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Taking 18 Minutes Day Towards A Year-Long Focus

Over the holiday break,  I read  18 Minutes:  Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman who blogs at at the HBR.  This book is a gem.  Each chapter starts with a personal story that illustrates a concept related to managing unproductive distractions.  … Read More

A Wiki Tribute to Stephanie McAuliffe

If you do any work in the field organizational effectiveness or nonprofit capacity building, whether you are a consultant or funder for such programs, then you know Stephanie McAuliffe, the Director of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.    … Read More

What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

I’ve been writing about wikis (and other social technologies) can be terrific platforms for supporting professional learning in real time, but it requires a comfort level with  “learning in public.”   You can learn in public in different ways – self-directed individual learning, with a peer group or in an organization, or as a network or entire field practice.… Read More

Lessons from Red Cross: Twitter Mistakes and How To Handle Them

Back over the summer,  I wrote a post called “What was your worst social media mistake?  What did you learn?“   If you read through the comments,  misdirected tweets (tweets sent to an organizational account, not a personal account or private message sent out to all) were the most common.     … Read More

Pause: The Discipline of Noticing

Last month,  I had the opportunity to participate in a “Share Your Practice” with colleagues at CPSquared (a community of practice of people who are interested in communities of practice).    These sessions are a social reflection process – you intentionally reflect together with professional colleagues on the trade craft of your work.… Read More