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
This week's topic in the Change11 MOOC -- collective learning -- captures my attention because it taps into a long-running conversation I've been having (primarily with my colleagues) about re-imagining the practice of learning & development and knowledge management. And along with that: teaching in higher education. It's timely also because I'll be talking about … Continue reading Collective learning
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?
It starts with language, persistence and patience. Over coffee this past Friday with one of the founders of The Talking Farm I found myself repeating this point-of-view as we were discussing what it would take to make a state-wide change toward more sustainable practices in growing, processing, distributing and consuming food. There are of course … Continue reading Translating mission into practice
The July/August issue of Harvard Business Review includes an article by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood entitled "Building a Leadership Brand" that I believe contains lessons for learning and development professionals working toward ingraining more socially responsible practices into their organizations. Ulrich and Smallwood argue that organizations must define leadership competencies that are meaningful to … Continue reading A leadership brand that includes social responsibility