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Overcoming entrenched views using stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 10, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

We’re all rational beings, aren’t we? If I want to convince you of something, surely I just need the necessary facts or a convincing argument? …

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Leaders can trigger new stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 13, 2013
Filed in Leadership Posts

People watch the behaviour of leaders intensely, like they are on stage with a spotlight on them. This concentrated attention on leader behaviour can be …

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The questions leaders need to ask

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 6, 2013
Filed in Leadership Posts

From many perspectives, the video below is a clear message to an unappreciative boss. “You don’t value me, I have no life balance…you are a …

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Unlock the power of storytelling by being specific

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 16, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Selling

To really unlock the power of storytelling, you need to Be Specific with the stories that you tell. Last week I was working with a group of …

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Storytelling for Leaders – Sydney 28 November 2013

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 10, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be running our popular Storytelling for Leaders program in Sydney on Thursday 28th November 2013. The workshop gets rave …

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Are your leaders foxes or hedgehogs?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 17, 2013
Filed in Collaboration, Leadership Posts

The media and business worlds love experts with strong opinions and the ability to explain them confidently and authoritatively. We hear them on TV and …

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Dynamic tension and team success

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 22, 2013
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

Earlier this week Shawn sent me an email. “You must see Steve Jobs: The Lost interview. It’s available on iTunes” (its the movie, not the …

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Don’t send your strategic story to sea on the Titanic

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 1, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Strategy

We help lots of organisations turn their strategies into memorable and concrete strategic stories. In doing so, a key factor is ensuring its not a …

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Victim or player?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 15, 2013
Filed in Leadership Posts

I had a meeting on Friday with a senior leader facing a common problem. There are many changes going on and his people have developed …

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Family narratives

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 26, 2013
Filed in Communication, Fun

At Christmas, I was in Melbourne with my two kids. All my family live there and I needed to do what I could to ensure …

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