Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Intervention design – an example

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 16, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

I’m always on the lookout for intervention design examples and I found one last week I think you’ll like. But before I describe it, remember …

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Getting management buy-in

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 9, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

The actKM list has a discussion underway to collect stories of how people have (either successfully or otherwise) tried to get management support for their …

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Keeping the momentum going after an open space

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 5, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

A few months ago I facilitated an open space session for a group of knowledge coordinators working in a government agency. We spent the day …

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The 1st Annual Symposium on Meaning Making in Organisations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 30, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

Mark, Andrew and I spent Monday and Tuesday at the Australian National University’s Symposium on Meaning Making in Organisations. The event was organised by Paul …

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Sharing the seeds

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 11, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

In October for the past 36 years Half Moon Bay in California holds a pumpkin competition. The biggest pumpkin grown in a season wins. One …

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The Power of Archetypes in Creating Meaning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 17, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

My nine year old daughter (she’s now 13) is an avid reader. She loves the Harry Potter series and reads them repeatedly. This voracious appetite for …

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Dynamic equilibrium in a KM program

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 14, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

I started blogging in 2002, first using Radiolands then Blogger. As many Anecdote readers would be unaware of my ordinal posts I thought I would …

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Open and closed language in facilitation

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —January 25, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

It was during one of my first strategic planning workshop facilitations when I noticed it. This was in a time before I discovered open space facilitation. The …

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Describing your company values

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 8, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes

In 2004 I helped a large bank conduct a narrative project to examine trust in a call centre. They had just finished working on their …

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Thinking about facilitation

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 16, 2005
Filed in Anecdotes

Catching up with Johnnie Moore for lunch was great. During lunch we got onto the topic of ‘What is facilitation, anyway’. Drawing on the wisdoms (or …

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