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Without Collaboration

Posted by  chandni —April 28, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

Hugh Macloed is a master with social objects. He draws at the back of business cards! Here’s two of his recent creations, so cleverly done for Microsoft. It’s a fun way to get people talking about collaboration. And this one brings out the importance of a good conversation and good storytelling skills. We’re all human […]

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Storytelling for Business Leaders Workshop in Sydney

Posted by  chandni —April 7, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

We can all tell stories about our childhood quite easily. What about our work, our workplace, our business? That seems far from easy. People tend to use PowerPoint over PowerPoint to convey their ideas. At Anecdote, we’re always finding ways to help people bring back stories to the workplace. Here’s some areas of storytelling that […]

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4 Stories themes that can help engage staff

Posted by  chandni —February 29, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

The January ’08 cover of CIO magazine provokes an interesting thought about managing people: There’s so much to be done to bring and retain people in an organization. Hidden within these 23 points is a learning curve that the employee is expected to leap across. So what is the best way to ‘hang on to […]

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Why is presentation important?

Posted by  chandni —February 4, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes

There are probably a 100 reasons why presentation is important. But a laundry list of reasons won’t get the point across as effectively as a story can. Here’s an interesting anecdote I read recently: Gary Bush’s passion for his craft makes him my most memorable teacher. I took a course called Presentation Fundamentals from him […]

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Adding storytelling to the employee engagement agenda

Posted by  chandni —January 22, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

I was pleased to read the findings of a recent survey on employee engagement. ▪ 81% of organizations surveyed worldwide have an employee engagement practice ▪ 49% use storytelling techniques to engage their employees Although only a few organizations have employee engagement formally defined on their agenda, the survey suggests an increasing trend in the […]

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Thoughts to actions

Posted by  chandni —January 14, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

The best thing we could do for ourselves is reflect on the way we think. I read that in a book once (as a wisdom tip!) Our thoughts affect the way we feel about something (emotions) and the way we react to situations (our behavior) and that chain reaction determines the outcome (results). At Anecdote, […]

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Collaboration at Tipping Point

Posted by  chandni —November 19, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

There are many ways to encourage collaboration in an organization. Using Web 2.0 tools is a great way to start a collaborative discussion in under 5 minutes. I came across an interesting collaborative concept recently www.thepoint.com Launched in September 2007, The Point is a community where people can come together to solve the problems that […]

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Changing people’s attitude toward change

Posted by  chandni —November 5, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

Collaboration brings with it change and complexity and uncertainty. How are we going to do this? What will happen next? Why should we work like that?… are some of the questions that mark the beginning of a collaborative project. It’s all a state of mind! A matter of perspective. I’m Chandni and I’m new at […]

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