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Programs Aren’t Everything (SSIR)

Programs Aren’t Everything (SSIR) | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
The evaluation of nonprofit outcomes shouldn't focus exclusively on programmatic activity. Here's a look at what it means to take frontline work seriously.

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Especially for those involved in evaluating networks.

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Liz Rykert's curator insight, March 23, 6:25 PM

It really is all in what you measure. this refreshing article form the Stanford Social Innovation review is a good first take on how to factor in the qualitative measures that speak to relational practices of connection, co-creation and linking. 


Worth a look - especially for people struggling with measuring the value of networks.

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What are some of the ways leadership development is experimenting and innovating? What are new approaches to learning that could be applied to leadership development?
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The Phenomenology of Participation: Derrida and the Future of Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Phenomenology of Participation: Derrida and the Future of Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
Hospitality in the classroom and digital pedagogical practices encourage participatory pedagogy and collective action. This model of learning and teaching emphasizes the shared responsibility between all members to contribute to...
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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 8:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 10:57 AM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 5:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.

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Optimal network clustering for information diffusion

We investigate the impact of community structure on information spreading with the linear threshold model. Contrary to the common belief that communities hinder information diffusion, we show that strong communities can facilitate global cascades by enhancing local, intra-community spreading. Using both analytical approaches and numerical simulations, we demonstrate the existence of optimal clustering, where global cascades require the minimal number of early adopters.

 

Azadeh Nematzadeh, Emilio Ferrara, Alessandro Flammini, Yong-Yeol Ahn

"Optimal network clustering for information diffusion"

arXiv:1401.1257

http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.1257


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june holley's curator insight, May 3, 4:40 AM

Basically states that what we call a Smart Network (loosely connected clusters) is optimal for incubating new ideas and then spreading them.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 6, 3:59 AM

Research paper on optimal network structures for information diffusion.

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Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems (by John H. Holland)

Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems

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Complex adaptive systems (cas), including ecosystems, governments, biological cells, and markets, are characterized by intricate hierarchical arrangements of boundaries and signals. In ecosystems, for example, niches act as semi-permeable boundaries, and smells and visual patterns serve as signals; governments have departmental hierarchies with memoranda acting as signals; and so it is with other cas. Despite a wealth of data and descriptions concerning different cas, there remain many unanswered questions about "steering" these systems. In Signals and Boundaries, John Holland argues that understanding the origin of the intricate signal/border hierarchies of these systems is the key to answering such questions. He develops an overarching framework for comparing and steering cas through the mechanisms that generate their signal/boundary hierarchies.

Holland lays out a path for developing the framework that emphasizes agents, niches, theory, and mathematical models. He discusses, among other topics, theory construction; signal-processing agents; networks as representations of signal/boundary interaction; adaptation; recombination and reproduction; the use of tagged urn models (adapted from elementary probability theory) to represent boundary hierarchies; finitely generated systems as a way to tie the models examined into a single framework; the framework itself, illustrated by a simple finitely generated version of the development of a multi-celled organism; and Markov processes.


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Costas Bouyioukos's curator insight, March 18, 10:41 AM

John Holland's new book!

António F Fonseca's curator insight, March 23, 2:23 AM

Why communicate, why not, for example, just command?

june holley's curator insight, March 23, 4:43 AM

Just got this. His stuff is usually excellent so I have high hopes.

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Amazon.com: Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge eBook: Etienne Wenger, Richard A. McDermott, William Snyder: Kindle Store

Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge - Kindle edition by Etienne Wenger, Richard A. McDermott, William Snyder. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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How to measure innovation

How to measure innovation | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
We need a set of innovation metrics that measure how capable companies are, so we can separate reputation from capability and help companies focus on areas for improvement.

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Kamian's curator insight, March 25, 5:47 AM

Feliz #MartesDeinnovación

Ivo Kleber's curator insight, March 25, 10:06 AM

We need a set of innovation metrics that measure how capable companies are, so we can separate reputation from capability and help companies focus on areas for improvement.

Ken Cooper's curator insight, April 21, 8:48 AM

Shaughnessy notes that reputation is often the chief measurement of innovative companies. Outputs, like the number of new products or patents, are also easy to measure. He looks to inputs as a key indicator of innovation capability. That is, where the raw material for innovation efforts comes from, and how it is processed into the final product.

