Sat.Jan 26, 2019 - Fri.Feb 01, 2019

Feel the Fear

John Hagel

I perceive that fear is becoming pervasive and increasingly intense around the world. When I share this perception with others, I often get the response: “What fear? I don’t know many people who are afraid.”. That’s part of the problem. The fear is often not visible unless we know where and how to look for it. Why is that the case? Emotions are suspect As I’ve written elsewhere , our institutions are organized on a scalable efficiency model that views emotions as deeply suspect.

My Big Beef With The Term “Soft Skills”

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There is no such thing as "soft skills." Why do companies keep using the term? Dan's Related Posts: LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless? Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. For every fall there is a spring in our step. My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two. Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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My workplace

Euen Semple

As I am speaking at a workplace event soon I thought I'd talk about mine. This is my office at home but all of the tools in the photo can be put in a bag and seconds and the whole thing reassembled wherever I am. The various bits and how I use them are listed below.

The wisdom of instruction

Clark Quinn

I was listening in to a webinar on trends in higher education. The speakers had been looking at different higher ed pedagogy models, within and external to institutions. It became clear that there was a significant gap between a focus on meeting corporate needs and the original goals of education.

Skills 177

Blog Post: Find a Chatty Caf� near you

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I wrote recently about stammtisch tables - "tables for conversation with those sitting near you whether you know them or not" and someone replied to tell me about the Chatty Café scheme. Sit at a Chatter & Natter table. A Chatter & Natter table is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers.

The True Value of a Good Education: Adaptability to a Changing Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his 1945 seminal report, Science The Endless Frontier , presidential science advisor Vannevar Bush laid out the blueprint for R&D in post-war America: “New knowledge can be obtained only through basic scientific research” conducted in universities and research labs, which is then applied to develop new products by the private sector and new and improved weapons by the defense sector.

Organisational sludge

Euen Semple

Working as I do with people trying to bring about change in their workplaces I am very conscious of what I have begun to call organisational sludge. The behaviours, attitudes, processes and policies that build up to create the enormous amounts of inertia that make change so difficult. Like real sludge, you can try to clear it away, push it back, stem the flow.

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Skating to where L&D needs to be

Clark Quinn

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” ” – Wayne Gretsky. This quote, over-used to the point of being a cliché, is still relevant. I was just reading Simon Terry’s amusing and insightful post on ‘best practices’ (against them, of course), and it reminded me of this phrase. He said “Best practices are often racing to where someone used to be”, and that’s critical.

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Anti-social social media

Euen Semple

"What does the money machine eat? It eats youth, spontaneity, life, beauty, and, above all, it eats creativity. It eats quality and s s quantity." " - William Burroughs. I have just been reading about the Burger King influencer story. Well, I say reading it, I'm not that interested but I glanced at the headlines. Even a one paragraph article about influencers is tl:dr in my book.


Important lessons

Euen Semple

I have been enjoying the fact that our younger daughter is doing Sociology, Psychology, and Politics as her A Levels. We have been having really interesting conversations, particularly about Politics, as you can imagine.

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STEM Camp Girls Outraged

Nine Shift

Millions of STEM Camp female graduates were outraged this week not to have been given the opportunity to discover the Apple Facetime bug, complaining about lack of access to their parents' basements and just not being told there was a bug. Last week 14 year old Grant Thompson found the bug, which allows people to spy on each other without the other person even knowing.


Nine Shift - Untitled Article

Nine Shift

Thank You! More than 900 people have read the NineShift blog in the last two days.

Jane Hart #LearnTec2019 MWL Opening Mindmap

Clark Quinn

At the LearnTec conference, Jane Hart opened up the Modern Workplace Learning track with a thoughtful presentation about the rationale for MWL. She started by pointing out the changes that are driving the need.