You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

In the last two companies I’ve worked for (including present day), I initiated something called the Social Learning Network or SLN for short. This was a group of individuals, united across the business, formed to help push the proverbial sticks forward as it relates to the shift from an all formal model of learning, to […]

The Standalone LMS is Dead

This past week, I attended the SharePoint 2009conference in Las Vegas. I’ll provide some feedback on that particular release in another blog posting (read Bill Simser for now) but what the conference itself got me thinking about was that, thankfully, the standalone LMS is definitely going to become redundant. Dinosaur. Soviet Union. Saturn Car. Hierarchy. (you […]

Too Dot Oh: Making Sense of the Terrible 2’s

I knew things were starting to go a little 2.0 crazy when our 3rd child (and second daughter) was being referred to as Claire 2.0 by family, friends, etc. Her actual name is Cate. (the oldest is Claire) So how are we to make sense of this 2.0 landscape when everything seems to be coined […]

HR in a 2.0 World: Leading vs. Following

Dave Ulrich is right when he says “HR holds the key to an organization’s future success”, but alas, I believe that this prophecy will only ring true if HR itself becomes ambassadors of a 2.0 world. Recently I delivered a presentation to roughly 100 leaders in and amongst the HR ranks. 3 key points I […]

Learning 2.0 Tetrad Through Marshall McLuhan

If you haven’t heard of Marshall McLuhan, well you’re simply missing out on one of Canada’s most innovative minds. Derrick de Kerckhove, Director of the McLuhan Program of Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto since 1983 wrote McLuhan for Managers in 2003. Shamefully, I didn’t know about the book until this year, courtesy of Jon Husband. […]