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A strategic approach to organisational narratives

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 17, 2013
Filed in Strategy

Narratives are a connected set of stories that together form a bigger story, one with a beginning, middle and end. It’s a bit like a …

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Changing a keystone habit – the story of Alcoa

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 16, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

Sometimes the best way to affect large-scale change is to focus on changing one important habit, what Charles Duhigg calls a keystone habit. Here is …

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Yammer’s Steve Hopkins on Storytelling for Leaders

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

Why not join us for a public version of the workshop Steve is talking about in Perth on the 4th March. Click here for more …

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An example of business oral storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

Here at Anecdote we focus on oral storytelling. Our network of partners around the world help leaders find and tell business stories to influence, engage …

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The story of the checklist

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 7, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

Sometimes the simplest interventions can have the biggest impact. In October 1935, US Army Air Corps brass gathered at an airfield in Dayton, Ohio. They’d …

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When taking over a new team you must tell these stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 1, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

“They won’t care what you know until they know that you care” (a line attributed to many but my favourite is baseball coach Yogi Berra). …

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How to double productivity by sharing stories of purpose

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 25, 2013
Filed in Anecdotes

Back in 2008 Wharton School professor, Adam Grant (author of one of my favourite books, Give and Take), conducted a fascinating experiment that highlighted how …

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Storytelling for Leaders Program – What Happened in Singapore

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 21, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

In September this year our new partner in Singapore, Anjali Sharma, organised the first Storytelling for Leaders Program in her fine country. She also organised …

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Leaders can trigger new stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 13, 2013
Filed in Leadership Posts

People watch the behaviour of leaders intensely, like they are on stage with a spotlight on them. This concentrated attention on leader behaviour can be …

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