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Drink your own champagne?

Clark Quinn

I was talking with a vendor of a robust suite of tools. In the course of it, in my usual teasing way, I asked a question. And, while I wasn’t surprised at the answer, I was ‘concerned’ And so should you be.

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Free-Market, Free-Trade Capitalism at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The global economy has undergone considerable change over the past few decades. Results have been mixed. On the positive side, t he digital revolution has significantly improved the quality of life of billions around the world.

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making space

Harold Jarche

Sometimes, perhaps too often, we are asking the wrong questions about workplace learning. For instance, we should not be asking how people can work more efficiently. We should be asking what are the best conditions for people to do their work.

Stop Hiding Behind Executive Assistants To Lead

Dan Pontefract

First off, let me be clear about something. Executive assistants are superheroes. They just don’t wear a cape. (In In fact, I’ve written about it – over here.) But that sentiment … Continue reading "Stop Hiding Behind Executive Assistants To Lead".


Where journalism fails

Doc Searls

“What’s the story?” ” No question is asked more often by editors in newsrooms than that one. And for good reason: that’s what news is about: stories. I was just 22 when I got my first gig as a journalist, reporting for a daily newspaper in New Jersey.

Blog Post: Thaler Pekar interviews me on Conversational Leadership

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Thaler Pekar recently interviewed me about my work on Conversational Leadership. She summed it up like this: "What do good leaders do in terms of influencing the world or people around them? They do it fundamentally through conversation. Hence this term Conversational Leadership.".

relatedness for knowledge sharing

Harold Jarche

In the HBR article Why Employees Don’t Share Knowledge with Each Other the authors find three main reasons [ research paper behind a paywall ]. First, people share knowledge when they are autonomously motivated, and not directed to do so, or pressured by peers.

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Giving up on LInkedIn

Euen Semple

I've been in there pretty much from the start (user number 1400 and something) but it always felt like a chore, something I "should" be doing rather than a pleasure. A combination of the design of the site and the people who tend to spend more time there than on the rest of the web. In recent years I have re-posted my blog posts there in an attempt to stimulate conversations and drum up business but to little effect in either regard.

Blog Post: Do you have the capacity to hold a good conversation?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In preparing for our Conversational Leadership workshop , Nancy Dixon , John Hovell and I keep coming back to the question " What is real conversation? " or "What makes a good conversation?" and the more we converse about it - the richer the picture that emerges.

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technology, economics, and behaviour

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We are creatures of habit. Technologies are teachers of habit.” ” — @amicusadastra.

How to Leverage eLearning Software to Grow Your Association this Year


In 2017, an estimated 50 percent of associations said they didn’t experience membership growth.¹ That’s not because the hype about associations being on the decline is true. The opposite, in fact.

Half full

Euen Semple

On a good day I believe that we are seeing a great falling apart of old ways of looking at the world and our place in it. Ideas like "the establishment", isms like Capitalism and Socialism, Nation States, "the media", assumptions about consumerism and even materialism, all past their sell by dates and struggling to maintain relevance. All developed nations will face the challenge of building a new world out of the debri.

Blog Post: Promoting Knowledge Management activities through my website

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am always looking to help promote activities in the KM field. To this end you can: post events on my site. post jobs on my site. post news items on my site. In each case, the submission is held in a queue until I have checked it out and categorised it. This normally only takes a day or two. If the item is off-topic or I feel it is inappropriate for any other reason I reserve the right to delete it. The service is free

Top 3 Myths About Change Management

KCC Business Psychology

Did you know that… “Studies show that 70% – 80% of change initiatives in organizations fail” -John Kotter. As an organizational psychologist, I can tell you that this alarming failure rate is often attributed to the human factor!

Quick and Easy Ways Tech Companies Can Make eLearning More Interactive (and Why They Should)


The current speed of technological change is a marvel. According to Forbes, rapid technological change is the biggest threat to global business. 1 Also, a contributor to the New Zealand Listener claimed “the rate of technological change is now exceeding our ability to adapt.”

Being heard

Euen Semple

I try very hard when I write my blog posts to be as accurate as I can; to express the ideas that I hope to get across as simply and clearly as I know how. Over the years I have had a lot of practice at this, and have often been commended for my ability to get complex topics across simply. And yet sometimes when I read the comments on my posts I wonder why I bother.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: July 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. Without conversation, work stops [link] #KM #KMers #KnowledgeManagement #ConversationalLeadership #KnowledgeCafe #ConversationalWisdom. Adaptive Leadership, What Is It Really? The adaptive leader is one who faces complex challenges for which there are no easy answers.

Top 3 Myths About Change Management

Online Personality Tests

Did you know that… “Studies show that 70% – 80% of change initiatives in organizations fail” -John Kotter. As an organizational psychologist, I can tell you that this alarming failure rate is often attributed to the human factor! Here are 3 classical myths that I frequently deal with in my practice. Myth #1 – It is important to communicate the information in groups.

Blog Post: Leadership + Conversation = Conversational Leadership

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen These two short videos get to the heart of Conversational Leadership. Leadership is a practice not a position of authority by Ronald Heifetz. What is the work of leadership? by Patricia Shaw. In summary using Ron's and Patricia's words: What is leadership? : "If we understand leadership as a practice, as an activity, then it becomes available to anybody, high or low, any place or position.". What is the work of leadership?:

Blog Post: Updates to my blook on Conversational Leadership July 2019

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I continue to develop my blook on Conversational Leadership by the day. I have been slowly adding profiles of people who have influenced and continue to influence my work. The profiles include a short one or two line description of the person and a brief description of how I know them. They also include links to Linkedin profiles, blogs, websites etc., along with links to the posts in my blook where their work is referenced.