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
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
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
I am currently re-reading Donald Schon's classic The Reflective Practitioner - How Professionals Think in Action (1983) along with An Urgency of Teachers - The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy, a 2018 compilation of the essays and articles of Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. This was not an intentional pairing. I started Reflective Practitioner and then … Continue reading Notes on current readings: The Reflective Practitioner and An Urgency of Teachers
Learning from success I recently attended a conference where, upon reflection, I am once again just struck by the challenge of aligning on outcomes in the workplace. And how the inability to do so absolutely kills our capacity for organizational learning. The context in this case involved community management professionals (practitioners who are skilled in … Continue reading Why is alignment on outcomes so hard?