I am taking a bit of a departure from my last blog post about ESNs and the utility of the watercooler feature for remote workers because as we have moved through #MSLOC430, some other fascinating knowledge management and creation tools have really caught my attention, especially the idea of hackathon-esque events for innovation and problem … Continue reading Non-Technical Hackathons to Drive Innovation & Problem Solving →
In my last post, we spoke about Drucker’s concept of the Knowledge Worker. From here, we should think about shifting from knowledge workers to learning workers. Today, there is a good chance that a great search engine and a smartphone can make you one of the most knowledgeable people in the room. The ability to […]
It has been a little over a month since our new Chief Learning Officer announced that change was amidst us and that all learning professionals across North America and UK would be embarking on a transformational journey of change over the next 2 years. Following the announcement, all L&D professionals were “invited” to join a private group on LinkedIn…
Continuous improvement requires constantly looking for ways to ‘make things better’ by challenging the status quo. It requires having a mindset where all ideas are welcomed, shared and people from different functions work together in unison to fix a broken… Continue Reading →
As a change management consultant of four years and for those of us who have either led and/or seen change efforts both succeed and horribly fail, we can’t stress enough how essential are Kotter’s eight steps to leading transformational change. The one step that resonates most with me given my experience in change projects is…
We’re in week 4 of the 10-week Spring academic quarter and graduate students in MSLOC 430 Creating and Sharing Knowledge have created a rich selection of topics to explore via NUSites blogs. The assignment is to find a topic of personal interest that is related to the use of social media or enterprise social network […]
I am not one to throw my thoughts out into the universe with any sort of regularity (just check out my Facebook or Twitter accounts to validate). As a member of the MSLOC 430 Spring 2016 cohort, I decided it was time to test the assumption that I wouldn’t enjoy this very public reflection process. […]
What is change? The Merriam-Webster simple definition is “to become different”, “to make (someone of something) different” and “to become something else”. It implies that a transformation is required to become something different or else. Through history change has been… Continue Reading →
As I stare at this blank WordPress post, my first post of my MSLOC 430 learning journey, I can’t help and compare it to staring into an open suitcase as I prepare for another trip. I am trying to think ahead to where I am headed and what I will need along the way. As […]
There’s a quote from Li & Bernoff’s book Groundswell that I loved (and still love, actually) and always tried to work into presentations back in the day when introducing organizations to social media tools was a full-time gig for a communications consultant. The quote goes like this: “Social media is a social trend in which people … Continue reading Social Media and Social Change an Evolving Narrative →
Jackie couldn’t sleep for days. She is about to terminate her lab’s collaboration with an industry-renowned professor. During the three years of leading the lab and collaborating with him, he utilized one third of her funding but produced very little progress, and repeatedly failed to heed her directions in research. She read her drafted termination … Continue reading Time is Up. Let’s Continue Online
As I sit here, getting down to writing my blog about how Enterprise Social Networks can help us with our purpose, the phone rings. It’s my sister, calling with some difficult family news. As the journey of each of our lives proceeds, we just never know what is around the next corner. Each day I… Read More Can You Find Your Purpose in a Enterprise Social Network?
Last Tuesday I woke up to what I thought would be a fairly routine morning when I’m not traveling. I leisurely peeled myself out of bed at 7am, brushed my teeth, showered, ate a hearty bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal and then walked over to my home office (which right now is my breakfast…
When Monday morning rolls around, employees in traditional office settings will inevitably spend some time chatting about their weekend. This interaction offers a chance to connect with coworkers on a more personal basis. But what about the remote workers who when Monday morning arrives are home alone, with no one to speak to and only … Continue reading Remote Workers and the Need for a Virtual Water Cooler →
Leadership presence is when we motivate and inspire others. What is presence? Is it being fully available to others? Is it how we speak to and work with our teams? Presence is a little bit of all of these. I recently found a great definition of presence. Presence is a state that can be defined… Read More What Is Leadership Presence? Why Does It Matter?