Archive for the ‘Leadership Posts’ Category

Most Significant Change – a primer

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 19, 2007
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” When Einstein uttered these words little did he know that …

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Leaders blogging

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 5, 2007
Filed in Leadership Posts, News

I’m starting to see more leaders blogging. While working for a construction company at the moment I discovered that one of their general managers is …

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Why managers shun management books

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 14, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

Have you ever noticed that experienced managers rarely read management books? At first I though this might be because they don’t have the time or …

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Postdoc in KM Technologies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 8, 2007
Filed in Leadership Posts, News

An opportunity exists for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on KM technologies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) from 2007. The successful candidate …

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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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If you can’t measure it….

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 18, 2006
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

I recently heard a presentation that mentioned the truism ‘if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it’. It reminded me of how uncomfortable I …

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Narrative quote from Steve Denning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 12, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

I like this quote from Steve: “The choice for leaders in business and organizations is not whether to be involved in storytelling—they can hardly do …

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Management advice: which 90% is crap

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 26, 2006
Filed in Leadership Posts

I enjoy reading Bob Sutton’s work. He seems like a no nonsense sort of guy who is not trying to baffle you with BS. Bob …

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The message is getting out

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 27, 2006
Filed in Leadership Posts

I attended the Victorian Public Service Continuous Improvement Network (VPSCIN) seminar today. Peter Jackson, Essendon Football Club’s CEO, delivered an excellent talk on ‘leadership.’ Peter …

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Google’s experimental decision market

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 13, 2006
Filed in Culture, Leadership Posts

Last September I reviewed James Surowiecki’s book Wisdom of Crowds. At the end of the review I said: I can understand why, as Surowiecki laments, …

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