Tag Archives: Risk

Comfortably Uncomfortable

When we consider change, it’s easy to remain comfortably uncomfortable: thinking about discomfort, but remaining firmly grounded in the known. Change requires disturbance, but it’s a matter of degrees: too little, and nothing really changes, the system regains stability without … Continue reading

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The Next Step

The gap between ‘safety’, and ‘risk’ is quite small, although different for every person to comprehend. I was driven back to this thought time and again this week, across a number of different conversations that relate to ‘The Fear’ that … Continue reading

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Risk

I’m highly nervous: tomorrow morning i present the work on Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy. And i made the mistake of rehearsing it. I am very rarely nervous: i spend a good chunk of my time in conversations. … Continue reading

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Aspects of the #SocialAge – Part 2 – Risk is Fuel

Organisations are used to risk: they understand it, quantify it, and mitigate it. What they don’t often do is burn it. Agile organisations are able to rapidly prototype new ideas and behaviours, able to adapt at speed, because they have … Continue reading

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Skiing: Learning Into Action

I clearly remember when i first skied: i looked down what can only have been the most gentle of slopes, carefully thought through my training, and launched myself off, determined to snowplough with great grace in sweeping aaaaarrrrrrgggghhhh… So my … Continue reading

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Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning

There’s a family story that i once threw a Monopoly board across the room rather than accept defeat. I’m not sure i remember it quite that way, but i do know that the battered box is relegated to the cupboard … Continue reading

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Running in the rain: risk and reward in learning

I met up with Lucy last night in London and, as we walked by the Thames, we saw a fountain. I’ve seen them like this before, by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: it’s a large base with squared off sections, the … Continue reading

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Words about learning: eggs

When i’m making an omelette i break the eggs into a glass in case i get any shell in there. I was watching someone cook the other day and they broke the eggs straight into the cake mix they were … Continue reading

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What is social learning? Part Two: the organisational experience

In this series of three articles, i want to explore social learning from the perspective of the individual and the organisation in today’s workplace and then take a look to the future, to where social may take us. Yesterday we … Continue reading

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