Sunday, 27 July 2008

The Importance of Trust

One of the ways to develop dialogue about the future is through the use of Knowledge Cafes. One of the most prolific writers in this area is Gurteen. His site contains a wealth of information and resources to help you get started in this area.

Recently a conference KM Australia explored the whole idea of Knowledge Management in more depth. I wish I had been able to go to the conference...but maybe next year. One of the discussions there was regarding the whole notion of Trust. Following the conference the main Trust Creating Behaviours were explored. This has no surprises but it links in well with the work of Stephen Covey "The Speed of Change" and Kouzes & Posner's "Credibility." A key idea is doing what you say you will, being honest and giving credit where credit is due. This is what credibility is all about!

One of the tools used for voting was a "Dotmocracy", which I found a very useful idea. It is a facilitation tool that I will explore in more depth.

The Anecdote website was the initial source of this information. This Australian Company uses business narratives to build leadership and change. I am bookmarking their site to go back to as they seem to have lots of great ideas to ponder.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Education Innovation and PLCs

Today I discovered a blog caled Education Innovation. This blog is a useful one to look at education from a different angle. The latest posting has an article called Group Flow- Characteristics of Creative and Innovative PLCs. What I particularly like about it is that it includes ideas from outside the education sector. Looking outward is an important way of continuing to develop. Check out the catalytic questions at the end of the posting.

I came across this link because I have subscribed to Google Links, so receive latest information from the web on several key ideas that are important to me. It keeps me ahead without having to do much searching!