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Shawn has opened up his Twitter

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 21, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

I’ve decided to open up my Twitter so anyone can follow my tiny tweets. Before I only let the Anecdote team follow alog but I started to realise that there was a much wider network that could help each other out. So feel free to check out my Twitter page and if you think I […]

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Being healthy in Canberra

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 12, 2008
Filed in Collaboration, Events

One of our dear friends, Amanda Horne, is on a mission to improve the well being of Canberra residents. As a Canberran now living in Melbourne I can appreciate what Amanda is endeavouring to do. There is much stress among federal public servants because Kevin 07 has morphed into Kevin 24/7 (translation for our OS […]

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Collaboration consulting—fostering a collaboration culture

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 9, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Have you invested in the latest and greatest in collaboration technology but still feel people are still not collaborating? How many Microsoft Sharepoint servers and IBM Quickplaces remain relatively untouched or only used by the organisation’s technorati? I think it’s a big problem because this narrow view of collaboration starts to get the concept a […]

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Community of Practice success story

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 9, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

One of the best ways to illustrate the value of Community of Practice efforts is to find stories of success and to use them. We previously posted on the publication of ‘Stories from the Coal Face’, a booklet produced by Rio Tinto’s coal division that communicates many of the ways that CoP have added value […]

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Knowledge management lessons

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 24, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

As the co-ordinator of the SIKMLeaders community of practice, Stan Garfield asked the community members this question: “If you were invited to give a keynote speech on knowledge management, what words of wisdom or lessons learned would you impart?” Here’s my answer. All KM is change management View every knowledge management initiative as a change […]

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Running a knowledge market on a teleconference

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 22, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Inspired by a conversation with Chris Young at Thiess, Robyn and I ran a knowledge market activity with our client and their spatial modeller community of practice. We had three objectives: Help participants appreciate the nature of what members are keen to share with the community and what members are seeking to learn Create new […]

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Good intentions and the ability to apologise go hand-in-hand

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

I caught up with Julie Perrin yesterday. Julie is a storyteller and performer and we got talking about the dangers of spin in teaching people storytelling. Julie made the important point that any storytelling effort must start with good intentions and be told with authenticity. Then it dawned on me: in a complex world many […]

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Marshall Goldsmith on balancing technology and other skills

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 8, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

I heard Marshall Goldsmith say this on my ipod this morning: “So many people have spent a lifetime for preparing themselves for technological skills yet have spent no time training themselves on how to influence people so the technical skills make a difference.” The same is true for collaboration. So many people have spent countless […]

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Developing a Collaboration Capability Requires more than Wishful Thinking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 6, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

The ability to collaborate is becoming an essential capability for innovative organisations (actually, for any organisation). Imagine getting any big project done without collaborating. Here’s what scientist and Australian of the Year, Fiona Wood, said on Andrew Denton’s Enough Rope TV show about collaboration: “I haven’t got the intellectual capacity or the time or energy […]

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Lao Tsu on communities of practice development

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 3, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Here is a poem by Lao Tsu, a Chinese philosopher circa 700 BC. It’s well quoted on the web but it was difficult to find exactly which writing it was included in (any ideas?). Anyway, it speaks to how we should be helping our communities of practice develop. Go to the People Live with them […]

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