Category Archives: Introspection

Get a job! Who owns your development?

Sorting through the attic last night i came across a real gem: the printout from an early computer program that i was forced to use at school to give me some careers advice. I have to say, it’s a triumph … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Education, Generalist, Introspection, Leadership, Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Autumn (or Fall!)

It’s a fresh morning: the first of the year with a thick wooly jumper to keep out the chill. A heavy dew on the car windscreen and fellow passengers on the train sporing scarves and hats over weary eyes. As … Continue reading

Posted in Continuity, Introspection, Learning, Learning Journey, Reflection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Travelling to learn: reflection and narrative

After a long day of travelling, i’m home from Singapore, sat back in my local coffee shop, starting that sense making process that always follows a period of travelling: part reflection, part narrative. Travel broadens our horizons: it brings us … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Blogging, Community, Curiosity, Dialogue, Embedding, Introspection, Leadership, Learning, Learning Journey, Meaning, Narrative, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Balance and trust: working out loud

I was struggling to find a balance last week: trying to finish some writing, attend a number of meetings, the conference i was speaking at, travelling, all against a background of some frustrations i was trying to deal with. In … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Blogging, Challenge, Collaboration, Community, Consciousness, Conversation, Culture, Empathy, Introspection, Knowledge, Learning | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Clear stories

The summer always brings festivals: a chance to hear music that one knows and loves as well as to discover new talent. This evening, i’ve been to a gig in Hoxton by Evening Hymns, a Canadian artist, performing tracks from … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Art, Choreography, Communication, Community, Conversation, Creative, Culture, Effectiveness, Engagement, Introspection, Learning, Music, Narrative | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Drawing upon the wisdom of the group: developing ideas of Social Leadership

Over the last week or so, i’ve been developing ideas around the Social Leader. I’ve been trying to adopt social learning approaches to this design exercise, exposing different parts of the ideas to different communities and individuals and making the … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Curation, Formal Spaces, Introspection, Knowledge, Leadership, Learning, Learning Culture, Learning Journey, Personal Learning Network, Social Capital, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Learning what to leave behind: agile learning in the Social Age

You can’t do everything, or so i’m told, but the trick is to know what to leave behind. As we progress, as we learn, we take on new responsibilities, new roles, learn new skills, it’s important to learn what not … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Adaptability, Agile, Change, Community, Difference, Effectiveness, Introspection, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Opportunity, Personal Learning Network, Productivity, Reflection, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Co-Creating a live learning narrative

I’m at a conference today where we’re using a live Twitter stream to co-create a shared learning narrative, using a range of media to explore innovation and creativity. There’s poetry, presentations, yoga and films, interviews, a book festival and conversations … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Collaboration, Communication, Community, Conversation, Curation, Engagement, Everyday Reality, Experience, Ideas, Interactive, Introspection, Knowledge, Learning, Narrative, Personal Learning Network, Reflection, Social Learning, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

How social should your social learning be? Taking time out

It’s a public holiday over here in the Uk for Easter. Time to spend with family and friends, time away from work. But in the Social Age, how far are we able to fully disconnect from our communities. When the … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Collaboration, Community, Conversation, Engagement, Informal Spaces, Introspection, Learning, Relationship, Social Learning | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Personal learning networks and learning not to be nervous

Today is LEARNING:500, the event to celebrate the 500th post on the blog. I’m sat in my London hotel room, where i should be working on my presentation, but instead am writing this over a cuppa. I should be nervous, … Continue reading

Posted in Achievement, Blog, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Conversation, Formal Spaces, Forum, Introspection, Learning, Social Learning, Social Networking, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments