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Change Leadership Challenge 1: Active, Committed Leadership

Partnering Resources

This is the first in a series of posts about change leadership. Today’s executives have a great responsibility to enact change.

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Laws to Stop Customers and Voters from Doing #SocialMedia Activism Campaigns #TPP

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here’s the proposed legal changes. government Law social media social networks activism Australia campaigns chalk TPP

Leadership is an activity, not a position

Net-Map Toolbox

But once you understand that leadership is an activity (or rather a combination of many activities) the picture becomes more clear.

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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. and results?

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Driving “Active Usage” of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

This investment also aligns with changes in our competency and incentive models to drive active usage. In my discussions with various Microsoft business partners, they too are talking increasingly about “consumption” (meaning the use of a tool, not the disease ), “active usage,” and “driving adoption.”

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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 Covert influencers can make or break a change process. Image from

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Complexity and movements change culture

Chris Corrigan

Ideological movements try to coalesce activities and people along a line towards a fixed end state. Movements are messy, complex and organic.

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Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc. The* weird one.

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Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. The previous post covered active, committed leadership. Why should they?

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Changing the Meme of Constant Growth

Networking Action

Dr. Waddock is active with … Net Dev 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.”

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Working with visuals as powerful learning activity

Joitske Hulsebosch

Some visuals are culturally sensitive but there are also symbols which work across all culture, for instance the spiral as a symbol of change.

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Household activities as part of homeschooling curriculum


Household activities provide many opportunities to show how reading and writing, math, physics or chemistry are used and applied in everyday life.

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Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change

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.

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Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. change management social media

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Go Slow to Go Fast: Make Your Next Change Initiative Fly

Partnering Resources

It represents a major change in how people operate, and it’s tied to a new corporate strategy. Change Leadership Leadership Why Go Slow?

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Improving Work Practices in Times of Change. Below is the literature review submitted today for my Understanding Media Studies course. 2008).

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What is Transformational Change?

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activity. It is extracted from a draft Working Paper prepared for Enel Foundation on Pathways to Sustainability… Change Net Dev By Steve Waddell.

Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption

Collaborative Thinking

We now think micro-blogging and activity streams will solve the e-mail problem. To make up for the shortsightedness, we respond (after the solution has been deployed and after the project has officially ended) with governance programs, user experience enhancements, change management processes, and community outreach efforts. The point?

“If Everyone Jumps, Do You Jump Too?”: Using Social Ties for Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

It especially has power in the work world where savvy leaders can use social momentum and support to help implement organization change. Adapt.

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The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

pm tonight was initiated by Brenda Kaulback, Lisa Levinson, and Doris Reeves-Lipscomb as a way of reflecting on the changing nature of their work and in the light of their recent participation in open learning environments such as MOOCs. The asynchronous discussion in CPsquare which started at 3.00 pm GMT yesterday and will conclude at 9.00

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Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

Herding the Smart Cats: IT Change Leadership. Other times, this is a challenge, like when trying to change behavior. Employee Engagement.

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I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

H uman beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly. We can’t be other than who we are.

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Viewing Activities in IBM Connections as a Kanban Board

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new offering transforms Activities in IBM Connections into a visual drag-and-drop Kanban Board style interface, for new ways of working with tasks and entries. “ We love Activities in Connections. However some Activities can get BIG! Sometimes it would be easier if Activities was more VISUAL. They are awesome!

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Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

The web has changed a lot of things about the way we consume media. Now to be fair, the web does change a few things about advertising.

2011 58

Some thoughts on Action Research and Large Scale Change

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activity. Basic definitions.

Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

Previous posts here featuring People Powered Change. You can see one of the resulting maps above, showing who knew who and who worked with whom.

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Measuring activity and usefulness in CoPs - KnowledgeBoard

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It allows tuning, enables detection of deviations from norm, and gives feedback on the effect of changes and initiatives. Of course, improvements on these indicators are possible, but we have found them reliable and interesting, and useful in growing our CoPs to very high activity and impact. But that is not a complete picture.

People Powered Change needs ppchange communications

Social Reporter

There’s lots of aspiration towards this in People Powered Change, but no evident support. million of funding, including £2.2 Empty sites.

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.

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User Adoption Activities Should Start Before Go-Live: I Agree

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jason, who is quoted a few times in my User Adoption Strategies book, has recently commented that user adoption activities should start before go-live. For example: a client has not fully defined and educated end-users on process changes required to align with operating new system. User Adoption User Adoption Strategies

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

How do they help accomplish social change? There are many tough global problems, like climate change, for which there are no clearcut solutions.

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Behavior change strategy cards (from Artefact)

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

change. changing people’s behaviors. To use the cards Identify a behavior you’d like the change. Making active choices helps people. forced to actively make the argument. Influence of fantasy ability on attitude change through role playing. to change the way they actually. Behavior. strategy. 2009).

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Six favourite teaching online activities

e-Moderation Station

Below he shares more of his great ideas, this time for online teaching activities. This is a getting-to-know-you activity. Tweet This!

Lessons from the Octopus: Business Ecosystems, Adaptability, and Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

It turns out that there’s plenty to learn from these creatures about adaptability, change leadership, and business ecosystems. Adapt. Achieve.

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How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

million programme of news hubs for local communities, which I reported here and here. I’ll ask. The pilot sites are private.

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In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

Jim Worth 's wiki page captures the highlights, (see especially active Tweeters) and Lee Bryant 's conference reflection the scope. . W00t!".

BIG’s People Powered Change may catalyse a more bottom-up big society

Social Reporter

With the launch this week of People Powered Change , the Big Lottery sets out its plans for a distinctive niche in the Big Society agenda , supporting local bottom-up community projects. BIG Lottery Fund is refreshing its England wide portfolio of programmes around the concept of People Powered Change. Credit due for transparency).

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Passive or active?

Viv Mcwaters

Nothing had changed. I had changed a lot, he just hadn’t noticed because I hadn’t changed the meaning, or his message in any way.

How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

Do we need to believe that the economics of oil production will be the key driver in changing our economy and how we live? by which we live.

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Lindy Hess changed our lives and so many others

Endless Knots

It was 3 AM and I woke, cold, which, given the heat of the past weeks, seemed impossible. Photo by Lilian Kemp swiped from NYT obit (thanks).

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