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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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More Trending

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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Updates on my books

Clark Quinn

At this calendar inflection, it’s interesting to note how time flies. I was somewhat amazed to find out that my first three books were already out of print! And there are two reasons to keep them out there. For one, because there’s still some interest (I get pinged occasionally).

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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.

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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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

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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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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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.

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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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.

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!

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.

Two months of blogging

Dave Snowden

A little over two months ago I wrote a post summarising the previous year’s blog posts. This proved useful to several readers but also to me and so I resolved to timetable a similar task every couple of months.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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a breath of fresh air

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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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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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.

#Fakecommute: A Ritual for Work-Life Balance When You #WFH

Beth Kanter

A photo of me on my fake commute. We are living in traumatic times, and we need to prioritize building resilience. As the COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out (although not as fast as we’d like), we know there will be an end to the pandemic.

Thinking about Networks – 2

Dave Snowden

It is funny, when we think about networks, we think about groups, communities, systems, and other complex collections of interacting entities. Yet, the most popular social network metrics are “individual centralities”! Who is the most connected? Who is the best connected? Who is the hub? Who is the influencer? Who spans the most structural holes in the network? We are looking at complex interconnected systems yet we are focusing on individuals. Does this make sense?

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.