June, 2020

Reflecting on Leading in Uncertainty

Dave Snowden

On 11 June 2020, I had the privilege of being part of a fascinating conversation about leadership. We had a diverse panel made up of – – Eliat Aram is the CEO of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations.

It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.

Dan Pontefract

During the week of April 20, I hosted 40 thinkers, authors, leaders, and keynote speakers from around the world at a virtual leadership event called “Speak Aid.” ” We raised $33,000 … Continue reading "It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.".

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How Will Covid-19 Transform Urban Life?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Modern Workplace Learning – in a nutshell

Jane Hart

Here is a short slideset (of 10 slides) explaining the rationale for Modern Workplace Learning and some of its features. You can read the first introductory section of Modern Workplace Learning 2020 for free here.

Getting Wiser

Clark Quinn

I’ve been interested in wisdom as a stretch goal. That is, if what I (and, ideally, we) do is help people become smarter, could we go further? Could we help people get wiser? Let’s be clear, I am not claiming that I am wise.

our wake-up call

Harold Jarche

On 6 June 1944 the First Canadian Army landed at Normandy. It had never been tested in battle as a formation. The complications of drills in England had been replaced by the complexity of war and the chaos of battle.

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Change, urgency, and new opportunities: talking about climate change during a pandemic

Dave Snowden

Photo by Deborah Diem on Unsplash. I have been thinking a lot about climate change during the COVID-19 times (and so have many many many others ). Two things have struck many among us, and have repeatedly been brought up in discussions I have been a part of.

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Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“With each major crisis, be it war, pandemic, or major new technology, there has been a need to reinvent the relationships between individuals, businesses, and government,” wrote MIT professor Alex “Sandy Pentland in the first chapter of Building the New Economy.

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Incremental Learning ? the real continuous learning

Jane Hart

When people talk about “continuous learning” or “lifelong learning” they often mean by that term “continuous education” or “continuous training”, i.e. regularly attending courses or programmes, but in this article I want to show how continuous learning is, in fact, a process of incremental learning, i.e

More Marketing Myths

Clark Quinn

The other day a tweet caught my eye that used a myth to get you to click a link. Worse, clicking the link led to another myth. These are folks I think are generally good, and it seems that their actual offering made sense, but the approach does not.

a global human sensemaking platform

Harold Jarche

The thinking that got us into this mess will not get us out of it. If we are to create a new economic order it has to move beyond civil society, governments, and markets. A quid pro quo between private firms and public authorities will only reinforce the status quo.

So far, privacy isn’t a debate

Doc Searls

Remember the dot com boom? Doesn’t matter if you don’t. What does matter is that it ended. All business manias do. That’s why we can expect the “platform economy” and “surveillance capitalism” to end.

Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Given the chances of a face-to-face book and speaking tour in 2020 for LEAD. is as likely as me growing a full head of hair again, I am … Continue reading "Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. WIN.". The post Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD.

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The Post-Pandemic Enterprise: What Will It Be Like?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the near term, nations have been mostly focused on surviving the massive disruptions caused by Covid-19. But, what about the longer term? What will the post-pandemic new normal be like for societies and economies? More specifically, how will the pandemic impact the world of business?

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Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner Programme

Jane Hart

The role of the Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner is to enable and support the 4 ways of learning at work (Didactics, Discovery, Doing and Discourse). The Modern Workplace Learning Practitioner Programme (MWLPP) will help you apply the new practices in your own organisation.

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Myths, publishers, and confusion

Clark Quinn

On twitter the other day, I was asked how I could on one hand rail against myths, and on the other work with orgs who either sell or promote DiSC and MBTI. The problem, it appears, was a perception that I’m deeply involved with orgs that perpetuate the problem.

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The Building Block Approach to Content Strategy

Xyleme

Bringing Reuse & Flexibility to Enterprise. Content Management. Relying on traditional processes and “rapid” authoring tools is no longer an efficient or effective way to manage large volumes of content.

Bad $20

Doc Searls

I once tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. Actually, twice. The first was when I paid for a lunch at Barney Greengrass in New York, about two years ago. After exposing the $20 to a gizmo at the cash register, the cashier handed it back to me, saying it was counterfeit.

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The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values

Dan Pontefract

Founded in 2004, Facebook went public a mere eight years later on May 18, 2012. At the time of this writing, the market cap of Facebook was $661 billion. It … Continue reading "The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values".

Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The golden age of globalisation, in 1990-2010, was something to behold,” wrote The Economist in a January, 2019 article. “Commerce soared as the cost of shifting goods in ships and planes fell, phone calls got cheaper, tariffs were cut and the financial system liberalised.”.

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bad moves

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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Making learning meaningful?

Clark Quinn

So, last week, I asked the musical question: where are we going most wrong? I followed that up asking what most would help. I also suggested that I had my own answers. So I have answers for each. My answer for the first part, where we’re going wrong, is somewhat complex.

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Where Do Blog Post Ideas Come From?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Someone asked me by email, do you have any advice on how to come up with blog post ideas?

The best way to forget is to never know

Doc Searls

@EvanSelinger tweeted , While some companies think it’s enough to tweet support for social justice while marketing a tool for oppression, IBM gets out of the facial recognition business & states opposition to mass surveillance & racial profiling.

TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose

Dan Pontefract

Darren Entwistle joined TELUS in 2000 as President and CEO. TELUS is a Canadian technology company that provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services in addition to digital … Continue reading "TELUS CEO Darren Entwistle Demonstrates How Companies Can Operate With Purpose".

Distributed Work in Exceptional Times

Luis Suarez

We live in truly exceptional times, literally. There is not a single doubt about it. The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives for good to the point where we know now we will never be the same again. No matter how much we may try to hide it all in that so-called new-normal.

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smarter networks through better narratives

Harold Jarche

Leadership in a networked world is making our networks and communities smarter so they are able to make better-informed decisions. In early 2020 New Brunswick’s Education Minister, Dominic Cardy, worked very hard to make his network smarter.

On Diversity and Safety

Clark Quinn

I normally don’t speak on this blog outside of my focus on learning. That’s for other platforms. However, I can’t help notice; deaths, protests, abuse. And while I wrestle with what to say, I can’t in good conscious say nothing. And there is a connection: diversity and safety.

3 Problems COVID-19 Created for Corporations (and How eLearning Helps)

TOPYX LMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems for organizations worldwide. Because it came on suddenly and with a vengeance, the global health crisis severely impacted corporations’ bottom lines, levels of information security, employees, and more.

An audio blog post

Doc Searls

I’m trying something new here, speaking instead of writing. Here it is: [link]. I recorded it last night while walking twelve thousand steps, briskly, on the deck of my house. Think of it as a kind of voice mail to readers. The topic I cover is one I’ve written about here; but I’m not going to provide any links—at least not yet. That’s because I want to see if what I’m trying to say comes across better in speaking than in writing.

An Apology To Public Enemy’s Chuck D

Dan Pontefract

I do not pretend to understand, but ever since I was a teenager, I’ve tried my best to fathom the pain to be a supporting agent of assistance. In hindsight, … Continue reading "An Apology To Public Enemy’s Chuck D".

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Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

PDF versions of the Full Paper and References. Presented at EDEN 2020 - Presentation page. Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions.

strong ideas, loosely held

Harold Jarche

Blogging is one way I make sense of the world. I have now written over 3,300 posts on various topics.

Talking meaningful learning

Clark Quinn

So, I’ve previously mentioned the Learning & Development conference I’ll be participating in that starts late this month. And, their main sessions are not webinars, but basically mini-courses (with lots of variation). But they’ll also be having live sessions.

3 Surprising Ways eLearning Fosters Workplace Diversity and Inclusivity

TOPYX LMS

Diversity in the workplace matters. It’s important that companies both hire diverse employees and nurture a diverse company culture that supports those employees.

Audio blog #2

Doc Searls

[link]. Yesterday’s audio blog post (again, not a podcast—I already do two of those ) had 81 visits during that day and another couple dozen this morning. It also got one response on Facebook, a few on Twitter and a couple by email and other channels. Two responses were to the substance of the post, and one addressed the issue of recording while walking. Which I admit was an issue.

Wanna talk meaning, learning science, and more…?

Clark Quinn

The L&D conference , starting today, has a wide variety of things going on. I’m actually impressed, because in addition to the asynchronous and synchronous sessions I knew about, there are a number of other things going on. Including things I’m in. So, do you wanna talk meaning, learning science, and more…? Here’s when and how.