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Exploring employee engagement

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 28, 2011
Filed in Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts

We have been using narrative approaches for many years to help organisations with employee engagement. This 4 minute youtube video gives some insights into some …

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A teaching story

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 23, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

We are always on the lookout for good stories. I found this one today on the PassionHR list on YahooGroups: As she stood in front …

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Seasons greetings from Anecdote

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 21, 2010
Filed in Fun

Its that time of year again. I opened the post office box this morning and found it brimming with wishes for the festive season. Its …

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Collaboration on the Moon

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 13, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Last week I was in Yeppoon in Queensland delivering a keynote and workshop on collaboration at an innovation in government forum. In the workshop I …

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Leadership at all levels

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 13, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

I spend an enjoyable day yesterday at the AFR leadership conference in Sydney. The first speaker was Alex Malley, CEO of CPA Australia. Alex noted …

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The origins of Earth hour

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 24, 2010
Filed in Collaboration, Culture

Earth Hour has been held annually since 2007, in late March. In that first year, Earth Hour focussed on getting one city, Sydney, to switch …

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Community of Practice – Green Ninjas

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 24, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

I had a great day on Tuesday exploring a Community of Practice that has formed within a NSW local government council. This group call themselves …

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Humanity at work

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 17, 2010
Filed in Leadership Posts

Last night I started reading Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey. I highlighted a phrase in the introduction that really stood out …

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I remember you

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 7, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Why do you remember some people and completely forget others? In February 2008 I ran some some sessions for a client at a site in …

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Company Command

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 4, 2010
Filed in Collaboration, Leadership Posts

What if a single warrior could have the knowledge of thousands? In the late 1990s, Nate Allen and Tony Burgess (both US Army Captains) sat …

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