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Words should be full of meaning

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 18, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Following right on the tail of my post on Facilitation is a fat word I came across this posting over at The Monster Blog: Words should be full of meaning, not hollow phrases. Sounds in an empty room also resonate. Too many management slogans resonate around us at work and too many of them are hollow and […]

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Got conflict? Use the power law

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 18, 2005
Filed in Communication

Imagine this scenario of how conflict might arise in a group: You are facilitating a meeting. Everything is going great. During an action planning session one participant stands up, looks around the room assertively and says “I’ve done a quick analysis and it’s clear that there are parallels and similarities between several group’s work here. […]

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Facilitation is a fat word

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 17, 2005
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

Earlier this year Brian Bainbridge and I ran an open space event with a group of highly experienced facilitators exploring “Ways to even better NRM facilitation”. One topic raised was ‘What is facilitation?’ We explored this using Bruce McKenzie’s conversation mapping technique and what emerged was that facilitation is considered a fat word. That is, a word overused and abused […]

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So what does Anecdote do anyway?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 15, 2005
Filed in Insight

A typical comment from people who visit our website is, “love the content Shawn but what does Anecdote actually do?” We seemed to be so busy over the last year doing stuff that we hadn’t really clearly described our services on this site. So, to remedy this oversight we now have what I think is […]

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Free access to Peter Drucker articles in commemoration of his recent passing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 15, 2005
Filed in News

McKinsey Quarterly is making available articles by Peter Drucker in commemoration of his death this week. He will be sadly missed, especially for those of us in the knowledge management profession. Normally reserved for premium members, these articles are available to all site members until November 21. Read them for free this week only. Best […]

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Knowledge mapping is sensemaking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 15, 2005
Filed in Employee Engagement

I’ve noticed an increased interest in knowledge mapping recently. A couple of tenders have been released, there’s talk about it on ActKM and some of our clients have engaged us to help them with the process. The other thing I’ve noticed is the misguided belief that a knowledge mapping exercise should create a single, one-off, […]

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What makes a blog post worth commenting on?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 14, 2005
Filed in Insight

Something Shawn and I have chatted about is what makes a blog post worth commenting on. Having a browse through some of our most commented on blogs over the last year I must say I’m none the wiser… Unconferencing: How should we select our Keynote speakers?  7 comments A unique presentation style  8 comments What […]

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Where have we been?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 11, 2005
Filed in News

We just got back from doing our “narrative techniques in practice” roadshow through Sydney and Brisbane. We had a fantastic time. Having a cartoonist help us with the archetypes was great too. The figure is of one archetype which emerged in our theme of “the learning environments of workshops”. This archetype was named ‘The Mountain […]

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What you’re not being told about unconferencing…

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 11, 2005
Filed in Communication

The unconferencing meme is currently being discussed here and here. One point I believe that needs to be raised is that unconferencing is not something that will naturally happen just by deciding to remove your panel of conference speakers and hoping for the best. I think a lesson can be drawn from Open Space. Open Space is a […]

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Who’s leading the stakes in the blogosphere? Women or Men?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —November 6, 2005
Filed in Fun

A recent profile on Women business bloggers only listed about 5 women business bloggers. I was sure there must be more, and I was also curious whether women bloggers are the quiet achievers in the blogosphere…So using a tool which can value blogs I thought it would be fun to look at where women stand compared to […]

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