Chefs, Not Recipes: The Tyranny of Tools and Best Practices One of my favorite sayings is, “Chefs, not recipes.” It’s a phrase that I stole from Dave Snowden, and it perfectly encapsulates the approach I think we need to take (and aren’t) in the collaboration, networks, and organizational development space. I believe in this so strongly that I had it engraved on the back of my phone. What exactly does this mean, and why do I find it so important? One of the reasons I got into this field was that, over a dozen years ago, I experienced exceptional collaboration in open source software development communities, and I wondered whether similar things were happing in other places. If they were, I wanted to learn about them. Changing Challenges: My favourite coaching tools: Belbin's Team Roles Caveats: Before I get into the details of the free Belbin Test: all my favourite coaching tools - free, online, or other - need to be applied with sensible and cautionary advice from statistician George EP Box: "all models are wrong, some are useful". I discuss this principle with individual coachees, teams and team leaders this before giving them homework or some brief presentation on Belbin's Team Role theory. I also explain about the problems of labels, and how labels applied to people become truthes that get played out. (see Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (UK) (or US) for further information)
The Child Rights Governance Initiative (CRGI) Search the library Search our library for publications on issues related to children’s right to protection against abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation, and child rights governance. Read more The Art of ... Introducing Something New At Work? Think About This. It's your idea. You've thought about it--most likely for a long time. You've weighed the risks and benefits. You've visualized what things would look like if your new idea/project/improvement is implemented. You've even thought about at least some of the details. But most of all. . . Co-Creative event pattern language V1.0 Beta Summary As a group of people, it’s easier to join and work together AGAINST something than FOR something.Command and control or consensus work model have limitations for group organization (Marsh, H. 2012).It has to do partly with the difficulty of on agreeing on a common goal and sharing a common intent, particularly in large groups. Visible and invisible architectures Visible and invisible architectures structure the spaces in which we evolve individually and collectively and therefore The same architecture is likely to trigger the same collective outcomes no matter what topics, challenges, market places and players are in its center.
ADDIE Model Explained Anyone who is actively involved with instructional design has at some point used the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) for their course development. This model is one of (if not the) most popular structures used by training designers today. As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise.
Enable - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What Is Disability And Who Are Persons With Disabilities? What is the mandate for the Secretariat or the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities? What has the UN done for persons with disabilities? Does the UN monitor the situation of persons with disabilities in different countries? What Does the Agile Manifesto Mean? As we all know, the Agile Manifesto was authored at a ski lodge in Utah in 2001. These important guidelines and principles drive much of what we do. These simple, elegant words are very difficult to use in the real world and sometimes, in my opinion, are misunderstood. I thought I would write some words about Agile from the direct perspective of the Agile Manifesto.
Through the Dark Mountain: A Harvest of Myths I spent last week at a Dark Mountain retreat at Schumacher College in Dartington just outside Totnes, UK. Along with the brilliant authors of the Dark Mountain Manifesto, Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine, 16 remarkable artists, an equal number male and female, from 7 countries around the world, and all but three from what I could ascertain much younger than I (age 20-38), explored our shared worldview of the coming collapse of civilization, the myths of our culture and the possibility of creating new stories that might be of better service to us in the challenging decades ahead. The main building in which we met, Postern House, is pictured above; it was built in 1380. (While I was there I also had the pleasure of meeting Ben Brangwyn, co-founder of Transition Network and Isabel Carlyle, the Transition Network’s education coordinator, and later, by chance, Rob Hopkins, co-founder of Transition and author of several books about Transition, and his wife.) What do we do with such a list?
Buffer in March: $5.9M ARR, Self-Managed Salaries & More The change towards self-management at Buffer is our biggest and most fascinating challenge to work through right now. March found us evolving in quite a few areas including self-reviews, self-managed salaries and more—all while growing our user base and team throughout the month. Here is the latest update:
Re-Define Your Audience : Tips On Talking Concern for our own safety is hard-wired into our brain. The oldest part of our brain, the reptilian brain, or brain stem, is solely concerned with survival. It first emerged in fish some 500 million years ago, and it regulates critical functions like heartbeat and digestion. The limbic, or mammalian brain developed later, probably about 300 million years ago. What is a Disability? Definition When most people think of the word "disability" they immediately picture someone in a wheelchair. But there are many different types of disability. People with a disability may include: people who are blind or partially sighted people with learning or intellectual disabilities people who are deaf or hearing impaired people with a physical disability people with long term illnesses people with mental health or psychological difficulties people with an acquired brain injury According to the World Health Organisation, a disability is…