Posts By: Harold Jarche

talent, not labour

The latest edition of the European Public Mosaic: Open Journal on Public Service is focused on talent management. My article in the journal is entitled ‘Talent, not Labour, is the Future of Work’. Here is the abstract. As routine and procedural work gets automated, human work will be increasingly complex, requiring permanent skills for continuous learning… Read more »

perpetual beta 2017

Blogging is one way I make sense of the world. This past year I wrote about 120 posts on various topics. What follows is a summary of some of my thoughts during 2017. My ways of seeing the world have changed over the years and blogging has helped to keep my thoughts in a state… Read more »

looking to the past for the future

“Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is. Luke, we are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.” —Master Yoda, Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leading by allowing failure is a feature of all the… Read more »

connecting work, learning, and life

The 70:20:10 reference model states that, in general, what we learn at work comes 70% from experience, 20% from exposure to new work, and 10% from formal education. At the 70:20:10 Institute [disclosure: I am a service partner], the basic approach is to start with the 70 (experience) because this is where learning and working… Read more »

friday’s neutral finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. US Net Neutrality Debacle will Impact People in Canada “It’s time to clearly and directly call for Canada’s big telecoms to be split apart so that our telecom networks can be open to a… Read more »

it’s not complicated – review

“In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” —Eric Hoffer A major focus of my work is getting people to think in terms of complexity and understand the difference between complicated and complex systems. I use the Cynefin framework… Read more »

networked failure and learning

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.” —W.E. Demming via @DaimenHardie @projectania: “Don’t just think hierarchy. Think networks of influence. Be prepared to switch from predictability and compliance to disruption… Read more »

self-managing for complexity

“What processes will be effective in helping people to unlearn the disposition or stance that made them successful in the ordered domains of Cynefin? How can they most effectively learn the skills required in the complex domain? How do leaders start creating environments that support this transition – if we simply focus on training people,… Read more »

3000 half-baked ideas

“The commons is the only genuine alternative today that allows us to build a truly participatory economic production system. The commons can cause a global cultural revolution.” —Yochai Benkler Starting this blog in 2004 helped me connect with a global audience and share ideas with many people who over the years have become friends and… Read more »

bias thwarts innovation

My recent blog post on our future is networked and feminine has had more online attention than any other post I have written in the past two years. I was even asked to change the title, something that has never happened before. For me, the topic is not new, and I have presented these ideas… Read more »