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Merry Christmas

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 24, 2008
Filed in Events, Fun

Well 2008 has been a hectic year for most of us. So now is the time to take some well-deserved time off and spend some time with family and friends. We have worked with some great people during the year and to all of our friends, colleagues and clients, we say thank you. Best wishes […]

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…all you need is love

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 18, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Driving to Sydney yesterday I heard the ABC news describe how Justice Michael Kirby had delivered a speech on the topic of love to a bunch of law and commerce graduates. It was one of his last speeches before stepping down from his role as one of our High Court judges. I guess I was […]

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Banning Facebook and the like from corporations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 17, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

On January 16, 1920 the National Prohibition Act came into effect in the United States and all intoxicating liquor was banned, and so began the black market in alcohol. Even before the ban was set in place I’m sure racketeers had plans to take drinking underground and at the same time any chance of the […]

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What is twitter? And in support of transparent gossip

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 15, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

If you haven’t discovered Twitter yet, here’s a good introduction from the Common Craft show. I’ve just started using Tweetdeck to keep track of the Twitterers I’m following. So far it looks great. A few thoughts on Twitter. It’s a mistake to think Twitter is only for reporting the minute detail of one’s life, which […]

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Just trying out Scribd

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 14, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Three journeys: A narrative approach to successful organisational change Publish at Scribd or explore others: Management Business culture narrative

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Building a collaborative workplace

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 12, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Today we’ve started to convert our whitepapers from pdf to their plain text equivalent so you can see the whole paper without downloaded the pdf version. The first one is Building a Collaborative Workplace . You can now bookmark it with Delicious, annotate it with Diigo and we have also added the ability for any […]

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Saying thanks is important for collaboration

Posted by  chandni —December 11, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

A discussion thread on the Australian Facilitator’s Network (AFN) list highlights a collaborative behaviour we don’t seem to practice enough of and in a meaningful way: the art of saying thank you. When it’s heartfelt and authentic, saying thanks creates a new level of trust between two people. It opens up the possibility of working […]

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Business story-listening and storytelling in London

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

We are running two workshops in London this June: Narrative techniques for business (story-listening)–24th June 09 RSA House 8 John Adam Street London Storytelling for business leaders (storytelling)–25th June 09 School of Oriental and African Studies University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square London The cost for each workshop is £350 Email us for a […]

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Building an expertise location system for CoPs

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Do you have a community of practice with members distributed around the country? Is your community deeply technical and use a suite of technical software tools to get the job done? So how do you keep track of who is doing what, or more importantly, who has done what, so you can get in contact […]

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The one place to attend our storytelling for business leaders workshop in Australia next year

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 9, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

If you were wondering how you might attend one of our Storytelling for Business Leaders workshops when we’ve discontinued our public program, I have some good news. I’ll be delivering it at Ark’s Strategic Internal Communication conference on the 19th of February. The other place you’ll be able to attend this course will be in […]

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