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KM Australia 2012

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 19, 2012
Filed in News

I just wanted to let you know that I will be at: ‘KM Australia 2012’ on the 24 -26 July 2012 in Sydney. Here is more info on the forum http://www.kmaustralia.com and you may also want to join the KM Australia LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=77236 If you can’t make it, we will be using the hashtag […]

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Three elements of a movement

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 13, 2012
Filed in Collaboration, Strategy

Read this today and thought, right on! (is that too Tom Peters?) Senator Bill Bradley defines a movement as having three elements: 1. A narrative that tells a story about who we are and the future we are trying to build 2. A connection between and among the leader and the tribe 3. Something to […]

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Genes, themes and memes—quickly forming relationships so people speak up

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 11, 2012
Filed in Collaboration

Two stories came together recently that gave me an insight about the importance of forming quick but stronger relationships so people can speak up. A couple of weeks ago I presented at the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) community. This community  is coordinated by Phillip Sack and Chris Elliot. Chris is a striking fella who […]

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A new type of political ad airs in Canberra

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 6, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

Yesterday in Canberra a new political advertisement aired for the very first time. As luck would have it I was in Canberra and happened to see it. The moment it started I hushed everyone in the lounge-room. I could sense that this was something different for a political ad in Australia. It was clearly a […]

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Diagnosis requires observation—both are essential for good strategy

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 5, 2012
Filed in Strategy

An article in the Wall Street Journey describes how medical students at more than 20 medical schools, including Harvard, Columbia and Cornell, attend an art museum intervention to improve their skills of observation. The students are assigned a painting and observe as many details as they can and then get together to discuss what they’ve […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 3, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

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Stories affect a slow burn

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 3, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

This week I presented at the Sydney knowledge management round table and Rod Irwin, the co-ordinator of the group, remarked at just how long one can remember a story. He remembers one he heard in 1978. There are many reasons why we remember stories much better that other types of information. Firstly, if the story […]

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Boston – Storytelling for business leaders workshop – 5th June, 2012

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —May 17, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, News

It’s just over two weeks until I will be running our ‘Storytelling for Business Leaders’ workshop in Boston, MA. Really looking forward to my time in the States and working with a number of different clients, as well as running this public workshop. To read more about the course and to sign up, please go […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —May 11, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

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Letting a story do the work

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —May 9, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Fun

Shawn and I have spent the last couple of days working with a client helping them create their strategic story down in the Mornington Peninsula. There are certainly worse places in the world to spend a couple of days than at a winery in such a beautiful spot. It was a throughly enjoyable off-site, made […]

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