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Leaders blogging

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 5, 2007
Filed in Leadership Posts, News

I’m starting to see more leaders blogging. While working for a construction company at the moment I discovered that one of their general managers is posting a video to the division’s blog every month. This is not a highly produced effort. More like a 6 minute talking head with a hand held handy cam. By […]

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Why managers shun management books

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 14, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

Have you ever noticed that experienced managers rarely read management books? At first I though this might be because they don’t have the time or just don’t like reading. Yet many are voracious newspaper readers. They will get up early in the morning to get through one or more newspapers. Here’s one explanation. Most management […]

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Postdoc in KM Technologies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 8, 2007
Filed in Leadership Posts, News

An opportunity exists for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on KM technologies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) from 2007. The successful candidate needs to be a PhD graduate within the last 3 years, IT-savvy and possesses a strong publication record. Potential research areas include, but not limited to, ontologies, data/text mining, search […]

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The people are the organisation

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 7, 2006
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts

  It is the most ubiquitous platitude of corporate life: “People are our most important asset.” The undeniable reality, of course, is that the human side of enterprise remains the ultimate backwater. Be honest: How many companies do you know that are as creative, as disciplined, as businesslike about the people factor in business as […]

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If you can’t measure it….

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 18, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

I recently heard a presentation that mentioned the truism ‘if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it’. It reminded me of how uncomfortable I have always been with this statement and the way it gets touted like a mantra in some organisations. If we view the functions of management as ‘plan, organise, lead, control, direct’, then […]

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Narrative quote from Steve Denning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 12, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

I like this quote from Steve: “The choice for leaders in business and organizations is not whether to be involved in storytelling—they can hardly do otherwise—but rather whether to use storytelling unwittingly and clumsily—or intelligently and skillfully.” (xvi) Denning, S. 2005. The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative. San […]

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Management advice: which 90% is crap

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 26, 2006
Filed in Leadership Posts

I enjoy reading Bob Sutton’s work. He seems like a no nonsense sort of guy who is not trying to baffle you with BS. Bob was the guy who suggested the no asshole rule which I would love to see more organisations implement. Today Bob has released a new essay on Change This suggesting some […]

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The message is getting out

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 27, 2006
Filed in Leadership Posts

I attended the Victorian Public Service Continuous Improvement Network (VPSCIN) seminar today. Peter Jackson, Essendon Football Club’s CEO, delivered an excellent talk on ‘leadership.’ Peter has been CEO for the last 10 years and has learned two important lessons: Variety in your leadership team is essential. Peter spent the first 8 or his 10 years […]

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Google’s experimental decision market

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 13, 2006
Filed in Culture, Leadership Posts

Last September I reviewed James Surowiecki’s book Wisdom of Crowds. At the end of the review I said: I can understand why, as Surowiecki laments, few organisations have implemented group decision-making—because it removes power from those who have the authority and responsibility to implement the decisions. So it was a pleasure to discover, a little […]

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Great quote from Brian Arthur on sensemaking

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 16, 2005
Filed in Culture, Leadership Posts

This has got to be one of the best quotes I’ve seen regarding sensemaking, from an article of Brian Arthur’s in the Harvard Business Review. Imagine you are milling about in a large casino with the top figures in the high-tech-the Gates, Gerstners, and Groves of their industries. Over at one table, a game is starting […]

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