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

Exercising the right to talk rubbish

Euen Semple

Following on from yesterday''s post about standing up to bullies it occurred to me that bullying can be more subtle and widespread than we assume. And we all give in to it. Every time we put someone down for talking rubbish it is a small act of bullying. It makes them feel small and us feel more powerful. This happens all the time at work. That pervasive tone of disapproval so cultivated by managers who see their job as saving their organisations from people who talk rubbish.

New Leadership Model: An Exercise in Bifurcation

Dan Pontefract

My thinking, learning, and writing tends to fall into the theoretical camps that propose how technology, leadership and learning can (or should) converge to improve the health, productivity and culture of an organization. Isolating any of them does none of us any good.

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.

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.

Workshop Exercise Design - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

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

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.

Hyperactivity in ADHD and Exercise are Good For Your Brain

Eide Neurolearning

Tags: aging sensory processing exercise adhd memory add working memory

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

2 Strategies to Develop Your Leadership

Online Personality Tests

The test reveals your strengths and weaknesses and then provides you with a focused development plan, including exercises, which will lead to huge increases in performance. Leadership, Leadership, Leadership!

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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Top 3 Myths About Change Management

Online Personality Tests

The test reveals your strengths and weaknesses and then provides you with a focused development plan, including exercises, which will lead to huge increases in performance. 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!

Just One Good Tip To Address Nonprofit Workload Stress

Beth Kanter

As a group, I have participants take an online poll or do an exercise with sticky notes, answering the questions, “What are your workplace stress triggers?” I’ve done this exercise hundreds of time and the results across nonprofits are similar.

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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

Questions for the New Year

John Hagel

One interesting exercise is to reflect on what parts of our lives are generating the most questions. As we’ll see below, it likely means that your curiosity has atrophied and needs more exercise. We all have the capability for curiosity, but many of us have not had an opportunity to exercise it and, as a result, it’s atrophied. We need to find opportunities to exercise and cultivate these capabilities and it starts by asking hard but rewarding questions.

The ITA Jay Cross Memorial Award for 2019: Michelle Ockers

Clark Quinn

She also coordinated the Learning & Performance Institute capability map exercise that occurred last summer. Over a decade ago, my friend Jay Cross invited me to join the Internet Time Alliance. He had been touting the value of Informal Learning, and realized he was doing it alone.

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.

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Atheism

Euen Semple

I don''t have to proactively exercise non belief in a god any more than I have to put time and effort into not believing in fairies. Atheism is not "a way of looking at the world". It is not an ideology or philosophy. It is a non-thing. It is a word made up by religious people for those of us who don''t believe in their stories. There is nothing for me to see or experience that I have to resist or deny. To believe in a god would take an act of will on my part. I don''t.

The three Cs

Euen Semple

I recently wrote a post about the potential for systems to be self organising and the way that we compromise this ability by attempting to exercise control over the world around us. In order for systems to become self organising the networks that make them up have to be comprised of healthy cells. It occurred to me yesterday that in order to become healthy the cells need to be encouraged to work on the following three characteristics. Curiosity. Wondering why things are the way they are.

Staying sane. Well, maybe…

Euen Semple

We need to exercise control and impose limits. I have tried to meditate every day and exercise mindfulness since first reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s books more than twenty years ago when facing a particularly challenging time at work. Finding the time and space to meditate, and trying to exercise mindfulness, are both a constant challenge and not getting any easier for any of us.

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.

It's the little things

Euen Semple

We need to exercise constant vigilance to keep it in check: to get as good as we can at designing the form that we expect others to spend time filling in; to constantly ask if we really, really need the form in the first place; to have the courage to say no to processes and practices that we feel add no value. It fascinates me how organisations don't disappear under the weight of their own administravia.

methods for mastery

Harold Jarche

The first, by Angelika Mittelmann , uses my Seek > Sense > Share framework to create a ‘fitness circuit’ which includes warm-up, starting, and sustaining exercises. I recently came across two methods to implement aspects of personal knowledge mastery.

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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.

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.

It's always the small things.

Euen Semple

We need to make sure that we exercise that influence. In the current turmoil brought about by Brexit and Trump it is so easy to think that we need to do something, to take action, to do something grand, to join a movement, to wave banners. But if we see the world as dominated by grand things, big things, things that we have no control over, then we either go numb and feel powerless, or we overreact and provoke a counter-reaction.

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

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.

Labor’s Lost Leverage

Andy McAfee

salaries, exercised stock options, taxable fringe benefits like use of a jet) of CEOs, hedge fund managers, and other extremely highly paid employees, and benefits like health care coverage paid to retirees.