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Conversations That Create—An International Thought Leadership Programme

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 15, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Here’s an event you might like to attend. It’s been organisation by Ralph Kerle from The Creative Leadership Forum. Conversations That Create—An International Thought Leadership Programme May 7 – 9, 2008 Venue: Centre for Leadership, Building 18, Chowder Bay Road, Mosman, Sydney NSW, Australia 2088 The Forum Challenge: “How can leaders in organisations lead generative […]

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2020 Summit—storytelling advice to summiteers

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 14, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

The Australia 2020 Summit promises to bring together the nation’s best and brightest brains in a bid to discover new ideas to take the country forward. For those attending it will be an opportunity to make their mark. The Summit is a big event, full of big IQs and bigger egos – it’s tough to […]

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2020 Summit

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 13, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling, Strategy

Andrew Leigh went to the 2020 summit warm up yesterday in Canberra. It was the ACT 2020 summit and the lesson he will be taking to the big event on the 19-20th this month is, “… any idea with less than 90% support on Day 1 is going to get killed.” I can just imagine […]

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Why should we care about mystery stories?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 11, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Robert Cialdini discovered a secret to learning in 2005. As a world-leading psychologist he was surprised he didn’t already know this secret but now swears by it. He was researching a new psychology book he wanted to write for a general audience and wanted to know the characteristics of effective science writing for an informed […]

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The Mistake Bank

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 10, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

John Caddell has an interesting project he’s just started called The Mistake Bank. It’s a place to tell stories of some of your biggest stuff ups with the idea we learn best from our mistakes.

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An expansion of People, Process and Technology

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 10, 2008
Filed in Employee Engagement

“We have to consider people, process and technology.” It’s a phrase I hear quite often, especially among IT folk. Sometimes they say, “people, process, technology and content.” These are the things to consider when implementing a system. There are a myriad of variations. Yesterday I was told by an experienced consultant that they always consider […]

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Connected futures: New social strategies and tools for communities of practice

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 6, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

If you are interested in establishing and fostering communities of practice, and in particular are keen to understand the role social technologies such as blogs, wikis and social booking might play in their development, then you’ll want to check out this new learning event from CPSquare: Connected futures: New social strategies and tools for communities […]

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Building a collaboration capability – the quick quiz

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 5, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

A while back we talked about three types of collaboration: team, community and network. So here’s a quick quiz to help you understand just how collaborative your organisation really is. This little quiz is part of our upcoming article on Building a Collaborative Capability by Mark, Nancy White and me. If you want to get […]

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Craftsmanship

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 4, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Every good craftsman conducts a dialogue between concrete practices and thinking; this dialogue evolves into sustaining habits, the these habits establish a rhythm between problem solving and problem finding Sennett, Richard. The Craftsman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

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Jumpstart storytelling – creating the conditions for collaboration

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 1, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

When we start on a major change project we will often run a number of workshops with the leadership team to really get them to own and define the project. A big part of this activity is getting this group to collaborate and work as a team. In the past we have run sociometry exercises, […]

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