What’s Your Purpose?


When looking into it with a bit more detail though, one can find that perhaps, right at the heart of the matter, one of the most powerful reasons as to why that happens is because most organisations haven’t been able to answer properly the one question that matters: ‘ What’s your purpose?’.

Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose


Well, two words to define it that I can think of, so far, to explain such a quiet period: (re) focus and purpose. . is letting serendipity do its magic, once more, and help my purpose re-find me again. .

2013 217

Work Live Integration – 23 and 1/2 Hours


Instead, a long while ago I have made the transition into what some people have been calling work life integration, where one of key words / concepts that has started making the rounds in the last few years, that is, flexibility, is gaining more and more importance and relevance as we move forward.

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey


What’s your purpose? . As you can see, it all starts with asking the ‘ why? ’, that is, the purpose. Why are we embarking in such a journey to become a successful Socially Integrated Enterprise in the first place?

2016 204

Integrating online and face-to-face participation in a community of practice

Jenny Connected

Here at BEtreat in California – this is one of the key purposes of this five day course for leaders of communities of practice, where Etienne Wenger and Beverley Trayner are ‘shaking the mix’ as they like to express it – of our understanding of what is possible. In this sense the online and face-to-face participation is integrated and it has been noted that it has taken us all less than four days to get used to this way of working. Is it possible to integrate the learning?

2011 132

The Call to Adventure – On Doing What You Love


They can well be quite an inspiring and motivational round of resources to remind you why we are all here in the first place in terms of finding our very own purposes and meaning on what we do. Humanise Learning Life Open Business Work Life Integration

2014 223

Gran Canaria – A Mini-Continent to Rediscover


That’s exactly the purpose of this series of blog posts. Life Travelling Work Life Integration elsua-treats Gran-Canaria

2016 158

La Tapita Los Jose’s – ¡Viva La Tapa!


I know, it’s done on purpose, don’t worry. General Interest Gran Canaria Life Travelling Work Life Integration elsua-treats Gran-Canaria

2016 141

There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation


And, in essence, it’s managing to do one thing very well: kill all of our passion, all of our critical thinking skills, because we just want to fit in, all of our motivation and purpose to want to do interesting and relevant things, and, eventually, become, at long last, an engaged employee. .

2013 219

10 Strategies for Integrating Learning and Work (part 2)


In my last post I listed ten strategies for integrating learning with work. 10 STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING LEARNING AND WORK. CoPs have a natural lifecycle when they are built around time limited projects and they should be free to disassemble when they have served their purpose. I think the convergence is good for further integration of learning and working.

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Let The Next Adventure Begin – The Origins


Yes, probably, but I am more inclined to think I am looking more for a couple of other words: purpose and meaning. And you are just an integral part of them and whatever physical and virtual barriers they are no longer an issue. One where I am hoping my hybrid networks ( internal and external ) would become an integral part of to help us all continue learning along the way on what our purpose and meaning may have been all along….

2014 175

Relentless Networking and the Power of Now


But it’s rather interesting to see how I essentially morph, on purpose, how I use this social networking tool whether I am working at my home office or while on the road. You need to be at the right place and at the right moment with a specific purpose, that one of letting serendipity do its magic. Collaboration Communities Learning Life Travelling Work Life Integration

2014 165

Sacred Economics in a Gift Economy


And it’s time to apply them to our true purpose. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Enterprise Work Life Integration

2012 222

Why I Fired Myself from IBM


The whole concept of company / employee loyalty changes and while the motivation and purpose to do a professional job may well be there, very much intact, because, after all, you were hired in the first place as a hard working professional, things are no longer going to be the same. I suppose then that’s why I started working my way towards that system of me and put together multiple plans where I could continue to “ dream big and have a purposeful and meaningful life ”.

2014 171

The Power and the Beauty of Connectedness


Talking about connectedness… with a purpose! Total strangers, with a purpose for doing good, delivering big time and making us all experience shivers running up through our spines with goosebumps galore all the way through.

2011 241

Vacation Is A State Of Mind


Indeed, while everyone tries to go and aim for that Work / Life Balance or, as of late, Work / Life Integration, I am starting to be more and move convinced by the day that there isn’t such a balance nor such integration after all.

2011 203

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – The Path to Self-Discovery


And, if so, how and for what purpose. In short, true, diehard change agents with a single unified purpose: Changing the world of work. Probably as a result of that work life integration I have become such a huge fan of in the last few years. elsua Learning Life Work Life Integration

2014 168

You Are Not Perfect! Live With It


Basically, what I have been talking about in the past around “ Work Life Integration “, versus work life balance where I have always claimed that there isn’t such balance because work always wins. I really like Inc. I mean, I really heart it.

2012 207

The Joy of Choice


It’s a beautifully written article where he’s on a mission to help us all re-think the purpose of our online (inter)connectedness and to challenge, in a rather healthy, and very much needed, way, whether we do really need to be connected all the time. Our purpose.

2012 207

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence


I would love to know whether I have gone completely crazy with all of this Social stuff or whether we are just witnessing the beginning of something bigger, much bigger: Redefining Our Own Social Web Presence with a Focus and a Purpose.

2011 223

Another Special Day


And how it’s that flexibility and work life integration that would surely help knowledge workers become a lot more attached to the work they do, with a rather strong sense of belonging, ownership and co-responsibility for wanting things to work out just all right.

2012 182

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?


