Monthly Archives: October 2013

The value of meeting up: the changing nature of work

Last night gave the chance for a quiet drink with my brother in the Anchor pub. We’re on holiday together, with the family, but this was the first opportunity to catch up alone. The subject turned to the ways we … Continue reading

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The Facebook Giraffe riddle: the proliferation of messages

I’m in the fortunate position in being a great lover of giraffes: fortunate in that the proliferation of photos of baby giraffes on Facebook has cheered me up no end. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or don’t exist … Continue reading

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Let your hands do the talking: representation and abstraction

Following on from yesterday’s post, i’m on holiday this week and spending some time teaching my niece to draw. I’ve been wrestling with the notion of how to move her (at the age of ten) from direct representation to more … Continue reading

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How to learn to paint

I’m on holiday this week, down in Devon with my niece and nephew. Ten year old Megan has asked me to give her some painting lessons, a thought that fills me with fear, not least because i don’t really know … Continue reading

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How we arrived at Social Learning

Organisations are increasingly interested in the potential of social learning, recognising that it can greatly help individuals to make sense of new knowledge and skills and to effect real changes in performance. But how did we get here? What’s so … Continue reading

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Personal, co-created and organisational narrative

I want to follow a story, on it’s journey from an individual through to a global business. It starts with a time when we learn something. This creates the initial disturbance, it causes us to think about change. As we … Continue reading

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Music

Music is a language through which we speak: it lets us add layers of meaning, emotion and energy on top of the words that we use. Music is the ultimate co-creative process, through composing, performing and listening, it joins us … Continue reading

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