Trust is a safe to fail exercise

Dave Snowden

The post Trust is a safe to fail exercise appeared first on Cognitive Edge I just came off a conversation with our lawyer about contractual arrangements for the new centre. Last week I had conversations about trust with network members in the context of legal restrictions.

Internet.org is a failed exercise in misdirection

Doc Searls

The Internet is one thing. It is comprised of everything it connects. By nature it is as neutral as gravity. It favors nothing and is not partial to anything. Yes, there are exceptions to that rule, in the way Net access is provisioned, but the basic nature of the Net — as a free, open and neutral shared space in the world — is by now obvious to pretty much everybody who doesn’t have an interest in limiting it in some way.

Daily Exercise (in challenging times)

Euen Semple

Work out what you do, why it matters, and how it helps others. If you fail at any of the above, do something else. Rinse and repeat

Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise

Beth Kanter

This post shares a useful exercise for your digital team to reflect on what not to do for your digital strategy! Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise – guest post by Miriam Brosseau, Director of Engagement, See3 Communications.

Hyperactivity in ADHD and Exercise are Good For Your Brain

Eide Neurolearning

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Blogging as an Exercise of the Brain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yes, there is one other such activity in my life - physical exercise. I started exercising regularly while living in Manhattan around 1980. I then discovered that jogging on a treadmill did not bother my knees, so I was able to continue exercising. In addition, I have included weight training in my exercise regime. So, for almost thirty years now, I have been been exercising five days a week on average. Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy.

Designing Learning is a Probabilistic Exercise

Clark Quinn

At the Guild’s recent mLearnCon, I was having a conversation in which I was reminded that designing performance interventions is a probabilistic exercise, and it occurred to me that we’re often not up front enough about it. And we need to be. When we start our design process with a performance vision , we have an idea of what ideal performance would be.

Cynefin courses in 2015 - new thinking, practical exercises and great company

Dave Snowden

Cynefin, Complexity, Narrative and Sense-making in 2015. As 2014 closes with a full-to-capacity series of CSM courses in London, we’re delighted to announce the first Cynefin and Sense-Making courses of 2015. We start the year with courses in Zurich, Auckalnd and London. Later in the year we plan to have more on the East Coast of North America, Asia and South America. Zurich: 27 - 30 January 2015. Auckland: 4 - 7 May 2015. London: 8 - 11 June 2015. Why take these courses?

A consciousness raising exercise

Mind Hacks

I’ve just discovered the fantastic Conscious Entities blog that is full of wonderfully insightful discussions about the science and philosophy of consciousness.

Workshop Exercise Design - Help Needed

Clark Quinn

I've just posted Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise which describes a workshop exercise that I'm considering using in several different workshops. giving me thoughts on the exercise itself. The last time I posted something like this it was a HUGE help and I significantly redesigned the exercise which probably saved me a lot of grief. Please help: Identify Knowledge Work Tasks - Workshop Exercise

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. I found I disagreed with Kate’s view on a number of points, and stand on the other side of the fence from her argument for a number of reasons.

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? I having a company mission statement and all those sorts of things aren’t crap as long as you really take those exercises seriously and embed that worthwhile cause into your routines. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns.

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Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | » From the Globe and Mail : A body of research suggests that playing video games provides benefits similar to bilingualism in exercising the mind.

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Steven Berlin Johnson

The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopedias, butamong 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not great.

Harold Jarche » Net Working

Harold Jarche

Blog Post: Got a meeting? Take a walk.

David Gurteen

Research shows that walking improves your creativity – never mind being good exercise, so take a walk and let ideas flow while you walk and talk. By David Gurteen Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting”.

Blog Post: You'll be surprised at the strongest predictor of how long you will live

David Gurteen

I thought that mainly meant some good genes, eating well, exercising and a huge dose of luck. By David Gurteen I will be 70 years old later this year and would love to make it to 100. Yes of course, those things matter. But I was amazed to see the top two predictors of a long life in this TED talk by psychologist Susan Pinker: frequent face-to-face interactions close personal relationships. So I may be in with a chance!

Book Review: Work That Matters

Beth Kanter

” The steps and exercises in the book help you look inward, reflect, but also seek out help from others. Some of these exercises are intended for you to do alone, but others can be done in groups.

Workshop Scenario - Help Please

Tony Karrer

I've posted Work Task - Workshop Exercise and would very much appreciate any thoughts, input, help you can give

The Virtuous Cycle of Existing Theory and Big Data

Andy McAfee

I was expecting to see lots of the words that appear there, but not such large clusters related to sports, exercise, and getting outdoors. In recent decades a ton of research has led to the conclusion that while some aspects of our personalities change over time, others are remarkably stable.

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What to do?

