Tag Archives: Conversation

Framing and co-creating organisational culture

I’ve been exploring pressures on organisational culture over the last week or so, looking at how we align our internal values with those of the community and, in turn, choose our course of action. Rifts open up when our personal … Continue reading

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How social should your social learning be? Taking time out

It’s a public holiday over here in the Uk for Easter. Time to spend with family and friends, time away from work. But in the Social Age, how far are we able to fully disconnect from our communities. When the … Continue reading

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A structure for scaffolded social learning: bubbles and gateways

I’m developing some practical models for implementing social learning in organisations, trying to give ann idea of structures and methodologies that can be used. I’ve written previously about approaches to moderation and the ways that we can co-create meaning in … Continue reading

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Narrative learning: developing your professional practice

What are you doing today? Or, rather, what are you doing today that’s new? And who are you going to tell about it? And what will you learn from it? What was the last time you heard an idea and … Continue reading

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Virtual Mentoring: crossing borders and boundaries with asynchronous dialogue.

Mentoring is an activity based around relationships. It’s built upon trust and integrity, upon shared understanding and the belief that two heads can build a different perspective than one. It’s an intensely personal relationship, requiring elements of disclosure and trust, … Continue reading

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Heading North: building community and infrastructure.

This is a long trip, nearly 5,000km. At the end, we will have travelled the full length of Norway and back again. It’s a mountainous and waterlogged country, where the infrastructure includes roads and trains, but also many bridges, tunnels … Continue reading

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The subtle art of communication. How we understand and misunderstand each other every day.

Today, i’ll speak to people, email people, talk on the phone, Skype and wave at someone across the street. There’s a birthday card that i should send as well. And i need to write two proposals and a report. All … Continue reading

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Can you have a coordinated media strategy in a world of informal relationships?

As i was waiting for a meeting yesterday, i bumped into the Communications Manager for a large organisation. The conversation fell to discussions of Twitter and Facebook, and how their organisation looked to imprint their message across these channels. It … Continue reading

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Reports of the death of conversation have been greatly exaggerated OR How to have a party with your iPad.

I’m starting to feel like cupid. A latter day cupid that is. A cupid who fashions transient 21st century relationships using technology instead of a bow. But i’m not doing it with wifi and 3G, the hardware itself seems to … Continue reading

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