Leading, Leadership, Community and Change

Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) has a very interesting article on Twitter, Facebook, and social activism in The New Yorker today. In the National Journal Magazine, Jonathan Rauch [website] has a fascinating article that dissects How Tea Party Organizes Without Leaders. Gladwell seems to assert that social activism will only be effective when you at least have a […]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Organizational Social Media Needs

Attending the Social Media for Government conference yesterday, a breakout activity occurred which had four groups discussing issues of access, measurement, governance and culture.  Not many people wanted to discuss access issues so four of us reluctantly took to the task.  I tweeted off-hand that access was really the lowest link on the chain of […]

COINS 2010

Every conference experience for me is a blend of what I share vs. what I learn.  Often times, what I learn is in the backchannel to the conference through the storytelling and rich sharing of your experiences putting rubber to the road.  I learn a lot from the questions I hear others ask… and every […]

Managing a Web Project for Community Involvement

In addition to helping build a community to support and develop the Federal Learning Registry AND helping to build a community to work towards the CMI Data Model Harmonization, I’ve now been given the go-ahead to lead a considerably more complex challenge: overhauling the web presence for ADL. Before you even think it, yes, this […]

Community Catch-up: January

Last month (December), a number of us got together for almost two hours to talk about what we’re collectively doing in different organizations to promote learning using community models. It was a very productive discussion and we’re going to continue it on January 29, 2010 from 2pm – 4pm (Central).