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Can learning networks move us to a greener sustainable future?

21 Jul 11

Can learning networks move us to a greener sustainable future?

The global challenge of climate change calls for innovation in the way we live, the way we do business and in the way we solve tough challenges both environmentally and socially.

In the last few months there has been a growing awareness of this in a number of sectors, with more conversations on how we engage with each other to create an environment where ideas can become innovation. One of these, forms part of the South African government’s...

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Creative Perspectives on Knowledge Management

19 Jun 11

von: Andres Roberts | Kategorie: Inspiration
Creative Perspectives on Knowledge Management

In March 2011, I had the pleasure of being invited by Nancy Dixon in Washington DC - joining two other Knowledge Management stars Nick Milton and Karl Wiig – on a ‘Deep Dive’ to support international health organisations in Knowledge Management. It was a fantastic workshop with great learning and connections made. Here I sum up some of the ideas I shared (you can also download the pdf file here). On the importance of story, play, imagination and visioning.

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Leadership is about conversations that matter

13 May 11

Leadership is about conversations that matter

In March, I attended a three-day meeting on ‘participatory leadership’ and ‘conversations that matter’, organised by The Art of Hosting. With a group of students, consultants, social entrepreneurs and teachers we explored how, in times of change, the collective intelligence of a group of people...

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The power of small group work

19 Apr 11

The power of small group work

Using small group work as part of large group facilitation to transform workplace culture in South Africa

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Up to Knowledge Productivity 2.0

21 Mar 11

von: Niel Van Meeuwen - Profil | Kategorie: Inspiration
Up to Knowledge Productivity 2.0

Knowledge is increasingly being seen as the most important strategic asset in organizations and a crucial resource to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Given that a significant amount of organizational knowledge resides in the minds and interactions of employees, it is important for organizations to understand what motivates employees to share existing knowledge, to produce new knowledge and what prevents them from doing so.

K&S: an inspiring organisational model! Semi-finals HCI Prize

11 Feb 11

K&S: an inspiring organisational model! Semi-finals HCI Prize

We are truly delighted: our Kessels & Smit story has been chosen as one of the ten most ‘inspiring, challenging and surprising’ examples of innovation in management from around the globe.

This was announced as we were selected into the semi-finals of the HCI prize - a prestigious competition with judges such as Gary Hamel, Marcus Buckingham and other pioneering minds in organisational and management development.

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Young Professionals - the Heroic Journey

10 Dec 10

von: Neliswa Fente | Kategorie: People Inspiration
Young Professionals - the Heroic Journey

Still on my topic on Young Professionals -

South African youth will lead the world!!

How to be creative

16 Aug 10

von: Andres Roberts | Kategorie: Inspiration
How to be creative

A recent IBM survey finds that creativity is the most important quality for success in business. The survey consisted of 1,500 one-to-one interviews with CEOs and organisational leaders across 60 countries.

You might say this is no surprise. In The Future of Management, Gary Hamel sets out that the greatest challenges organisations face today are around adaptation, engagement and innovation. Of course we must be creative.

The thing is, when creativity is so critical to business, why does it still feel so difficult to manage? It seems that many organisations understand why they need to be creative, but there is a big gap in understanding the how.