Gurteen Knowledge-Log Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:15:28 +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: Future Café: the future of visual collaboration tools By David Gurteen<br><br>One of the challenges I have in seeing the Knowledge Caf&eacute; more widely adopted is conveying its power as a "group thinking" or "group sensemaking" tool and how it can be adapted for a wide variety of purposes. <br><br> To this in end, in my blook on Conversational Leadership, I have two chapters, the first describes the various <a href="" target="_blank">Caf&eacute; applications</a> and the second is a <a href="" target="_blank">collection of stories</a> of how the Caf&eacute; has been or is being used in practice. <br><br> What I consider to be one of the more powerful of the applications is the <a href="" target="_blank">Future Caf&eacute;</a> - a Caf&eacute; that is intentionally designed to explore trends and issues that shape, influence or in some way impact the future. <br><br> It is not very often that I get to run such a Caf&eacute; at a public event but on the 28th November in central London I am facilitating a Future Caf&eacute; at the <a href="" target="_blank">Visual Collab 2018</a> event that will look at the future of Interactive Flat Panel Displays as visual collaboration tools and their application in team work. <br><br> It's not confirmed yet, but I hope to use some innovative ideation software to capture the thoughts and ideas of the Future Caf&eacute; participants in a way that minimally interferes with the dynamics of the conversations (a key <a href="" target="_blank">Knowledge Caf&eacute; principle</a>). <br><br> If the event is of interest and you would like to experience a Future Caf&eacute; then you can <a href="" target="_blank">learn more and register here</a>. D93206FF572E515280258311004AB4EA Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:14:27 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: The Henley Forum Listening Project By David Gurteen<br><br>The <a href="" target="_blank">Henley Forum</a> is researching Knowledgeable Practice for the next 10 years. They wish to understand how knowledge, learning and change practice might develop over the next 10 years. They are asking practitioners two key questions: <ul> <li> What key qualities and skills have you relied on in doing your best work? <li> What qualities and skills do you believe will be most useful and important for practitioners over the next 10 years? </ul> They have created a questionnaire to solicit some input. Please it would help tremendously, if you would <a href="" target="_blank">complete the questionaire</a>. <br><br> In return, if you include your contact details, you will receive a summary of the report. CD5F93493BD35011802583120055BD70 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:18:39 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Would you like to learn how to design and run a Knowledge Café?é-masterclass-cilip-2018?open By David Gurteen<br><br>Would you like to learn how to design and run a Knowledge Caf&eacute; and how they can be applied? <br><br> I'll be giving a Knowledge Caf&eacute; masterclass at CILIP in central London on Thursday 1st November 2018. <br><br> The thing to note about my Knowledge Caf&eacute;s is that they are more than just about sharing knowledge and building relationships. <br><br> They can be <a href="" target="_blank">applied in a wide variety of ways</a> and at their best are a powerful sense-making tool. Here are some real-life <a href="" target="_blank">stories</a> to help you better understand the versatility and the power of the Caf&eacute;. <br><br> Take a look, I think you might be surprised. <br><br> You can find <a href="" target="_blank">more information and can register here</a>. 4B472ED3FA45C71980258311003B080A Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:06:25 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: It may sound corny but love is the answer By David Gurteen<br><br><blockquote id="nomargins"> It may seem corny, but love is the answer. </blockquote> <br> I have long thought that to help cure many of the ills in the world that all we needed to do was "to care more." To care more about each other and to care more about our planet. <br><br> To say that "love is the answer" seemed a little too twee especially in a business context. <br><br> However, since I discovered that Elon Musk using the phrase in a recent interview with Joe Rogan I am having second thoughts - maybe "love is the answer" conveys the message far more effectively. <br><br> Here is a <a href="" target="_blank">clip from the interview</a> where Elon and Joe talk about the future of humanity and "love is the answer." <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <br> And here is the <a href="" target="_blank">full interview</a> (beware 2 1/2hrs long but well worth the time) <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <br> Joe comments at the end of the clip "How do you fix that - do you have a love machine you are working on?" Elon laughs and suggests you should spend more time with your friends and less on social media. <br><br> However, it has got to be far more than that - how do we learn "to care more" or "love humanity more"? If "love is the answer" what do we need to do? I have some thoughts of my own, but I'll leave you with that question for now. It would make a good Knowledge Caf&eacute; question! <br><br> Moreover, if you take the time to watch the full interview, step back and observe the "conversation," Joe is a skilled interviewer and draws Elon out and gives him space to talk without interruption - tolerating long silences at times. A37576D762D5504380258310006293C8 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:11:16 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: We are what we think about all day long By David Gurteen<br><br><blockquote id="nomargins"> A man is what he thinks about all day long. