The Org Chart is NOT The Org

I just got back from COINs 2010, and I am mentally more awake as a result of this great conference. The closing keynote on Saturday night was Richard Buchanan, and though he never used the words, he spoke a lot about the notion of General Semantics.  Buchanan specifically cited a few things that really resonated […]

Simple Governance for Learning Communities

Governance is an important tool in sustaining a community.  When the community has a hand in shaping a living governance (meaning it’s dynamic and prone to change with the changing needs of the community), based on a set of shared goals, you gain trust in the systems and in the communications that are going on […]

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 […]

A Knowledge Exchange Strategy for Enterprise

Organizations can leverage the activities that their employees are already participating in, learn more about itself, find the performance gaps, fill them and dig deeper as they repeat the cycle. I have been putting my thoughts together on this subject for a very long time, it was only in January and February of this year that I formally put those thoughts into any kind of cohesive statement. I believe there is an ongoing relationship between user-generated knowledge that occurs in social networking, knowledge management and formal learning.