Embracing Complexity & Engagement

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In June 2019, I noticed some insights from my network. You may find them inspiring and actionable. Topic: embracing complexity and engagement.

“Education would be transformed if #learning how-to-learn was considered as important as what was to be learnt.

To master the skills needed in the future, hand out fishing rods, not fish.


“Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms.”

Source: For a More Creative Brain, Travel by Brent Crane, The Atlantic HT @elsua

We can connect the dots when travelling or wandering.

“The key, critical process is multicultural engagement, immersion, and adaptation.”

Source: For a More Creative Brain, Travel by Brent Crane, The Atlantic HT @elsua

As with social media, this “key, critical process” is important when engaging.

“If a plane ticket isn’t an option, maybe try taking the subway to a new neighborhood. Sometimes, the research suggests, all that’s needed for a creative boost is a fresh cultural scene.”


Social media creates within leaders and through them more capacity to metabolize the complexity of our modern world and turn it into a strategic advantage.” — @CelineSchill at #socialnowhttp://qaspire.com/2019/06/20/social-media-for-better-leadership-and-learning cc: @_Kavi @elsua @KenHMikkelsen @rotanarotana @leebryant” — @tnvora


“Thanks to social engagement, I am able to stay in touch with current thinking, participate in conversations/tweetchats around topics of my interest and become a part of an empowering network.

I could learn, absorb patterns, prepare for the waves of changes likely to come, put some of those lessons into practice at work, and share my reflections back with community.

In my case, social media made me a clearer thinker, better leader and a curious learner.” — @tnvora

Next read: Navigating Knowledge Flows.

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