Author Archives: Steve Dale

About Steve Dale

Stephen Dale is both an evangelist and practitioner in the use of Web 2.0 technologies and Social Media applications to support personal development and knowledge sharing. He has a deep understanding of how systems and technology can be used to support learning and facilitate smarter working, where connections and conversations are the key to self-development and creativity within the organisation.

Wider Horizons For Information Audit

It’s a paradox of our time that the more information that organisations create or consume, the less they understand it. Specifically, most organisations don’t know what information they’ve got, where it came from, where it is stored, who owns it, … Continue reading

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Making The Case For Enterprise Social Networks

Why is it that so many organisations still struggle to (a) understand what an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) is and (b) how it might benefit their business. Despite the fact that social networking technology has been around for over 10 … Continue reading

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Change to Primary URL

Just a brief note to inform any readers/followers that I have changed the primary URL for this blog from steve-dale.net to stephendale.com. This is part of a rationalisation of domain names that I own, and to distinguish this (mainly) business-related … Continue reading

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We’re all Digital Content Curators (but some of you don’t know it).

Digital Content Curation is the emergent skill for 21st century knowledge workers. A skill as important as learning how to swim, and just as relevant if you don’t want to drown in a sea of (useless) information! A new workshop on the topic begins 20th June in London. Continue reading

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Barriers To Knowledge Sharing

Why is it that some organisations still focus on the document, and being able to hold ‘the strategy’ in their hands. We need to be able to hold the strategy in our heads, not our hands and this happens when its implementation is embedded in what the organisation does, day in and day out. Continue reading

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Content Curation Primer

The Internet is a wonderful invention. We can find out almost anything we need to know, from cures for rashes to what’s on at the local cinema to the recipe for chocolate cake. We’ve come to expect that whatever we … Continue reading

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Influence: What Are Tools Like Klout Really Measuring?

See on Scoop.it – The Social Web A very interesting comparison of several measurement tools and what they really measure. [note mg] For marketers, PR professionals and customer service teams, personal influence measurement tools can save time and help facilitate … Continue reading

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The ART of Collaboration (reprise)

I will be giving a talk to delegates from the Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN) next week on the topic of “Gamification” (the integration of game principles and dynamics into non-game contexts in order to encourage participation).  This reminded me … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice – What I’ve Learnt

I  was recently asked  by a colleague to share some “words of wisdom” about what I’d learnt from 9 years of consultancy projects that involved setting up Communities of Practice. I could have written an essay on this topic (and … Continue reading

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What’s the point of Jelly?

I have to admit I’m attracted to anything new and shiny, and particularly products and services that aim to create or propagate value through networks and networking. I was therefore intrigued by the recent launch of Jelly, which has the … Continue reading

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