Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

The Craft of Connection

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 4, 2007
Filed in Communication

by Tim Laseter and Rob Cross Charlottesville, Va., January 31, 2007 — A growing number of companies, including Chevron, Halliburton, and Whirlpool, are seeking new …

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Exploring the language of facilitation

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —January 16, 2007
Filed in Communication, News

Do you facilitate groups? Have you ever thought about the language that you use whilst facilitating? What insights can language give you about your facilitation? …

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The PreMortem – anticipating a plan’s weaknesses

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2006
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

One of the techniques I’ve recently introduced to my projects is what Gary Klein calls a PreMortem. As we all know, a postmortem helps us learn why …

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Anecdote circles are like dinner parties…

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 24, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

We often describe anecdote circles as being a bit  like dinner parties, with the exceptions that we try have just one conversation at a time, and …

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What I believe about learning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 24, 2006
Filed in Communication

I was thinking this morning about what I believe about learning. Some of the things that sprang to mind include: people don’t think they’ve learned …

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The role of social networks in IT systems implementations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 21, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

I had coffee with my friend Trevor Moore yesterday and we got talking about a system implementation he’s involved in. It’s a large project affecting …

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Nancy White and me at VPSCIN

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 13, 2006
Filed in Communication

Nancy and I facilitated a workshop this week for the Victorian Public Sector Continuous Improvement Network (VPSCIN) where we explored the relationship between communities of …

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The people are the organisation

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 7, 2006
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts

  It is the most ubiquitous platitude of corporate life: “People are our most important asset.” The undeniable reality, of course, is that the human …

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For successful change – Momentum = Mass x Velocity

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —October 6, 2006
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

Today the VPS Continuous Improvement Network experienced something unique. With Larry Peterson (a well known Canadian Open Space Practictioner) touring Australia, we had a great opportunity to try a new format …

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Eight Rules to Brilliant Brainstorming

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 16, 2006
Filed in Communication

Andrew Hargadon and Bob Sutton did some research on brainstorming in the 90’s that has been written up in BusinessWeek recently. Bob says it’s a good …

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