LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. LinkedIn itself states the following: LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have. I don’t think the skills feature in LinkedIn is critical for success in your career. Useful or useless?

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. For example, I created a self-made video for each of the 13 chapters — and released one per week — as a way to provide additional insight into the book.

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Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them

Beth Kanter

So, when Geri offered up this second post about nonprofits and LinkedIn, I couldn’t resist. Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them – guest post by Geri Stengel. Or, as posed on the Chronicle of Philanthropy LinkedIn Group: Can philanthropy ever be evil? Tips linkedin

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth Kanter

I want to start a new habit of being better organized on LinkedIn this year, but perhaps what I need to do first is “Kondo” my LinkedIn network. For example, my colleague, Alexandra Samuel , suggests using the “favor rule.”

Using A Networked Approach To Build Nonprofit Boards: LinkedIn Board Connect Launches

Beth Kanter

LinkedIn announced Board Connect , resources that helps nonprofits transform themselves into networked nonprofits by finding and recruiting board members using a networked approach. You and your board look at your professional networks and connections on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

I went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. I also discussed being more or less open as a LinkedIn Networker: My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach. The earlier presenter had talked about LinkedIn and someone in the audience asked for a show of hands for people who have got business through LinkedIn. Let's compare that to LinkedIn.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? I consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. The way I use LinkedIn Answers is to ask specific questions (never open ended or partially thought out the way I do in a blog) that I want to get specific answers or find people with expertise who I can't seem to find by searching LinkedIn normally.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

The basic premise of Mixtent is to adjudicate your LinkedIn social network through a comparison vote. Afterwards, I would be able to see where I rank by the entire LinkedIn network through percentile, as well as against my own network, in addition to my coworkers.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? I consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. The way I use LinkedIn Answers is to ask specific questions (never open ended or partially thought out the way I do in a blog) that I want to get specific answers or find people with expertise who I can't seem to find by searching LinkedIn normally.

An objective request

Clark Quinn

I just want to work from real things, not my made up examples (as fabulous as they might be ;). Feel free to comment here, or if you see this via LinkedIn or some other channel respond in whatever channel makes the most sense. So, I’d like to ask a favor of you.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

For example, some sites will not give you access if you use an Ad Blocker. On Chrome I have no extensions, and only use it to access LinkedIn and Google services, which I know track me.

network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

One example of emergent leadership was the Apache nation that had only situational leaders, Nantans , who were in charge as long as warriors were willing to follow them. Adding more control processes (compliance training, for example) fails to build resilience into the organization.

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

These principles are still true today, but a lot of changed with the adoption of online professional social networking sites such as LinkedIn. For example, my colleague, Alexandra Samuel , suggests using the “favor rule.”

and what do you do?

Harold Jarche

The long response sounds more like a quick description of my services , some examples of my clients , and a few topics that I speak in public about. When my wife is asked what I do for a living, she usually responds that it’s best to ask me directly.

Extending Engagement

Clark Quinn

My post on why ‘engagement’ should be added to effective and efficient led to some discussion on LinkedIn. To make a learning experience engaging, you need some additional things: knowing why this is of interest and relevance to practitioners, and putting that into the introduction, examples, and practice. Third, that if you unpack the meaningfulness of the examples, you’ll make the underlying thinking easier to assimilate.

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

For example, there are how-to videos on YouTube, learning-oriented chats on Twitter, study groups on Facebook, and professional communities on LinkedIn.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

The Respect Network is an early example of this move, providing a secure network to share private data. Twitter, LinkedIn, Google) where we give away our data. For example, digital economy apps like Uber may be ushering in, “ a new type of conflict between technology and society.

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Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

The map can be of social media conversations, for example these network maps of Twitter conversations. For example, the Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. For example, I use Twitter for quick generation and broad sharing. “Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights. Facebook helps me share resources.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

For example, the book has more than 250 references. Using it as an example of questioning the status quo while simultaneously citing the need to balance risk, Adam exposes his own learning (and failure – a false negative) which nicely opens up the theory of Originals.

