Gurteen Knowledge-Log Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:31:16 +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: Do you have the capacity to hold a good conversation? By David Gurteen<br><br>In preparing for our <a href="" target="_blank">Conversational Leadership workshop</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Nancy Dixon</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">John Hovell</a> and I keep coming back to the question "<a href="" target="_blank">What is real conversation?</a>" or "What makes a good conversation?" and the more we converse about it - the richer the picture that emerges. <br><br> In two blog posts by <a href="" target="_blank">Dave Pollard</a>, he lists seven conversational capacities or skills that he considers prerequisites to a good conversation,including things like "the capacity to think critically" or "the capacity to be curious". Recall the frustration of trying to have a conversation with someone who could not argue critically or whose arguments had no coherence. <br><br> I've taken Dave's list and I am expanding on it here: <a href="" target="_blank">conversational capacities</a>. <br><br> It's an interesting list, what do you think is missing? Which is the most important capacity? 017255E12F49AAF98025843F0067A101 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:46:23 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Promoting Knowledge Management activities through my website By David Gurteen<br><br>I am always looking to help promote activities in the KM field. To this end you can: <br> <ul> <li> <a href=""> post events on my site</a> <li> <a href="">post jobs on my site</a> <li> <a href="">post news items on my site</a> </ul> In each case, the submission is held in a queue until I have checked it out and categorised it. This normally only takes a day or two. If the item is off-topic or I feel it is inappropriate for any other reason I reserve the right to delete it. The service is free. 4689167F685D4DDA80258440002B67EF Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:54:06 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Updates to my blook on Conversational Leadership July 2019 By David Gurteen<br><br>I continue to develop my blook on Conversational Leadership by the day. <br><br> I have been slowly adding <a href="" target="_blank">profiles of people</a> who have influenced and continue to influence my work. The profiles include a short one or two line description of the person and a brief description of how I know them. They also include links to Linkedin profiles, blogs, websites etc., along with links to the posts in my blook where their work is referenced. <br><br> I have also included, where available, a recent video of the person speaking to give some deeper insight into their work and their personality. <br><br> Here are my most recent additions: <ul> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Patricia Shaw</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Ronald Heifetz</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Naomi Stanford</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Dave Pollard</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Chris Rodgers</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Juanita Brown</a> </ul> These profiles are as much for own benefit as they are for my readers. The resource is exceptionally useful as it allows me to follow their work much more closely. 87FEB3E3C7C71FC78025843F0061B1E8 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:47:13 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Leadership + Conversation = Conversational Leadership By David Gurteen<br><br>These two short videos get to the heart of Conversational Leadership. <br><br> <a href="" target="_blank">Leadership is a practice not a position of authority</a> by Ronald Heifetz <br><br> <a href="" target="_blank">What is the work of leadership?</a> by Patricia Shaw <br><br> In summary using Ron's and Patricia's words: <br><br> <b>What is leadership?</b>: "If we understand leadership as a practice, as an activity, then it becomes available to anybody, high or low, any place or position." <br><br> <b>What is the work of leadership?:</b> "Leadership is about convening conversations that might not otherwise happen." <br><br> <b>Conversational Leadership:</b> We are all leaders. We lead through the conversations we convene and in which we engage. CE5EC1957363FF048025843F0056EBB6 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:49:24 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Thaler Pekar interviews me on Conversational Leadership By David Gurteen<br><br>Thaler Pekar recently interviewed me about my work on Conversational Leadership. She summed it up like this: <br><br> <i>"What do good leaders do in terms of influencing the world or people around them? They do it fundamentally through conversation. Hence this term Conversational Leadership."</i> <br><br> You will find the <a href="" target="_blank">interview here</a>. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> 03607FD9ED3BCAF98025843F0056A6D9 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:46:28 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: July 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> Without conversation, work stops <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM #KMers #KnowledgeManagement #ConversationalLeadership #KnowledgeCafe #ConversationalWisdom <br><br> <li> Adaptive Leadership, What Is It Really? The adaptive leader is one who faces complex challenges for which there are no easy answers. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #Leadership #ConversationalLeadership #AdaptiveLeadership #KM #KMers #KnowledgeManagement <br><br> <li> "Conversations that Matter" by @DavePollard <a href="" target="_blank"></a> /love Dave's writing on conversation #KM #KMers #KnowledgeManagement #ConversationalLeadership #knowledgemanagement #ConversationalWisdom #Conversation <br><br> <li> “AT&T's vision of the future, circa 1993” <a href="" target="_blank"></a> /so much they got right <br><br> <li> The Importance of Intonation in Conversation - italk Telecom <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> How to Learn From Experience by @NancyMDixon <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM, #KMers #knowledgemanagement #learning <br><br> <li> The Untapped Opportunity: Rethinking Learning in the Work Environment | John Hagel <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Is your team making bad decisions? The culprit is likely your conversations - Work Life by Atlassian <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM #KMers #KnowledgeManagement #ConversationalLeadership #KnowledgeCafe #ConversationalWisdom <br><br> <li> Be the last to speak. #conversationalleadership #conversationalwisdom <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>. 7EE727C8288E81978025843E004C91BC Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:47:20 +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>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>Conversational Leadership Workshop</a><br> 20 - 22 Sep 2019, Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Advancing your OD (Organisation Development) practice</a><br> 24 - 25 Sep 2019, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom <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 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:27:37 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Leadership is a practice not a position of authority By David Gurteen<br><br>I have been thinking and reading about leadership for some years now, especially <a href="" target="_blank">leadership in the context of Conversational Leadership</a> but only recently learned of the work of Ronald Heifetz at Harvard and discovered that his views on leadership were remarkably similar to mine. <br><br> In this <a href="" target="_blank">video</a> he explains that leadership is a practice not a position of authority and gives some excellent examples. <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> Distinguishing leadership from authority helps us begin to see that if we understand leadership as a practice, as an activity, then it becomes available to anybody high or low, any place or position simply because they passionately care about some problem situation, about the people in that problem situation and then mobilize people with faith in their capacity to step up to the plate and meet that challenge. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href=" " target="_blank">Ronald Heifetz – On Leadership</a></div> </blockquote> <br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> D09534E5FB476A5380258425004FAB1B Wed, 26 Jun 2019 15:54:49 +0100 David Gurteen