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Moving on

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 6, 2008
Filed in News

Anecdote has been fortunate to have had Krista Schmeling as part of our team since mid-October last year. She has done lots of work supporting …

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Communities of Practice

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 12, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

There are a whole bunch of useful concepts used by organisations to focus their community of practice and knowledge management programs. Some of the more …

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Finding the domain for communities of practice

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 28, 2007
Filed in Culture

One of the key challenges in starting a community of practice is to find the right domain – the topic that people are passionate enough …

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Knowledge Strategy – an emphasis on action

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 21, 2007
Filed in Strategy

We have long advocated the importance of action over analysis in both our knowledge strategy and community of practice work and I blogged about the …

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Business Narrative Workshop – 3 December

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 12, 2007
Filed in Events

Over the years we have refined our one-day Narrative Techniques for Business workshop and have it to the point we are proud of both the …

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Collaboration conditions

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 27, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

I was having a conversation last week about how easy it is to rob people of the permission to collaborate. Examples were provided of how …

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Why don’t they just follow the procedure?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 21, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

On 29-30 August, a USAF B-52 bomber mistakenly armed with six nuclear tipped cruise missiles, flew from Minot, North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base …

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Power of storytelling

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 1, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

We have blogged previously about 50 Lessons, a site featuring over 500 short videos of business leaders describing some of their key learnings. There are …

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Maister on Trust

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 24, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture

David Maister has an excellent podcast series. Some time ago I listened to his podcast on earning trust and the useful way he provides to …

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Complexity described

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 19, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

Here is a great quote from Ursula K. LeGuin that succinctly describes complexity. It was posted by Kathleen Osta to the Open Space List earlier …

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