Gurteen Knowledge-Log Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:17:30 +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: KM Summit 2019, London By David Gurteen<br><br>The annual Ark Group <a href="" target="_blank">KM Summit 2019</a> is coming up on 4 - 5 June, at the Cumberland Hotel in London. They have an <a href="" target="_blank"> excellent agenda</a> with two streams, one for Legal KM and the other for the Corporate/Charity/Public sector. <br><br> I am looking forward to giving a talk on the rationale behind Conversational Leadership in the plenary towards the end of the second day. <br><br> I hope to see some of you there. 19F0739878321CA5802583BC002FFA98 Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:25:35 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Coffee in the City By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="" width="96" height="128"></div> I walked past Lloyd's of London one evening last week on the way to meet my wife for dinner in the <a href=" " target="_blank">CIty</a> and a little later passed where it all started in a coffee house over 300 years ago. <br><br> Today Lloyd's is the world&#039;s leading market for specialist insurance. <br><br> Amazing to think if it wasn't for <a href=" " target="_blank">coffee and 17th and 18th century London coffee houses</a> that the City of <a href=" " target="_blank">London Financial Centre</a> might not exist today. <div style="clear: left;"> 314529FEA31BD1BF802583CC00328BB1 Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:22:28 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Conversational Leadership Workshop By David Gurteen<br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Nancy Dixon</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">John Hovell</a> and I are running a 3-day residential workshop on Conversational Leadership in the UK this autumn. You will find <a href="" target="_blank">full details here</a>. <br><br> We have an amazing venue - the Elevetham - a Victorian Gothic Mansion set in an estate of 4,000 acres in the Hampshire countryside and a history dating back to the 11th century. <br><br> We are also very excited about the content as John, Nancy and I bring diverse perspectives and skills to the 3-days. <br><br> We have kept the price exceedingly low to make it easy for you to participate - the early bird price (expires May 1st) only just covers our cost. <br><br> Do take a look and get in touch with me, if you have any questions. DFBA980D2C4397DB802583CC0063711A Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:22:17 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Stammtisch bus seats By David Gurteen<br><br>I was talking with a client the other day who was helping to plan an internal conference for employees from all over the world, many of whom would not know each other, and we were brainstorming how she might get them to connect and talk with each other more. <br><br> I suggested <a href="" target="_blank">stammtisch tables</a> at the conference but that was not viable but then the idea came to mind of "stammtisch seats" on the coaches that were going to ferry them from their hotels to dinner in the evenings. <br><br> The idea was simple, not everyone on a trip would want to sit next to a stranger and have a conversation - they would rather sit with someone they knew - so why not label some of the pairs of seats on the bus as <i>stammtisch seats</i>: "Sit here, if you wish to talk to a someone you don't know." <br><br> We both thought it was a great idea but the powers that be did not agree it did not happen, so I am sharing the idea with you here in the hope that one day soon I hear from one of you that you have tried it out and just how well it worked. 2F1662B127D0A430802583CC0066031B Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:22:06 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: He had his conversation in the world By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="text-align: center;padding: 5px;margin: 5px;"><IMG SRC="" width="70%" height="70%"></div> <br> A little while back I came across an <a href="" target="_blank">online etymology dictionary</a> and was fascinated to learn the roots and the evolution of the word "conversation". <br><br> <b>conversation (n.)</b> <blockquote id="nomargins"> mid-14c., "place where one lives or dwells," also "general course of actions or habits, manner of conducting oneself in the world," both senses now obsolete; from Old French <i>conversacion</i> "behavior, life, way of life, monastic life," and directly from Latin <i>conversationem</i> (nominative <i>conversatio</i>) "frequent use, frequent abode in a place, intercourse, conversation," noun of action from past-participle stem of <i>conversari</i> "to live, dwell, live with, keep company with," passive voice of conversare "to turn about, turn about with." </blockquote> <br> It seems to me that this obsolete meaning fits well with the concept of Conversational Leadership. You might say that Conversational Leadership is about how "we conduct ourselves in the world" or maybe "how we interact with the world." <br><br> Anyway, I had forgotten all about this old usage until the other day I was walking in London from Charing Cross to the City, along Fleet Street and visited some of the many churches along the way. I love the quiet and peacefulness of old churches amid the hustle and bustle of modern-day London. <br><br> I sat at a pew in a church called <a href="" target="_blank">St Dunstan-in-the-West</a> for a while contemplating life and as came to leave, I decided to read one or two memorial plaques on the wall. The photo is the first one I read - a sad story of a young man drowned in the Rhone in 1848 near Geneva and there were the words: "He had his conversation in the world". That old 14th century meaning was still in use almost 200 years ago. 743698F4D8A68604802583B40031D37E Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:21:29 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Join the Conversational Leaders Forum By David Gurteen<br><br>If you are a reader of my <a href="" target="_blank">blook</a> or have an interest in Conversational Leadership, you may like to know that I have recently created <a href="" target="_blank">a group on LinkedIn</a> to discuss both my blook and the subject more generally. <br><br> 125 people have signed-up so far and I hope to get some "interesting conversations" started there soon. <br><br> Do come along and join me. 50D420CD3D2F8851802583AE0063A8C5 Thu, 28 Mar 2019 18:14:01 +0000 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>KM Showcase 2019: Beyond the Theory</a><br> 04 - 05 Apr 2019, Arlington, VA, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>KM Asia</a><br> 09 - 10 Apr 2019, Hong Kong, China <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>24th Annual Knowledge Management Conference</a><br> 29 Apr - 03 May 2019, Houston, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>DoD and Federal Knowledge Management Symposium</a><br> 14 - 16 May 2019, Baltimore, Maryland, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>10th European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital</a><br> 23 - 24 May 2019, Pescara, Italy <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>KM Summit 2019</a><br> 04 - 05 Jun 2019, London, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Social Now 2019</a><br> 06 Jun 2019 - 07 Jun 2017, Lisbon, Portugal <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Chief Learning Officers & Influencers Forum, Spring</a><br> 11 - 13 Jun 2019, Scottsdale, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>6th European Conference on Social Media</a><br> 13 - 14 Jun 2019, Brighton, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>TAKE 2019</a><br> 03 Jul - 05 Jan 2019, Vienna, Austria <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>20th European Conference on Knowledge Management</a><br> 05 - 06 Sep 2019, lisbon, Portugal <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship</a><br> 19 - 20 Sep 2019, Kalamata, Greece <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics</a><br> 31 Oct - 01 Nov 2019, Oxford, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>16th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning 5-6 December 2019, Sydney, Australia</a><br> 05 - 06 Dec 2019, Sydney, Australia 9A6311282D0D770A802572F2005EC153 Thu, 28 Mar 2019 18:13:49 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: March 2019 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> “For society to change, we all have to start making small changes. Get out and talk to other people. Change your travel habits. Read more and different literature. Take some to sit and reflect. It sounds simple ... but keeping at it will be the hard part.” <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Wanna change the world? Have a conversation. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Word of Mouth - Listen and learn: how to make better conversation - BBC Sounds <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership #TalkingRevolution #KM #KMers <br><br> <li> Clarify Your Uncertainty and Talk | Steps & Leaps <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> No More Managers. Everyone Leads<a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> "Agree to Disagree is a project born out of the conviction that people of differing political viewpoints should be able to have a respectful discussion and learn about one another&#039;s beliefs.” <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says the biggest skills gap in the US is not coding and that perhaps the popular bootcamps of tomorrow will be those that can teach us how to have a conversation. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>Are we having the conversation we need to be having? <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM #KMers #KnowledgeManagement #ConversationalLeadership /John Hovell @klowey22 and Priya Farish talk with me about Conversational Leadership </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>. 5F6DB9844CC7E98E802583AE003B6FEE Thu, 28 Mar 2019 18:12:38 +0000 David Gurteen