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Honest signals

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 26, 2009
Filed in Collaboration

Alex Pentland is a Professor at MIT. He’s a pioneer in computational social science and Newsweek named him one of the 100 Americans likely to shape this century. When I saw this video I was reminded of the conversation I witnessed between two engineers and the honest signals (Pentland’s term for all those things we […]

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Will the real sponsor please stand up

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 25, 2009
Filed in Collaboration

This morning I had a conversation with Mark Bennett about Anecdote’s CoP Health Check service. The health check focusses on elements of Etienne Wenger’s CoP model which includes executive sponsorship. The conversation with Mark highlighted how the issue of executive sponsorship needs to be addressed at numerous levels. There might be a business line sponsor […]

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Collaboration presentation in Canberra

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 24, 2009
Filed in Collaboration, News

I am giving a presentation at the actKM monthly meeting on Tuesday 3rd March. The location is the National Archives of Australia in Barton. Arrive for drinks from about 5.15 pm with the presentation going from about 5.45 pm till 6.45 pm. Details are on the actKM website. The title of the presentation is ‘Collaboration….takes […]

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The power of hobbies in building community

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 23, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

On that day when Adelaide’s temperature reached 46.7C I was running a workshop for the spatial modelling and drafting community of practice. Their ritual is to have a BBQ for lunch, which seems a little crazy given the heat but that didn’t stop us. We all retreated to air condition comfort to chow down on […]

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KM is change – and how to do it with stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 21, 2009
Filed in News

Here is my presentation from the Ark KM for the Experienced Practitioner. I have to admit that it probably doesn’t make too much sense without the commentary and the note are not the best but happy to answer any questions. KM is change – and how to do it with stories View more presentations from […]

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How to segue to a story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 17, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

When I teach storytelling techniques I’m often asked, “So how do I insert my story into the conversation?” The funny thing is we are all doing it all the time. We are mostly telling each other stories about what happened or what will happen. It’s only when we become self-conscious of our storytelling efforts that […]

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Communities and networks connection

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 16, 2009
Filed in Collaboration, News

Tomorrow is the big launch. Nancy White has been toiling away with Tony Karrer to develop a dynamic website that aggregates community and network blogs. Tony is the technical wiz behind the site and there are plenty of ways to discover new and interesting information about one of the topics I love: communities of practice. […]

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Storytelling in Canberra

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 13, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

Jack Dalton (Raven Feathers) is a professional storyteller from Alaska. I was fortunate to see him perform a traditional Yup’ik story on Wednesday as part of the National Multicultural Festival here in Canberra. The ‘Creation Story’ was about how Raven (a magical and mischievous character in Yup’ik folklore) created man and tried to show him […]

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Leveraging and Valuing Expertise Workshop in Canberra

Posted by  chandni —February 10, 2009
Filed in News

Canberra has an interesting event this month! actKM has invited Patrick Lambe to conduct a workshop on Leveraging and Valuing Expertise. This workshop is part of the open research project “Leveraging and Valuing Expertise” (http://usingexpertise.com). Log in to share your stories! When: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Friday, 13 February Where: University House Common […]

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Toning up your brain

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 8, 2009
Filed in Communication

For years the field of neuroscience, much like the field of management, has been held back by a metaphor: the brain is a computer (machine) with each part playing a specific role. If one part of the machine (your brain) is destroyed it’s impossible to fix. The Brain That Changes Itself (by Norman Doige) is […]

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