“Find the sweet spot: identify your gift, passion & purpose. IBM Learning Life Metablogging Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Work Life Integration

2012 200

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun – Happy IBM Anniversary!


Whatever those may well be… Why waste our meaningful and purposeful lives, just like that?!? IBM Learning Life Metablogging Social Enterprise Work Life Integration Hippie2.0Whoahh! Who would have thought about that, eh?

2012 182

This Is What The Circular Economy Looks Like


I’m actually going to point you instead to a superb piece of art that my very dear good friend Susan Scrupski put together a couple of days back and which describes, quite nicely and with quite powerful words, what our focus and purpose for 2012 (And beyond!) Ok, here we go, folks!

2012 179

Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)


Serendipity, once again, doing its magic, but with a purpose this time around. Fosca (1998 – 2011) – R.I.P. General Interest Gran Canaria Life Metablogging Work Life Integration

2011 198

Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality


It wouldn’t be the purpose of what I envisioned for the blog right from the start. IBM Knowledge Management Knowledge Snippets Life Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Work Life Integration

2011 192

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #2


The purpose of this exercise is to keep it on the short side as well, so you have an opportunity to read briefly why I have gone for those weekly picks and then provide you with a link to where you could download the apps, as you may see fit.

2010 186

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #1


Well, this is the purpose of this blog post: i.e. to share those recommentations. Reeder for iPad : If you are looking for an impressive RSS feed reader, fully packed with features and nicely integrated with Google Reader , this one is all your need!

2010 188

“Ficciones y Aflicciones” By Ernesto Uria


I tell you, things don’t happen just like that, without any purpose. Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Metablogging Travelling Work Life IntegrationSummer is over and that, basically, means that I have just kicked off the next round of business trips from now till year end.

2011 179

Manifesto by Dave Pollard


Tags: Collaboration Communities General Interest Innovation Learning Life Personal KM Social Computing Work Life Integration

2010 158

What a coffee corner provides, how to call it and a research agenda


Capturing and understanding those effects requires theories that account for practices that might seem to have lack of purpose. Integration Digital traces Coffee table in Enschede (Office) in a tired mood by Johan Koolwaaij.

2009 152

The AppGap » Connectbeam Offers New Social Networking Application Integration Possibilities : News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connectbeam Offers New Social Networking Application Integration Possibilities by Bill Ives April 28, 2008 at 8:07 am · Filed under Reviews Recently, I had a chance to catch up with Puneet Gupta, CEO of Connectbeam. We saw a demonstration of Connectbeam integration with Sharepoint.

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Chess Match

Collaborative Thinking

Previously, Microsoft had integrated with Socialtext as well. Yes, IBM has wiki technology and you can integrate Notes, QuickR and Sametime with Connections - but for purposes of this post, Im looking at Connections in a turnkey way.

2008 130

Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas


Unless intended to be used for a very specific purpose (e.g. Compared to writing a document, which has a particular purpose and audience in mind, personal nature of blogging requires less mental restrictions around what is appropriate: you can always imagine writing for yourself. Integration While my Dutch is still far from perfect I am happy with any opportunity to reach local audiences.

2010 158

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

The key factors, as I see them: Leadership that prioritizes learning over labor; Community experiences that are powered by purpose; A move beyond destinations to community ecosystems; Community presence across contextual interfaces; 1. Purpose-powered Communities.

2017 64

What pragmatists might want to know about blogging


Unless intended to be used for a very specific purpose (e.g. Unless one has nothing else to do, blogging survives only if integrated into the everyday world. Integration Behind my PhD research is an interest in translating practices of early adopters of weblogs into something that those that come after them might use: an understanding of relative advantage of blogging in knowledge-intensive environments and it’s compatibility with existing practices.

2009 124

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

Making CommunitySense

Underlying the approach is a solid methodology, of which the CommunitySensor methodology is becoming an integral part. To this purpose, we held an initial meeting to do a quickscan of the existing Brno collaboration ecosystem, using the # Brno2050 city themes as a starting point.

2019 207

‘Communities’ and ‘Networks’: A Conceptual and Linguistic 2.0 Mess | Sonnez en cas d'absence


2010 51

Building Modern Communities #SwarmConf

Online Community Strategy

The key factors, as I see them: Leadership that prioritizes learning over labor; Community experiences that are powered by purpose; A move beyond destinations to community ecosystems; Community presence across contextual interfaces; 1. Purpose-powered Communities.

2017 46

Blog as an edge zone


Regardless of the true purpose may be, one goes out for a plausible, rational reason - to shop, to take a walk, to get some fresh air, to buy a paper, to wash the car, and so forth (Gehl, 2001, p. Integration It feels strange now, almost at the end of my PhD work, to come back to the themes and topics from the beginning of it. Like a few weeks ago, when the post by Jack Vinson brought back the metaphor of a weblog as a front porch from the discussions in 2004.

2009 89

Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

What’s Deep: Connecting to Our Greater Purpose. Lisa McLeod , in her keynote talk on Leading with Noble Purpose, reminded us of the importance of having a clear and compelling purpose. For a practical example of how powerful purpose can be, stop asking people what they do.

2017 157

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

Web-based environment , so that parts of maps and views – each with their own permalink – can be shared and integrated with the daily activities of participants. Collaborative sensemaking.

2016 205

Thoughts on Managing Your Social Vendor Relationships

Online Community Strategy

Between account reps, sales reps, relationship managers, executive success partners and the rest of the cast, most vendors have a veritable army of skilled professionals whose primary purpose is to maximize revenue derived from their relationship with you.