Tag Archives: Knowledge

Nested Structures

Many things stack up: structures, systems, even knowledge and understanding. Perhaps identity itself. Take our social systems: we tend to describe that we know ‘ourself’ (the basic unit of a social system, i guess), and from there we describe one … Continue reading

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Wisdom

As i was unsure when to lift the tulip bulbs, i asked a responsible adult. In this case, i had a choice of three: all grandparents. I guess i could have asked my son, but whilst he has a certain … Continue reading

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Clarity, Simplicity and Certainty

This morning i was lucky to host an online group for a Leadership Campfire around ‘Accountability’, where we considered the formal and social structures within which we construct our sense of consequence and action. This afternoon i’m running an in … Continue reading

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Innovation at the Edges

Not everything happens at the centre, in those spaces that we know well, control fully, and feel comfortable within. Innovation may happen in the friction, through the cracks, at the edges. Synthesis, connection, discovery: application, iteration, evolution. The fracturing of … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Context, Practice, and Evolution of Organisational Learning

I’m starting to finalise some of the structure around my reworking/graffiti of my core work on learning: on the plus side, i feel that i am finding the edges of this work, but on the downside, i am unsure it … Continue reading

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Big Loop Learning: the Folklore of Failure

Every night i sing my son to sleep with a song: it’s been the unanticipated pleasure of the Pandemic that i have been home to do this, and now, aged two, he is able to ask for the song that … Continue reading

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Our Comfort With Discomfort

Learning takes place in broad arcs and in my own work i describe it as starting with disturbance: either a disturbance that we find within ourselves, or one that is imposed from the outside. As example of the first instance: … Continue reading

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Learning, Knowledge, and Meaning: A #WorkingOutLoud Post

I shared last week that i am revisiting some of my earlier thinking and understanding around ‘learning’: an act of graffiti to find a new story from the old. This sketch relates to a body of work i originally published … Continue reading

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Learning 2020 – Glossary Of Core Concepts [Pt 1]

I’ve been sharing some eclectic work around ‘Learning Transformation’ over the last few weeks, centred around some core ideas: things we need to start doing, things to leave behind, environmental factors impacting the design and delivery of learning, and so … Continue reading

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‘Meta-Cognition’ and ‘Sense Making’: Virtual Learning Design [Pt 5]

This is the fifth in a short series of pieces exploring how curiosity and creativity sit at the heart of a shift to Virtual Learning. Developed from a webinar i ran in early May, the narrative is built around a … Continue reading

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