Why You Must Define the So-What of Learning

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Whether you work for a private family-owned business, a publicly traded corporation or in the kindergarten-to-higher-education continuum somewhere, you’re going to have to define learning – whether it’s for your employees, colleagues or students. So let’s examine the “so what” learning definition – meaning why learning is present in organizations. As 2012 creeps along, the […]

Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

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Interlocu-what? If 2011 was about quid-pro-quo … or reciprocity as I deemed it, it’s my wish for the year 2012 to be about the interlocutor. Let’s first start with the definition. An interlocutor is: An individual that actively takes part in a conversation with other individuals; someone who speaks or facilitates a conversation. Let’s face […]

The Tuition Value of Mistakes

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What is a mistake? Is it a blunder? Misinterpretation? Oversight? A momentary lapse in judgement? It’s perhaps all of those; but one avenue often overlooked is that a mistake has value. A mistake, however you define it, has tuition value. And to be blunt, organizations that sweep mistakes under the proverbial rug, without using them […]

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

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At the beginning of the year, on January 2 in fact, I wrote about reciprocity. My hopes were that we’d begin using the behavior of reciprocity both within the walls of our organizations as well as being members of society at large. It’s my personal belief that we’ve taken some positive steps forward in society […]

The State of Culture, Collaboration & Enterprise 2.0

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                Do you have “if you build it, they will come” syndrome in your organization? That is, you’ve been rolling out a litany of Enterprise 2.0 / Collaboration tools at your organization but no one is actually collaborating, contributing or connecting. Do you have “That’s no moon, it’s […]