Tag Archives: Social Learning

How to Build and Moderate a thriving Social Learning Community: Part 1 – Forming

Social Learning happens within and alongside our communities: semi formal spaces where ‘sense making’ activities take place. Agile organisations create the right permissions and environments for these communities to thrive, remembering at every stage that they can nurture them, but … Continue reading

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Reflections from mLearnCon: geolocation and exploration

Imagine the time when technology effortlessly connects us to conversations, resources, community, when it understands what’s on our minds and facilitates us getting the answers, creating meaning, making sense of the world. We’re on the edge of the revolution, where … Continue reading

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What you need to know about ‘The Social Age’

Everyone understands that things have changed, but not always how much and how far we still have to go. The Social Age is defined by change: changes in how we work, how we learn, how we lead, how we connect … Continue reading

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Assailing the Castle of Resistance

It’s a long climb on a hot day: up the path, over the drawbridge, into the keep. Around you the ruined walls lean out over the abyss at crazy angles. Maybe twelve feet thick, leaning at thirty or forty degrees, … Continue reading

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Creative Space

In my mind, this was going to be creative. About creativity. I’d dedicated hours to writing, crafting in my head a reflective post of great wit and insight. But then I hit London and it all went wrong. As I … Continue reading

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Stories and Sea Shanties

There’s no denying that we all look a little bit younger in this photo: only five years ago, but so much changes (and i don’t just mean the receding hairlines and expanding waists). Rich, Cath and I still go kayaking … Continue reading

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Up a Creek: creativity, co-creation and agility

I’ve just re-read ‘Remote‘, Jason and David’s great book about why the office is no longer required. They talk about how remote workers can structure their days around other activities like picking up the kids or walking the dog. This … Continue reading

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Homecoming: getting lost in learning

The sunflowers have spouted! It was a long trip back from New York: up to the airport at 5AM, the seven hour flight then a two hour wait for the coach and a three hour drive home. As i arrived, … Continue reading

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The New Work

When we sat exams at school, there was a little ritual at the start where everyone unpacked their pencil case: ink cartridges, sharpeners and a collection of mascots, in my case, a plastic dinosaur i think. My first office job … Continue reading

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Extract from Handbook for Social Leadership: Co-Creation

I’m writing all this week, trying to finish the first draft of the ‘Handbook for Social Leadership’. As usual, i’m sharing extracts as i write: this is neither complete, not proofed, very much riddled with my notes and mistakes, but … Continue reading

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