Sat.Feb 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 01, 2019

A Retreat on narrative – where better to meet than in Ireland

Dave Snowden

The location of the Cynefin Retreat about Narrative in Organisations (Ireland, 18-21 March 2019) is specially chosen for its unique landscape and naturally rugged beauty.

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* (with the asterisk) is “a service that enables you to subconsciously influence a specific person, by controlling the content on the websites he or she usually visits.” ” Meaning you can hire The Spinner* to hack another person.

toward a network society

Harold Jarche

Our current triform society is based on families/communities, a public sector, and a private market sector. But this form, dominated by Markets is unable to deal with the complexities we face globally — climate change, pollution, populism/fanaticism, nuclear war, etc.

Fostering an Innovation Culture: Talent, Discipline and Leadership

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation has been a hot topic for the past few decades. Companies all over the world have integrated innovation into their overall strategies and marketing campaigns.

Becoming well?

Dave Snowden

I returned from two fruitful days in South Africa working on what we have temporarily named the new cognitive edge but suffering from a bad cold.

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Video: Doc Rivers, Champion Of Being Human

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Helping Others In Times Of Need. Drucker Forum – Video Update #2 – Day 1 Morning Keynotes. Drucker Forum – Video Update #1 – Conference Overview.

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we don’t need another hero

Harold Jarche

People in leadership positions are very busy — too busy it seems. “CEOs attend an endless stream of meetings, each of which can be totally different from the one before and the one that follows. Their sheer number and variety is a defining feature of the top job.

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Being labeled as ill …

Dave Snowden

One of the concerns I raised in yesterday’s post was the danger of assuming the need of a therapeutic approach in organisational, or for that matter individual wellbeing. I’ve long railed against the unthinking transfer of techniques and theories from one field into another.

Podcast: Ways To Be An Intentional Leader

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: What’s The Definition Of Love As A Leader? Podcast: Time After Time, The Importance Of Time. Podcast: Executive Assistants Are The Epitome Of Class. Podcast: Are You Empathetic? Shame On You If Not.

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we all need an inner circle

Harold Jarche

Work has always been about who you know, more than what you know. That’s why the rich and powerful send their children to elite schools. It’s not about the education but rather the connections.

Deference and respect

Euen Semple

Especially here in Britain we are brought up to be deferential, to defer to the views of those of higher status and authority. But the problem is that deference is automatic, it is based on role and status and assumes that role and status are a sign of skill, wisdom and trustworthiness. Respect is different. It is earned. It comes about as a result of consistent behaviour. Without respect society falls apart. Without deference, it gets the chance to rise to a higher standard

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Blog Post: Are we having the conversation we need to be having?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen If you are a podcast fan, you may enjoy this one Are we having the conversation we need to be having? where John Hovell and Priya Farish talk with me about Conversational Leadership and we explore what it takes to have a real conversation. You will find 14 other fascinating podcasts there too

When Our Values Run Counter To Our Employer

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: As sportscasters go, Bob Costas is legendary. Be it basketball, golf, hockey, NASCAR, the Olympics or his beloved baseball, Costas has reported on, commentated over.

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methods for mastery

Harold Jarche

I recently came across two methods to implement aspects of personal knowledge mastery. The first, by Angelika Mittelmann , uses my Seek > Sense > Share framework to create a ‘fitness circuit’ which includes warm-up, starting, and sustaining exercises.

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Danielle Feinberg #Trgconf Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Danielle Feinberg of Pixar shared her story of using computer science to create the visual art and storytelling for Pixar movies.

Blog Post: How do we to transform ourselves from mere social creatures into community creatures?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I love writing. I love quotations. I love serendipity. And I love it when they all come together. In writing my blook, I am continually updating posts, often with quotations that I have tripped over while browsing the web, researching some topic or another. Recently, I was thinking about love and evil and my mind went back to the work of Scott Peck, and so I went to my Gurteen Knowledge website as I knew I had some material there on the subject.

The Surprising Secret to Improving Employee Engagement

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: In my own work on activating a culture of wellbeing, employee engagement is a key component to success.

How Large Associations Can Use LMS Software to Increase Member Retention


Member retention rates for associations are dropping. In 2016, 73 percent of survey respondents mentioned in a membership benchmarking report from Advanced Solutions International said member retention exceeded 75 percent, per Associations Now.¹

David Eagleman #Trgconf Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

David Eagleman gave a humorous and insightful keynote at the Training 19 conference. He helped us see how the unconscious relates to conscious behavior, and how to break out and tap into creativity.

Blog Post: What are the unintended consequences of what you are doing right now?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I was recently asked, along with others, to comment on a regional digital transformation strategy. Now, this is an area in which I have no real expertise and the other experts gave some fascinating input to the discussion. I kept my feedback simple: Several people have mentioned this already and that is the need for vastly improved cyber-security, data protection and regulation in its broadest sense.

Activating A Culture of Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

I’m excited to co-presenting a session at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice.

Financial Services Training: How to Improve Employee Training Audits for Regulatory Compliance


Compliance regulations for employees of financial institutions have multiplied in recent years.

Blog Post: Could you have saved Rotterdam from destruction?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I recently wrote a post in my blook Knowledge is not power. This little hypothetical story by Arie de Geus from his1999 book The Living Company:Growth sums up the concept in an intriguing manner. Imagine that it is 1920 and you have somehow been granted absolute power to predict the future. You happen to visit the mayor of Rotterdam and, during that time, you describe in vivid detail what is going to happen to his town over the next 25 years.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: February 2019

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. The most effective form of sustainable leadership is developed through effective and meaningful informal discussions (i.e., conversations) with others, which help them develop their thinking and new insight.” link] #ConversationalLeadership #leadership.

Blog Post: Join the Conversational Leaders Forum

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen If you are a reader of my blook or have an interest in Conversational Leadership, you may like to know that I have recently created a group on LinkedIn to discuss both my blook and the subject more generally. Over 100 people have signed-up so far and I hope to get some "interesting conversations" started there soon. Do come along and join me

What Big Businesses Need to Know about Switching LMS Systems


More and more, large organizations are finding that their existing learning management systems aren’t meeting business needs.