Knowledge and Learning

Zenebe Uraguchi, October 2016 1

The ‘oops moments’: why should we care about discussing ‘failures’?

PART ONE  Riff Fullan & Zenebe Uraguchi In April 2016, Johannes Haushofer, a professor of psychology at Princeton University, published a CV listing his career failures. Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada publishes its annual reports of failures, saying ‘admitting failure is a practice of embracing, talking about, and publishing programmatic and strategic failures’. Sometimes such experiences

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Riff Fullan, February 2016 0

Is context really everything?

What do horse racing on a frozen lake and a knowledge management workshop have in common? At first glance, not a lot. But over the past few days I was a curious observer of one and a facilitator of the other, and they both sparked similar thoughts as I was remembering the experiences. The winter

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Riff Fullan, July 2015 0

KM, learning and rocket science

A recent visit to our program office in Pakistan reminded me about the multiple possibilities around promoting more knowledge and learning (K&L) in our work, including both within the organisation and amongst the partners we are working with. I was facilitating an exercise looking at how our program in Pakistan could strengthen the K&L element

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Riff Fullan, January 2015 0

Community engagement at scale: getting into people’s living rooms

I’m probably no different from many of those I work within inside and outside my organisation in that I spend a significant proportion of my time writing and reading emails, looking at websites, participating in online dialogues, etc, etc. Having this almost daily experience, it’s easy to forget that the vast majority of people in

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Riff Fullan, November 2014 0
Learning Organisation

Is the Learning Organisation passé?

Is the Learning Organisation passé?   Having thought in terms of communities and networks for much of the past two decades, I am putting some energy these days into wondering about the place of the organisation. More specifically, about learning organisations. I still believe a lot of the potential of organisations to thrive depends on

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Riff Fullan, October 2014 0

What about CoPs…

I haven’t heard a lot of talk about Communities of Practice (CoPs) and their potential lately, except for an exchange in July around whether long-established ones might be too ‘nice’ and recycling the same old wisdom, summarized on Ewen LeBorgne’s blog. I remember first hearing about CoPs when Etienne Wenger gave a presentation on them

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