2014, The Year That Was

Elsua

We will have to wait and see, but, I tell you, if I were to describe what 2014 has been like so far for yours truly, as we are coming close to its end, I would probably be able to describe it with just a couple of words: “ in transition ”. The business world changes around you.

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Change Leadership Challenge 3: Embedding Change

Partnering Resources

This is the third in a series of posts about change leadership. Embed your change in to the fabric of your organization. Unfortunately, employees have enough negative experiences with aborted initiatives to be cautious when leaders hype a new change. Change Navigation Leadershi

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How to Help Managers Lead Change

Partnering Resources

We’re undergoing significant change and I can’t be everywhere. What can I do to help my managers lead change? That significant change is just one item on their very full plates. Never forbid local innovation and creativity during change.

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Change Leadership Challenge 4: Meaningful Employee Participation

Partnering Resources

This is the fourth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , and embedding change. Meaningful employee participation is important during change.

Davos to Edge - 2014

21st Century Organization

January 2014 kicks off with The World Economic Forum at Davos and a host of trend predictions from esteemed sources. Notable is WEF''s Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014. The 2014 question: "WHAT SCIENTIFIC IDEA IS READY FOR RETIREMENT?

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From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Global change systems are evolving all around us. But is there a way to strengthen them and speed the pace of transformation to address critical issues of health, climate and poverty? In Milan last week a dozen people met for … Net Dev

2014 205

Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. What motivates you to change? Too often, leaders introduce the rationale for their change efforts in murky terms like, “It will help improve our bottom line” and then expect employees to jump to action.

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Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

According to a 2006 McKinsey survey, only 38 percent of change initiatives were completely or mostly successful at improving performance. The world throws leaders curve balls: market changes, skill gaps, technology shortcomings, and so on.

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Change Leadership Challenge 5: Use Networks for Change

Partnering Resources

This is the fifth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , embedding change , and meaningful employee participation. “I’ll Make sure your next change initiative isn’t undermined by tapping proactively into your company’s hidden human networks. Covert influencers can make or break a change process. Chances are that they have reasons for opposing change that you should know.

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NOLA 2014 Jazz Fest Highlights: May 4

Portals and KM

He went through a series of costume changes and continued to switch hats through out. This is my second  New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival  and once again I will be at all days. Here are highlights from Saturday May 4. I  I plan to post my highlights for each day.

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NOLA 2014 Jazz Fest Highlights: May 2

Portals and KM

   For a complete change of pace I went to Congo Square to see the disco queen, Chaka Khan , to do a set loaded with sex. This is my second  New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival  and once again I will be at all days.

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Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 described global energy as a change system with five subsystems. and “What must it do well, in order to realize its change goal?” Academically, these questions lead … Change The question was then asked: “What makes a (sub) system successful?”

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Painting in Pirate’s Alley #2 - Summer 2014

Portals and KM

Several expensive paintings changed hands next to me and I made a gallery connection for the fall. I described springtime painting in Pirate’s Alley  in my last post. The summer season has it’s own character. First, there is the heat.

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Cultivating System Change Webinar Changed

Networking Action

Thursday, March 27: Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion. NOTE: The day has been changed to Thursday, and times are different for US/Canada because of daylight savings irregularities: 8am PT/ 11am ET/ 3pm UK/ 4pm CET (1 hour).

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Webinar Series on Transformation and Large Systems Change

Networking Action

The series looks at current work on the topic of transformation and large systems change (LSC) from various perspectives.

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Characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

We also recognize that the palette might be added to or the factors changed. E-Learning Tag 2014 #elt14 emergent learning footprints of emergence open learning environments

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Davos to Edge - 2014

21st Century Organization

January 2014 kicks off with The World Economic Forum at Davos and a host of trend predictions from esteemed sources. Notable is WEF's Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014. The 2014 question: "WHAT SCIENTIFIC IDEA IS READY FOR RETIREMENT? Ideas change and the times we live in change. Perhaps the biggest change today is the rate of change. Epistemologically, how 'we know' and the truth of the world and reality is changing.

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Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios

Jenny Connected

Open, emergent environments change the way we experience learning, and this has implications for the way we design and manage learning spaces, and describe and analyse them.

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Large Systems Change: Producing the Change We Want

Networking Action

2014). Turning point – large systems change: Producing the change we want. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 2014(53), 5-8. Transformation and large systems change is not something that … Published Articles Waddell, Steve, Hsueh, Joe, Birney, Anna, Khorsani, Amir, & Feng, Wen. doi: 10.9774/GLEAF.4700.2014.ma.00003. ma.00003.

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Mapping Systemic Change Processes

Networking Action

Joe Hsueh is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Labs Steward along with me, who works on large system change issues by applying system dynamics modeling. Drawing from these experiences, he has developed a system dynamics map that describes generic systemic change processes … Blog Change

2014 130

Changing the Meme of Constant Growth

Networking Action

Constant growth is driving humanity off an ecological cliff, writes Dr. Sandra Waddock (Boston College). She describes how growth has become a “meme,” a core value, and she identifies diverse alternatives, from “thrivability” to “enough.” Dr. Waddock is active with … Net Dev

2014 190

Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 introduced the concept of change system and five subsystems through a project on the global change system for electricity; Part 2 described the seven functions necessary for these systems to be effective. In this blog, these are integrated … Change

2014 126

Jane Hart’s Top Ten Tools for 2014

Jenny Connected

This is a helpful prompt for reflection on whether my use of technology has changed over the past year and if so why, and if not why. In the past few weeks I have spent what I consider to be an unreasonable number of hours changing my phone provider. In drawing these footprints we realize that the reflective process is dynamic and can change from instance to instance, so maybe if I were to list my top ten tools tomorrow they would be different.

