The Value and Limits of Intuition

Jenny Connected

This is the fourth post I am writing to share the notes I made on a 4-day Field & Field course that I recently attended in the Cotswolds, UK. Pattern recognition is an important element in becoming an expert.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. Because of my relevant expertise, I was asked to participate as an external expert in the CIDES project.

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

In this blog I will share my enthusiasm about working with personas. He would like to learn how he can get in touch with other students in other cities in West Africa and as a journalist he would like to share developments from Mali with the rest of the world.

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The Wisdom in the No: A New Approach to Conflict

Partnering Resources

Says Rick Maurer , expert on organizational change and resistance, there aren’t “resistors out there just waiting to ruin our otherwise perfect intervention. I am happy to share what I’ve learned. Image: Nadine Shaabana, Unsplash.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

Several thoughtful methods have been formalized and documented by platform vendors and industry experts. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

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“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

” When I’m teaching participatory leadership or sharing complexity tools, folks who are wedded to traditional linear mind and tool sets often raise objections. Complicated problems (knowable problems and predictable solutions, but only with expert help and analysis). There maybe different ways to do and experts may not agree, but they can give you a plan and show you in advance how their solution is a good one.

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“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Inviting a group into these practices helps them focus on each other as as potential experts. There is an undercurrent to the base worry that clients share with me, and it’s worth addressing with them. Beyond that, truly open questions make it easy to encourage people to listen to one another and they de-centre expertise, meaning that the group itself can truly become the experts.

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