Sat.Feb 16, 2019 - Fri.Feb 22, 2019

what it’s all about

Harold Jarche

Three things are essential for meaningful work in the network era — diversity, learning, and trust. Diversity. While there is much talk about information overload, it has never been easier for us to find diverse opinions, experiences, and perspectives.

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On Amazon, New York, New Jersey and urban planning

Doc Searls

In a press release , Amazon explained why it backed out of its plan to open a new headquarters in New York City: For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term.

Isn’t CEO Activism Simply Doing What’s Right?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Merriam-Webster defines the word activism as “a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial. Dan's Related Posts: My Employee Engagement Advice to a Stranger. Collaboration Is Not Just A Technology. It’s A Behavior. $6 6 trillion In Assets And This CEO Says Purpose Is The Company’s Fundamental… The CEO That Was Out Of Touch.

Despite All the Bad News that Surround Us… Is the World Actually Getting Better?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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the universal mother

Harold Jarche

Umair Haque has written what some might consider a controversial article on why AOC [US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] short-circuits the conservative mind and why the universal mother is the antidote to the authoritarian father.

Surprise, Transformation, & Learning

Clark Quinn

Recently, I came across an article about a new explanation for behavior, including intelligence.

Why I Love Netflix’s Decision-Making Culture

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Netflix recently announced it is planning to issue roughly $2 billion in bonds to fund corporate activities including but not limited to the development of new shows. Dan's Related Posts: Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose. A Proven Way To Be A Better Sales Account Executive. Effective Leaders Operate Like This. One Year Later Is Purpose Winning?

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authority plus reputation

Harold Jarche

According to Daniel Mezick , there are two systems in an organization — formal and informal. Leadership is exercised through authority in the formal system, and through reputation in the informal one. Combined, Mezick calls this simply, ‘hierarchy’, which he says is neither good nor bad.

February Report: War Against Boys

Nine Shift

A few more positive stories about boys this month. Society still firmly anti-boy and the young men are still dying. One of the boys we mentor/help just lost his best high school friend to despair. suicide by intentional overdose). So yeah, we got some skin in this game.

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Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander.

Oh, it’s just a fly.

Euen Semple

The other day we noticed a bee buzzing around our house. We decided to take our chances and co-exist with it rather than throwing it outside where the freezing temperatures would certainly have killed it. This morning I heard a buzzing again and started to imagine a scenario where I found the bee, tried to look after it, feed it etc. But then I saw where the buzzing was coming from. It was just a fly. My caring instincts evaporated. It could look after itself and didn't matter.

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“the only way to make sense out of change”

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ” — Alan Watts.

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February Report: New Green Deal

Nine Shift

Top story of the month: New Green Deal. Old people say there's no ROI in saving the human race, informing their grandchildren they won't make it past 2200. Sorry, kids, it's just too expensive for the world's richest country to save the human race. . But Gen Y is not buying the cost.

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Transformative Learning & Transformative Experiences

Clark Quinn

In my quest to not just talk about transformation but find a way to go beyond just experience, I did some research. I came across a mention of transformative experiences. And that, in turn, led me to transformation learning. And the distinction between them started me down a path that’s still evolving. Practicing what I preach, here’s how my thinking’s developing. I’ll start with the reverse, transformative learning, because it came first and it’s at the large end.

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Invisible chains

Euen Semple

When I posted the other day about wriggle room I quoted the oft heard phrase "my boss would never let me do that." " Is this really true? Or is it just imagined? So often we limit ourselves through our assumptions about what other people think. We assume the worst because that lets us off the hook. It's not our fault we havent been what we could have been. It was him, it was them, it was the system.

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Creating modern training, content, events and experiences

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs 4 March -12 April 2019 L&D departments have traditionally focused on training people for compliance or conformance. This has been done in the classroom training and more recently through e-learning.

February Report: Trains

Nine Shift

H ere's our February Report: Trains. We move closer to the end of our story. Society enters fully into the new economic age of the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century, and the countdown begins. . World. Trains are gaining on cars. -Eurostar is adding another train from London to the continent, promoting the train's 80% less pollution as a way to save the human race (it is). The Netherlands announced a 2040 plan to connect its 9 biggest cities with trains leaving every 10 minutes.

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Wriggle room

Euen Semple

I know I am not normal. I can work when I want, where I want, using the tools I want. The ways I am able to work are different from those available to most people. The choices I have made have led to me moving away from the apparent security and stability of a corporate job. It is not for everyone. I am also aware that I make some of my living talking to people who are still in those corporate jobs. I am sure they often think "It's all right for him?"

February Report: Democracy Shows Life

Nine Shift

This month democracy showed some strength and Americans got needed hope. Conservative Chief Justice Roberts seems bent on maintaining democracy. Big business, Congress, American people seem to be willing to fight for Democracy. President Trump gets called an asset of Russia’s Putin for the first time. Department of Justice seems like it won't be shut up. Some Republicans also coming out for democracy. Bottom line, we get hopeful

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