Archive for September, 2021

Why Communication Fails: Being Abstract

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 30, 2021
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement

At work, we tend to default to complex, abstract language. But, contrary to popular belief, using overly complicated language reduces the effectiveness of communication. Read more here.

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126 – Shattering decision on pet food quality

Company values enable your people to act quickly and have confidence that they’ve made the right decision. Listen to hear a story of values in action from Mars.

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125 – Lending a hose to neighbours on fire

Great leaders communicate in ways that change minds and inspire action. Listen to hear how Franklin Roosevelt used an analogy to shift the events of World War II.

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Introducing Rob Grundel: How I joined Anecdote

Posted by  Rob Grundel —September 16, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling, News

Rob Grundel has recently joined the Anecdote team. In this post, we get to know Rob and learn how working with story has been following him his whole life.

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124 – When the stakes are sky high

No matter how unlikely an event seems, it pays to prepare. Listen to hear the inspiring but tragic story of Rick Rescorla, whose meticulous planning saved almost 3,000 people on 9/11.

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123 – Tragic consequences of standing by

Choosing to remain a bystander can have disastrous effects. Listen to hear how 37 people assumed another person would take responsibility and, as a result, a young woman lost her life.

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Can you keep your cool in a tough negotiation?

Posted by  Mike Adams —September 2, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Corporate Storytelling

There is no chance of agreement when opposing sides lose their cool. Here’s a story you can enjoy as an anecdote or retell it to make a similar point.

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