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Marcia Conner

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After decades working within organizations pointing out the emperor has no clothes, I realize no one wants an emperor. It's time to focus my skills and experience making large-scale change to catalyze a societal shift. The social revolution isn't only needed in distant lands. It's needed under our feet, wherever we stand. My books and my work with people across the globe focuses on the change in our midst and the chance we have to make a difference.

Called by some a "blank page systems architect," serving as senior counsel to executives, corporations, politicians, governments, non-governmental organizations, and schools, I work with big-vision leaders, impact entrepreneurs, and unreasonable thinkers, ready to use their superpowers for good.

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This week I’m in Berlin, Germany at the OEB Conference. The conference hosts interviewed me a few weeks ago about my thoughts on learning since leaving a formal role in the field years ago. I enjoyed the experience of reflecting on what’s changed and the opportunity to set the industry free. Here’s the article, crafted from my talk with Alasdair McKinnon. My only regret here is not being able t...

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“I would define orientation in this way: n. 1. a state of existence where a person is accurately perceiving the environment. 2. an appropriate positioning of oneself within the environment. orient. 3. (verb transitive). an act of appropriately repositioning oneself within the environment. 4. an act of repositioning by oneself to achieve accurate perception. The principle of disorientation is more complicated to pin down. It would be easy to simply say disorientation is the opposite of orientation. Based on the definition of orientation above, disorientation would be: n. 1. a state of existence where a person is not accurately perceiving the environment. 2. an inappropriate positioning of oneself within the environment. disorient. 3. (verb transitive). an act of inappropriately repositioning oneself within the environment. 4. an act of repositioning by oneself to achieve inaccurate perception.”
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“We define learning as the transformative process of taking in information that, when internalized and mixed with what we have experienced, changes what we know and builds on what we can do. It’s based on input, process, and reflection. It is what changes us.”
Marcia Conner, The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media

“Training often gives people solutions to problems already solved. Collaboration addresses challenges no one has overcome before.”
Marcia Conner, The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media

“When you engage with people, you build your own insight into what’s being discussed. Someone else’s understanding complements yours, and together you start to weave an informed interpretation. You tinker until you can move on.”
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“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
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“This is the thing no one prepares you for where disaster are concerned. There is no ominous black cloud, no spooky chill, no neon sign that flashes: Stop! Please! Go back to bed! There's something really really dreadful waiting to happen around the corner! I beg of you, do not continue!”
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“If there’s one thing I have learned it’s that if you carry on as though nothing strange is happening, it usually stops being strange”
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“In my experience nobody gets to lead a totally charmed existence. Nobody escapes the pitfalls of being a human being. It’s what seperates us from the zebras. Or that’s my theory anyway”
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“If we are all going to have tragedies, if none of us can escape them, then surely we have to learn from them, we have to gain something. And we have to use what we have gained. Those of us who have fought tooth and nail to overcome tragedy are, after all, nothing else, proof that such things can be survived. So we can actually help others survive their tragedies too. As long as they’ll let us.”
Sarah-Kate Lynch, On Top of Everything

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Joyce Hi Marcia ... it's interesting the paths we take as change agents. Mine has veered off in to fiction ... young adult fiction no less.

I am just now publishing a young-adult, fantasy novella titled Sarana's Gift. I would be happy to send you a free, pre-publication pdf copy if you would like to read it ... and, perhaps, review it.

Tagline: It seems like such a simple story ... but is it?

You can read more about it here:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Hope all is well with you.

joyce


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