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Interactions, interventions, let’s call the whole thing off…

“Why don’t you think coaching and mentoring fits with your approach of social learning?” This question left me a bit baffled because it came on the heels of a positive meeting that succeeded in presenting a unified approach from three different vendors. I wasn’t…

How to lead remote teams

My first post in awhile, this is because a slow summer (and much appreciated pace) allowed me to choose to take time to recharge, regroup and reflect. Now that fall is here again, fresh projects and another trip to the UK and Europe are…

Co-creating the Narrative

The project I’m currently working on is a Learning Architecture that will provide our client with a framework for using Social Learning in learning design. This particular project sits at the crossroads between three stories. The first is the person who has conceptualized Scaffolded…

To theme or not to theme?

It seems like a non-question but this has been on my mind as I head into the third call for submissions of the Journal of the Social Age. This question has therefore prompted a reflective, working out loud piece that ends with an invitation…

Projects: The Enemy of Change?

Originally posted on Julian Stodd's Learning Blog:
To adapt our organisations to thrive in the Social Age will require a holistic pattern of adaptation: you cannot fix an ecosystem challenge with a single touch point. Reflecting on this got me thinking about projects,…

Trust Through Consistent Action

Originally posted on A personal space for sense making:
It’s day 2 of my personal knowledge mastery practice (PKM) revamp using (and beta testing) Sea Salt Learning’s Social Leadership cards. Today I am working on the Trust Through Consistent Action card. This calls for me…

An Agile feeling

I have an agile feeling. I don’t know if we’re doing this right, but what we’re doing feels right. Is this agile? Work on the Social Leadership in Practice continues with Kate. After writing the user stories, we chose one that seemed to be…

Flexible in life does not mean Agile at work

I made my new year’s resolution a couple of months ago and I couldn’t wait until the new year to start (you’ll understand why when I tell you what it is). My resolution is to follow through. Two words that, in my world, are…

Social Leadership in Practice

I’ve come down to Hood River, OR for the weekend to work on an idea that has two objectives. 1) to be an example of social leadership in practice and 2) to provide a resource about social leadership for those who are interested in…

Feedback is tough.

Feedback is tough. As part of the first edition of the Journal of the Social Age, a group of people volunteered to read and give feedback on submissions, as part of a peer review process. On paper, feedback should work, it’s pretty straightforward: read…

Building trust with a virtual team (as a nomad)

I’ve worked remotely now for most of my career, and as a nomad for the past two years. I’m currently working with a UK based start up, 18 months old. Though I’ve been working with this start up for 12 months now, I’ve been…

Intentional co-living experiment #1

Sitting in the perpetual daylight of the Doha airport, experiencing a time warp in this space between timezones, this seems to me the perfect time to reflect on my nomad existence. During my latest trip to the UK, I participated in my first co-living…