This will require networked individuals to be more discerning - and ironically due to the need to filter and focus on a manageable set of network ties, there may be more limited serendipitous encounters due to information overload. People may also be doing more horizontal reading - i.e., scanning, not finishing articles and filtering at a more horizontal level. The question becomes - are people living in information bubbles, only getting reinforcement from sources in that bubble?
The companies that once operated the wells have all but vanished into the prairie, many seeking bankruptcy protection and unable to pay the cost of reclaiming the land they leased. Recent estimates have put the number of abandoned drilling operations in Wyoming at more than 1,200, and state officials said several thousand more might soon be orphaned by their operators.
We are not going to change our assumptions about what makes "good" writing over night. They are based on deeply held beliefs that are inculcated in all sorts of subtle ways. We are also going to face an uphill struggle changing expectations of our business writing in reports or even PowerPoint presentations. But with a blog, a business blog whether internal or external, we have a place to play. We can make the blog our own and we can write with our own voice. We can learn to notice more and value our insights. We can learn to use plain language and say what we mean. We can write in a way intended to be read by others like us and in doing so encourage them to follow our lead. We can together raise the prospect of reinventing business writing - and not a moment too soon!
Published in the journal Endocrinology, the study examined 12 endocrine-disrupting chemicals (both suspected and known) found in fracking fluid--which typically contains over 700 chemicals in total--in a lab. "We found that the majority disrupted estrogen or androgen signaling," says Susan Nagel, the lead author of the study and a researcher in obstetrics, gynecology, and women's health at the University of Missouri.
Next, the researchers took surface and ground water samples from areas near drilling accidents in the fracking-heavy area of Garfield County, Colorado. Compared to water samples in areas with less or no fracking activity, the samples taken from areas near Garfield's drilling sites had moderate to high levels of endocrine-disrupting activity, the study found. Samples from the Colorado River, which acts as a drainage basin for local drilling sites, also had moderate endocrine-disrupting chemical levels.
"We found about twice the amount of endocrine-disrupting activity in samples as we did in control samples," says Nagel. Keep in mind, these findings affect a lot of people--Garfield County has more than 10,000 active natural gas wells. Fracking sites are found in 17 states; since 2005, over 80,000 wells have been drilled or given permits.
Defined roles, such as the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned, and Crites' role which he describes as “a mixture of consultant and reporter.”
Supporting technology, such as MCCLL’s secure web site
Processes for capturing knowledge, such as the After Action Report.
Processes for synthesising and publishing knowledge ("The information is collected and analyzed. The lessons learned from that particular battle or event are extracted and published once a week")
Processes for Learning Before Doing (“A Marine that comes to war studies Lessons Learned, studies what his predecessor did before him, and that’s how he gets ready for deployment.”)
Governance, for example a top down steer on what needs to be learned ( “The command ... guide me into what lessons they want recorded, what lessons they’ve learned, according to their operations").
very funny & probably a good student/teacher aid
“During his seven years in the Senate,” the report continues, “he (Montgomery) cannot recall other times when representatives from the PMO actually attended meetings and insisted on wording of a Senate report.”
As negotiations reached their heated conclusion, Rogers sent an email to Woodcock and Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former chief of staff, to complain. "This is epic. Montgomery is the problem." In the end, the Duffy report was amended. By July, LeBreton had announced she was stepping down as government leader in the Senate, leaving Montgomery without a job.
In situations like these, a position is usually found in a minister’s office or elsewhere in government.
But a senior Conservative source says there was nothing for Montgomery, blaming his run in with the PMO.
A friend of Montgomery said he felt out of favour; that he was not seen as a team player.
More importantly these corporations, whether they're selling information or consumer goods, collude in a pervasive myth and toil to keep us uninformed on important matters such as the environment, economic inequality, and distracted by vapid celebrity claptrap. The Sun don't want an informed populace rejecting their bigoted dogma and daily objectification of women. Tescos don't want engaged and educated consumers recognising the damage that their corporate marauding does to communities, agriculture and local businesses. Their agenda is the same.
These organisations want us dumb and full of junk, in our bellies and our brains. The Sun boast on their website that they give advertisers unique access to their "market", that's you and your family, because as Murdoch says, they are trusted.
