In my last column, I discussed the importance of aligning library strategies and programs to institutional priorities, and I promised, in this next column, to share ideas on how to do that and some examples of libraries that seem to me to be doing it particularly well.
We're always on the lookout for different innovation visualizations, infographics and frameworks. We came across this one on a German site from the Hay Group, which addresses the question: What Does it Take to Innovate? Their answer comes in eight parts:
Nurturing a Culture for Continuous Learning InfoQ.com Continuous learning is destabilizing to existing culture. Questioning long-help assumptions can be risky in an organization that values stability over learning.
Welcome to the fifth in our 6 months themed series based on the Centre for Creative Leaderships Report of 2013, in which they identified the 6 top challenges for leaders across the globe: This is how we are featuring the themes: April Issue -...
Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's insight:
Guillaume Decugis's insight:
"Content curation is about sharing knowledge. By carefully selecting the right content and placing it in the right context, content curators transform information into knowledge.
@Marc Rougier's post comes back on the results of our extensive survey on the status of knowledge sharing in the enterprise which measured how knowledge became a strategic asset for the enterprise - yet one that is largely underserved in terms of tools or platforms to manage its dissemination properly.
"While there is consensus on the importance of sharing knowledge within organizations, current systems have not adapted to third-party content."
Here's how you can prepare your company to Knowledge 2.0."
Many organisations across the world today are putting coaching programmes in the workplace, either hiring external coaches or training their own managers. A ‘coaching culture’ is the goal to pursue, so how can this be achieved?
The news media regularly reports on yet another famous individual caught out in inappropriate, injudicious behavior. This includes leaders in industry and government as well as ‘stars’ in entertainment and sports. These individuals, despite their brilliance, talent, wealth and power, are shown to have feet of clay. This metaphor is from the Book of Daniel, written over 2000 years ago. Clearly we’ve known about our self-destructive capacity for a very long time. These dramatic instances of poor behaviour are both fodder for tabloids and for great enduring literature. Today we ascribe this self-defeating behaviour as a lack of social and emotional intelligence.
EQ, also known as Emotional Intelligence, has four broad dimensions – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. It’s a natural complement to Cognitive Intelligence, or IQ (Intellectual Quotient). Like IQ, EQ is also needed at all life stages. EQ has four broad dimensions – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
Our collective “EQ Gap” plays out in our own lives at school, work, and the community. While it usually doesn’t become a news story, the consequences are just as dramatic and destructive….
6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom
In my new book, “Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” I take you inside a growing movement that represents what should be the new normal.
Deeper Learning is a set of student outcomes that includes mastery of essential academic content; thinking critically and solving complex problems; working collaboratively and communicating effectively; having an academic mindset, and being self-directed.