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Developing the story habit

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 17, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling

I’ve been reading Atomic Habits by James Clear over the summer, and while many of the ideas feel familiar from reading The Power of Habit by James Duhigg, it’s a great reminder of the practical things you can do to create new habits and jettison ones that are not working for you. As I was reading […]

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052 – Pepsi and Apple in new containers

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 16, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

In our final episode for 2019, John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Inc., shares five stories that illustrate the importance of insight and encourage us to think differently. 2019 is drawing to a close. But before we close the office for the holiday period, we have another Anecdotally Speaking Special Edition to share with you!  Some weeks […]

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051 – Miners find gold in data mullock

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 12, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

In our second to last episode for 2019, we share a story that illustrates the importance of diversity of thought and suggests we shouldn’t work in silos. This week, we’re sharing a story that we often use in our workshops. The story follows Rob McEwen during his time working as CEO at Goldcorp Inc. Rob […]

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Adapting a podcast story to use at work

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 3, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling

The most successful podcasts feature stories, but podcast stories often contain more details and are longer than what you would tell orally at work to make a business point. In this post, I’m going to show you how to adapt a podcast story so you can tell it at work to make a point and […]

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050 – Risky flight to the city of angels

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 27, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

On January 18, 2018, Shawn Callahan and Mark Schenk recorded the first episode of Anecdotally Speaking. For this episode, our 50th episode, we’re celebrating with a special edition! To celebrate, we’ve brought five members of the Anecdote team together: Shawn Callahan, Mark Schenk, Paul Honeywell, Mike Adams, and Paul Ichilcik. We’ve just returned from Sydney, […]

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049 – Second best thing to having the actual experience

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 7, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

Mike Adams recounts an event that he’s never forgotten, despite not being there. When you can’t experience something first-hand, stories are the best way to learn.  Shawn is still away so, this week, Mike Adams joins the podcast. Mike is the head of our Story-Powered Sales program. He is also the author of Seven Stories Every […]

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048 – Healthcare PhDs road test strategy risk

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 29, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast, Strategy

When developing a strategy, it’s essential to talk to as many people as you can from different parts of your organisation. As this story suggests, you’re likely to find something you hadn’t considered. In this episode, we welcome Paul Ichilcik to the podcast! Paul, who joined the Anecdote team a few months ago, is filling […]

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047 – Blinded by beliefs

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 17, 2019
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

It’s too easy to let unconscious bias impact our decisions. Here are three stories you can share to encourage others and remind yourself to keep an open mind.  In this week’s episode of Anecdotally Speaking, we’re mixing things up! Instead of sharing one story, we’re sharing three, each one illustrating the importance of keeping an […]

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Narrative Threads – How to craft and tell strategy stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 20, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Strategy

A great way to help your strategy stick is to craft a story your leaders can tell that explains why your company made its strategic choices. This strategy story is typically told without notes, includes some of the leader’s anecdotes, tackles the more obvious anti-stories, and is well suited to larger gatherings where the full […]

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046 – Work the plan and work with the people

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 26, 2019
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

Luke Brown shares the story of how his mantra went from ‘plan the work, work the plan’ to ‘plan the work and work with the people’ and illustrates the importance of building strong relationships at work. In this episode of Anecdotally Speaking, we welcome another guest! Luke Brown has been a friend of Mark’s for […]

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