 

I like Shaughnessy's emphasis on inputs, because the practice of innovation depends on inputs as the primary sources of innovation opportunity.

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LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Foundation Research - Cultures of Creativity

LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Foundation Research - Cultures of Creativity | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

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june holley's curator insight, March 16, 9:09 AM

FABULOUS GRAPHICS IN HERE. Much to learn about the kind of leaders we need.

Liz Rykert's curator insight, March 19, 1:50 PM

Amazing article on creativity and building a culture that supports and creates it. It also includes bridging cultures and a model to think about how to build a creative culture. From the Lego Foundation.

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Hive Chicago Learning Network | Re-imagining learning

Hive Chicago is a network of civic and cultural institutions dedicated to transforming the learning landscape by creating opportunities for youth to explore their interests through connected learning experiences.

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june holley's curator insight, March 20, 11:20 AM

This has a list of characteristics useful for network learning for network leaders.

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Rhizomatic Learning – A Pedagogy of Risk

Rhizomatic Learning – A Pedagogy of Risk | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
(Source of image: On Twitter Nick Kearney asked “Are we reaching an understanding of what ‘rhizomatic’ praxis might involve?” I’m not sure. I think we probably still need a clearer view of what hap...

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So much to be learned from the rhizomatic learning space.

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june holley's curator insight, February 17, 10:21 AM

So much to be learned from the rhizomatic learning space.

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Leadership groups for social learning | Wenger-Trayner

Leadership groups for social learning | Wenger-Trayner | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

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Learning is a key role of network leaders.

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june holley's curator insight, February 18, 7:27 AM

Great detail on roles in leadership groups.

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Self-Care Dashboard

Self-Care Dashboard | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

Leaders need thisThe Self-Care Dashboard is a Google Spreadsheet that I use to track weekly self-care practices. I give myself points when I exercise, when I turn off my email in the evenings and on weekends, and w...


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We need to take care of ourselves!

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june holley's curator insight, February 18, 8:25 AM

Leaders need this kind of self-care tracking!

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The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation (SSIR)

The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation (SSIR) | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
A growing number of foundations are reintroducing risk-taking into their processes and portfolios as one way to create breakthrough change.

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june holley's curator insight, February 22, 11:09 AM

And funding innovation needs to be about innovation networks as well... and that's all about network leadership!

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Open Spaces Peer Sharing @QCon - YouTube

Every day at QCon London, we'll open space five times, one for each track. http://qconlondon.com Open Space is a kind of unconference, a simple way to run pr...

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Open space is an important tool for network leaders.

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EDUCATION: How Playful Learning Will Build Future Leaders

EDUCATION: How Playful Learning Will Build Future Leaders | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

We’re in the midst of a creativity crisis. In an age where we’re desperate for new answers to old questions, and for children to more readily step into leadership roles as innovators, this is a problem.


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, May 5, 3:00 PM

Learning through play with 'hands-on, minds-on' approaches is a powerful way forward. Play gives children space to dream, discover, improvise, and challenge convention.

The Ashoka Community's curator insight, May 14, 12:50 PM

Where did play go? Lately, play is treated as an extra, not a necessity. Yet, there is a new movement taking shape that  recognizes play as a critical pathway to creativity, innovation and ultimately, any person's success in a rapidly changing world. 

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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This is not just about education but about adult learning as well - and the critical importance of learning to leadership.

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 7:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 8:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 10:45 AM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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Programs Aren’t Everything (SSIR)

Programs Aren’t Everything (SSIR) | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
The evaluation of nonprofit outcomes shouldn't focus exclusively on programmatic activity. Here's a look at what it means to take frontline work seriously.

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Especially for those involved in evaluating networks.

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Liz Rykert's curator insight, March 23, 6:25 PM

It really is all in what you measure. this refreshing article form the Stanford Social Innovation review is a good first take on how to factor in the qualitative measures that speak to relational practices of connection, co-creation and linking. 


Worth a look - especially for people struggling with measuring the value of networks.