Open as in commons, not garden

Harold Jarche

I deleted my Facebook account over a year ago, having no more time for this enormous walled garden, and I deleted my LinkedIn account and started to rebuild it last year. In the meantime, I will try to set an example and remove myself from as many walled gardens as possible.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. For example, my Personal Knowledge Mastery framework was developed from the necessity to develop skills to be competitive in the consulting market. Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change.

Tools for Independence

Doc Searls

First, the noise level in my email already rivals that of Facebook ‘s and LinkedIn’s , both of which are thick with notices of interest in friending (or whatever) from people I don’t know or barely know. LinkedIn, to its credit is an exception here. Kynetx’ execution model , for example, transcends the calf-cow model, even as it works alongside it. So I signed up for Google+.

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What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Xyleme

We asked this question to various L&D professionals on LinkedIn to get to the bottom of what''s stopping companies from measuring learning today. Accordingly, many business leaders adopt a perspective that places L&D expenses alongside product development, for example.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Review cases and examples of successful implementations. Recommendations for Jay on LinkedIn. Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Here’s a preliminary description.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

For example, the largest stated benefit of organizations using social media is increasing speed of access to knowledge ( McKinsey 2010 ). Social networks like Twitter or LinkedIn let you find the right people faster.

What Makes a MOOC Massive?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to a LinkedIn Discussion. In a network structure there isn't any central focus, for example, a central discussion. In the first connectivist MOOC, for example, we have 170 individual blogs created by course participants (in Change11 we had 306 feeds). The inner circle, for example, might expect and demand preferential access to and individual attention from the course facilitators.

The Growing Value of a Dual-Track Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, write The Chronicle : “Swiss students start learning about apprenticeship opportunities as early as the fourth grade, and 70 percent of them will start an apprenticeship at age 15 on their way to college or a job.

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

In a follow-up post, Tensions of Modern Learning , Harold Jarche appended these new practices with examples and elaborations taken from past posts, for example. The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet 14 June 2016.

Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

Dan Pontefract

There is a diagram floating around LinkedIn and Twitter that attempts to illustrate an individual’s true ‘purpose’ It’s amusing to me, because it’s short-sighted.

What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

Beth Kanter

As an example, he showed an example of a Harvard page on giphy , a platform to share animated gifs – why would Harvard be there? He mentioned that LinkedIn was the most valuable but underused platform.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

For many people, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+ have become important parts of their personal and professional lives in this respect. For example -. Tweet.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. and gets reposted to my Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

You may find it interesting to know, for example, that they “strive to maintain the open culture often associated with startups.” Michael Watkins conducted a LinkedIn discussion earlier in 2013 entitled “What is organizational culture?

Flat Army Book Launch Party … A Sea of Humanity

Dan Pontefract

The back cover of Flat Army is one of those examples. Related Posts: Announcing the Full Book Cover Jacket of Flat Army Wordle Graphic of Flat Army Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network? It’s hard to think of myself as an author.

What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

Examples and anecdotes are provided during the workshop, but the real value is in sharing between participants. If you follow more than X active people in blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. What have we learned so far about personal knowledge mastery?

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Old dogs, new tricks

Harold Jarche

For example, the project leader for a client of mine was suddenly laid off, after 15 years in the same job. A new LinkedIn profile, created the day someone needs to find work is like seeing a deer caught in the headlights.

Leveraging visualization

Harold Jarche

For example, I once used value network analysis to help a steering group see their internal community of practice in a new light. Map of my LinkedIn connections, by LinkedIn Labs.

Redefining the Social Employee

Dan Pontefract

These days, with the advent of collaboration platforms, remote work styles and the quest to define an external digital DNA at sites like LinkedIn, BranchOut or Quora, the social employee has taken on a diversified definition. Let’s look at a couple of examples.

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Beth Kanter

The other social platforms (Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube) are similar but there are differences when they segmented the data by age. For example, Instagram is more popular among the younger set (18-44).