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Steve Denning is the author of the acclaimed book, The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations (Butterworth Heinemann, 2000), which describes how storytelling can serve as a powerful tool for organizational change and knowledge management.
From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Denning was the Program Director of Knowledge Management at the World Bank where he spearheaded the organizational knowledge sharing program. He now works with organizations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia on knowledge management and organizational storytelling. Mr. Denning also conducts workshops around the world on organizational storytelling.
In November 2000, Steve Denning was selected as one of the world's ten Most Admired Knowledge Leaders (Teleos) along with Jack Welch (GE) and John Chambers (CISCO). His website, which has a collection of materials on knowledge sharing and storytelling, may be found at: www.stevedenning.com
Mr. Denning was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. He studied law and psychology at Sydney University and worked as a lawyer in Sydney for several years. He did a postgraduate degree in law at Oxford University in the U.K. Mr. Denning then joined the World Bank where he worked for several decades in many capacities and held various management positions, including Director of the Southern Africa Department from 1990 to 1994 and Director of the Africa Region from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000, he was the Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank.
Mr. Denning is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (U.K.) and has published a novel and a volume of poetry.
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