Gurteen Knowledge-Log Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:24:20 +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: We live in a hyperconnected, socio-technical world ?open By David Gurteen<br><br>As I write my <a href="" target="_blank">blook on Conversational Leadership</a>, I find myself capturing fragments of ideas that I know will get refined and fit in somewhere in due course. <br><br> Here is one such fragment: <br><br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> We are not separate from the world. <br><br> We are integrally connected. <br><br> We are each a node of one huge global network. <br><br> It is as if we are all attached by a large number of elastic bands to a multitude of other nodes: people, things, places, and history. <br><br> We live in a hyper-connected, socio-technical world. <br><br> Every node pulls on us, and we, in turn, pull on everything else. <br><br> It is this dynamic network that shapes us and determines our behaviour far more than any conscious, rational decisions. </blockquote> 756084AD49FCF1188025829B005924B9 Wed, 30 May 2018 10:41:32 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Flip charts and butcher paper get in the way of the conversation By David Gurteen<br><br>One of the fundamental <a href="" target="_blank">principles of the Knowledge Caf&eacute;</a> is that anything that gets in the way of the free flow of the conversation is a bad thing and should be eliminated. <br><br> Another principle is that everyone is equal. <br><br> Flip charts and butcher paper on tables contravene both of these principles, and in general in a Knowledge Caf&eacute;, you should avoid their use. <br><br> Take a look <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> if you would like to learn more on my rationale for this. <a href="" target="_blank">Comments and feedback</a> will be greatly appreciated. 4EDE49603F955B098025829B004E54BB Mon, 28 May 2018 15:48:45 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Cognitive Edge and Code Genesys to Combine Operations By David Gurteen<br><br>You may not have heard that Cognitive Edge and Code Genesys have announced a merger of their business operations. <br><br> The new company will be known as <a href="" target="_blank">Cognitive Edge</a>. Ajay Reddy of Code Genesys will be CEO of the merged company and Dave Snowden, cofounder of the original Cognitive Edge, will be Chief Scientific Officer. See the <a href="" target="_blank">press release</a>. <br><br> I have been a huge admirer of Dave's work now for more years than I care to remember and wish him all the best in this new venture. <br><br> And it's good to see Dave taking part in a <a href="" target="_blank">World Caf&eacute;</a> in Zurich in September. 27501B63D5EAF9618025829B003D3D05 Mon, 28 May 2018 12:27:15 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Henley Forum: Advanced Course in KM By David Gurteen<br><br>The <a href="" target="_blank">Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies</a> (known as the Henley Forum) has an <a href="" target="_blank">Advanced Course in KM</a> coming up on 10 – 11 July 2018 run by Chris Collision. It is open to non-members. If you are interested contact Marina Hart - her details are on the webpage. <br><br> They also have one of their regular <a href="" target="_blank">Henley Forum meetings</a> on 27 June 2018, which non-members can attend as guests and get a taste of the Forum. <br><br> The Henley Business School campus on the banks of the River Thames is delightful any time of the year but in the summer is quite beautiful. C791F42C4ED1129D802582810036300E Mon, 28 May 2018 11:59:46 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Knowledge Management Matters: Creativity and Innovation By David Gurteen<br><br>I mentioned a month or two back a new book <a href="" target="_blank">Knowledge Management Matters: By Practitioners for Practitioners</a> written by a number of well known KM practitioners and edited by John and JoAnn Girard. <br><br> The book is free and you can download it from <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. <br><br> John Girard tells me that about 1000 people have downloaded a copy of the book already and that they are in the process of developing a series of companion videos, the first of which is now available on <a href="" target="_blank">YouTube</a>. <br><br> For those of you who know John, you are in for a treat, he has shaved off his beard :-) 9CBA7D5A5CF939D480258282002D2824 Mon, 28 May 2018 11:38:17 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: May 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>Mankind&#039;s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn&#039;t have to be like this. – Stephen Hawking <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>“What a shame that we appear to be losing the ability to have interesting, purposeful conversations with people about how we all respond to our challenges.” <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>Conversations for Understanding – the Amway RealTalk Approach <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>“Think about a conversation you have with a friend over a cup of coffee. It flows from one topic to another; ideas spark spontaneously. A conversation is alive and interesting, and sometimes even a little dangerous.” <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>The 32-Million Word Gap <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>Oracy and dialogic skills: the power of the spoken word <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>Building Connection Through Meaningful Conversation <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>How Curiosity Creates Real Conversation <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>From Download to Dialogue: Building conversational leadership | simply-communicate <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>“If you really want a Learning Organisation you must build the capacity to change the internal dialogue.” <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership <br><br> <li>Conversational Leadership: a communication tool to lead and influence organisations <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership /a really good article written in 2009 by J&uuml;rgen Oschadleus @jurgen_o introducing the concept of Conversational Leadership <br><br> <li>Team Building in the Cafeteria - there&#039;s a special kind of intimacy involved in sharing a meal <a href="" target="_blank"></a> #ConversationalLeadership </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>. BDF1B16D80BA80E68025829B003226BC Mon, 28 May 2018 11:12:11 +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>Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum</a><br> 10 - 12 Jun 2018, Winnipeg, Canada <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>What can you do to make your Workplace Happier?</a><br> Thu 21 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Advanced KM Course</a><br> 10 - 11 Jul 2018, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom <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>Knowledge Management Australia 2018: Sydney Edition</a><br> 01 - 02 Aug 2018, Sydney, Australia <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 Australia 2018: Canberra Edition</a><br> 08 - 09 Aug 2018, Canberra, Australia <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 Mon, 28 May 2018 10:41:00 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Is conversation action? By David Gurteen<br><br>I am often asked how to turn conversation into action.<br> <br> It's a crazy question as conversation is action. Let me justify that. <br> <br> It is evident that conversation does not change the physical world.<br> <br> Conversation, however, changes the wiring of our brains. It transforms our minds.<br> <br> It changes what we think about, and it shapes how we think.<br> <br> Conversation creates the conditions, in which actions and changes we would like to see in the world become possible.<br> <br> And yes of course we can waste a lot of time talking about stuff of no consequence but we waste even more time doing stuff of no consequence. <br> <br> Looked at in this light, conversation is probably one of the most potent forms of action we can take.<br> <br> So stop running around doing things and sit down and have a conversation. 5C31CFDFB4EC7E4A8025827B00395869 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:26:21 +0100 David Gurteen