Gurteen Knowledge-Log Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:12:57 +0100 The Gurteen Knowledge Log - a weblog on knowledge, learning, creativity, innovation, personal development and more. (David Gurteen) (David Gurteen) Gurteen Knowledge$File/gurteen170x60.gif en-us Custom Lotus Notes Agent Blog Post: A profile of Dave Snowden by Stan Garfield By David Gurteen<br><br>Dave is a self-described “proud curmudgeon and pragmatic cynic” and the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. I think without any doubt, he is the most influential thought-leader in the KM world. <br><br> He has had a massive influence on me and whenever I am struggling with an issue - I think to myself "What would Dave's views be on this?" I will often google the issue and find he has some very strong opinions on the subject in question. I don't always agree with him but he really causes me to think deeply about the topic. <br><br> Whether you are familiar with his thinking or not go take a look at this profile of Dave's work <a href="" target="_blank"> David Snowden: Profiles in Knowledge</a> recently created by Stan Garfield. A lot of interesting material. 527952BE20934510802582CE002F4203 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:28:17 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Conversational leadership and the Power of Conversation Video By David Gurteen<br><br>In June, I gave a talk on “Conversational leadership and the Power of Conversation” at the European Commission's Knowledge Week In Brussels. <br><br> You can now watch the full talk on <a href="" target="_blank">the home page of my blook</a>. <br><br> Note the session was 56 minutes long but I stop my talk at 26:20 to allow the audience to have a conversation and after 7 minutes I start to take questions at 33:20. Q&A lasts 23 minutes. So 50:50, about 25 minutes for my talk and 30 minutes for conversation and Q&A. <br><br> I call this a <a href="" target="_blank">conversational talk</a>. I wish more speakers would adopt a similar format. <br><br> In this talk, however, I wish I had given more time over to conversation and less to Q&A as I think Q&A is <a href="" target="_blank">not really interaction</a> and it is in the conversation where the real value lies. <br><br> Oh and <a href="" target="_blank">I dont like lecterns</a> either but in this case there were no lapel mikes and I was forced to stand still. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> EF1CBF2938A1A332802582D40038D4B7 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:00:49 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies Events By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="$File/henley-management-college.gif" width="" height=""></div> The <a href="" target="_blank">Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies</a> (known as the Henley Forum) has a meeting coming up on Thursday 27 September 2018 - <a href="" target="_blank">Absorbing complex change</a>. It's a members&#039; only event but there are a few guest places available at &#163;175 + VAT. This is a great learning opportunity at a low price and a chance to experience the Henley Forum. <br><br> There is also a 2-day workshop next year - <a href="" target="_blank">Advancing your OD practice</a> 22 – 23 January 2019 open to non-members. <br><br> And a date for your calendar - the Henley Forum Annual Conference takes place 06 - 07 March 2019 "Amplifying our practice: leading the way with knowledge, learning and change". The conference is also open to non-members. <br><br> If you are interested in any of these events contact Marina Hart - her details are on the above webpages. <br><br> The Henley Business School campus is on the banks of the River Thames near Henley-on-Thames. I always love going there as it is delightful any time of the year. <div style="clear: left;"> 4CB8C90AB29FA99A802582CE002F8407 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:40:08 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block (2nd Edition) By David Gurteen<br><br>One of the books that has influenced me the most over the last few years is <a href="" target="_blank">Community: The Structure of Belonging</a> by Peter Block. <br><br> He has just published the 2nd edition and if you would like to get some idea of what it is about take a look at this <a href="" target="_blank">excerpt</a> adapted from the "Welcome" chapter in the book. <br><br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> In the midst of the growing awareness of and innovation in thinking about the need to build community, the dominant practices about how to engage people, civically and organizationally, remain essentially unchanged. <br><br> Building community and belonging is going to be our most powerful strategy for ending the displacement and isolation that plagues so many aspects of our world. <br><br> The work is to seek in our communities a wider and deeper sense of emotional ownership and communal ownership. It means fostering among all of a community&#039;s citizens a sense of ownership and accountability, both in our relationships and what we actually control. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> Peter Block </blockquote> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> Peter Block - Change the Conversation, Change the Culture </div> 72A9A907BD1DD6E0802582CE002F4A39 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:32:16 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Updates to my blook on Conversational Leadership July 2018 By David Gurteen<br><br>A big thanks to everyone who gave me feedback on my <a href="" target="_blank">Knowledge Caf&eacute;</a> principles last month. They are greatly improved. Thank you. <br><br> The seven principles are listed below. <ul><li ><a href="" title="Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Remove the barriers" data-wpel-link="internal"><span class="entry-title-primary">Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Remove the barriers</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">It's all about the conversation</span></a> </li><li ><a href="" title="Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Create a safe space" data-wpel-link="internal"><span class="entry-title-primary">Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Create a safe space</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Where conversation can flourish</span></a> </li><li class="current"><a