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  1. Marga Biller

    Navigating Complexity at Scale with Mary Uhl Bien

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    System leadership creates the container that allows solutions to emerge over time. Complexity Leadership is leadership in and of emergence. Emergence is what allows individuals and organizations to adapt and survive. The pressure of survival is the strongest complexity pressure that promotes the most adaptation. Three different types of leadership is required - entrepreneurial leadership, enabling leadership, and operational leadership.
  2. Marga Biller

    APRIL 2020 SPEAKER PROVOCATION #1 (video): Michael Kenney – Competitive Learning Ecologies

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    One of the benefits of being part of LILA is that we can learn from different contexts - ones that may appear to be far from the usual routines in our own organizations.  Perhaps never has this been more true than with the focus of our current speaker Dr. Michael Kenney, professor at the University of Pittsburg.  His research explores how drug traffickers, terrorists, and government officials gather, analyze, and apply knowledge and experience. His analysis reveals that the resilience they posses stems partly from the ability of illicit enterprises to change their activities in response to practical experience and technical information, store this knowledge in practices and procedures, and select and retain routines that produce satisfactory results.
  3. Marga Biller

    APRIL 2020 SPEAKER PROVOCATION #2 (video): Chris Myers – Vicarious Learning in Modern Organizations

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    Chris Myers' research has focused primarily on learning in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive work environments.  Chris will share how individuals learn through interpersonal interactions, shared understanding and meaning making of others’ experiences at work ---what he calls Vicarious learning --which has long been recognized as a driver of individual, team, and organizational success.  As you listen to Chris, think about what opportunities and practices support vicarious learning in your organization.
  4. Marga Biller

    APRIL 2020 SPEAKER PROVOCATION #3 (video): Michael Kenney – Communities of Practice

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    After you view the provocation, please add your comments to the bottom of this post.  Michael suggests you reflect on these questions: Does  your organization currently use communities of practice?  To what end? How do they hinder or help learning in your organization? Do your communities of practice have any characteristics that hamper learning? How might your organization improve your communities of practice to enhance learning and improve performance?   CLICK TO VIEW COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE       To access the PPT for the presentation, click here.
  5. Marga Biller

    Human and Artificial Cognition: Systems, Ecologies and Culture

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    How is digital technology shifting the way that we learn within organizations?How do we prepare ourselves and our organizations in local and global ecologies of change? How do we act in that tension between current demands and future demands? How do we do significant cognitive work with sophisticated technologies? Dr. George Siemens points out that we are beginning to think with technology –it is more than a tool that we use, it is a tool that uses and shapes us. As we look towards the future of organizational performance, we need to consider technology agents in addition to human employees and participant

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