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Tom Peters on Stories and Leadership

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 6, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

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Steve Denning: practising what we preach?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 28, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

Why would one of the world’s foremost business storytelling experts say he was going to use storytelling to convey his message and then not tell a story? Reading my email this morning I was excited to receive Steve Denning’s latest newsletter. In it he tells us about how TED has thrown open its doors and […]

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The Power of the Short Story

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —April 27, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

“I only have a few minutes to get my message across, I just haven’t got time to tell a story.” This is a comment we often hear this when we are running one of our Storytelling for Business Leaders courses. I don’t believe having limited time, or a short amount of copy space, however is […]

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Announcing the New York Storytelling for Business Leaders workshop

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 26, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, News

    Event Registration Online for Storytelling for Business Leaders – New York    

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Employee engagement – good intentions are not enough

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 17, 2011
Filed in Anecdotes, Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts

My engineering friends would say it like this … good intentions are a necessary but insufficient condition for success. In my working life I have only ever met a handful of people who deliberately set out to humiliate, disempower, demotivate or otherwise disengage staff. Yet these are exactly the effects that many managers/leaders have. How […]

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The essentials of business storytelling – slide share

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 17, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

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Listening – Motivation or Ability?

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —April 15, 2011
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement

Is really listening to someone about your listening abilities, or is it about your motivation to listen? Is it about the ‘skills’ of listening or is it the desire to want to listen that makes the difference? I have been running a series of workshops lately where we do a very simple listening exercise that […]

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Yes, m’lady

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 14, 2011
Filed in Fun

One of the things we Anecdoters strive for is to meet new people and have interesting conversations. I had one of these this afternoon. In the middle of 2010, Danielle DiMasi followed her passion, and forsaking corporate life, struck out on her own and started a business speaking, coaching and training Gen X and Gen […]

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Lemon Anyone?

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —April 4, 2011
Filed in Culture

Some people collect stamps, knit or spend hours planning their next exotic holiday – I collect articles and books on behaviour change! I admit it, I’m a geek when it comes to trying to understand why we do what we do, and how you can go about changing it. I’m not too proud to say: […]

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Curing story blindness: building essential story skills

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 29, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

For the past two years Shawn and I have deliberately ignored Dave Snowden’s regular pot-shots at our work and maintained the civility that we think is both appropriate and necessary when operating in such a complementary and emerging space. It hasn’t been easy to swallow at times. In his most recent instalment Dave takes thestorytest […]

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