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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.

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* (with the asterisk) is “a service that enables you to subconsciously influence a specific person, by controlling the content on the websites he or she usually visits.” ” Meaning you can hire The Spinner* to hack another person.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning. I recently wrote a blog post suggesting that the ultimate test of transformation is whether the caterpillar became a butterfly – is it so different that it’s unrecognizable? That’s a useful metaphor, but many have asked me to make it more tangible in the world of institutions. OK, you asked for it, so watch out!

education does not destroy creativity

Harold Jarche

There is a certain irony that the most popular TED Talk — Do schools kill creativity? — is seriously questioned in a TEDx talk over a decade later. Ken Robinson’s talk on creativity has had over 55 million views. Basically he says that our schools suck the creativity out of children.

Thingification

Euen Semple

The process of thingification (turning a useful idea into the latest thing and thereby rendering it useless) appears unstoppable. In the context of work it happened with collaboration, innovation, and creativity. It is even happening with disruption! It happened with blogging, it happened with YouTube, it's happening with podcasting. All these potentially powerful attempts at building a new world using new tools being rendered safe by assimilation into the old.

Learning from Experimentation

Clark Quinn

At the recent LearnTec conference, I was on a panel with my ITA colleagues, Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, and Charles Jennings. We were talking about how to lift the game of Modern Workplace Learning , and each had staked out a position, from human performance consulting to social/informal.

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Will Humans Be Better Off in an Increasingly AI-Based Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. As AI continues to both spread and advance, will it enhance human capacities or will it lessen human autonomy and agency?

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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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Blog Post: Are we having the conversation we need to be having?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen If you are a podcast fan, you may enjoy this one Are we having the conversation we need to be having? where John Hovell and Priya Farish talk with me about Conversational Leadership and we explore what it takes to have a real conversation. You will find 14 other fascinating podcasts there too

Exploring synergies and interaction between the Cynefin Framework and Theory of Constraints

Dave Snowden

As our business contexts become increasingly complex, the success rate of large scale transformation efforts and projects are rapidly decreasing. Many have been looking for answers to improve their performance and results, often jumping from one method to the next in search of “The Answer”.

My Big Beef With The Term “Soft Skills”

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There is no such thing as "soft skills." Why do companies keep using the term? Dan's Related Posts: LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless? Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. For every fall there is a spring in our step. My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two. Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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On Amazon, New York, New Jersey and urban planning

Doc Searls

In a press release , Amazon explained why it backed out of its plan to open a new headquarters in New York City: For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term.

Feel the Fear

John Hagel

I perceive that fear is becoming pervasive and increasingly intense around the world. When I share this perception with others, I often get the response: “What fear? I don’t know many people who are afraid.”. That’s part of the problem. The fear is often not visible unless we know where and how to look for it. Why is that the case? Emotions are suspect As I’ve written elsewhere , our institutions are organized on a scalable efficiency model that views emotions as deeply suspect.

toward a network society

Harold Jarche

Our current triform society is based on families/communities, a public sector, and a private market sector. But this form, dominated by Markets is unable to deal with the complexities we face globally — climate change, pollution, populism/fanaticism, nuclear war, etc.

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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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.

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.

The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is seemingly everywhere. In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond early adopters to a broader marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms; and huge amounts of data on almost any subject.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth Kanter

Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019! I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick.

Blog Post: How do we to transform ourselves from mere social creatures into community creatures?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I love writing. I love quotations. I love serendipity. And I love it when they all come together. In writing my blook, I am continually updating posts, often with quotations that I have tripped over while browsing the web, researching some topic or another. Recently, I was thinking about love and evil and my mind went back to the work of Scott Peck, and so I went to my Gurteen Knowledge website as I knew I had some material there on the subject.

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.

Executive Assistants Are The Real Heroes

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I have worked full-time for five different organizations in telecommunications, high-tech and academia over twenty-five years. The employee population in those organizations has ranged from.

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#RectangleBingo

Doc Searls

This is a game for our time. I play it on New York and Boston subways, but you can play it anywhere everybody in a crowd is staring at their personal rectangle. I call it Rectangle Bingo. Here’s how you play.

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Small moves, smartly made

John Hagel

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.

what it’s all about

Harold Jarche

Three things are essential for meaningful work in the network era — diversity, learning, and trust. Diversity. While there is much talk about information overload, it has never been easier for us to find diverse opinions, experiences, and perspectives.

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Toxic workplaces

Euen Semple

Well, let's face it, it's not the workplaces that are toxic, it is people. Not just any people but particular people. And more often than not we all know who they are. But will anyone do anything about it? Will anyone have those early conversations about behaviour before it builds into an apparently insurmountable problem? Will anyone care enough to ask what is driving those troubled individuals to behave in ways that can do so much damage both to themselves and those around them?

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Y A (Yet Another) Misleading Mobile Marketing Post

Clark Quinn

Is this YAMMMP? I suppose I can’t address every one, but I think picking a few here and there are perhaps instructive. And, maybe, a bit fun. So there was a post on 5 mobile learning strategies. I’m a wee bit opinionated on mobile learning, so I thought I’d have a look.

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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Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Every day we can read about the latest AI advances from startups and large companies.

Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Beth Kanter

Photo by Norbert Reimer. My book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , was published a month before the presidential election.

Blog Post: What are the unintended consequences of what you are doing right now?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I was recently asked, along with others, to comment on a regional digital transformation strategy. Now, this is an area in which I have no real expertise and the other experts gave some fascinating input to the discussion. I kept my feedback simple: Several people have mentioned this already and that is the need for vastly improved cyber-security, data protection and regulation in its broadest sense.

Becoming well?

Dave Snowden

I returned from two fruitful days in South Africa working on what we have temporarily named the new cognitive edge but suffering from a bad cold.

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Video: Doc Rivers, Champion Of Being Human

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Helping Others In Times Of Need. Drucker Forum – Video Update #2 – Day 1 Morning Keynotes. Drucker Forum – Video Update #1 – Conference Overview.

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Idea: Woodstock vs. TED.

Doc Searls

So I just read about “a 50th anniversary Woodstock celebration that would include TED-style talks.” ” Details here and here in the Gothamist. This celebration doesn’t have the Woodstock name, but it does have the place, now called the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

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.

extracting human value

Harold Jarche

Automation + Capitalism makes for a perfect storm that many of us will not weather.

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