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Worthwhile work

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 14, 2009
Filed in Leadership Posts

Is there a movement toward meaningful and worthwhile work? Are people increasingly interested in pursuing work that contributes to a more equitable, just, sustainable and …

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Birthday drinks venue

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 11, 2009
Filed in News

We have found a place we like for drinks. Madam Brussells, level 3, 59 Bourke St Melbourne. Next to Spaghetti Tree. Come on down and …

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Anecdote turns five

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 10, 2009
Filed in News

It seems hard to believe that it was five years ago tomorrow that Anecdote opened doors for business. Time has flown. On Tuesday 11 August, …

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Narrative or story-based approach to employee engagement

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 8, 2009
Filed in Employee Engagement

Late last year, a company approached us on the topic of employee engagement. They’d received the results of their biannual engagement survey and, as with …

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Persuasion, facts, stories and the law

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 18, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

Court cases are decided on the basis of the facts and evidence presented. Or are they? I have long believed that court cases are essentially …

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The Case for Complexity, the Pecha Kucha way

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 16, 2009
Filed in Communication

Last week I gave a presentation to the Canberra Pecha Kucha group on complexity. I subsequently recorded the presentation and loaded it to youtube. Pecha …

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Fast Company recommendation

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 12, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I just noticed that Fast Company expert blogger Thomas Clifford has listed Shawn as one of 7 interesting storytellers to follow on Twitter. I better …

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Two ears, one mouth

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 9, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes

I can’t remember who first said to me “you have two ears and one mouth, and you should use them in that proportion” but it …

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Don’t second guess me

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 28, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

I am working on a project requiring a major organisational transformation. On Monday, the division’s chief heads off to Canberra to get a mandate to …

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Publicsphere – Government 2.0

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 23, 2009
Filed in Communication

Senator Kate Lundy hosted yesterday’s Publicsphere #2 event on Government 2.0. I attended Parliament House for the morning and ‘watched’ online throughout the afternoon (using …

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