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More on balancing narrative and data

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 9, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Nancy White recently made the observation: I keep thinking about the role of stories. When we say “tell a story” it has a certain tone that doesn’t always have credibility in some domains like science. Yet it brings context to content that otherwise is easy to gloss over and dismiss. This sure is true and […]

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What is tacit knowledge?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 8, 2005
Filed in Insight

Over the last 6 months I have attended a few knowledge management conferences to see if things have progressed and I’m dismayed at how many times I heard academics and practitioners still talking about capturing tacit knowledge. I thought we understood that nature of tacit knowledge is that it cannot be translated or converted in […]

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Being open to communication

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 8, 2005
Filed in Communication

I recently came across this quote in Steve Dennings “The leaders guide to storytelling”: “To be understood is to be open to understanding.” And, thanks to Mark, another one which seams to sing with the same tune, or is drumming along to the same rhythm: “The meaning of the message is the response you get.” […]

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Humour is a powerful narrative approach

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 8, 2005
Filed in Fun

Having a read through complex knowledge I came across this interesting quote: “As Koestler has shown, humour is built on ‘bisociation’ – the ability to mentally and emotionally to traverse both paths of a bifurcating line of thought, the recognition of which provokes laughter. Bisociation through humour permitted the managers a more complex view of their organisation, […]

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Balancing narrative and data

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 8, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Freakonomics made it click for me. Narrative on its own is entertaining, informative, makes it real and even inspiring but it’s rarely effective on its own to persuade the hard-nosed number-crunchers which dwell in every organisation. Conversely, data is dry, clinical and reasonable but rarely hits you in the guts with excitement to take action. Freakonomics […]

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ACKMIDS 2005 – Larry Prusak’s presentation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 8, 2005
Filed in Insight

On Monday and Tuesday this week I trundled off to ACKMIDS. Actually I didn’t think I would make it this year because I was scheduled to be in Adelaide but as luck would have it my client postponed our work which left me free to attend. ACKMIDS stands for the Australian Conference for Knowledge Management […]

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Story for sustainable leadership

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 6, 2005
Filed in Collaboration

In a past post I raised a point about the difference between fox and hedgehog thinkers and how the way we think can have a real impact on the way we make decisions in a complex world. Following in a similar vein I think there are two styles of leadership. Command and control type of […]

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So when did process become a dirty word

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 4, 2005
Filed in Communication

In a past post I raised an issue with the word ‘facilitation’ calling it a fat word. A comment of Nancy White’s got me thinking when she asked “When did process become a dirty word anyway, and why?”… I decided to take a look around: Clay Shirky on September 17th 2003 on Process is an embedded reaction to […]

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Make your blog reading easier

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 4, 2005
Filed in News

If you’re a keen blog reader you might want to consider using a blogreader tool like bloglines. I find it certainly makes it easy to keep all the interesting blogs you’re reading in one place. A simple way to get started in bloglines (which includes getting an automatic subscription to our feed) is to click the link […]

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To deal with complexity, keep it simple and make it fun

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 2, 2005
Filed in Collaboration

This post from Kathy Sierra on Never underestimate the power of fun really resonates. Earlier this year I completed what was an 8 month long Delphi project investigating facilitators perspectives and practices in natural resource management. One of the questions which we explored was “What are the ingredients for successful facilitation in NRM?”. What has stuck in my […]

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