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. In the last few years I’ve seen my trust in individuals betrayed on several occasions, some unintentional some malicious, some the result of a psychotic belief.

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

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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.

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.

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. Recently, however, I’ve been spending more time thinking about the traits of an individual leader – specifically in the context of technology, leadership and learning.

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?

Hyperactivity in ADHD and Exercise are Good For Your Brain

Eide Neurolearning

Tags: aging sensory processing exercise adhd memory add working memory

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

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. As well as covering established theories it also tackles new ideas and controversies as they appear, with the fantastic coverage of philosopher Peter Hacker’s criticisms of just about everything in neuroscience and the subsequent backlash being a case in point.

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. So, at one point in the course of the workshop, we did the following storytelling exercise with them to start figuring out the right things to be doing and set the program strategy – to delineate its healthy boundaries. (We

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. I don’t want anyone to get me wrong. I like Kate a lot. We’ve known each other for a number of years. 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.

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. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko. Daniel H. Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work.

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. In an upcoming online workshop on knowledge sharing for the CGIAR , we want to do this exercise online — and we want to keep technology low key as this is at the start of the workshop and some participants are not as techy as some of us!

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.

Steven Berlin Johnson « | Main | » From the Globe and Mail : A body of research suggests that playing video games provides benefits similar to bilingualism in exercising the mind. Just as people fluent in two languages learn to suppress one language while speaking the other, so too are gamers adept at shutting out distractions to swiftly switch attention between different tasks.

Steven Berlin Johnson

The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopedias, butamong 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not great. « The Kids Are Crazy For Resource Management Strategies | Main | » Nature took stories from Wikipedia and Britannica on 42science-related topics and submitted them to experts for review.The experts were not told which encyclopedia the stories were from."The

Harold Jarche » Net Working

Harold Jarche

Our Top Tips for Learning from Home


Exercise Your Mind & Body “When the hustle and bustle of early classes and 'having to be somewhere' are removed, we neither move around as much nor have the mental / emotional exercise and stimulation of our normal routines. It’s important to make exercising, eating right, and getting enough rest a priority.”. – Learning from Home' Tips from Our Experts.

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Our Team’s Top Tips for Learning from Home


Exercise Your Mind & Body “When the hustle and bustle of early classes and 'having to be somewhere' are removed, we neither move around as much nor have the mental/emotional exercise and stimulation of our normal routines. It’s important to make exercising, eating right, and getting enough rest a priority.”. – Learning from Home' Tips from Our Experts.

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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

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”. Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ecosystem has been designed to stimulate and manipulate the human psyche, “to draw us in and persuade us to change how we shop, vote, and exercise, and even who we love.”

Mostly harmless

Dave Snowden

This might indicate the Earth was more important, but not really as the task itself is the sort of meaningless exercise much believed in strategic and organisational change initiatives.

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.


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.

What Is the Social Responsibility of Business?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many of them are also a company’s shareholders, and they are calling on leadership to take action on societal issues… Revisiting this essay is a welcome exercise, and a reminder of the importance of self-scrutiny.”.

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power shifts

Harold Jarche

But it does imply vast changes in the way we see the world, create wealth, and exercise power. Thirty years later and we are drowning in information, much of it not true, and the exercise of technical knowledge, much of it not wise.

Thinking Transformation

Clark Quinn

And, I think a previous exercise in thinking transformation is valuable here. This pandemic has led to everyone scrambling to work digitally. And it’s not really a transformation (which shouldn’t be ‘digital first’), but rather just ‘move what we do online’. And that’s understandable.

Minimalist Living: Why Fewer Things Equals Greater Happiness

KCC Business Psychology

Guilt isn’t an effective exercise! If you’re a creative person, a pack rat, a shopper or a collector, minimalist living and the idea that fewer things equals greater happiness may feel impossible to you. It doesn’t have to be! And you don’t have to be a true minimalist in order to decrease the amount of possessions you own and increase your happiness. Who’s in Charge Here?

Unpacking collaboration and cooperation?

Clark Quinn

Because I’ve seen, heck I’ve participated in exercises where we collaborate for the greater good. My colleague, Harold Jarche ( the PKM guy), has maintained that cooperation is of more value than collaboration.

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

Creating a consistent online voice and identity

Trends in the Living Networks

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.

Transcend II: Learning and ritual

Dave Snowden

The material can be used to stimulate micro-scenario planning and MassSense exercises using SenseMaker® and also provide an evidence base for rule revision and the like as discussed yesterday. I’ve never really been a player of games.

May the Network Force Be With You

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

May the Force Be With You has become part of popular culture since the words were first uttered in the 1977 Star Wars film.

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!

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! There is an abundant and constant flow of information on leadership in the form of books and articles including material on leadership development and best practices.

Our Tips for Balancing Kids & Working from Home


My kids have to journal, timestamp and photograph what they do to physically, socially and mentally exercise each day, and I think they’re actually enjoying it.”. 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 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. We’re learning how much exercise benefits the brain , so it seems like a good and safe prescription to me that if you’re feeling lousy, get up, get out, and move. 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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Cynefin St David’s Day 2020 (1 of n)

Dave Snowden

On St David’s Day last year, I started a five-part series of posts to update the Cynefin Framework, all illustrated by pictures of the mountains of Eryri, or Snowdonia if you want to use the Saxon which derives from Snow Dun, or snow hill. For followers of this blog you will know those mountains are a key part of my own Cynefin; a sense of multiple belongings.

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. I was honored to join Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, and Charles Jennings, and have come to know and value them as colleagues and friends.