated innovation breakthroughs with science and technology coming out of R&D labs, e.g., the transistor, penicillin, DNA sequencing, TCP/IP protocols, and so on. Such major lab-based breakthroughs are at one end of the innovation spectrum.

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walking the leadership talk

Harold Jarche

I was a speaker at Amazon’s Global Learning Day in 2016 and one thing that struck me was how often one of the 14 principles of leadership would crop up in regular conversations I had during my three days in Seattle.

3 Advantages to Shorter Corporate Training Courses and How to Trim Them

TOPYX LMS

The length of a corporate training course can contribute to its success or to its failure because it can encourage or hinder learner engagement. That’s why it’s critical for L&D teams to carefully consider how long each online training course should be.

New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits To Improve Resilience in 2021

Beth Kanter

Sunset at Half Moon Bay. As we face an even darker winter due to the pandemic, we need to keep improving our resilience, the ability to adapt well in spite of significant stressors. Using rituals as part of our professional work is one strategy that can help.

Twelvetide 20:13 The Baker’s dozen

Dave Snowden

So this post is by way of a post script to the main theme.

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Toward new kinds of leverage

Doc Searls

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world,” Archimedes is said to have said. For almost all of the last four years, Donald Trump was one hell of an Archimedes. With the U.S.