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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 …

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The actKM conference: 25-26 October

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 4, 2006
Filed in Collaboration

actKM is running its 7th annual conference on 25 and 26 October. This is the best KM conference in Australia because it consists of practitioners talking about how …

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Anecdote is growing

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 4, 2006
Filed in News

Back in July we decided that the Anecdote team needed to grow and we ‘advertised’ via the blog and using word of mouth. We received …

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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 …

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Compromise for breakfast

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 2, 2006
Filed in Culture

Seth Godin relates a story about breakfast on his blog. Except its not about breakfast but about how compromise insidiously erodes your intent and how …

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Sensemaking using heuristics

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 21, 2006
Filed in Culture

Sensemaking is described as how we make sense of the world so we can act meaningfully in it. One of the ways we make sense …

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Positive deviance

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 9, 2006
Filed in Insight

One of the concepts of Appreciative Inquiry is to identify the positive deviants in a system and to find out what it is they are …

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Management can kill a community of practice

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 30, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

I was reminded earlier this week of an event in 2000 when I was working for SMS consulting that demonstrated the dramatic and adverse impact …

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Join Anecdote and make a difference

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 21, 2006
Filed in News

Last week, I was sitting in a hotel room in Sydney with Shawn and Andrew following a workshop by Brenda Dervin: sense-maker extraordinaire. The workshop re-confirmed …

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A question of balance

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 15, 2006
Filed in Collaboration

For centuries (until the 1950’s), scientists believed that the left side of our brains (the rational, analytical, logical side) was the crucial side; the side …

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