Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

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What happens after the bushfires?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2020
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

At this time of devastation, it’s hard to think about how we will recover and reconstruct our communities. Here is one thing that helped with this in 2009.

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What might Amazon’s six-page narrative structure look like?

A lot has been written recently about how Jeff Bezos and his executives run their meetings. Amazon has made it very public that their senior …

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Book Review of Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 10, 2017
Filed in Collaboration, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement

We were about 20 years too early. Back then, my group at IBM extolled the benefits of understanding organisations as complex systems – ones where …

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How One Mount Everest Expedition Impacted Two Lives

Posted by  Bharat Avalani —July 28, 2017
Filed in Collaboration, Insight

On a recent plane trip to Sri Lanka, I found myself sitting next to a man by the name of Johann Peries – coincidentally, both …

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Don’t try to change someone’s mind, do this instead

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 15, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration, Culture

Last month, The New Yorker published an article called ‘Why facts don’t change our minds’, in which the author, Elizabeth Kolbert, reviews some research showing …

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Improve the effectiveness of what you do with feedback loops and stories

Posted by  Tom Graves —March 7, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

How do we learn in action? How do we improve the effectiveness of what we do – particularly when working together with others? One proven …

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Team cohesion: lessons from a trip down the Snowy River

Posted by  David Green —June 3, 2016
Filed in Collaboration, Fun

Along the way, I have designed and run some leadership development programs in alliance with Outward Bound. Our programs have mostly run for 15 days, …

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Take One Day – Building Collaborative Cultures

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 13, 2016
Filed in Collaboration, Events

We are sponsoring a wonderful event in New Zealand. If you are interested in building collaborative cultures then sign up for this event and I …

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For those at the top, fostering engagement is a daily routine

The benefits of employee engagement It has been proven that employee engagement is strongly linked to overall company performance. Poor engagement leads to high staff …

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Storytelling for Leaders programmes set for take off in New Zealand

Posted by  Ross Pearce —March 26, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration, News

Let’s catch up over coffee Last October, I received a call from Shawn Callahan, to see if we could catch up over coffee when he …

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