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Five Essential Skills Instructors Need to Facilitate Online Group Work & Collaboration

Five Essential Skills Instructors Need to Facilitate Online Group Work & Collaboration | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
Este é o segundo post de uma série de três partes com estratégias e desenvolvimento de habilidades para os instrutores que querem criar, facilitar e incentivar a colaboração entre os alunos trabalham em grupos ....

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Peering into Learning | Peeragogy.org

Peering into Learning | Peeragogy.org | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

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june holley's curator insight, March 16, 5:47 AM

Network leaders are learning with others and helping peer learning work more effectively. 

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Network Science Book - you can download the book here | #SNA

Network Science Book - you can download the book here | #SNA | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
The power of network science, the beauty of network visualization.

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Bienvenu Luis
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How the Millennial Generation Will Change the Workplace

How the Millennial Generation Will Change the Workplace | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
Gen Y's economic prospects are not good, and they will change the workplace.

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Kip Michael Kelly's curator insight, March 20, 10:30 AM

Deloitte’s third annual Millennial Survey of nearly 7,800 Millennials from 28 countries across Western Europe, North America, Latin America, BRICS, and Asia-Pacific about business, government, and innovation.

Key findings:
• While most Millennials believe business is having a positive impact on society and increasing prosperity, they think business can do much more to address society’s challenges in the areas of most concern: resource scarcity, climate change, and income inequality;
• 50 percent of Millennials surveyed want to work for a business with ethical practices;
• Millennials say government has the greatest potential to address society’s biggest issues but are overwhelmingly failing to do so;
• Millennials believe the biggest barrier to innovation is management’s attitude;
• Millennials believe the success of a business should be measured in terms of more than just its financial performance, with a focus on improving society among the most important things it should seek to achieve;
• Millennials are also charitable and keen to participate in “public life”: donate to charities, actively volunteer, and be a member of a community organization.

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E-learning: Beyond the Hype - Leap of Reason

E-learning: Beyond the Hype - Leap of Reason | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
The Leap of Reason team had conversations with more than 100 thinkers, practitioners, and entrepreneurs to produce a new report that explores the state of e-learning and its potential as an agent for change—far beyond the confines of formal education. By taking into account a historical perspective on technology adoption and experiences from across academia, government, and the private sector, the report gets beyond the hype. "Merely putting content online is not enough to improve how we teach and learn," Mario Morino and his colleague Katie Paris argue. Their report makes the case that e-learning, done right, however, offers the potential to fundamentally change how we transfer knowledge in all aspects of life.
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7 guidelines for managing open networks | Harold Jarche

7 guidelines for managing open networks | Harold Jarche | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

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Some nice graphics in here.

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june holley's curator insight, February 17, 5:41 PM

Some nice graphics in here.

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Conference call practices to generate knowledge and record learning

Conference call practices to generate knowledge and record learning | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it
By John D. Smith ( ) and Shawn Callahan ( with comments from Madelyn Blair This practice note has seven parts: Practice summary Audience "Before the call" methods "During the call" methods "After t...

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This site is full of practical tips for group learning and engagement.

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june holley's curator insight, February 18, 8:16 AM

This site is full of practical tips for group learning and engagement.

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Changing a business culture: Get people to feel they can make changes on their own

Changing a business culture: Get people to feel they can make changes on their own | Innovations in Leadership Development | Scoop.it

"If your team doesn't feel empowered to do something, then, in essence, nothing ever really will gets done." Larry Leatherman


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About empowerment and initiation.

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Liz Rykert's curator insight, February 17, 6:01 PM

Great tale of transformation form within by Larry Leatherman when he as at Bristol Myers Squibb.

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TEDx MidAtlantic 2013: Monique Sternin discusses Positive Deviance - YouTube

PTEDx MidAtlantic 2013: Monique Sternin discusses Positive Deviance, highlighting the first application of the Positive Deviance Approach in Viet Nam.

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Positive deviance - identifying those who have succeeded and getting them to share what they have figured out with others - is a key strategy for network leaders.

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Liz Rykert's curator insight, February 19, 5:52 PM

Monique is a delight - it was an honour to learn from her and apply Positive Deviance as a practice that truly changes culture.