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The power of stories: a legal performance-enhancing substance

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 20, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture, Leadership Posts

The power of stories helped lead the Richmond Football Club from a horror AFL season in 2016, to a premiership in 2017. Find out why stories worked here:

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The confirmation bias driving our behaviour

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 8, 2017
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture, Insight

Confirmation bias affects us all. Hidden assumptions can cost dearly when it comes to tackling complex issues in business and society. Learn more here:

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Anecdotes are the pixels of your culture

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 25, 2017
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Culture

Like the bulk of an iceberg hidden below the water, the stories shaping your culture may not be fully visible. What stories are shaping your organisation?

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Anecdote’s Birthday: Putting stories to work for 13 years

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 11, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Happy 13th birthday to everyone who has been part of the Anecdote journey. It’s been an amazing ride and we’ve learned so much along the way.

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Get in the sweet spot for effective storytelling

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 27, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling

People often make one of two mistakes when they tell stories. The sweet spot of effective storytelling lies between these 2 errors, here’s how to find it.

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Stories are Powerful: An update from the ATD Conference 2017

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 2, 2017
Filed in Events, News

Anecdote had a booth at the ATD Conference 2017. We found simple messaging – that stories are powerful – was key in attracting people. Watch our video here.

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Effectively communicate ideas via stories and stop wasting time

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 27, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Leadership Posts, Strategy

Do you think stories in business situations are a waste of time? If so, this post will highlight how you can more effectively communicate ideas at work.

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Putting Stories to Work wins Axiom Business Books gold award

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 20, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Shawn Callahan’s book, Putting Stories to Work, has been awarded a joint Gold Medal at the Axiom Business Book Awards. Learn about his writing journey here.

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Storytelling skills around the world: who can spot stories the best?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 18, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight

In 2011 we launched TheStoryTest.com to help people develop their ability to spot stories. Now armed with 6 years of data, we present the insights here.

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How management by wandering around (MBWA) helps with change management

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 15, 2016
Filed in Culture, Employee Engagement

Apply MBWA and just by being out there at the coalface, you’ll help tackle a key source of change resistance – anti stories. Learn how it works here.

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