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The Agile Holocracy - Dr. Dobb's

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The Agile Holocracy Dr. Dobb's The word holocracy popped up in Dilbert this week, used incorrectly as a synonym for both a flat organizational structure and, as the pointy haired boss says, "wander[ing] around." Nonetheless, full-on agile...
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How is a Learning Organisation Differentiated Infographic | e ...

How is a Learning Organization Differentiated Infographic highlights the importance of being a learning organization and its benefits to the company as a whole.
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Communicating Trajectory: The Importance Of Knowing Where We Are Going

Communicating Trajectory: The Importance Of Knowing Where We Are Going | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the good people at SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership. Keep track of the series here and check our daily e-mail newsletter, for all posts.
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Back To Basics: Communication 101

Back To Basics: Communication 101 | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
We spend hours weeding through our in-boxes, preparing reports and attending meetings. We talk, we text, we tweet. But, for all of the channels we have to reach each other — many of our most impassioned messages remain “lost in translation”.
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Organization Culture Change

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In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture, one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist...
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How Organizations Should Encourage Learning At Work - LifeHacker India

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How Organizations Should Encourage Learning At Work
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Plus, if you're worried about your employee retention, rest assured once you put an effective learning roadmap in place the retention rate is going to improve drastically.
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Communication From The Top

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This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the good people at SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership.  Keep track of the series here and check our daily e-mail newsletter, for all posts.
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Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate)

Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate) | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Do You Know This Person? Have you ever met an aspiring leader who says, “I want to be a horrible boss.” No? Me neither. I’m not saying there i...
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Essentials For Doing Work That Matters

Essentials For Doing Work That Matters | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
What do you want from life? How do you want your career, your body of work, to be remembered? What is your mission in this world? These are big questions to tackle.
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Special Series with SmartBrief - Communication | Switch and Shift

Special Series with SmartBrief - Communication | Switch and Shift | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Special Series with SmartBrief – Communication

We’re teaming up with SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership for a special series on communication — Feb. 16 to 21, 2014, with posts appearing here and on SmartBrief. Summaries of many of these blog posts will here, and in our daily e-newsletter.

Check back here daily for links to every post here and on SmartBrief on Leadership.

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Eight Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness | Emotional Intelligence Applied

Eight Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness | Emotional Intelligence Applied | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
More specifically, being self-aware means that you can identify your own feelingsrecognize how people perceive yourecognize how you respond to people in a variety of situationsidentify your intent and attitude as you communicate with others
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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...
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While this graphic is of a child, the same principles / skill needs apply to adult learners.

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To Create A Learning Organization, You Need Leaders Who are Life-Long Learners Themselves

To Create A Learning Organization, You Need Leaders Who are Life-Long Learners Themselves | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Strategic Government Resources (SGR) just completed its January, 2014 Conference, and I presented Daniel Goleman's book, Focus, at one of the sessions.   The theme for the conference was: Creating ...
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How To Make Work Matter

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It’s the great challenge of leadership: how to inspire employees to bring their best selves to work and deliver consistent, stellar performance.
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7 Steps To Communicate Your Way Out Of Conflict

7 Steps To Communicate Your Way Out Of Conflict | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the good people at SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership. Keep track of the series here and check our daily e-mail newsletter, for all posts.
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▶ Understanding and Creating Professional Learning Networks (Video Abstract) - YouTube

As part of a self-directed professional learning community, teachers at RMC in London, Ontario undertook the exploration of a range of social media tools. Th...

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Managing information and knowledge sharing cultures ...

Abstract: Information and knowledge (IK) are very important for any institution including education higher institution. Those IK are stored in every single individual in organization in the form of experiences, skills, etc.
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“The Learning Organization” Frontloading #ATPLC Chat 2/13/14 ...

“The Learning Organization” Frontloading #ATPLC Chat 2/13/14 ... | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
While educational chats can be wonderful collaborative learning opportunities and experiences...140 spaces can, at times be a bit limiting and confining. So, with that thought, I determined that it might be a good opportunity to ...
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GREAT questions for any conversation about Learning Organizations!

With that said, here are the questions for Thursday’s #atplc chat:

1. If learning is at the heart or core of a Learning Organization…how are you creating and building that core in your organization?

2. Time, necessity and curiosity set the stage for learning…how do you create and attend to those in your organization? (We will look at all three individually)

3. What systems or processes are in place to make sure that the learning is tied to the vision…and not disjointed and reactive in nature?

4. As a Learning Organization leader, you need to engage ‘around the corner’ thinking…how do you push your professional learning and growth?

5. In Learning by Doing they discuss ‘perpetual curiosity‘, ‘ongoing study‘, ‘constant reflection‘…how do you engage your organization in these three areas?

