Category: Culture & Competency

Storytelling for Leaders – Auckland on May 29

Shawn Callahan is presenting his Storytelling for Leaders workshop in Auckland in a couple of weeks: Anecdote’s Storytelling for Leaders program will teach you the techniques you need to better influence, engage and inspire others – just as thousands of leaders already have, from Melbourne to New York, […]

Fast Team Formation

On the way home last night we drove past a group of people on the side of the road. It almost wasn’t worth a second glance, except that some were standing and others were kneeling on the footpath, with one vehicle parked the wrong way to the curb. […]

Ever Present Absent

They say to be careful what you wish for. Back around 2000 I wrote a report for Ferris Research on the emergence and growing adoption of wireless handheld devices, and how they allowed people to recapture moments of lost productivity throughout the day. Back then the majority of […]

From Intranets to DEX in 2018

The team at Step Two have re-branded their annual Intranets conference to the Digital Employee Experience conference, or DEX. I have attended Intranets three times. DEX 2018 will be held in Sydney on June 6-8, 2018. Digital employee experience considers every touchpoint between staff and their employer. Intranets […]

The Power of Outsiders

A recent Art of Manliness podcast Doing More With Less, with guest Scott Sonenshein, talked about the difference between chasing and stretching. It’s a good discussion, with some great ideas throughout the 43 minutes. I’ve listened to it three times. At 20m55s into the podcast, there’s an insightful […]

Acknowledging the Work of Others

Writing for HBR Online, last year Amy Gallo wrote an article entitled How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work: There’s nothing more infuriating than someone taking credit for your work. We’ve all had this happen at one point or another: you share an idea with […]

Conor on Having the Wrong Mission

Conor reshapes the classic story of three men building a cathedral: In the distance I see the construction site of a future cathedral. I approach the site and see three men laying bricks. I approach the first man and ask “what are you doing?” He says “I am […]

Let’s Have Another SharePoint Failure!

The third step of taking a strategic approach to the use of Office 365 focuses on creating the right organisational context for achieving value. This is founded on the principle that any particular thing exists within a wider environment, and the wider environment either enables or constrains that […]

Fully Distributed Team + Face-to-Face Communication

Andrew shares the thinking and practices of Parse.ly’s fully distributed team, looking at the history underlying his way of managing the firm, the role of face-to-face communication, and how to work day-to-day in a distributed environment. It’s a good case study, conveying some great ideas. Here’s the piece […]