Posts By: Harold Jarche

finding community

Many work teams today are distributed geographically, culturally, or in different time zones. But trust is required before real knowledge-sharing can happen. This is especially the case of sharing complex knowledge which requires strong social ties for trusted professional relationships. “Being motivated to share what you know with others requires trust — not only trusting… Read more »

21 lessons

“Without realizing the value of solitude, we are overlooking the fact that, once the fear of boredom is faced, it can actually provide its own stimulation. And the only way to face it is to make time, whether every day or every week, to just sit — with our thoughts, our feelings, with a moment… Read more »

#ForTheWeb

For the Web is part of the Worldwide Web Foundation — “established in 2009 by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right … fighting for digital equality — a world where everyone can access the web and use it to improve their lives.” For… Read more »

network literacies

Distributed governance was part of the conversation at RESET18 in Helsinki last month, where I discussed networks, communities of practice, knowledge-sharing, and sense-making, in the context of the Finnish civil service. I concluded that a network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. Governments and their departments need to transition to the network… Read more »

serendipitous finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @haymarketbooks — “No human being is illegal.” Prof. Jason Stanley — Three Essential Facets of Fascism Conjuring a “mythic past” that has supposedly been destroyed (“by liberals, feminists, and immigrants”) Fascist leaders sow division;… Read more »

understanding leadership

My introduction to leadership came fairly early, as I was in Army Cadets and took my first leadership course at age fourteen. Every Summer through high school I would go to Cadet camp, with other boys who looked, acted, and sounded like me. I finished school and joined the Army thinking I had leadership potential…. Read more »

a conversation on leadership in the network era

I write about leadership frequently, especially how leadership in a network requires different skills and abilities than positional leadership provided by the inherent power structure of an organization or institution. In networks, influence comes through reputation. In this online presentation/discussion, we will discuss how perspectives, and demands, on leadership are changing in a networked society…. Read more »

first we kill the jobs

Donald Clark shows how WildFire, a machine-augmented instructional content development system, saved significant time and money to develop a global training program. “We used an AI tool to deliver a project to a large multinational (TUI) with £16 billion in revenue. The project delivered 138 modules on the locations for its holidays, flights, airport codes… Read more »

not the news

Every fortnight (or so) I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @white_owly — “If you’re looking for obscene wealth it can usually be found right beside obscene poverty.” The Most Important Survival Skill for the Next 50 Years Isn’t What You Think —… Read more »

creative economy entrepreneurs

The co-founders of Creative Startups have published a book that is a guide for anyone interested in the creative economy at any level — Creative Economy Entrepreneurs. This book is a good read but it is more of text book, sprinkled with anecdotes and data, than a single narrative. I would recommend it for anyone… Read more »