Category Archives: Experience

On the fourth day of Christmas Learning: it gets personal

I’m dedicating the last twelve days of writing to a series of reflections on key trends and features of learning in the Social Age. Today, it’s all about you. Learning used to be delivered in classrooms, from a teacher to … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

I’ve read a lot of travel books, but it’s only when you feel the sharp pain in your heel and see the blood when you peel your socks off that you know what blisters feel like. I was a passenger … Continue reading

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Social Collaborative Technology

It’s everywhere: on our networks, in our pockets, plugged into our ears and our TVs. We can’t escape the proliferation of socially collaborative technologies, wherever we try to hide. It draws us into communities around our favourite reality TV show, … Continue reading

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Pathways

I went for a game of Scrabble after work yesterday with Laura. I’m just working in Bath, staying in a hotel for a few days but, as Laura lives near here, she knew the best pub with a Scrabble set. … Continue reading

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Conkers: tribal wisdom and sore knuckles

Walking in the forest yesterday, the conversation turned to conkers (or horse chestnuts, if you prefer). Dionne had found the first ones of the season, lying on the ground under the spreading boughs, and this prompted a discussion about the … Continue reading

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Wisdom in the Social Age

I had dinner with some friends last night who are just home from six months travelling around Japan. As they shared their stories, it became clear that they’d amassed a wealth of local knowledge whilst out there: synthesised from different … Continue reading

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Performance in Social Leadership

As i work this week to flesh out the NET Model of Social Leadership, my thoughts turn increasingly to ‘Performance’. Specifically i’m thinking about how we rehearse and embed behaviours, it’s about the transition from abstract formal learning into changed … Continue reading

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Nine skills in a Curriculum for Social #Leadership

The ideas around Social Leadership are gaining momentum and, as i’m gathering more feedback from different organisations, I’m starting to design a curriculum around my ideas. This is a first draft of the first part, so very much work in … Continue reading

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Bartering for backgammon: creating a shared experience in learning

I’m not good at backgammon, but i do enjoy a game, so the small wooden set looked like a good souvenir from my Asian trip. Compact, lightweight, a delicate light wood inlaid with a darker one, just the right size … Continue reading

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Learning and working in the #SocialAge. Starting the journey

I’ve started writing today on my new book: it’s an exploration of the changing nature of learning and working in the Social Age. I’ve been working with my communities on Twitter and LinkedIn to develop the structure and now am … Continue reading

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