Category Archives: Community

I Want to be Elected: Democratised Debate

As the day draws to a close, i find myself on a train, heading home, in time to vote before the polls close tonight. My phone buzzes and chatters as, over on Facebook, my friends kick discussions to and fro … Continue reading

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The CEDA Model: checking the vitality of Social Learning communities

At the heart of the Social Age lies community: formal or social, large or small, purposeful or just companionable. It’s the ‘sense making‘ and amplification functions of community that power Social Learning and Social Leadership and let us perform better. … Continue reading

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Reflections from Learning Solutions Day 1: Trust and Inspiration

I flew into Florida last night, straight down from Denver, in time for dinner with friends in downtown Orlando. A great start. The thing about conferences is that they’re immersive, three days separated from your reality, dropped into this abstract … Continue reading

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Frontier

A long drive down through the mountains today: almost three hundred miles, through the passes, across the plains, down towards Denver. In modern cars, you’re insulated: isolated. Detached. But still some sense of the pioneers. Cruise control engaged, all i … Continue reading

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Layers of Culture: can you see the Graffiti?

Back in Amsterdam: from the window i see smoke curling up from the chimney on the houseboat. It drifts lazily in the morning breeze, barely visible in the grey light. I wonder idly about life on a barge: many of … Continue reading

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The Subscription Career

The theme this week is the future: yesterday, the evolution of knowledge, before that, the future shape of organisations. Today: the future of ‘career‘. Specifically, the subscriptions or community career. Organisations used to own our career: they recruited us, structured … Continue reading

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Relating to People

I spent an enjoyable day at the National Motor Museum yesterday, on the Beaulieu estate in the New Forest. I realise this gets us off to a bad start, especially if you don’t live in England: pronounce it ‘Bew-Lee‘ and, … Continue reading

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