Tag Archives: Sense Making

A Little Bit of Knowledge…

I walked Daniel to school for the first time today. My nephew is all of seven years old, so key topics of conversation were [a] Power Rangers, [b] what would happen if all the traffic lights in the world turned … Continue reading

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Organisational Dinosaurs: how big they are, how dead they’ll be

Evolution is about adaptation to environmental pressure. It’s a dance between mutation and opportunism as we find the shape that best fits the environment we inhabit. As the environment changes: we evolve. Failure means extinction: redundancy as we are out … Continue reading

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Reflections from Learning Technology conference 2015: Day 2

Community: surrounds and supports us. It’s ‘sense making‘, both through challenge, reflection and the import of new ideas. When we share values and purpose, the two foundation stones, we are made more effective through being more connected. The medium is … Continue reading

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The Concentration of Meaning: Birth of the Social Age

It’s largely a matter of concentration: not thinking harder but rather a greater aggregation of knowledge and resources. Trace the journey of ‘sense making‘. At first, we had to use our own senses: looking at the world around us, biting … Continue reading

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Creating the Learning Experience

I’ve spent the day in various cafes, refining and rehearsing in my head this week’s workshop on creativity. This level of focus does not come easily to me: my typical days are fragmented between many tasks, so to do one … Continue reading

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Collaboration in Social Leadership: extract from the new book

As i finish the first draft this week of my new ‘Handbook for Social Leadership‘, i’m sharing extracts of the text as i write. This is part of #WorkingOutLoud and, selfishly, helps me maintain momentum and energy as i get … Continue reading

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Sharing extracts from the new book: Handbook for Social Leadership

I’m writing all this week on Social Leadership with a view to publishing a Handbook very soon: this will cover the foundations of Social Leadership and explain the NET Model. As i’m focusing on that writing (and as this has … Continue reading

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Subversive social communities to drive organisational change

Communities are on my mind this week: we interact with them in so many ways, find them in so many places and achieve so much within and alongside them (which is why they sit at the heart of Social Leadership). … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration

Just sat here at a lose end, thinking what to write, when a conversation kicked off on Twitter from a small community that we formed in the Workshops last week. Which got me thinking: where do you find your inspiration? … Continue reading

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Sense making and storytelling

I’ve spent this week celebrating my 750th blog post by running a series of workshops around core topics: learning design, social leadership, culture and change. These have been great fun events: sharing, learning, making new friends and catching up with … Continue reading

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