Archive for June, 2006

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Organising your community of practice for action

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 30, 2006
Filed in Collaboration

There often comes a point in the life of a community of practice when the group really benefits from creating tangible things designed to improve the members’ practice. This point occurs sometime after the early days of formation after the members have worked out their domain, and they know who’s participating, how people get on with […]

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Cognitive Edge training with Dave Snowden

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —June 29, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Mark and I just returned from spending the last two days at the Cognitive Edge accreditation program run by Dave Snowden. Dave was in great form, and all fluffy bunny jokes aside, I found that Dave helped to bring theoretical focus and insight back into our ways of practice. One strong point I felt coming through […]

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A new book on conversation gets a tougue lashing from Steve Denning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 28, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Last week I ordered Conversation: A History of a Declining Art by Stephen Miller from Amazon. I’d heard the author interviewed by Phillip Adams on Late Night Live and it sounded interesting. Today I read Steve Denning’s stinging review which I thoroughly enjoyed. Denning didn’t like Miller’s inability to clearly make the case for declining […]

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Getting started with Anecdote Circles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 28, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

We’ve spoken about anecdote circles a bit on this blog (here, here and here) and people have asked us how they can get started with using the technique. So, to help you start collecting your company stories we’ve created the following service: http://www.anecdote.com.au/anecdoteCircles Let me know what you think.

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How to search every library catalogue in Australia

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 26, 2006
Filed in Communication

Just found a excellent online service provided by the National Library of Australia which allows you to search all Australian library catalogues. It’s called Libraries Australia.

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Expertise location without technology

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 26, 2006
Filed in Insight

Some of my favourite bloggers are talking about expertise location recently. Jack Vinson provides a good summary. Luis Suarez riffs off Dennis McDonald, who has a couple of posts on the topic (here and here). All these posts make good points about expertise location and each is written from the perspective that an organisation can […]

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Getting Management Buy-in For KM

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 23, 2006
Filed in News

Patrick Lambe and the folks at Straits Knowledge have setup a small narrative project to capture stories about the times when management buy-in for KM was obtained or denied. Please add your stories here.

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A lens into Social Networks Analysis and Sensemaking

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —June 22, 2006
Filed in News

I’ve recently created a squidoo lens around the popular topic of Social Network Analysis and Sensemaking. You can find my lens here: Social Network Analysis and Sensemaking. I hope you find it useful. I’d love to hear any feedback or thoughts you have. Maybe you might be interested in coming along to our free seminars exploring this […]

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Perspectives on problem solving

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 22, 2006
Filed in Communication

Individuals and organisations have many ways of tackling problems. A paper ‘Describing 16 Habits of Mind’ describes the following perceptual orientations that one can take when engaged in problem-solving: Ego-centric: perceiving the problem from our personal point of view. Allo-centric: perceiving the problem through another persons’ perspective through empathy, predicting how others are feeling and […]

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Why positive stories are important – The City of Port Phillip’s Non Crime Line

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 21, 2006
Filed in Communication

Are you more likely to be punished for taking risks at work or will you receive accolades? According to the Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, your prediction depends on what you remember happening to others, regardless of what really happens in your organisation. If you remember lots of stories of people being punished for risk-taking, and you are unable […]

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