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kmpinner

I’m a learning explorer & navigator who loves mountain biking, good food & great wine. Why rustic? Just ask : )

Above My Pay Grade

It’s painful to admit that I have used this phrase one to many times lately, along with the phrase “shut up and color.”  Two things that pretty much go against everything I have been trying to do the past few years by working out loud, practicing personal knowledge mastery, building my social leadership skills and trying to model the behaviors that enable change.

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Coming to Terms with “Aspirational” Culture

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I have been collaborating on a project that is attempting to help create/enhance the culture our organization wants to have by defining a core set of leadership competencies that span all levels of the organization.

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The Biggest Challenge to Building Social Capital

I am participating in the Foundations of the Social Age MOOC and as a way of making sense of what I am learning I am reflecting in this blog space.  Over the past week we have been exploring social capital and the challenges we face trying to build it.

According to Julian Stodd is Social Capital can be defined as “our ability to survive and thrive in online social spaces, but it’s also about our responsibilities to safeguard others.” Continue reading “The Biggest Challenge to Building Social Capital”

What is your new nature of work?

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The new nature of work.  photo by CuteImage

I am participating in the Foundations of the Social Age MOOC and as a way of making sense of what I am learning I am reflecting in this blog space.  Over the past few days we have been exploring the new world of work where people are able to be effective without infrastructure and without formal hierarchy and mechanisms of control.

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The Social Contract

I am participating in the Foundations of the Social Age MOOC and as a way of making sense of what I am learning I am reflecting in this blog space.

Over the past week or so I have explored the evolving relationship between employee and employer and how that is changing in the social age.   We now not only have a legal contract with our employers, we also have a social contract.

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