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Four story-based practices to foster insight

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 4, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

“Insight is an unexpected shift to a better story.”–Gary Klein, Seeing What Others Don’t You can download the pdf version of this article. Shawn and Mark wrote this article for the Storytelling for Insight workshop that that was held in Singapore in 2011 with Gary Klein and Patrick Lambe and featured in Gary Klein’s book, […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 2, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

Fundraising Appeal for Christian Dahmen

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 31, 2011
Filed in News

Christian Dahmen is an extraordinary fellow who is a long term supporter and advisor for Anecdote. He is now in the battle of his life and he needs our help. Christian has Lou Gehrig’ disease, a motor neuron foul up that is wasting his muscles away causing weakness and respiratory difficulties. Christian has exhausted his […]

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Storytelling workshop in New York – 27 September

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 19, 2011
Filed in Events

Only a little over a month before I present our storytelling for business leaders workshop in New York. I remember the first one I did about 5 years ago. Interestingly, it wasn’t something we wanted to do at first. We were reluctant to teach storytelling because our work was mainly focused on collecting and helping […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —August 12, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —August 5, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 29, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

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Different ways to envisage the future

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 29, 2011
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Strategy

How do you get your people to think about what the future could be, in a way that inspires them and starts to spark action, but also takes into account the simple fact that the future is unpredictable? I was reminded of this challenge, yet again, last week. We were working with a client on […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 22, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

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No fun at work – values in action

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 17, 2011
Filed in Anecdotes, Employee Engagement

I heard this story from one of our workshop participants. We were talking about values and how they play out in practice. Their organisation, a government department, has ‘fun’ as a stated value. With that in mind Janet (not her real name) thought it would be fun to take her team on an outing to […]

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