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="" target="_blank">Ralph Waldo Emerson</a></div> </blockquote> <br> This is one of my favourite quotes. <br><br> When I find my mind wandering to trivial matters or worrying over things I have no power to control, I think of this quote and consciously change what I am thinking about to something of value. The more I do it, the better I get at it. <br><br> Oh, by the way, I am sure this applies to women too. Annoying that quotes from even a few years ago are sexist but I think it would be wrong not to use the original words. 9941D38415E41E7680258310005FB4A7 Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:21:16 +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>Licence: cultureQs® Professional Facilitator</a><br> 09 - 10 Oct 2018, Munich, Germany <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>World Values Virtual Knowledge Caf&eacute;</a><br> Tue 09 Oct 2018, Online <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>CILIP Knowledge Cafe Masterclass</a><br> Thu 01 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>KM World 2018</a><br> 06 - 08 Nov 2018, Washington DC, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Chief Learning Officer Forum, Fall</a><br> 27 - 29 Nov 2018, Boston, MA, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Visual Collab 2018</a><br> Wed 28 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Learning & Development Executive Summit 2019</a><br> 03 - 05 Feb 2019, Orlando, FL, United States <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>10th European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital</a><br> 23 - 24 May 2019, Pescara, Italy <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>6th European Conference on Social Media</a><br> 13 - 14 Jun 2019, Brighton, United Kingdom 9A6311282D0D770A802572F2005EC153 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:17:47 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Updates to my blook on Conversational Leadership September 2018 By David Gurteen<br><br>I have made a number modifications and additions to my blook over the last month. One <a href="" target="_blank">key new feature</a> is the ability to see the most frequently visited pages. <br><br> The three most popular pages of my blook over the last 30 days were: <ul> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Shared meaning</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">The Enlightenment Coffeehouses</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Benjamin Franklin&#039;s Junto Club</a> </ul> <br> It's not so much that these pages are the more interesting but that Google gives them a high ranking. <br><br> These two new <a href="" target="_blank">Sales Caf&eacute;</a> stories may also be of interest: <ul> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">IBM SE Asia Sales Caf&eacute;s</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Groucho Club Sales Caf&eacute;</a> </ul> D32492A9DF6FE0E1802583100044F2BA Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:33:41 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: September2018 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> A big difference maker is when participants in a network (or an organization, for that matter) embrace new ways of seeing, thinking, and doing. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> Thought is not just reflecting whatever is there, but on the basis of what is known from the past, it helps to create the impression of what is there. It selects; it abstracts; and in doing this, it chooses certain aspects, which then attract our attention. – #DavidBohm <br><br> <li> Jordan Peterson: Overcome anxiety: Articulate your rationale by journaling to lessen your doubts <a href="" target="_blank"></a> /interesting - watch the video <br><br> <li> The Knowledge Caf&eacute;: Preparing graduates for the real world <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KnowledgeCafe #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> Dilbert thinks Brainstorming ineffective but he still enjoys them! <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM #KMers #KnowledgeManagement <br><br> <li> Happy birthday Knowledge Caf&eacute;: It all began 16 years ago today on Sept 5th, 2002 at the Strand Palace Hotel in central London. Just a stone&#039;s throw from Trafalgar Square. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM #KMers#KnowledgeCafe #KnowledgeManagement #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> Shared meaning does not mean that people see things the same way but understand each other's perspectives well enough to accept them #ConversationalLeadership <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Coffeehouse Conversations in Vienna, where strangers are paired for two hours of intense conversation. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership #BigTalk #TheodoreZeldin <br><br> <li> “School initiates young people into a world where everything can be measured, including their imaginations, and, indeed, man himself.” Ivan Illich <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #education #learning <br><br> <li> Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM #KMers #ConversationalLeadership </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>. 9CD597FDD2F2882F80258310004185BD Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:26:09 +0100 David Gurteen