Posts By: Harold Jarche

working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Improving Organizational Performance Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. For the past century, management practice has primarily focused on error reduction, with practices such as Six Sigma, especially in manufacturing. “Fifty-eight of the top Fortune 200 companies bought into Six Sigma, attesting to the appeal of… Read more »

sensemaking in a networked world

It’s a networked world As we become more connected we should not be cutting out social media, instead we should be using them in smarter ways so that we are sensemaking beyond the outrage. Don’t teach people how to fish. Teach people to learn for themselves how to fish and then they can learn anything… Read more »

debunking

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A body of men, holding themselves accountable to nobody, ought not to be trusted by any body.” —Thomas Paine 1737-1809 “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a… Read more »

connecting leadership

What is leadership? In the past year I have written many posts on the subject from a variety of perspectives. Much of it is about ‘connected leadership’ — where people must be both teachers and learners. Neither training programs, nor even coaching, are enough. Leadership by example through experience becomes the key. Connected leadership is… Read more »

the confinement of curriculum

For the past several weeks I have spent an afternoon in a fifth grade classroom with 30 students, aged 11-12 years old. My wife is artist-in-residence for this class and I, along with a few other adults, am her helper. The students are making ‘trash art’, recycling everyday items into new creations. It has been… Read more »

beyond the market

“Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” —H.L. Mencken The refugee crisis is a government failure. Climate change is a market failure. We have to create new ways to address what governments and markets are unable to do. But… Read more »

90% of everything is crap

Currently, I have written 3,170 posts on this blog. I don’t have any surveillance technologies (analytics) here, so I don’t know how many people read my work, or how much they like it. I do use Feedly as my feed reader and subscribe to my own site, so I can ensure that the RSS feed… Read more »

just checking the box

Were the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft a result of inadequate training, or design and safety flaws resulting from a lack of regulator oversight? I don’t know and I cannot speculate. However, I am interested in how training design decisions are made and what role Learning & Development (L&D) professionals play… Read more »

elites are bad

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @chriscorrigan — “Elites are bad: to the left, elites are those with money. To the right, elites are those with education. Successful people are good: to the right, those with money are successful. To… Read more »

connected thinking

“… it’s easy, and it’s seductive, to assume that data is really knowledge. Or that information is, indeed, wisdom. Or that knowledge can exist without data. And how easy, and how effortlessly, one can parade and disguise itself as another. And how quickly we can forget that wisdom without knowledge, wisdom without any data, is… Read more »