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Learning in the Social Age: A Sketch

I’ve been working with a diverse group of Learning professionals in Madrid today, exploring the Social Age and the ways in which learning has evolved. I sketched this up with a small group, to capture the narrative of ‘what learning … Continue reading

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Take Pause

I am used to surprises: on a recent call the woman who i am mentoring described how, over the weekend, her country’s currency had halved in value against the dollar. Local shops had sold out of tobacco and bread. Things … Continue reading

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The Hidden Story

Organisations tell stories: some of them carefully crafted, beautifully illustrated and well intentioned. Others, blunt, careless and unfortunate. But all within the public sphere. These are the visible stories, with our sight and earshot, to some extent, under our control. … Continue reading

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Sharing Illustrations from the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook

Continuing a theme: i’m drawing new illustrations for the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook, against a deadline, so i’m #WorkingOutLoud and sharing these as i go. Forgive me if some of the following are a little out of … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Social Leadership Handbook’, Second Edition

The problem with books lies in the print: they are neither iterative nor adaptive, but rather set in stone. Or, more precisely, letterset on the page. Good as they are, they have a shelf life, and the time has come … Continue reading

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Why Learning Informs Strategy

Under a Scaffolded Social approach to learning, we don’t blindly tell stories to people, but rather co-create stories with them. The difference lies in that space: not ‘to‘, but ‘with‘. At a single stroke we move from a ‘broadcast‘ mindset … Continue reading

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Developing Social Roles in your Organisation

Formal knowledge is that which we own, which is visible to us, which we can control. Tacit knowledge is that which lies within our community. Tacit knowledge is grounded in experience: it may not be perfect, it may not be … Continue reading

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