Archive for February, 2011


Willpower is Muscle

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —February 25, 2011
Filed in Insight

Research has shown that willpower is like a muscle – the more you train it, the more powerful it becomes. In a study published last year, Dr. Mark Muraven at the University of Albany had a subset of participants spend two weeks practising acts of self-control. these were things like resisting eating unhealthy food. These […]

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A teaching story

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 23, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

We are always on the lookout for good stories. I found this one today on the PassionHR list on YahooGroups: As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she […]

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Stories Are All Around Us

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —February 18, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

I am constantly surprised of the most unlikely places and situations where you hear great stories. Last weekend the family and I were over in South Melbourne doing some shopping. I was standing in the queue to pay for an item (see, I know my place in the shopping process!) and was reading a handwritten […]

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Scott Berkun encourages storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 6, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

My friend Donal O Duibhir keeps an eye out for story-related tidbits for me (thanks Donal). Today he sent me this 5 min video of Scott Berkun describing how to deliver an Ignite talk (sounds just like a Pecha Kucha). He starts with “I think storytelling is everything …” Nice. You have my attention Scott. […]

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Announcing our business storytelling workshop series for 2011

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 3, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, News

It’s been a few years since we publicly ran our workshops in Australia. We’ve been focussed on delivering them internally to our clients. But in May this year we are running Storytelling for Business Leaders workshops in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Click here to find out more and to buy your tickets. Lots of […]

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