Earlier today I had a short Twitter exchange with Alison Seaman (@alisonseaman) about some resources she found and shared related to new work on web and digital literacies. I noted in the exchange that I am very interested in the work on digital literacy specifically from the perspective of adult learners (in contrast to children … Continue reading The motivating power of good questions
Also burying “the burning platform”
So while I am burying things, I am officially also burying the phrase "burning platform." I cannot take direct create for this blinding-glimpse-of-the-obvious insight, but exactly what positive impact does this verbal imagery have on helping someone (or some organization) want to change? And if I am walking around in an organization that is consistently … Continue reading Also burying “the burning platform”
Getting in our own way
I've been off the blog routine for a couple of weeks as we kick of the new academic year at Northwestern. It's always a busy (and fulfilling) time but this year we added an extra layer of frosting by launching a new social learning platform for our graduate program based on Jive software. Early on … Continue reading Getting in our own way
The common ground of learning, KM and change
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to share some thoughts about KM, learning and change with members of KM Chicago. I love these events. I learn more than people might imagine. And what I learned last night (or was reminded of) is just how deeply KM practitioners understand the (seemingly) small things about technology adoption that … Continue reading The common ground of learning, KM and change
Innovation self-efficacy: Do you believe you can create change?
I came across an intriguing and unique perspective on this question through the video of a talk given by Liz Gerber, a professor in the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University. Liz's talk covers her thinking on how we can use design processes as a way to change people's belief in their ability to innovate … Continue reading Innovation self-efficacy: Do you believe you can create change?