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.

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.

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.

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?

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

Hyperactivity in ADHD and Exercise are Good For Your Brain

Eide Neurolearning

Tags: aging sensory processing exercise adhd memory add working memory

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.

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!

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 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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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

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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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.

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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Small moves, smartly made

John Hagel

Of course, we can get consumed by that exercise as well. Small moves, smartly made, can set big things in motion – that’s the sub-title of my last book, The Power of Pull. It’s been a key theme of my work for decades, but it’s coming back to bite me. I find that a lot of people have grabbed on to this message to justify incremental actions with limited funding, while holding out the expectation that they will potentially lead to big results.

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.

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.

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.

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

Beth Kanter

In 90 minutes, we did two exercises that helped participants identify their target audience and then build out a persona, a fictionalized character that described motivations, barriers and identifies the right content and channels to use. Then it was time for a simple exercise.

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.

authority plus reputation

Harold Jarche

Leadership is exercised through authority in the formal system, and through reputation in the informal one. According to Daniel Mezick , there are two systems in an organization — formal and informal.

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.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

How many of us have tried regimes of dieting or increased exercise, or even keeping away from some stimulant or another for for a time only to fail to keep to our intentions after an initial few weeks (or even days).

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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

a gold-standard study on brain training

Mind Hacks

A new trial shows the benefits of online ‘brain training’ exercises including improvements in everyday tasks, such as shopping, cooking and managing home finances. A team led by Clive Ballard of King’s College London recruited people to a trial of online “brain training” exercises.

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On Monday, April 21: Talking with Walter Isaacson About The Second Machine Age

Andy McAfee

In his current job as the head of the Aspen Institute he gets to exercise another of his great skills: conducing interviews in front of an audience.

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.

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.