Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Finding customer stories

Posted by  chandni —May 20, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Every organisation has a set of values, most even live by them, but how many have successfully embedded the right behaviours that reflect those values …

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Rating your own expertise

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 12, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Last week I was running an open space to kick off a new community of practice for engineers. While I was wandering around the room …

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The one-arm boy

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

There was a boy who was born without a right arm. On his ninth birthday he asked his parents if he could join a karate …

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The difference between knowledge and information

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 11, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration, Strategy

“Not that old chestnut” I hear you cry. We have written a whitepaper on this subject and blogged on it a few times. It keeps …

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Melbourne taxis and Sydney taxis

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 8, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Last week Melbourne was witness to our taxi drivers protesting in the city streets against their poor working conditions. The protest was sparked by the …

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Workplace diversity

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 23, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

Every month, the Australian Institute of Management publishes its magazine ‘Management Today‘. The back page (p56) of the May 2008 edition has some comments about …

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Leading from the front…complexity management basics for CEOs

Posted by  Robyn —April 15, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

The damaging windstorm in Melbourne two weeks ago gave me an interesting insight into how poorly prepared the leadership of our energy organisations were to …

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An anecdote’s point of view

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 28, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Ford Harding has just posted two versions of the same anecdote. The first paints the consultant as the hero while the second focuses on the …

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Anecdote’s will be checked and re-checked

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 27, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Expect any anecdote you tell to be tested and retested, especially if you are a politician. Barrack Obama is a storyteller par excellence and so …

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Knowledge management lessons

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 24, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

As the co-ordinator of the SIKMLeaders community of practice, Stan Garfield asked the community members this question: “If you were invited to give a keynote …

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