Category Archives: Diagnostic tools

Prototyping the Jigsaw for the Socially Dynamic Organisation

It’s the end of a long day: i’ve been facilitating a group of senior leaders, exploring Social Leadership, Innovation, and Change. Which is another way of saying that i feel too tired to write. But part of #WorkingOutLoud is to … Continue reading

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The core skills of the social leader: Explaining the NET Model

Having spent some time exploring the three Dimensions of social leadership, today, for the first time, I wanted to present the three Dimensions and nine components in full, as well as look at the conceptual design [it turns out circles … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 8 – Case Study

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks running through each of the six steps of my learning methodology. To round things off, i wanted to share a case study, to show a practical application of this thinking. The project i’m … Continue reading

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Learning technology: are we using it right?

Technology can be a great enabler for learning, but it’s not guaranteed to make us learn better. Used correctly, it can enhance, equalise and facilitate learning, used poorly it simply commands and controls. It’s both an infrastructure and a mindset, … Continue reading

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Ideas for writing multi choice questions. A broad view of assessment.

I am not a fan of multi choice questions. Any regular reader will know that it’s one of my least favourite types of so called assessment and one of the things that is most often poorly executed. And lest you … Continue reading

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How to solve a problem. Investigating how we can apply native problem solving methodologies to learning scenarios.

We are all expert problem solvers. Be it mending a puncture or working out the best way to build a raft to support a team of executives on a retro leadership training day across a polluted river, we are experienced … Continue reading

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Googling the answer. How easy access to knowledge may be at the expense of analytical ability.

You used to have to remember when the Battle of Hastings was and your twelve times table. Today, there’s Wikipedia and your mobile phone. It’s not just the way that we learn that is changing, it’s what we learn and … Continue reading

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