2014 141

Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity. Global environmental protection has featured high on the … Change By: Ruben Zondervan – Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project.

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Labs as a Large Systems Change Strategy

Networking Action

The concept of “labs” as a way to address complex issues is a relatively new concept. Zaid Hassan, in the Social Labs Revolution, estimates it to be about 20 years old. His intimate involvement in developing a number of them … Net Dev

2014 185

Change, and strategy, and creativity – another take

Viv Mcwaters

Change as creating. Change, and strategy, and creativity – another take is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. The post Change, and strategy, and creativity – another take appeared first on vivmcwaters.com.au. I love this! Did I mention how much I love this?

2014 176

Changing with technology: the example of collaborating with slack

Joitske Hulsebosch

I find it fascinating to see how our habits change (or don''t change at all!) Apparently you can not easily change your default phrase which which you start a phone conversation. Sometimes it works the other way, and you can also use technology to stimulate a change in habits.

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Future directions for the Footprints of Emergence framework

Jenny Connected

See for example MOOC Research Initiative Reports from the Gates Foundation funded projects and the proceedings from the European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit 2014 . 2014) ELI 2014, learner experiences, MOOC research, and the MOOC phenomenon – Retrieved from: [link]. 2014).

2014 170

WINGSForum: On networks and cultivating “more leaderful change agents”

Networking Action

WINGSForum 2014 will be the premier event for connecting with a global network of grantmakers, community foundation support organizations, and leaders in the sphere of philanthropy from across the globe.

2014 151

Complex Change: An emerging field

Networking Action

Complex change challenges are a specific type of change challenge that is the growing focus of an impressive array of work. An earlier blog distinguished complex environments from simple, complicated and chaotic ones through Dave Snowden’s cynefin framework. It can … Net Dev

2014 136

Webinar: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Join a webinar to further explore how to greatly enhance impact of large change initiatives, by acting in the context of change system development. Time: Thursday Nov. 13 at 10am ET/3pm UK/ 4pm CET. Simply register by sending a registration … Events

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Links of the Month: October 23, 2014

How to Save the World

Richard Heinberg on Effective Change: “Start by identifying your core values—fairness, peace, stability, beauty, resilience, whatever. image from Fortune Magazine article “Fission Frenzy” April 2014. Therefore, change will be forced on the USA.

2014 86

The Many Sources of Transformation and Large Systems Change Knowledge

Networking Action

This is a webinar recording drawing from work with a World Bank project to create a framework for describing large systems change knowledge. I draw from streams of practice and study arising from four historic focii: (1) business and sustainable … Net Dev

2014 164

Changing London – a blog that might do just that

Social Reporter

However, I have a hunch that Changing London , started a few months ago by David Robinson and Will Horwitz, might just do that. The combined product will finally be published as a book at the start of the party conference season on October 1st 2014. I think Changing London will have more impact because people may feel it is theirs, and they can make a difference. Changing London.

2014 149

How the poor adapt to climate change in Kenya and Ethiopia

Net-Map Toolbox

This is the result of their field work in Ethiopia and Kenya, looking at the strategies and networks of stakeholders in their adaptation to climate change. Farmers in Ethiopia (picture credit Stevie Mann, ILRI). … and what role their formal and informal networks play in this.

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Restructure This: Why Shuffling Your Org Chart Won’t Bring Real Change

Partnering Resources

So stop treating them like they are when you introduce change. This post, Restructure This: Why Shuffling Your Org Chart Won’t Bring Real Change , just went live on Inc.com. The post Restructure This: Why Shuffling Your Org Chart Won’t Bring Real Change appeared first on Partnering Resources. Restructure This! Organizations aren’t machines. Here’s a more human approach with sticking power.

2014 165

Developing Large Systems Change Leadership

Networking Action

For a recording of the webinar described below, go here. Slides are available here. For more information about the Academy, go here. For access to the toolbox described in the webinar, go here. Presenter: Klaus Althoff … Net Dev

2014 116

Call for Papers: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field

Networking Action

Special Issue: Large Systems Change, Transformations and Transitions: An emerging field. Call For Papers: The Journal of Corporate Citizenship. NOTE: THERE IS A VERY TIGHT PRODUCTION SCHEDULE. The Editorial Team. This issue is being developed by the GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab … Net Dev

2014 165

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Here are the slides and notes for the keynote presentation that Roy Williams and I gave at the E Learning Conference, FH Joanneum, in Graz, Austria, on Wednesday 17 September 2014. They are self-organising, constantly changing and adapting their direction as information is passed between the birds through continual interaction. She took this unexpected learning back to her own pre-school where she instigated changes. They could also be changed. 2014).

2014 127

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Free tagging (hashtags) changes that. I teach one and three day intensive courses on social media, and this is from the pile of notes I hand out, continually evolving and changing.

2014 285

Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to Save the World

Both groups seem to be suffering a bit of a crisis of confidence as the news gets worse (mostly about runaway climate change; most people still seem pretty clueless about the fragility of our economic and energy systems).

2014 88

Cultivating system change – a practitioners companion

Networking Action

Anna Birney is a leader in the large systems change community who is a GOLDEN Ecosystems Lab Steward and Head of System Innovation Lab for Forum for the Future and completing her doctorate. Drawing from these experiences, she led a … Net Dev

2014 116

Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Elsua

Mainly, because we just don’t feel comfortable and open enough to think AND act different; to shift and change our very own behaviours and mindset; to show how vulnerable and limited we all are, after all, as we move on and transition into “ Knowledge SHARED is power ”.

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