When the story is right, people listen

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It been quiet here this week as I’ve been traveling.   I spent the week in Chicago talking to clients and refining the story of what I do. Its fun to talk to new people…especially when they are receptive to the story you are telling and when that story is authentic. When the story is […]

Links for May 1 2011

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Why does the sun never set on legacy applications? by Jim Harris on OCDQ – Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality (OCDQ) Quote: The simple reason most legacy applications do not go gentle into that good night, but instead rage against the dying of their light, is that some users continue using some of the functionality provided by the […]

CIO’s – what’s your team’s story?

What's your story?

In my post earlier this week, I spoke, or more accurately typed, about the importance of story. I wonder if there are any CIO’s and IT leaders out there that read that and wondered about their story?  Their personal story…and their IT group story. Have you thought about what the story is for your IT […]

The importance of story

Stories and Storytelling

I love a good story. I love to read a good story and I love to create stories…although they may not always be “good.:) In fact, I love a good story so much that I’m researching the topic of stories and storytelling as a mechanism for knowledge capture & transfer within project teams.  See a […]

Links for May 23 2010

You’re Just the Founder « Steve Blank A great reminder to everyone that what you do today might just come back around to bite you in the future. Applying Behavioral Economics to Reduce Project Failures by Chris Curran on CIO Dashboard Very interesting take on using Behavioral Economics Theory to help with Project decision making. […]

Links for Feb 14 2010

I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to do a little self-promotion with this first link: Eric D. Brown’s Engineering Approach by Ron Egatz on The Induro Blog (an overview of me as photographer) Ok…back to sharing other’s great work: Little, inexpensive things mean a lot by Mark Riffey  on Business is Personal Want […]

John Madden’s Lessons for Leadership

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Image via Wikipedia John Baldoni had a great article on HarvardBusiness.org titled “Five Things John Madden Teaches Us about Leadership.” Apparently John Madden has announced his retirement…I’ve been so busy with work and school to not know this.  Baldoni took Madden’s announcement as a chance to look at what leadership lessons can be learned from […]

Using Stories to share knowledge

As part of a research project for my doctorate work I’ve been looking at the use of storytelling for knowledge sharing in project teams.  I’ve found the topic extremely interesting and perhaps even something I can find a dissertation topic out of. While looking through my RSS Reader last week I ran across Glenn Whitfield‘s […]