Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

On noticing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 8, 2006
Filed in Communication

The range of what we see and do Is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice That we fail …

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The busy-ness meme

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 1, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

Darren Woolley, over at P3, has also noticed the busy-ness meme. You know the one: we are so busy as the moment, flat out. In …

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Why organisations find Most Significant Change useful

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 11, 2006
Filed in Communication

I was re-reading the Most Significant Change Guide developed by Rick Davies and Jess Dart today (their manual is an excellent resource available freely on …

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Ignite your story telling

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —August 7, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

When it comes to being an effective fire fighter, fire science has come up with the fire triangle. The fire triangle is a simple model …

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Sensemaking starts with noticing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 6, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Oscar Wilde once remarked, “there was no fog in London before Whistler painted it.” Wilde was referring to Whistler’s, Chelsea Wharf, and making the point that …

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Are organisations losing their humanity?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —August 4, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

For some time now we have wondered whether organisations may be starting to lose their humanity. Maybe its a good question whether they ever had …

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Nouns kill the power of missions and values

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 1, 2006
Filed in Communication

A tiny thought but potentially quite practical. Organisations have a mission, right? They have values. Dull, boring, lifeless. No one cares about the organisation’s stated mission or …

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Being comfortable not knowing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 25, 2006
Filed in Communication

Andrew says we should be more comfortable with not knowing and I have to admit I don’t entirely know what he means. 🙂 This post …

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The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 13, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

Design Observer has republished an article by Michael McDonough listing the top 10 things they never taught Michael in design school. Design is a fundamental capability …

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The importance of dialogue

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 10, 2006
Filed in Communication

Shawn’s series of posts on finding expertise has reminded me of one of my favourite quotes: an anthropologist’s description of an agricultural North American tribe …

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