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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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Jane Carter, November 2015 1

Advocacy on behalf of others: what is our legitimacy?

Last Thursday marked a turning point in organisational knowledge sharing, with the holding of a virtual “Shareday”. That is, our staff in 32 partner countries were invited to join a Webinar to exchange experiences on two topics, selected by vote in advance: advocacy, and market systems development. I suspect that in only a few years’

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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, December 2014 3

Our Intranet? That old chestnut!

The combination of seeing a lot of chestnuts for sale over the past few weeks (the season of roasted chestnuts on the street in Switzerland is here) and thinking about the importance of our corporate intranet has me realising yet again that what is ‘old’ is not necessarily bad. As it happens, our intranet affectionately

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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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