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Blogging is recycling – blogging as reflective practice

You are a blog reader. Are you also a blogger? Then you probably agree that blogging is great reflection time, don't you? Not yet a blogger?  Are you considering to give it a try? Do it! Blogging is fascinating and easy;... Continue Reading →

Tree ring by tree ring; or how knowledge management helps grow “learning rings”

How do I explain knowledge management to the person sitting next to me on the flight to Amsterdam? Knowledge management is a peculiar term, rather confusing and misleading as it is not about managing anything. It is all about learning.... Continue Reading →

Using a metaphor for explaining what it means to be the facilitator

  Lately, I was facilitating a visual inquiry of a group of facilitators about the meaning of facilitation. The group uncovered a series of interesting metaphors. The visual results made me think. I love the plenary system of people with... Continue Reading →

Planning is easier when visual – a plea for the Swiss german word ‘Auslegeordnung’

This is a plea for the Swiss German expression Auslegeordnung. Auslegeordnung is a funny and practical word. It means literally to display (auslegen) an ordre (Ordnung). You stop being busy and lay out all the information visually on the table,... Continue Reading →

Online communication: tools, habits and play

When you think about your online communication for purely professional purposes what is your favourite channel? Are you an ‘emailer’? Or a ‘phoner’? Or a ‘skyper’? Or a wiki-fan? Or sometimes a ‘chatter’? Or are you a ‘multi-channel user’? Our... Continue Reading →

Playful spheres; or what makes you play?

What makes you play? When are you playful? What do you need to feel ready to slip into a playing mood? Last week I co-facilitated a workshop on remote communication. We designed the workshop in a spirit of play –... Continue Reading →

Why we need more playfulness in learning

Playful learning – playful facilitation

What are your memories about your last workshop or learning event? How was the atmosphere? How did you feel? When I think back to my last workshop I attended as participant I remember smiling faces. We played and experimented, we... Continue Reading →

The brave and curious network mindset or what it needs to think and work the networked way

At the last Knowledge Management Think Table* we reflected what a networked mindset means to us. Our harvest was rich. Here my try to visualize our reflection: There is one word that caught my attention. It is the little word... Continue Reading →

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