The learning journey: From empathy to co-creation

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals Midwest Chapter. I shared my thoughts on what is an on-going work-in-progress: The learning journey required to move beyond being empathetic and to actively practice co-creation when we design and implement organizational change. This is a topic … Continue reading The learning journey: From empathy to co-creation

What pedagogy can teach us about learning and design thinking

I have the good fortune to be co-teaching two courses at Northwestern University with the talented Teresa Torres, whose work with teams and leaders in the product world is changing how they connect the dots between user research and product design decisions. We co-lead the Designing for Organizational Effectiveness Certificate program that is part of … Continue reading What pedagogy can teach us about learning and design thinking

What pedagogy can teach us about leadership and learning

I first started teaching in higher education in 2006. Two years later I moved to a full-time position at Northwestern University - part staff role, part instructor. This, after 20+ years as a corporate leader and consultant working at the intersection of technology, learning and knowledge management. Pedagogy - the methods and practice of teaching … Continue reading What pedagogy can teach us about leadership and learning

Drawing my way to clarity from a messy starting point: The future of collaboration technology in the digital workplace

I set up a meeting with the leadership team of our department, to be held just about a month from now, to review my take on near and long-term trends in the social collaboration/social learning technology space. This is something we routinely do. We step back and look at trends as we review the mix … Continue reading Drawing my way to clarity from a messy starting point: The future of collaboration technology in the digital workplace