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COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

This blog post is written by Dave Snowden (the Cynefin Centre) and Millie Begovic (UNDP) to launch a critical experiment in learning and understanding the evolving implications of the pandemic – to which we invite your participation. The resulting data will be used to better understand how to globally scale this distributed capture and further generate partnerships for policy work and investment.

Getting Through Highly Uncertain Times - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What does it take to get through highly uncertain times, like the ones we’re in the middle of as we confront the Covid-19 pandemic? Like most of us, I’ve lived through times of high uncertainty in both my personal and professional lives. On the personal front, my main observation is that most of us are much more resilient than we realize. I leave it to psychologists and other experts to offer advice on what it takes to get through such times.

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Extreme Times

Clark Quinn

This was originally intended to be one of my Learning Solutions Mag columns (Quinnsights). Sadly, that platform is no longer an option. Guess this is part of the extreme times! It’s a bit long for my usual posts, but I didn’t want it to go to waste. . In 2004, I co-wrote a chapter with Eileen Clegg for Marcia Conner & James G. Clawson’s Creating a Learning Culture book to accompany the event they held on the topic.

optimizing distributed work

Harold Jarche

Now that distributed work has become the norm — permanently for some and temporarily for others — there are two relatively simple things any organization can do to work, learn, and innovate in internet time. Optimize meetings for a digital workplace. Help all workers become knowledge catalysts. Back in 2008 I noted that cooperating, reflecting, and supporting each other are necessary for groups of knowledge workers to collectively achieve common objectives.

Narrative as abductive acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

This is the second post of several that I am publishing this month to update some of my original work in knowledge management and in particular the role of narrative in as a scaffold of meaning between and within individuals, community and society. I’ve been checking back on previous articles as I am working with Patrick Lambe to create an edited collection of my writing (articles and blogs)on knowledge management for publication.

About a pretty pole

Doc Searls

The tallest structure in Santa Barbara’s skyline is a 200-foot pole painted red and white. It stands in a city equipment yard, not far from the ocean and the city’s famous Wharf. You can see it in the photo above, with the Wharf behind it. As landmarks go it’s not much, but I like its looks and its legacy. On the looks side, I dig the simplicity of its structure and the red and white colors.

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Taking courses online

Clark Quinn

So I was talking to my brother the other day. He is a community college instructor (and, now, department chair). He was telling me about taking his class online (like so many others). I of course offered some suggestions, and he opined that I could (and should) be helping others too. Which, of course, I agree with, because that’s what I do. So, here, is a brief summary of my experience taking courses online. Because, owing to circumstances, I do have some availability.

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Stuck Betwixt and Between

Dave Snowden

Three weeks ago, my uncle died from COVID-19. He was a second uncle and I hadn’t seen him in a few years. No one except his father and siblings could go to the funeral. There was no body, no family dinner, no regular memorial services at 3 days and then again at 9 to remind us that yes, this has really happened. No trays of coffee and sweet cognac, no boiled grains of wheat.

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Our Tips for Balancing Kids & Working from Home

Xyleme

Tips for Balancing Working & Parenting from Home. Who remembers this video a few years back of a reporter who was working from home and his kids unexpectedly popped in during his broadcast? Can you relate?

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The Web and the New Reality

Doc Searls

I posted this essay in my own pre-blog, Reality 2.0 , on December 1, 1995. I think maybe now, in this long moment after we’ve hit a pause button on our future, we can start working on making good the unfulfilled promises that first gleamed in our future a quarter century ago. Contents. Reality 2.0. Polyopoly. An economy of abundance. The Age of Enlightenment. Time to subtract the garbage. So what’s left. Web of the free, home of the Huns. A market is a conversation.

time for re-schooling

Harold Jarche

A lot of parents have become teachers during this pandemic as they work from home and their children learn online. I have heard many parents say how difficult teaching is and how they have new-found respect for teachers. But are we getting the best and brightest to educate the next generation? And now we have the data to prove it.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler , that was posted by the New Yorker. When we watch apocalyptic movies, what we are now going through is usually the time lapse montage of people watching the news for updates, mothers holding their children close, and people huddled together one last time before the asteroid hits. This, however, is no time lapse.

3 Tips to Promote a Successful Learning Experience Platform (LXP) Launch

TOPYX LMS

Has your organization invested in a learning experience platform (LXP) yet? eLearning tools, like a learning experience platform, are especially critical now as so many companies have moved to a remote environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides enabling work from home success, companies of all kinds are implementing LXPs to give employees the most engaging training experience possible. “A

Digging in Radio.Garden

Doc Searls

Radio.garden is an amazing and fun discovery, perfect for infinite distraction during life in quarantine. James Vincent in The Verge calls it “Google Earth for Radio.”) ”) Here’s a list of just some discoveries I’ve made while mining that Earth with Shazam open on my phone: CIAU/103.1 in … not sure where this is, except in the vast nowhere east of Hudson Bay. Just played Rock’n Me, by Steve Miller. Now it’s Light my fire by the doors.

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#GivingTuesdayNow: Join me for Q/A Hosted by SalesForce.Org

Beth Kanter

GivingTuesdayNow is taking place on May 5th. You probably have a lot of questions. That’s why I’m delighted to be participating in a Q/A along with Caryn Stein, GivingTuesdayNow to answer your questions on LinkedIn. The best thing about this Q/A is that you don’t have to take an hour out of your day to attend a webinar at a particular time or listen to a recording.

Stuck Betwixt and Between

Dave Snowden

Three weeks ago, my uncle died from COVID-19. He was a second uncle and I hadn’t seen him in a few years. No one except his father and siblings could go to the funeral. There was no body, no family dinner, no regular memorial services at 3 days and then again at 9 to remind us that yes, this has really happened. No trays of coffee and sweet cognac, no boiled grains of wheat.

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How a Learning Management System Can Help Nonprofits Survive the Coronavirus

TOPYX LMS

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new and evolving challenges for organizations within the nonprofit sector. Funding, operations, and membership growth and retention are prevalent challenges every day of the year, but they are being amplified during a time when the economy is struggling and when most of us are encouraged to stay home. Fortunately, organizations can deploy a learning management system (LMS) that supports remote nonprofit training to make goals more easily attainable.

COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

This blog post is written by Dave Snowden (the Cynefin Centre) and Millie Begovic (UNDP) to launch a critical experiment in learning and understanding the evolving implications of the pandemic – to which we invite your participation. The resulting data will be used to better understand how to globally scale this distributed capture and further generate partnerships for policy work and investment.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler , that was posted by the New Yorker. When we watch apocalyptic movies, what we are now going through is usually the time lapse montage of people watching the news for updates, mothers holding their children close, and people huddled together one last time before the asteroid hits. This, however, is no time lapse.

Narrative as abductive acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

This is the second post of several that I am publishing this month to update some of my original work in knowledge management and in particular the role of narrative in as a scaffold of meaning between and within individuals, community and society. I’ve been checking back on previous articles as I am working with Patrick Lambe to create an edited collection of my writing (articles and blogs)on knowledge management for publication.