Archive for 2009


Day 3 of Story Week

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 6, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to Story Week so far. Continuing with our theme of “leadership”, today we are featuring a story from Dr Fiona Wood, who was recognised as “Australian of the Year” for her work after the Bali Bombings. And we’d still like to hear your ideas for Friday’s story. When […]

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Day 2 of Story Week

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 5, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

Day 2 of Story Week is here. Yesterday we had a video with a big Story. Today we have a snippet, a small story of a day-to-day interaction in a workplace. Our theme for the week is leadership, so look at the story in this light. Think how you would feel in the same circumstances. […]

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Story week is here

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 4, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

The Story Week is here! Over the next 5 days, we’ll be offering you 5 stories – some momentous, some more low-key – and we’re inviting you to tell us what you think of them. After you have viewed, read or heard the story, we’d like you to fill out the form below and maybe […]

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Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 30, 2009
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts

Last year I wrote about how the skill to apologize will become even more valuable as the world get even more complex and speedy. Things will go wrong. Well it looks like some books are being published on the topic. Here’s what Tom Peters has discovered. In What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: […]

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Story week starts on Monday

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 29, 2009
Filed in News

As flagged previously, Anecdote, Innotecture and Sparknow are running Story Week commencing on Monday 4th May. Story week aims to explore how to identify stories that have impact and the consistency (if any) with which people rate the impact of stories. This is of interest for a range of reasons. Firstly, our Narrative Insight process […]

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Taming Twitter and Email

Posted by  chandni —April 24, 2009
Filed in Collaboration

Technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy. The two technologies I’ve managed to turn back into friendly allies are email and Twitter. Until recently I had my email and Twitter open all day. As a result I was being interrupted (and quite frankly would interrupt myself) checking email and Twitter and posting […]

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Vital behaviours for knowledge sharing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 24, 2009
Filed in Culture

My colleague Hugh Bathurst is currently working for an engineering firm helping one of the divisions develop a knowledge sharing culture. Hugh has been collecting stories, eliciting how things get done and encouraging peope to contribute to developing of a range of knowledge resources. Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the manager who’s sponsoring […]

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Ginninderra High School Reunion—Class of 1980

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 18, 2009
Filed in Fun

I went to school in Canberra at Ginninderra High School. Amazingly I still keep in contact with so many of my classmates from back then and this year I’m part of the organising committee for our 30 year reunion to be held on the 6th March 2010. One of the incredible things that have happened […]

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Story week is coming

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 17, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Anecdote, Sparknow and Innotecture have been working together for a little while now to find out a bit more about what stories have influence and impact. We’ve found quite a difference in views, even among ourselves. So we’re inviting our combined readership and their networks (and their networks) to participate in Story Week (starting May […]

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Three story plots we humans dearly love

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 17, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

The authors of Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath, point out that there are three story plots we humans dearly love: the creativity plot where the protagonist solves one or more puzzles through shear ingenuity, persistence and always with a dash of dumb luck. The DaVinci Code is an example. the connection plot where […]

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