One of the things i really enjoy is the periodic opportunity to run Masterclasses around aspects of the Social Age. For me,these are co-creative events, storytelling exercises, where we explore together. And every time, they’re different.
The reason is because my thinking is not fixed, i’m only one of the many people in the room, and the world we inhabit is changing almost as fast as we can map it.
And there’s always something to learn.
I was talking to someone yesterday about presenting: the way the jigsaw pieces may be clear, the component parts, but the way they fit together evolves, changes, adapts. I don’t feel i have all the pieces yet. But there is a sense of direction.
Today, we took a journey in four parts: exploring the ‘Foundations of the Social Age’, moving n to look at ‘Social Leadership’, both what it is and how we develop it, then on to ‘Scaffolded Social Learning’ and the ways that it unlocks the power of community, and ending up touring the Dynamic Change work.
Is that the only journey we could have taken? No, but it seemed like a good overview. In retrospect, i may have spent more time on examples of Social Collaborative Technology, and less on the Change work, because i sense that the group had greater interest there, but you never know until you try: next time i’ll adapt.
If we continue to do what we’ve always done, we aren’t learning. If we are not learning, we can’t adapt. If we can’t adapt, we are lethargic, in an ever changing world.