I realised only now that the link in my blog last night proposing a Chief Listening Officer for UK Science had no link to a proper definition of what one is. Serves me right for trusting the WordPress auto-link function.
Anyway, here is a rather good article about the role of a Chief Listening Officer in an organisation if you can forgive the marketing speak. It is written by David Jackson of Clicktools Ltd. Here is another blog on the same subject from Craig Woods at B2BBloggers.
Just an idea but it seems to have struck a chord given the response.