2009 Archive

May 6, 2009 » Blue Oxen Facebook Page

I’ve done it. I created a Facebook page for Blue Oxen Associates. Check it out and become a fan!    (N6O) Looking forward to playing with it.    (N6P)

May 4, 2009 » Tools for Catalyzing Collaboration: June Workshop

I just announced a new online workshop on the Blue Oxen Associates blog: Tools for Catalyzing Collaboration. Here’s the full announcement:    (N6I) I’ll be leading a new online workshop next month entitled, Tools for Catalyzing Collaboration. It will be an intensive, four week combination of real-time teleconferences and asynchronous online work.    (N6J) I’ve […]

May 1, 2009 » Words and Reputation

Over at the Blue Oxen blog, I wrote about how I’ve incorporated Contextual Authority Tagging (your reputation in context) into my work.    (N5Z) In the piece, I started using myself as an example. I listed three words that I would use to describe myself in a work context. I then started to contrast this […]

April 19, 2009 » MediaWiki Plugin for Laconica v0.1

I’ve been playing with Laconica for a while now, mostly on Identi.ca but also on some self-hosted sites for various projects. For the Grantsfire project, we thought that Laconica would be a great way to keep others updated without flooding our inboxes, so I installed the latest version. I noticed that there’s now a plugin […]

April 15, 2009 » Wiki Coaching

Today, Blue Oxen Associates launched a new Sensemaking Series on Wikis, coached by Peter Kaminski. It’s a fantastic way to get guidance on implementing and integrating Wikis into your organization, which is even more critical these days, given the economy.    (N5T) I’m particularly pleased that Pete is our coach. Those of you in the […]

March 24, 2009 » Please Take Our Organizational Collaboration Survey!

Blue Oxen Associates is doing a study on the collaborative behaviors of organizations. We’re particularly interested in small organizations (as small as two people), but the survey is open to folks from organizations of all size.    (N5K) Please take the survey, and please distribute the link to others you think would be interested.    […]

March 24, 2009 » Blue Oxen Barnstars

I just started a podcast over at the Blue Oxen Associates web site entitled, Blue Oxen Barnstars. The name comes from the Wiki notion of Barnstars, and it’s an opportunity for me to tell the stories of people doing remarkable collaborative work in my community. The first episode is with Jeff Conklin, whom I have […]

March 2, 2009 » How Project Management Tools Empower Communities

I recently posted an entry at the Blue Oxen Associates blog on Obama, Wikis, and Collective Leadership. The crux of the post was simple: Collective Leadership happens when it’s clear who’s in charge.    (N51) In other words, powerful communities empower their participants to lead by giving them Permission To Participate. When it’s clear that […]

February 24, 2009 » Blue Oxen Sensemaking Series

I’ve gushed over and over again about how much I love my work, my clients, and my community. I’m very lucky. But I’m also always conscious of Blue Oxen Associates‘ larger mission. Namely, how can we disseminate knowledge about the field more deeply and broadly?    (N4V) This question is becoming more and more urgent […]

February 24, 2009 » Smart or Creative?

When I was a kid, I’d ask my Mom whether it was better to have broad or deep knowledge. Her response: “It’s better to have broad, deep knowledge.”    (N4M) My friend, Lisa Chu, asked me a similar question recently: Would you rather be called smarter or more creative?    (N4N) I thought it was […]

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