“Harold Jarche is a true pioneer. Nine years ago , long before online activities were commonplace, we conducted a series of Unworkshops on the topic of web-based learning. We relied on free software. Our students came from Australia, Lebanon, Canada, Austria, the Azores, and points in between. Lessons were both synchronous and offline. To give people exposure, we used a different platform each week. I can’t imagine anyone (aside from Harold) crazy (and innovative) enough to sign up for something like this.” —Jay Cross (1944-2015), founder Internet Time Alliance
“Global thought leaders in disruptive transformation such as Clayton Christensen, John Kenagy, and Harold Jarche suggest that the most radical thinking about future possibilities is unlikely to come from the centre or top of organisations. There is a global trend for creative processes, including organisational development and change management, to move to the edges of organisations.” —Helen Bevan, UK National Health Service – Improving Quality
“Harold has the rare talent of being both a thought leader and a pragmatic communicator. He is a pioneer in personal knowledge mastery — a skill just beginning to be recognized as critical in our digital age. He spoke to a group I manage in Paris composed of digital practitioners from global organizations headquartered in Paris. Harold had a strong impact on the way they now see their own professional development.” —Jane McConnell, Advisor and Researcher, Digital Workplace Strategies
“Harold’s posts are thoughtful. They’re long compared to most bloggers. And they’re filled with information and resources. This is a Johann Sebastian Bach level of productivity. It requires a combination of passion and discipline that you don’t see often.” —Wally Bock, Author & Leadership Coach
“I first got acquainted with Harold on LinkedIn. Soon I found myself repeating to myself “that´s right!” while reading about the Personal Knowledge Mastery and Seek-Sense-Share model. His views on the future of work, social learning and the role of leadership are accurate, well researched and well presented.
He is not only able to recognize the dots about the requirements of what it takes to succeed in the future of work, but he is also able to connect the dots in a fashion that makes it both understandable and doable. Not a small feat.
I am glad that I could assist him in coming to Finland to share his knowledge twice at the writing of this: First, by invitation of the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland, to facilitate a workshop at SITRA in Helsinki. Next, by invitation of Motiva Ltd (a Finnish state company, which promotes the efficient and sustainable use of energy and materials). Again, to facilitate a workshop in Helsinki. Both workshops were successful and had the desired positive impact.
To end, I´d say Harold’s key asset is not in – though he really is good at it – making hard-to-grasp future work-related issues and relationships visible and understandable but to make them approachable and doable. He is a practical man who can provide his clients with practical ways to improve collaboration, knowledge sharing, and sensemaking. And he has a great sense of humor too.” —Jussi Mozzo
“Your KM articles are insightful. With all the shallow and trite content out there, it is refreshing to read stuff like yours that empowers the reader.” —David Albrice
“Harold’s writing about the changing nature of work is critical and timely for many organisations today. He has shown me the importance to seek out relevant information, discern it from the ‘noise’ on the web, make sense of it through blogging and reflection and then share it through my networks.” —Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions
“Harold Jarche combines a compassion for individuals in the organisation and society with a restless intellect and clarity of insight. He has created models drawing upon solid foundation that give us great explanatory and predictive capability to understand how people can learn and work together more effectively. Harold provides us with valuable tools to empower and engage.” —Clark Quinn, Quinnovation
“Harold Jarche deeply affected my thinking in the way I see work in general and organisational development specifically. Working out loud, personal knowledge mastery or collective intelligence, are concepts that had been lingering in my subconscious for decades.” —François Lavallée, AliterConcept
“Harold is a master disruptor and reformer. His work challenges the traditional models of organisational working and learning. His ‘seek- sense-share’ framework and personal knowledge mastery (PKM) thinking is fundamental to effective learning in the emerging networked era. Harold’s ideas and work have helped reform organisations and guide them in designing ways to become more collaborative, more networked, and more able to respond to the demands of the modern world.” —Charles Jennings, Duntroon Consultants
“Harold provides pragmatic, forward thinking guidance in his blog … I have great respect for his tendency to challenge the way we think in learning.” —Emma Weber
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“I had the opportunity to work with Harold while developing collaborative knowledge-sharing practices for a global predictive chemistry network. Harold guided us in assessing our needs and setting realistic goals. He revitalized the global network by demonstrating the value of focusing on people instead of tools, as well as the introduction of his PKM model (seek-sense-share). His openness and transparency, as well as his understanding of cultural diversity were instrumental to project team engagement. Harold was a valuable addition to the project and I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.”
(Senior Analyst: Pharmaceutical Company)
“What the ITA group brought to the table in our engagement, in the person of Harold Jarche, was not only his extensive experience and network, but also the expertise of the rest of the Alliance and their networks as well. While we in our organization have networks of our own, the quality and extensiveness of the ITA network added a value that we would not have been able to tap alone, and led us to a superior solution that will better serve our customers.”
(Corporate University Manager within Fortune 500 Health Insurance company)
“Harold Jarche is an efficient team player who can take on even the most challenging projects. Intelligent and insightful. If you need a professional to do a job, make sure you have Harold Jarche doing that job. When you get to connect with him, you’ll discover an amazing person with unique skills!”
“Harold is not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom and I still repeatedly refer to his ideas and concepts regarding learning networks.”
(Education Sector Client)
“I strongly recommend Harold for his analytical skills, competences and integrity.”
(Private Sector Client)
“Through his blog and consulting practice, people look to Harold for innovative ideas for using technology for learning and performance improvement. They’re never disappointed.”
(IT Sector Client)
“Harold Jarche is smartsmartsmartsmartsmartsmart. He sees the big patterns as clearly – or maybe more clearly – than he sees the details. More often than not, his thinking feels like someone threw me a life preserver when I’m battling through too high waves, just trying to keep my head above water. I feel so grateful for this clarity. It assists me with my own sense-making. And makes it easier to move into conversation. Ahhhh…..” – Meri Walker
“Harold Jarche states the obvious with clarity and thoroughness. We all knew this, but he’s the one who makes it real for us.” – John E. Smith
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