Monthly Archives: May 2013

A day for adventures: learning by exploring

It’s a day for grand adventures: i’m packed and waiting for a lift to the airport, off to Asia for a few weeks. It’s a combination of work and play. I’m delivering some workshops around social learning and leadership, as … Continue reading

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The Social Leader as enabler

Today, i want to focus on one aspect of Social Leadership: ‘Social Learning Enabler‘. In the Social Age, generosity is a key survival trait, alongside high social capital (the ability to survive and thrive in online learning and collaboration spaces). … Continue reading

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The human face of learning

I had lunch with an old friend today. She works in a call centre and was explaining how their systems work: when you start work in the morning, you log in. If you are on time, everything is fine. Today, … Continue reading

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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

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Words about Learning: Salads

I only ever order salad when i’m feeling guilty about something. It’s a kind of easy culinary karma after yesterdays platter of fried eggs (a mistake in my Dutch translation with a heavy cholesterol consequence). If it’s not part of … Continue reading

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9 questions to see if your organisational view of learning is broad enough

Organisations often plan learning carefully around needs, provide formal interventions and then look at how well the learning is applied. But that’s not the only model: sometimes i’m curious, i reach out into my community and resource sites, i learn … Continue reading

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8 behaviours of Social Leadership

I started exploring the traits of the Social Leader yesterday and wanted to follow up with some further thoughts today. The Social Leader can navigate formal and informal spaces with ease, equally at home engaging online as in person. The … Continue reading

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