href="" title="Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Everyone is equal" data-wpel-link="internal"><span class="entry-title-primary">Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Everyone is equal</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Everyone is an equal participant </span></a> </li><li ><a href="" title="Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: No preconceived outcomes" data-wpel-link="internal"><span class="entry-title-primary">Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: No preconceived outcomes</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">The outcomes are emergent</span></a> </li><li ><a href="" title="Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Dialogue not debate" data-wpel-link="internal"><span class="entry-title-primary">Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Dialogue not debate</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Be prepared to emerge a slightly different person</span></a> </li><li ><a href="" title="Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Engage in small groups" data-wpel-link="internal"><span class="entry-title-primary">Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Engage in small groups</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Real conversation takes place in small groups</span></a> </li><li ><a href="" title="Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Preserve the flow" data-wpel-link="internal"><span class="entry-title-primary">Knowledge Caf&eacute; Principle: Preserve the flow</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Conversation flow should not be interrupted</span></a> </li></ul> <br> And during the month, I have added one major new feature: <a href="" target="_blank">a list of over 50 books</a> on the power of conversation or that relate in some way to Conversational Leadership (most of them I own). Each book has its own page with a brief description pulled in from Amazon. Let me know any I have missed or that you think I should add. 833A42220379238A802582D400372378 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 11:02:15 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: July 2018 By David Gurteen<br><br>Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. <br><br> <ul> <li> The new business dynamics of a hyperconnected world <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> William Isaacs: Conversations that change the world <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KnowledgeCafe #KM #KMers #ConversationalLeadership #dialogue <br><br> <li> We have made debating all about winning <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> Dissenters seem like a pain. But principled troublemakers who challenge prevailing groupthink create more space for all <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> Reviving the Dying Art of Meaningful Conversation <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> The Knowledge Cafe principles are at the heart of the Cafe. In a Knowledge Cafe, conversation is King. #KnowledgeCafe #KM #KMers #ConversationalLeadership <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> It's not clear whether quality conversations actually make people happier, or if happier people are more likely to have quality conversations. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership HT @klowey22 <br><br> <li> How best to bump: Designing spaces to encourage conversation <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership #KM #KMers <br><br> <li> How might leaders be meaningfully attentive in order to bridge the requirements both to deliver and to care in the contemporary workplace? <a href="" target="_blank"></a> /short write up of a recent London Knowledge Cafe by Mark Cole. #KM #KMers #ConversationalLeadership #KnowedgeCafe <br><br> <li> Julian Treasure explains how to speak so that people want to listen <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> Jim McCann talks about his book "Talk is (Not) Cheap" and the Art of Conversational Leadership <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> Knowledge is not power. The will and the ability to act on knowledge and to influence people and events is power. #KM #KMers #ConversationalLeadership <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>. 808C25552FA8EFCA802582D3002D4F9E Tue, 24 Jul 2018 10:54:07 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="" width="300" height="200"></div> <br> Here are some of the <a href="" target="_blank">major KM events</a> taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a <a href="" target="_blank">full list</a> on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and <a href="" target="_blank">RSS feeds</a> which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. <br><br> <!-- List starts below here --> <a href="" target=_blank>9th Knowledge Management International Conference</a><br> 25 - 27 Jul 2018, Sarawak, Malaysia <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Thirteenth International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organisations</a><br> 06 - 10 Aug 2018, Žilina, Slovakia <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Knowledge Management South Africa: 2018 Convention:</a><br> 22 - 24 Aug 2018, Gauteng, South Africa <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>19th European Conference on Knowledge Management</a><br> 06 - 07 Sep 2018, Padua, Italy <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship</a><br> 20 - 21 Sep 2018, Aveiro, Portugal <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>The 9th International Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific (IKMAP2018)</a><br> 31 Oct - 02 Nov 2018, Hangzhou, China <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>KM World 2018</a><br> 06 - 08 Nov 2018, Washington DC, United States 9A6311282D0D770A802572F2005EC153 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:36:28 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Future Proofing the Organisation - Nadim Habib at Social Now 2018 By David Gurteen<br><br>I spoke at <a href="" target="_blank">Social Now 2018</a> in Lisbon back in May and the keynote speaker at the event was Nadim Habib who talked about <a href="" target="_blank">Future Proofing the Organisation</a>. An excellent talk - well worth watching. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> F8ECE282057C142C802582B800510BD4 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:36:41 +0100 David Gurteen