Seven tips for co-operative leadership
1. Be knowledgeable about your partners, their structures, strategies, needs and decision making systems
2. Be flexible adjusting your individual strategies or objectives to meet the overall aim of the partnership
3. Develop clear lines of communication and decision-making between all the partners
4. Share the power equally between the parties in the partnership
5. Get agreement on the operation and benefits of the partnership
6. Consider your role in the partnership and your motives for engaging with it
7. Most important – create trust between the partners
One evening we were invited to meet with the new Vice Governor of Jakarta, who together with the new Governor is among the most beloved and admired political leaders in Indonesia today. They have managed to take on corruption and huge vested interests in order to better serve the well-being of all. In short, they do what many had hoped from the Obama White House team: deliver.
So how can they cope with powerful vested interests turning against them? Total transparency! They put the state budget and every single stakeholder meeting they have instantly online. Interestingly, the Vice Governor talked about essentially the same key themes that earlier in the day the IDEAS fellows had talked about when reflecting on their experience: caring for the well-being of others, courage to fearlessly implement, and co-creating new economic models that serve the well-being of all.
Natural gas is mostly methane (CH4), a potent heat-trapping gas. If, as now seems likely, natural gas production systems leak 2.7% (or more), then gas-fired power loses its near-term advantage over coal and becomes more of a gangplank than a bridge. Worse, without a carbon price, some gas displaces renewable energy, further undercutting any benefit it might have had.
Fifteen scientists from some of the leading institutions in the world — including Harvard, NOAA and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab — have published a seminal study, “Anthropogenic emissions of methane in the United States.” Crucially, it is based on “comprehensive atmospheric methane observations, extensive spatial datasets, and a high-resolution atmospheric transport model,” rather than the industry-provided numbers EPA uses.
In the chart you can see that in the US in the 1980s there was strong growth in high-skill jobs and a reduction in low-skill jobs, in the 1990s there was massive growth in high-skill jobs and a little growth in low-skill jobs, and in 1999-2007 there was high growth in low-skill jobs and a little growth in high-skill jobs.
At no point was there growth in middle-skilled jobs.
Why Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)
It used to be that entrepreneurs were the renegade cowboys out in Silicon Valley. Nowadays, you have to be an entrepreneur just to get and hold a job.
Consultants and freelancers are cheaper than full-time staffers with benefits, software developers overseas cost a fraction of what they cost in the U.S. and, by 2030, robots will be able to perform most manual labor, according to an infographic (below) from San Francisco-based startup organization Funders and Founders. Even employees who are employed in large corporations are encouraged to be "intrapreneurs," meaning that they are in many cases given company time to come up with disruptive ways of thinking about corporate organization and practices.
<br />657 times that year, with 657 strangers, on the bus, walking, in the T, in classes, events and meetings, even in the restroom, I unleashed my social energy, broke my paradigms and met some of the most wonderful people in the world, many of whom I stay in touch. I developed a methodology which I call SERENDIPITY.
Scan and find a person which gives me good energy.
Eliminate negative thoughts
bReak the ice
Engage in conversation
Note details which are commonalities
Illuminate reciprocity giving something to the other person
Propose reconnection exchanging contact information
Illustrate the possible relationship
Take the initiative and reconnect
You´ve done it - Congratulate yourself!
We live in a connected, collaborative economy driven by an always-on access to information at the tip of our fingers through our mobile devices and shared through social media. As MIT Sloan graduates Jaime Contreras and Tal Snir recently wrote: “Today the sharing economy – the peer-to-peer exchange of goods and services – is being called the next big trend in social commerce, and represents what some analysts say is a potential $110 billion market. Internet technology and access to information allow us to share our belongings with others more easily than ever before and wring value out of stuff we already own. That, coupled with many people’s desire to lead greener, less consumptive lives, is driving this trend.”
The sharing economy also has profound implications for changing our thinking on old economy “command and control” leadership models. According to work and learning consultant Harold Jarche, “those in leadership and management positions must find ways to nurture creativity and critical thinking. Too often there are organizational barriers that prevent this. The 21st century workplace is all about understanding networks, modeling network learning, and strengthening networks. Another guiding principle for modern organizational design is for loose hierarchies and strong networks.” Metcalf’s law continues to disrupt and transform our personal and business lives in ways that both confound and astound us.
