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How to avoid siloed villages of practice

Communities of Practice are great, right? Whether you call them Guilds, Centres of Excellence, or Special Interest Groups — it is good to create a space for people who share a common discipline to support their joint professional development. But what happens if these sit in isolated pockets? Welcome to the headache of Villages of Practice.

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The Feng Shui of continuing personal development

In work and in life, do you follow the line of least resistance, pushed to and fro by what other people do? Would you rather take responsibility for your own development, personal as well as professional? In this series of articles, I explore how we can adopt a mindful and constructive approach to our own development.[…]