Learning is Lurking (Part 2 of 2)

For those of you who caught the first instalment, yes, the order has been changed this time around. As much as I believe that lurkers are in fact learning while they lurk, there is something to be said about those who need to lurk a little more. Let me explain. I read with intrigue via […]

Reciprocity: The Word of 2011

Officially, Merriam-Webster defines the term ‘reciprocity’ as follows: 1)     the quality or state of being reciprocal : mutual dependence, action, or influence 2)     a mutual exchange of privileges; specifically : a recognition by one of two countries or institutions of the validity of licenses or privileges granted by the other The Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary […]

The Anatomical Dissection of a Healthy Organization

For an organization not only to survive, rather to thrive, I propose there are nine key characteristics needed to be demonstrated equally by all persons in said organization, and the organization itself. (as a whole) There’s a short quip from The Cluetrain Manifesto that always sticks with me: Business is a conversation because the defining […]

Learning Leaders Are Beginning To Get It … Sorta

I might not make many new friends with the following words, however, it needs to be stated. Having recently attended the CLO Symposium in Dana Point, California, I’m happy to report back that we just might be turning the tide in the learning world. I spent many moments discussing, challenging, chatting and debating with attendees […]

A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma

Perhaps prescient Churchill was not only referring to Russia, but the pending organizational cultural shift that beckons today’s companies and institutions. Perhaps the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma can be thought of as the relationship between leadership, org structure, learning and Enterprise 2.0. The riddle is that the components are inextricably linked. […]