Nowhere is this enlightened view of leadership more in action than at the world’s leading professional services organization, Deloitte, and its innovative Global CEO, Barry Salzberg. Barry refers to his leadership style as “connected leadership,” as he heads an organization of highly educated, high achievers.
“My job is to lead a group of leaders. We have around 10,000 partners and 200,000-plus employees who operate within 47 member firms across more than 150 countries generating over $32 billion in revenue. The only way to do that is to build a culture of collaboration. More importantly collaboration is essential to our business success as we work with companies and governments around the globe to help them succeed. It becomes the underpinning of everything we do,” says Salzberg.
“Outcomes like economic stability, public health and well-being, high-quality education, and protection of human rights are too far-reaching for any one organization, or even a whole sector, to bring about independently. So collaboration among institutions and groups to address these issues is essential,” continues Salzberg. Connected leadership also sits at the center of Salzberg’s agenda to drive organizational innovation through diversity of work force, talent acquisition and retention and humanitarian initiatives. “They are all connected,” says Salzberg.
Salzberg is himself the personification of the culture he has helped to build and shape at Deloitte. A consensus builder by nature, Barry rose through the organization by ensuring that his clients were connected to the best resources and talent within the organization to help them solve their problems. He was a lead client service partner and tax partner of the Deloitte U.S. member firm and became an acknowledged authority in personal and partnership tax matters. He was named a partner in 1985, U.S. Managing Partner in 2003 and served as the CEO of the U.S. Deloitte firm from2007 to 2011 prior to assuming his currently global role in June, 2011.
He also practices what he preaches when it comes to espousing the importance of humanitarian and philanthropic initiatives. He is particularly focused on education, building opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders and diversity in the workplace. A born and raised New Yorker, Salzberg serves as Chairman of the Board of College Summit, Chairman of the United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees and is Chair emeritus of the YMCA of Greater New York.
While very much a citizen of the world and a global leader of one of the most dynamic and largest professional services firms, he still applies his Brooklyn-born sense of tenacity and resilience to driving his connected leadership agenda to the betterment of those at Deloitte and its clients.
Bruce H. Rogers is the co-author of the recently published book Profitable Brilliance: How Professional Service Firms Become Thought Leaders now available on Amazon http://amzn.to/OETmMz
Supervisors are the single most important leverage point for onboarding success. You’ve probably heard it said that people don’t quit their companies, they quit their supervisors. Well, the flip side can also be said. People don’t join a company, they join a supervisor and his/her workgroup. Unfortunately, most supervisors just have no idea about the importance of onboarding and how to do it correctly. Where best practices give supervisors training and an onboarding checklist, too many supervisors just wing it. The real tragedy is that the investment in onboarding training and a checklist for supervisors is quite small in the greater scheme of things.
Environmentalists won’t stop the shale gas craze. Neither will federal regulators. But a lack of water could possibly do so. And that is why drillers are looking for new ways to find water supplies — or fresh water supplies would be jeopardized as a result of fossil fuel development.
The Flow is a system of modules that click together to create an elevated cycle track that physically separates cyclists from the motorised traffic. It is fantastically easy and fast to implement, and is perfect for cities wishing to test the benefits of separated bicycle infrastructure before investing in permanent solutions.
While we've pointed out for years that when people claim that infringing works are "stolen," they're using the wrong word, since nothing is missing, that is not the case here. Here, things are absolutely missing. The entire purpose of copyright law is to provide the incentives to have the work created in the first place. As such, it's a deal, where the public grants the creators an exclusive right for a number of years, in return for getting the work (in a limited fashion) for a period of time and then having that work become public domain at the end. Retroactive copyright extension is a unilateral change in that deal -- directly taking the work away from the public domain without any recompense to the public the work has been stolen from. This makes absolutely no sense. Clearly, since the work was created, the incentive was good enough at the time of creation. Adding on more years that the public doesn't get it at the end does nothing to incentivize the work that was already created fifty years ago.
Register or Transfer a domain name, with full DNS control, URL Forwarding, and Email Forwarding