6. A Learning Organization is as much a mindset as it is a thing…how do you create that type of mindset within your organization?

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Even Those Eager to Learn Cringe at Negative Job Reviews - PsychCentral.com

Even Those Eager to Learn Cringe at Negative Job Reviews - PsychCentral.com | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com Even Those Eager to Learn Cringe at Negative Job Reviews PsychCentral.com “Instead of limiting ourselves to formal performance appraisals conducted once or twice a year, we need to think about performance management as a system...
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To study the effect of the evaluations, researchers first assessed employees’ goal orientations:

Learning goal-oriented people like to learn for the sake of learning — they often pursue challenges despite setbacks;

Performance-prove goal-oriented people want to prove that they have competence to perform a job;

Performance-avoid goal-oriented people want to avoid looking foolish.

 

Based on the research, Culbertson has several suggestions to help managers construct performance evaluations:

1, Focus on constructive feedback instead of negative feedback. While negative feedback focuses on what an employee is doing wrong, constructive feedback brings in elements for improvement.“Negative feedback is not the same as constructive feedback,” Culbertson said. “We should be careful that negative feedback is provided in a way that is more constructive because it can help people try to improve.”

2, Be careful with number-based performance reviews. People view numbers differently, Culbertson said. For example, on an evaluation with a 1-to-5 scale, a manager might give an employee a 4 out of 5. The manager might see this as positive feedback, but an employee might see this as negative if he or she is striving for a 5 out of 5.“This is where our words are really powerful,” Culbertson said. “We want to make sure we are conveying to employees whether we are giving a good evaluation or describing something that needs to improve.”

3. Avoid the “sandwich” approach. This approach occurs when managers provide positive feedback, then give negative feedback and finish with positive feedback.“Sometimes the sandwich approach comes across as dishonest or not something that people will buy,” Culbertson said.

Source: Kansas State University

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The Network Organization 

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Excerpt from Alma Dakaj's new book, The Company Body. 

 

Successful business organizations of the future will rely more and more on collaborative circles of functions based on skills, expertise and communication, not competitive hierarchies of the people forming the circles.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 23, 2014 8:14 AM

I suggest that you also take a look at two of Alma's Slideshare Presentations here: 


  1. The Company Body Part I
  2. The Company Body - Part II


Victor Jimenez's curator insight, February 24, 2014 12:55 PM

How do organizations resemble the human body? Understand one by discussing how the other works?

 

I checked out the slideshares for The Company Body and became intrigued enough to buy the book. Now, time to get reading!

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Argument mapping

Argument mapping | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it
Today I want to discuss yet another form of knowledge mapping that I have found useful in my workflow: argument mapping.  Argument mapping shows the structure of a discussion.  You can use it to develop the flow of a piece you are putting together...
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The Lifelong Learner Infographic

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The Lifelong Learner Infographic explores why you should never stop learning, barriers of lifelong learning, benefits and tips for lifelong learners.

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Knowledge sharing a critical point in time

Knowledge sharing a critical point in time | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

Today more than ever knowledge sharing must be integrated into the development of people, and not only technical people. There are many different organization levels of knowledge sharing and they all have their own contributions towards the pace, functions, and development of the organization.

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Vision for the Future: The Other 21st Century Skills

Vision for the Future:  The Other 21st Century Skills | Learning Organizations | Scoop.it

"Having a vision for the future is an natural extension of Hope and Optimism, another 21st century skill I proposed.  A vision for the future enhances hope and optimism. To clarify, having a vision for the future is identifying and taking steps toward fulfilling one’s dream.  It goes beyond and is qualitatively different than identifying what one wants to be when one grows up or thinking about college.  It is about dreams."


Via Beth Dichter
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Again, for all ages of learners.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 13, 2014 4:08 PM

As we look at education today ask yourself does the process support students ability to dream their vision? Do we promote a vision of the future as they move through the school system (and think K - 16)?

This post explores these issues and provides resources to help you explore them.

Find a link to Seth Godin's book Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?). Check out a video where students share their dream of the future. Consider the guiding questions provided to help your students think about the future (and see two answers from students in Grades 5-6). There are many resources to help you and your class think about this issue and how it relates to the 21st century.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:51 PM

From my experience foundation level (bridging to degree and below) students who have a clear sense of direction (vocational) are generally more motivated and engaged than those who don't know who they are, what types of vocations they are suited to and how to get there. 

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▶ "The Learning Organization: Theory & Methods" in Leadership & Inspiration by Dr. Bill McConkey - YouTube

Course 1, Lecture 10: "The Learning Organization: Theory and Methods" ...one of 19 lectures in the 1st Course in "Leadership & Inspiration," a business train...
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