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Here are the resources to imagine a bright future and our ability to learn together. Selected by Rotana Ty for the week 8th-14th July 2019.

“The means of learning are abundant- it’s the desire to learn that’s scarce.” —  @naval


“learning isn’t ever “finished”—it must be a lifelong pursuit, as humbling as it is joyful.” — @denniscallahan


“ABL : Always Be Learning” — @denniscallahan


“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it…” — Alysha Speer HT @write2tg


“Serendipity – the name we give to the experiential moment of being open to the unforeseen” — @chumulu

From my network and moi

On leadership:

“To be able to be the connector you need to be genuinely interested in the people who surround you.” — @jenfrahm

How do we move from command and control, and from obedience, to encouraging and supporting people in their work and learning journey? How do we foster a culture of continuous peer feedback, iterations and improvements?

Here are some responses from my peers on Twitter:

“The new leadership challenge (and, choice) for what we still call ‘L&D’” — @PaulJocelyn


“Move from job descriptions and task work, and from HR-enforced “grades” of workers, to a workplace where people are hired because they are intelligent, talented and empathetic. Not sure why that seems so difficult: People are already there, the structures just need to catch up.” — @BenCpdx


Agreed, hire people based on what their skill set – hard, soft and tech skills, mindset, uniqueness based on their reflection, experience, vision & social capital. Well, perhaps b/c the focus is still on resume, job descriptions, HR, fitting in… instead of standing out. #lesigh — @rotanarotana


“And then, teach people are to be self-learners and how to share knowledge. People don’t know how to do these things, and that’s where “L & D” needs to direct resources.” — @BenCpdx


Yes, enabling & encouraging why, what & how to develop ourselves, work & learn out loud w/ our evolving cornucopia while connecting the dots – ideas, people, actions. Yes, I’m also convinced there’s a need of learning catalyst who help people to learn daily to propel themselves. — @rotanarotana 

On Upskilling:

“Short interview video: #Automation is becoming a much bigger challenge then globalisation #futureofwork – the solution: upskill, unlearn/relearn, provide safety nets for these jobs that will be automated away, reboot education to avoid routines, develop our human-only skills 👈” — @derFuturist


“How can ‘L&D’ shift from only identifying problems, creating ‘solutions’ & a focus on ‘proof measurement’, to enabling the evolution of the organisation & improving the quality of interaction & learning throughout?” — @PaulJocelyn


“Perfectly put @C4LPT You can also facilitate introductions across teams with shared challenges, convene people together, role model reflection, provide guidance, encourage mentoring relationships… but, you won’t make people “do learning”…” — @PaulJocelyn


“Let’s not talk about “continuous learning” or “lifelong learning” but “daily learning”, that is doing something, however small to improve and/or develop yourself. More here” — @C4LPT


“If learning is also about relationships and citizenship, how do we harness new learning curves? Great perspective from @rotanarotana” — @jhagel


“Another great post by @rotanarotana exploring #sociallearning and the age of learning shifts. #activatemylearning” — @ActivateLearn

From Learning Partners and moi

On teams:

“You are not a team because you work together. You are a team because you trust, respect and care for each other.” — @ValaAfshar

On travelling:

“Welcome to the world #NavigateParisOnline! Introducing my latest project, an online travel planning experience that’s not like anything you’ve seen before. 🚀” — @pretavoyager


“I couldn’t agree more! I am back from a week long road trip and I am feeling refreshed and re-energized after my travels. Travel gives us the pauses we need to restore and reflect.” — @write2tg


“The answers we have within us, which might actually come to the surface when the waters calm could lead to change.” — Scott Savage via @ThinDifference 

On multidisciplinarity

“Neo-generalists find it hard to describe what they do, to which I can relate. Neo-generalists defy common understanding. They cross boundaries, and some break them. They see patterns before others do” — Harold Jarche via @rotanarotana


“There’s a growing focus on polymathy and generalism as a survival strategy in the 21st century. It is a simplistic and lazy conclusion. Reality is way more nuanced.” — @KenHMikkelsen

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