Archive for February, 2020


054 – Looking upstream for causes of downstream problems

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 12, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

Shawn and Mark consider the role of parables in business storytelling, sharing an example which highlights the need to tackle issues at their source. We’re changing things up this week, with Shawn sharing a parable instead of a story. The parable features in Dan Heath’s upcoming book, Upstream, and suggests we should tackle issues at […]

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What Kevin Hart and Brené Brown can teach us about vulnerability and humour in stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 10, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

A new type of speaker is emerging: part personal adviser, part comedian. I have two examples in mind. One is a researcher who spent 20 years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. The other is a comedian who gained his stand-up chops in the comedy clubs of New York. The researcher starts with human insights […]

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Stop presenting the strategy and start communicating it

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —February 3, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Strategy

As 2020 begins, many leaders will be confidently presenting new strategies and most people will be wearily dismissing them. There’s a story behind this common disconnect. To download a PDF version of this article, click here. To watch our short video series where Paul shares insights from this article, click here. Mind over what matters […]

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