Euen Semple

As work life becomes faster changing, less stable, more unpredictable, many managers attempt to exercise greater control. There are probably two main themes to the conversations I have with people in organisations - how to deal with complexity, and what to do about staff who are increasingly disengaged. The two are inextricably linked. They do this by doing more of what they know, what they are comfortable with. More meetings, more communication campaigns, more technology.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant

Euen Semple

We are seeing this power exercised more and more. Sure there is a risk of vigilantism and mob rule, but if we all exercise our judgement and "volume control" on which stories to amplify and which to turn down, we have at our disposal a powerful tool for good. I have just been listening to a Longform podcast interview with Noreen Malone who wrote the New York Times cover story about women raped by Bill Cosby.

Does ‘brain training’ work?

Mind Hacks

You’ve probably heard of “brain training exercises” – puzzles, tasks and drills which claim to keep you mentally agile. A major finding of the review is the poverty of the supporting evidence for these supposedly scientific exercises.

Does ‘brain training’ work?

Mind Hacks

You’ve probably heard of “brain training exercises” – puzzles, tasks and drills which claim to keep you mentally agile. A major finding of the review is the poverty of the supporting evidence for these supposedly scientific exercises.

Shooting the Bluecut Fire

Doc Searls

To get away from the heat today—into a little less heat and an excuse to exercise, I drove up to Mt. Wilson , where I visited the Observatory and walked around the antenna farm there.

Pointlessness

Euen Semple

In it she describes an exercise in which she visited the same seat in the same cafe every day and wrote about what she saw. A pointless exercise. I saw reading her pointless writing as an even more pointless exercise. I am currently reading Natalie Goldberg''s The True Secret of Writing. No more meaning or purpose than that. She reproduces each day''s writing in the book. At first I wanted to skip this section - to rush ahead to the next bit of instruction.

Creating a consistent online voice and identity

Ross Dawson

The workshop starts with a big picture view and then runs through detailed guidance on establishing a presence, building engagement, and driving success, interspersed with group exercises to set objectives, think through stratgies, and set action plans. One of the exercises I take the participants through in the workshops is thinking through their online voice and identity. This simple exercise can help people and companies to create a consistent online voice and identity.

Workshop Scenario - Help Please

Clark Quinn

I've posted Work Task - Workshop Exercise and would very much appreciate any thoughts, input, help you can give

Resolve To Do Your New Year's Resolutions Differently

John Hagel

The cynics say that these are useless exercises that make us feel good for a few months, but that no one really has the intention or fortitude to follow them beyond that. That exercise provides us with the context for reflecting on what we would most like to accomplish in that world ten to twenty years from now. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Be careful. For many, these resolutions are at risk of becoming a sorry joke.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

He lead us on a series of improvisation exercises designed to teach important skills for networked leaders: empathy, awareness, celebrating failure, being open to change and more. David’s improv exercises were designed to help us stretch this muscle and apply to our social change work.

The #Blimage Challenge

Charles Jennings

The three key messages that this little reflective exercise produced for me were: Context is king in life. For a bit of fun this afternoon my colleague Jane Hart set a few of us a #Blimage challenge.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems

Dave Snowden

The course equips you with tools to build healthier, more effective working environments through pragmatic methods and exercises. As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016.

Steve Hargadon + Jay Cross

Jay Cross

If you listen to podcasts while exercising, perhaps you’ll enjoy the Audio of Steve letting me amble on for an hour. Steve Hargadon interviewed me about informal learning yesterday. Steve does his homework and asks great questions.

Update from Down Under

Harold Jarche

It was a fun exercise, taking my two weeks of favourites from Twitter, and then getting the group to decide which ones were worth keeping. I think it was a good exercise on curation in action. I tested out several new exercises, keeping my tradition of perpetual Beta.

Innovation on the cusp: symbiosis

Dave Snowden

I gave that as an exercise to the group and they came up with several good examples of things they can do. Teaching intelligent people with real world problems is always one of the great pleasures of life and also a chance to develop and refine both theory and practice.

Shaping Serendipity through Narrative

John Hagel

As a result, people are motivated to exercise imagination and creativity even before they connect with others to pursue the opportunity. We all want to be lucky, but we generally feel there's little we can do about it. I’ve long challenged the conventional view that luck is just something that happens to us and that there’s little we can do other than be prepared for it when it happens.

The most contagious marketing memes of 2012

Ross Dawson

Contagious Magazine has just launched its annual Most Contagious 2011, “reviewing the most innovative exercises in branding, technology, and popular culture,” taking a marketer’s perspective on what has succeeded this year.

Two days for the price of one

Dave Snowden

Getting some fresh air and exercise before being dumped in an aluminium tube is beneficial. Today was one of those odd days that you get in international travel.

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