Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

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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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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