Happy 2015! The year of the creative, intelligent, gentle, thoughtful and honest goat


Hello everyone!

Happy 2015!

Happy year of the goat!

Happy new year of the goat (Credits: Abejorro34 / FlickR)

Happy new year of the goat (Credits: Abejorro34 / FlickR)

 

Though technically we’re not there yet, the Chinese zodiac hails the goat as an animal gifted with all the titled attributes above.

So for me this means I’ll try to impersonate as many of these qualities as I can on this blog in in my life. It will be another intense year at work I’m sure, and lots to cover on knowledge management, leadership, social learning, facilitation, coaching, collective intelligence, engagement and collaboration, tools approaches and practices, intelligence and emotions.

I don’t have a starting post to offer – though my next post is lined up and will unravel the ins and outs of collaboration killer app ‘Asana’ – but I want to leave you with a short list of some of the resources I’ve saved on my Del.icio.us bookmark collection of late (or will soon), may these resources stimulate your creativity, intelligence, thougtfulness, honesty etc.

In no particular order except when I came across these resources…

And finally, since happiness is still a important feature of every year:

Happiness large

 

May this year of the goat bring you this and much more 🙂

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Merry Christmas and may peace and sparks be with you, children and learners of the world


2014 has been heralded by UNICEF as a ‘devastating year for children’ given their involvement in global conflicts, at an unprecedented scale.

So, as we approach Christmas, I dedicate this to all the children of the world, hoping they find some peace of body, mind and soul for the end of this dramatic year, and for the one coming.

I also hope that they find the spark that unleashes their amazingly creative and constructive energy, that they get taken by the beauty of the world around them, and that, as the incredible learners that they are, they keep the hunger for discovery and spark of life kindled for ever…

Merry Christmas to all children of the world !!!

Like children, we adults are also learners, only we get complacent at thinking we know enough at times, and our memory is finite and already full of stuff so keeping track of stuff we learn is perhaps a bit harder. But this is not the place and time for a post on adult learning.

I want to thank all of you who kept the spark of curiosity, interest, generosity from your inner child to also engage with this blog and probably many conversations, spaces, people around. I keep this blog up also for you and thank you for the time you’re taking a peek or having a chat here 🙂

Here is the end-of-year overview of most popular posts (your posts), doubled with my personal selection of posts from this year.

Most popular 2014 posts (in bold, posts actually written this year):

  1. Managing or facilitating change, not just a question of words
  2. What is common knowledge about knowledge? A visual tour…
  3. Tinkering with tools: What’s up with Yammer?
  4. Settling the eternal semantic debate: what is knowledge, what is information…
  5. The death of nice communities of practice?
  6. Portrait of the modern knowledge worker
  7. Putting learning loops and cycles in practice
  8. Scaling, pacing, staging and patterning… Navigating fractal change through space and time
  9. Complexity in multi-stakeholder processes – how to manage, facilitate or navigate around it?
  10. What the heck is knowledge anyway: from commodity to capacity and insights

Other posts from 2014 that you might have overlooked:

  1. I share because I care! (very short and simple reasons to share knowledge and information)
  2. KM… the extra mile that saves (y)our time (Yes KM asks a little more of you, but for your own time’s sake, later, or someone else’s)
  3. With KM, life, it’s all in the attitude, so ‘JUST DO IT’ (Nike does it) (Stop nagging and change things around you)
  4. Do you suffer from acute ‘meetingitis virtuales’? Here’s some antidote (how to cope with uninterrupted virtual meetings)
  5. How social can you be? (questioning the definition of our ‘über-social’ model)
  6. Complexity in aid: An interview (by Ben Ramalingam) with Jaap Pels (featuring someone else’s interview here – obviously with their consent he he)
  7. Killing my darlings: the workshop (seriously, it’s time to revisit the use of workshops for sharing and learning, and advancing new grounds!)
  8. Use PACMAN to beat information overload and fix filter failures! My heuristic and tips/tricks to manage information and stay on top
  9. Development is CAPACITY (to move all together through learning loops) Global development is all about strengthening social learning and caring
  10. KM and politics… an agile ‘House of Cards’? (some lessons from the series ‘House of Cards’ about politics in/and KM)

And with this I want to also wish you a…
Merry Christmas!

Blog holiday (or so it seems ;)


One of these ‘point-in-time’ posts again… I will be on leave for the next three weeks and though I might be blogging, (I) don’t really count on it. This part of the year seems to be an excellent period for me to step back and let all these thoughts that were put in the mix after I asked for your (excellent) feedback simmer slowly!

So, it’s a blog holiday, but you never know what may come out of this…

I leave you with the top 10 most viewed, and in bold the most commented/liked posts of these past six months:

Most popular posts:

  1.  Managing or facilitating change, not just a question of words
  2. What is common knowledge about knowledge? A visual tour…
  3. Tinkering with tools: what’s up with Yammer?
  4. Settling the eternal semantic debate: what is knowledge, what is information… (that one really seems to be an evergreen…)
  5. The death of nice communities of practice? 
  6. Putting learning loops and cycles in practice
  7. Portrait of the modern knowledge worker
  8. Scaling, pacing, staging and patterning… Navigating fractal change through space and time
  9. (You’re not welcome) On the dark side of co-facilitation
  10. What the heck is knowledge anyways: from commodity to capacity and insights

See you in three weeks!

Trévignon Bretagne (Credits: Jon Larrañaga / FlickR)

Trévignon Bretagne (Credits: Jon Larrañaga / FlickR)