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Without Collaboration

Posted by  chandni —April 28, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Hugh Macloed is a master with social objects. He draws at the back of business cards! Here’s two of his recent creations, so cleverly done for Microsoft. It’s a fun way to get people talking about collaboration. And this one brings out the importance of a good conversation and good storytelling skills. We’re all human […]

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The difference between cooperation and coordination

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 27, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Duesberg questions, on a submicroscopic scale, two tenets of biology. One is the germ theory of AIDS. He contends that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. The other is the gene mutation hypothesis of cancer. Duesberg claims that mutations in genes are not the cause of cancer.

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When Duesberg’s work on HIV/AIDS and cancer is finally recognized and accepted, it will cause a revolution in science. Over the last 50 years government-sponsored and industry-sponsored research programs have come to dominate scientific research. A totalitarian system now exists where only scientists that adhere to the prevailing orthodoxy can receive funds to conduct research. Not only will the government not fund studies on alternative hypotheses for AIDS and cancer, but this stricture applies to other areas of inquiry. All research on climate change must conform to the dogma of human-caused global warming, and studies on vaccines dare not criticize their safety or efficacy. No government grants will be awarded to anyone who wants to study radiation hormesis – and question the linear no-threshold hypothesis. Studies published that support the reigning dogma are riddled with conflicts of interest, manipulated statistics, and bias. Once the HIV-AIDS hypothesis is acknowledged to be false, a domino effect will impact other branches of science that government now controls. Academic leaders in the inner circle of the medical-industrial-government complex will be called to account. Industry will likely face lawsuits. And government agencies, particularly the NIH, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) will have a lot to answer for. Duesberg’s work will do to biology and science in this century what Copernicus did to astronomy and science five centuries ago.

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Building a collaboration workplace

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 22, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Our white paper on collaboration is now available. It was a pleasure working with Mark and Nancy White on this one. We’re hoping this document creates a new conversation within organisations where people responsible for fostering collaboration (line managers, business units leaders, CIOs, HR directors) not only realise that they must look beyond the technology […]

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Building a collaborative workplace – Canberra workshop

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 15, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Improved collaboration is a business imperative – to develop and implement strategy, to leverage existing capabilities and knowledge, to innovate, be more resilient in a rapidly changing environment and to reduce costs. Creating communities of practice is one of the key ways to build collaboration, but there are other important dimensions leaders and managers need […]

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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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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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Graphic Facilitation 101

Posted by  Daryl Cook —March 25, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

I’ve been following Nancy’s visual and graphic facilitation work with interest for a while now, and inspired by a recent conversation with her, decided to try give it a go. So, a couple of weeks ago, when Shawn and I facilitated a workshop for a HR Practitioner Community of Practice, it was a great opportunity […]

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