Tag Archives: Learning

Subverting The System

When we look at the behaviours of Social Learning communities, or the behaviours we see in the communities around Social Leadership, we see many that carry positive connotations: nurturing, enabling, challenging, supporting, storytelling, sharing, and rehearsing. But one behaviour stands … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari: Shutting up Shop

Now that the Social Age Safari is complete, we are left with the task of capturing the story and closing the community. Much of the success of the event itself came through the tight choreography and carefully rehearsed facilitation. But … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari – Connect the Dots

We are deep in the heart of the Social Age Safari. This is a prototype event, a live rehearsal, a chance to bring together a number of ideas to see what works. A series of three-hour hack events, separated by … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari: Communities and Stories

The Social Age Safari starts today: it’s fully co-created three-day conference. We have three distinct communities, one in the room, one online, and the rest of the world itself. Through the rest of this week, I’ll be #WorkingOutLoud as we … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari: Prototyping

I’ve decided not to fight it: the Safari will dominate my thinking and writing this week. Instead of trying to craft a coherent narrative around it, i’m going to use this as a #WorkingOutLoud space, warts and all, to narrate … Continue reading

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Vertical Mechanisms of Control: The Evolution of HR

The architecture of many modern organisations is rooted in the iron and steam of Victorian engineering. Massive pillars: mechanisms of control, exerted by the organisation over the individual. HR, despite it’s best intentions, despite it’s desire to change, is all … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – How Formal Systems Fail

Without apology, another early stage #WorkingOutLoud post today as i work to complete the paper i’m writing on ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’ for a conference later this year. Early stage because, having set the foundations, i’m trying … Continue reading

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