A business story – take responsibility

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 3, 2014
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Business stories don’t need to be fancy. They should be told just like you would tell it if you were catching up with a colleague informally. I would tell this one when chatting to senior leaders about how they can model the behaviour they want–in fact they must. Or it would be good as an example of bringing a organisational value to life with a story.

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About  Shawn Callahan

Shawn, author of Putting Stories to Work, is one the world's leading business storytelling consultants. He helps executive teams find and tell the story of their strategy. When he is not working on strategy communication, Shawn is helping leaders find and tell business stories to engage, to influence and to inspire. Shawn works with Global 1000 companies including Shell, IBM, SAP, Bayer, Microsoft & Danone. Connect with Shawn on:

One Response to “A business story – take responsibility”

  1. Tom Ware Says:

    Enjoyed this little story. It was compact, conversationally done, and adequately visual enough to have the listener feel they’re actually watching in happen.

    I would have described John Mars just a little more, though. Is he young? middle aged? quite elderly? e.g. “John Mars was sitting there in the audience, a middle-aged, grey haired man who looked decidedly…” whatever. Just that little bit extra to make him – the lead character in this story – just a little more ‘visual’ to the story’s listeners.

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