March, 2019

Cynefin as of St Davids Day 2019 (1 of 3)

Dave Snowden

An email came in yesterday from our new CEO Marion asking if I could explain why I had changed simple to obvious within the Cynefin framework, why I called it simple in the first place, had I thought of any other words and did it change anything to do with the dynamics.

Qantas Airways CEO Delivers A Great Example Of Love-Based Leadership

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Irishman Alan Joyce is the CEO of Qantas Airways, the $16 billion company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more than ten years as CEO, Joyce. Dan's Related Posts: Lessons In Culture From United Airlines.

What do we mean by “social media”?

Euen Semple

I often wish we didn't have the phrase. We didn't in the beginning. There were tools that we used, different tools for different purposes at different times, and that was it. It was clear that it was an ecology rather than a single thing. We used the tools that helped us achieve our ends, in my case better conversations, and moved on when they stopped doing that. It was up to us what we used, how, and for what purpose.

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we don’t need another hero

Harold Jarche

People in leadership positions are very busy — too busy it seems. “CEOs attend an endless stream of meetings, each of which can be totally different from the one before and the one that follows. Their sheer number and variety is a defining feature of the top job.

Zoom In Filters for High Impact

John Hagel

Small moves, smartly made, can set big things in motion. That’s a key to succeeding in a world of mounting performance pressure. In a previous post , I briefly alluded to the need to “zoom out” to smartly make small moves. In today’s post, I want to focus in more detail on the need to zoom in.

Curriculum or pedagogy?

Clark Quinn

In a conversation today, I mentioned that previously I’ve thought that perhaps the best next ‘man in the moon’ project would be to put an entire K12 curriculum up online.

A Retreat on narrative – where better to meet than in Ireland

Dave Snowden

The location of the Cynefin Retreat about Narrative in Organisations (Ireland, 18-21 March 2019) is specially chosen for its unique landscape and naturally rugged beauty.

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Facing Fears

Euen Semple

Doing something new is always challenging. The possibility of screwing up, looking foolish, creating problems for others. It is invariably stretching. Taking a truck with a laden weight of 32 tonnes through tight winding London streets, with barely a foot clearance on either side, into busy and unpredictable building sites, and with potentially dangerous loading and unloading environments at either end, has pushed my limits.

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self-perception of knowledge

Harold Jarche

Sensemaking does not have to be a complicated affair. I have recently had several conversations with people who have simplified their sensemaking processes — using fewer tools and streamlining processes — quite often accepting the fact they won’t capture everything.

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3 Simple Ways to Embed Learning in the Flow of Work

Xyleme

Sometimes we struggle to get started because the problem seems too big. While embedding learning in the flow of work may have some challenges for your team, here are some simple ways to get started.

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Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics.

Patience is virtue of necessity

Dave Snowden

Around five years ago I spent a difficult and unplanned night in Toronto airport. I didn’t enjoy it but in part survived by using the experience as an opportunity to study crisis management as a sort of amateur in situ ethnographer.

Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It seems that purpose is starting to pay off. In DDI’s 2018 Global Leadership Forecast results, the research firm highlights several financial advantages to organizations that.

Conditioning

Euen Semple

When I was a young teenager one of our neighbours worked for a "sporting goods" company. When I visited his son we pored over their catalogue which included air rifles. I couldn't afford a rifle but I did scrape the money together to buy a pistol. It was solid, heavy, like a real gun. It felt manly to hold it and point it at things. We went out into the fields behind where we lived to kill something. I heard a skylark above us, pointed my gun at it, and against all the odds hit it!

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beyond government and markets

Harold Jarche

The key to our transformation toward a network society is citizen sensemaking. The thinking that got us into our current state of affairs will not get us out. Hierarchical leadership, even in democratic governments, is inadequate for the complexity of a networked society.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain was created around a decade ago as the public, distributed ledger for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Making Baseball Fun Again

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Photo: Caitlin Tomotsugu throws a pitch. Photo credit: Darryl Gershman, MLB Baseball is of course a great sport. But there's no end to the things people want to do to make it 'better'. For example, some changes will be tried out in the Independent Atlantic League this year.

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Bringing the human element and complexity thinking to rebuilding resilience in Puerto Rico

Dave Snowden

Cognitive Edge, through the Cynefin Centre, is part of an exciting project team funded by a United States National Science Foundation grant.

Video: The Importance Of The Little Things

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In this episode, Dan discusses “the little things” of leadership, and their importance to an employee’s day, engagement and morale. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Time After Time, The Importance Of Time.

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Chasing Technology Good and Bad

Clark Quinn

I’ve been complaining, as part of the myths tour, that everyone wants the magic bullet. But, as I was commenting to someone about opportunities, there are huge tech opportunities we’re missing. How can I have bit both ways?

learning as disservice

Harold Jarche

It is time to revive an insightful comment by a friend and inspiration, David Jonassen — as his Wikipedia entry says, Dave wrote about “learning with media, not from it” “Every amateur epistemologist knows that knowledge cannot be managed.

The New, Interdisciplinary, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, MIT president Rafael Reif announced the launch of the Stephen A.

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Open Learning MOOC Test Post

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

testing with a lable, because RSS won't work without it. openlearninghub

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Why and How Rituals Build Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

Last week I presented a session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice. We each tackled a different aspect of resilience.

Dan Pontefract March 2019 Playlist (for Claire and Cate)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I am the lucky father of three children. Two of them are girls. It wasn’t planned this way, but four years and four days separate. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract February 2019 Playlist (for the lovers). Dan Pontefract March 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract January 2019 Playlist (homage to Peaky Blinders). In Honour of Ada Lovelace. Dan Pontefract May 2018 Playlist. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

Thoughts on strategy from Training 19

Clark Quinn

So last week I was the strategy track coach for the Training 19 conference. An experiment ! That meant that I picked the sessions from a list of those who put their session proposals up for ‘strategy’, and could choose to open and/or close the track. I chose both.

applied imagination

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. RitaJKing — “I advocate for calling AI applied imagination instead of artificial intelligence. We need to start thinking.”

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Impact of an Aging Population on Economic Growth and Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The world has been stuck in an era of slow economic growth over the past decade. Top economists and policy makers have proposed a number of explanations for the economic slowdown, but in the end, there’s no consensus on the reasons, on how long the slowdown will likely last, or on what to do about it. Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force.

unintended consequences

Harold Jarche

“Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule.” ” “Thanks! But…” “Yes?” ” “This is just ‘Ethics’ and ‘Human rights’ and things like that.” ” “Correct, that’s the first year curriculum.”

constant outrage

Harold Jarche

Many of us are getting depressed and pessimistic about the state of society, whether it be the big one — climate change — or the many smaller problems facing us — populism, extremism, anti-science movements, xenophobia, etc.

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

Beth Kanter

Photo by Equal Rights Advocates. Before I get to the topic of using posters to make your workshops or meeting more interactive (and fun), I want to wish you a Happy International Women’s Day!