Category Archives: Performance

Performance in Social Leadership

As i work this week to flesh out the NET Model of Social Leadership, my thoughts turn increasingly to ‘Performance’. Specifically i’m thinking about how we rehearse and embed behaviours, it’s about the transition from abstract formal learning into changed … Continue reading

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Does your organisation have a box of useful stuff?

There’s a battered old tin that lives on a high shelf in the kitchen full of useful stuff. Stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere else, but which is too valuable to throw away. Stuff that you don’t use very often, but … Continue reading

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Learn excellence wherever you can

Last week i wrote how i learnt about authenticity from the waiter at a pizza takeaway, today i’m writing about excellence and my experience at a hotel. They’re very pedestrian examples, but have great immediacy and relevance to me, hence … Continue reading

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Social learning for complex tasks: performance support is simple

I was uploading yesterday’s blog post on the train, when Hans leant over and said “why aren’t you using this function to add the links“, in a way that implied i was missing a trick, that implied that my way … Continue reading

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Let’s start a band: coordinated social learning

I’ve been trying recently to tease out the lessons we can learn from music when it comes to learning design and the learning experience. We communicate in so many different languages in our social lives, but so very few in … Continue reading

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A true model for mobile learning: how we interact with technology

I was fortunate enough to see Cirque du Soleil last night, an astonishing performance of athleticism and creativity. For those of you who haven’t seen them, Cirque provide a modern take on circus skills, blending vibrant costumes, elaborate props and … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Apps, Broadcast, Choreography, Collaboration, Creative, Engagement, Experience, Innovation, iPad, iPhone, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Technology, Mindset, Mobile Learning, Performance, Publishing, Push Notifications, Social Learning, Stories, Storytelling, Technology | Tagged , , , | 35 Comments

How do we communicate? A song about the languages of learning

I’m editing my new book on ‘music in learning‘ and trying to draw out my thoughts into some practical models around the subject. Part of this involves trying to characterise how we use different the different languages of learning to … Continue reading

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Music and learning: drawing my conclusions

Today i’m finishing the first draft of my book on ‘music in learning’. In this chapter, i’m drawing the ideas together: in many ways, it’s the most fun part to write. This is the first draft of that chapter: This … Continue reading

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Backstage learning: preparation and practice

It’s a crisp morning in London, bright skies with a chill in the air. I’m sat in Covent Garden, one of my favourite spots, with a coffee and banana, looking out over the cream stone of the covered market, over … Continue reading

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Measuring change: marking progress in learning

As this year draws to an end, i’ve been reflecting on what i’ve learnt, on the ways that i’ve changed. To learn is to change and it’s important to take time out to reflect on what we’ve learnt and how … Continue reading

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