Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Name badges as conversation starters

Posted by  Robyn —November 7, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Graham Harvey in his book ‘Seducing the Vigilante Customer ‘ tells of his experience in a restaurant. “Even though I sort of half guessed what …

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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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Client relationships – getting a helping hand

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 30, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

We are lucky to have many terrific clients that we love working with. Here’s an example of a strong client relationship.

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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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Dreadful managers

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 16, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

How do they get away with such appalling behaviour? I’ve seen some dreadful displays by managers who seem to revel in the power and forgetting …

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IBM software – social software for the enterprise

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 24, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

I used to work with Jimmy Kwang at IBM. He was a terrific supporter of the Cynefin Centre and I must say a terrific host. …

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3 great conversation starting questions

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 15, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

I flew from Newcastle to Melbourne last night and had a fantastic two-hour chat with the lady in the next seat. By the end of …

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How a transcript can enhance listening

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 10, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

I’ve just returned from a couple of days in New Zealand working with my old colleagues from IBM. It was a fun to spend two …

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History matters

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 4, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

I just received this comment from AJ which I thought you would enjoy. I will let her comment speak for itself. I’m an anthropologist who’s …

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