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May your festive season be filled with stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 22, 2011
Filed in Anecdotes, News

From a story perspective, Christmas is a prolific time of year. As we gather with friends and families we recall the memories of the past …

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Strategic stories – tackling the anti-stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 19, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Strategy

We have been helping organisations transform their strategies into concrete and memorable narratives for quite a few years now. In every organisation we’ve worked with …

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The tough side of business storytelling

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 23, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts, Strategy

Steve Jobs introduced iCloud at Apple’s WorldWide Developers Conference in June 2011 . iCloud is Apple’s ‘next big thing’. After explaining the iCloud concept, Steve …

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 2, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

What is collaboration?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 7, 2011
Filed in Collaboration

This question pops up regularly. Shawn blogged about the differences between collaboration and cooperation here and here. The Economist Intelligence Unit provide a paper here …

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Storytelling to make messages stick

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 13, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

I’m reading an advance copy of Andrew O’Keeffe’s new book ‘Hardwired Humans: Successful Leadership Using Human Instincts’. I am looking forward to meeting Dr Jane …

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Special offer – storytelling skills workshop

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 9, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

Last few days…. Leaders can dramatically improve their ability to inspire, influence and engage both staff and customers by tapping into the natural power of …

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Employee engagement – good intentions are not enough

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 17, 2011
Filed in Anecdotes, Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts

My engineering friends would say it like this … good intentions are a necessary but insufficient condition for success. In my working life I have …

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Yes, m’lady

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 14, 2011
Filed in Fun

One of the things we Anecdoters strive for is to meet new people and have interesting conversations. I had one of these this afternoon. In …

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Curing story blindness: building essential story skills

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 29, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

For the past two years Shawn and I have deliberately ignored Dave Snowden’s regular pot-shots at our work and maintained the civility that we think …

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