Gurteen Knowledge-Log Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:31:10 +0000 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: 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>Knowledge Governments: Best Practices and Lessons Learned</a><br> 07 - 08 Feb 2018, Kuwait City, Kuwait <br><br> <a href="http://" target=_blank>The Art of: Knowledge Management, Learning & Communication</a><br> Thu 22 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2018</a><br> 27 Feb - 01 Mar 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2018</a><br> 05 - 06 Mar 2018, Washington DC, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Henley Forum Conference 2018</a><br> 07 - 08 Mar 2018, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>CII Knowledge Management Summit 2018</a><br> Thu 08 Mar 2018, Bangalore, India <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>International Days of Competences for the Future</a><br> 12 - 14 Mar 2018, Poznan, Poland <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>The International Conference on Innovation & Knowledge Management (iKM2018)</a><br> 17 - 18 Mar 2018, Beijing, China <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>APQC's 2018 Knowledge Management Conference</a><br> 16 - 20 Apr 2018, Houston, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>10th European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital</a><br> 19 - 20 Apr 2018, Mechelen, Belgium <br><br> <a href="http://" target=_blank>Chief Learning Officer, Spring 2018</a><br> 15 - 17 May 2018, San Francisco, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Social Now 2018</a><br> 16 - 17 May 2018, Lisbon, Portugal <br><br> <a href="http://" target=_blank>How to design, convene and facilitate Knowledge Caf&eacute;s</a><br> Fri 18 May 2018, Lisbon, Portugal <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>END 2018 Conference</a><br> 23 - 25 Jun 2018, Budapest, Hungary <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>TAKE 2018 - Multidisciplinary Conference on Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy</a><br> 12 - 13 Jul 2018, Poznan, Poland <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>9th Knowledge Management International Conference</a><br> 25 - 27 Jul 2018, Sarawak, Malaysia <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 9A6311282D0D770A802572F2005EC153 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:03:05 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Meetings serve two purposes – the second too often gets overlooked By David Gurteen<br><br>Most meetings or conversations have a preplanned outcome. It may be to explore an issue, to make a decision or to solve a problem. <br><br> But there is always a second subliminal purpose which we often overlook. <br><br> That purpose is to engage each other, improve relationships and foster a sense of community. <br><br> I have written more about this idea in my <a href="" target="_blank">blook</a>. <br><br> A big thanks to Peter Block for <a href="" target="_blank">bringing this insight to my attention</a>. A9E73C10B40454D580258222005DC526 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:38:25 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: You'll be surprised at the strongest predictor of how long you will live By David Gurteen<br><br>I will be 70 years old later this year and would love to make it to 100. I thought that mainly meant some good genes, eating well, exercising and a huge dose of luck. <br><br> Yes of course, those things matter. But I was amazed to see the top two predictors of a long life in this <a href="" target="_blank">TED talk</a> by psychologist Susan Pinker: <br> <ol> <li> frequent face-to-face interactions <li> close personal relationships </ol> <br> So I may be in with a chance! <br><br> It's also another good reason for us all to talk more face-to-face, <a href="" target="_blank">build strong relationships and community</a>. <br><br> You can find the full talk here on <a href="" target="_blank">TED</a>. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> 84BF6DD14572A14F8025822000613F3F Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:15:59 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. By David Gurteen<br><br>I love quotations and you can find a <a href="" target="_blank">huge selection on my website</a>. You can also subscribe to receive one at random each a week or day if you wish. <br><br> Many of them have a connection in some way. Here are two of my favourites, separated by over 400 years. <br> <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="" target="_blank">Michel de Montaigne</a></div> </blockquote> <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="" target="_blank">George S. Patton </a></div> </blockquote> <br> There is psychological phenomenon called <a href="" target="_blank">groupthink</a> that makes "thinking alike" more likely in a group discussion. BE9C1F6AE6B136208025822200642D58 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:51:13 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: I am sorry I don't know enough to have an opinion on that By David Gurteen<br><br>I have long thought that in our modern day culture it is almost illegal not to have an opinion on an issue regardless of whether we know anything about it or not. <br><br> Confident ignorant people argue with equally confident ignorant people. We all do it. <br><br> In the UK for example, how much does any one of us really know about the impact of a complex issue such Brexit - but we all have strongly held opinions. <br><br> I've long been meaning to write about this but <a href="" target="_blank">Omid Safi</a> has beaten me to it in this article <a href="" target="_blank">The Wisdom of Saying “I Don&#039;t Know”</a> C5C857FD964C6F8D802582210031787A Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:44:15 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: We need more dialogue and a little less debate By David Gurteen<br><br>One of the many posts I have in mind for <a href="" target="_blank">my blook</a> is to compare debate with dialogue. <br><br> We often say we need to debate something - especially in the political world - when what we really need is a dialogue. <br><br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> Dialogue is collaborative: two or more sides work together toward a common understanding while debate is oppositional: two sides oppose each other and attempt to prove each other wrong. <br><br> In dialogue, finding common ground is the goal while in debate, winning is the goal. <br><br> In dialogue, one listens to the other side(s) in order to understand, find meaning and find agreement while in debate, one listens to the other side in order to find flaws and to counter its arguments. <br><br> Dialogue enlarges and possibly changes a participants point of view while debate affirms a participant&#039;s own point of view. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="" target="_blank">Adapted from a paper prepared by Shelley Berman</a></div> </blockquote> <br> To resolve issues and make decisions, we need both debate and dialogue. One is not intrinsically better then the other - they serve different purposes. But we have a strong tendency to enter into debate and even argument when we should be doing is having a dialogue. BD064AFCA140182A802582220057311F Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:30:05 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Knowledge Management Communities By David Gurteen<br><br><a href="" target="_blank">Stan Garfield</a> has put together a truly comprehensive <a href="" target="_blank">list of Knowledge Management Communities</a>. 5967FAC47F6436EF802582240032A31F Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:13:05 +0000 David Gurteen Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: January 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> Why "knowledge sharing" cannot replace "knowledge management" <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Why Conversations Across Ideological Lines Fail #ConversationalLeadership <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> What kills most innovation isn&#039;t a lack of ideas, it&#039;s a lack of relationships | Game-Changer <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> How to Have an Honest Conversation About Your Business Strategy <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li> Healthy organizations exhibit a sense of respecting, trusting, caring, and inspiring, not to mention listening. -- <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> What Makes a Community? -- BuzzMachine @jeffjarvis <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Non-verbal signals play a role in communication but they are not more important than the words. #ConversationalLeadership <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Volume 15 Issue 4 of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management has now been published. EJKM is an open access journal and you can read, download and print the papers from here <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM #KMers #EJKM <br><br> <li> When all is said and done, nothing beats human relationships, dialogue, discourse, dialectic and discussion. Turn off our e-devices, close the books and have a chat. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> James Dyson: Listen. Create an open environment where everyone&#039;s involved and appreciated. If you don&#039;t put people down for making a silly suggestion, you can get great ideas. A lot of great new ideas come from silly suggestions or wrong suggestions. <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Free Book to download" “Knowledge Productivity in the Public Sector” <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #KM #KMers </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>. 7217E3845B3EE8078025822000709A03 Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:33:39 +0000 David Gurteen