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How to stop your change program from stalling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 24, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture, Strategy

Large change program projects always start with good momentum. But what can you do to avoid a project slump? Use stories to remember purpose.

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Effective vision statements evoke imagery

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 12, 2015
Filed in Strategy

Most vision statements lack imagery which has been shown to impact performance. This recent study shows how imagery is important.

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How to develop the vital habit of noticing stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 4, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling

Once you learn how to spot stories you need to build your business storytelling repertoire by developing the vital habit of noticing stories. Here’s how:

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A simple method to help you to remember stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 15, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling

This video describes a simple method to help you to remember stories so you can tell them off the cuff at the most effective times.

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The link between memory and stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 8, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling

The link between memory and stories is tightly woven. You can’t understand story without understanding memory. This post looks at some of the research.

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Anecdote’s Top 10 posts of 2014

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 22, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling, News

2014, our 10th year in business, was a watershed for Anecdote. Our partner network has grown to 27 partners in 17 countries and it continues …

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Acts of leadership humanity: showing deep respect

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 18, 2014
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Emil Zátopek was a giant of long distance running. His record still stands as the only person to win gold in the 5000 metre, the …

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How to inspire with stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 16, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture

We all want to be inspired. And we all want to inspire others. Parents want to inspire their kids. Business leaders want to inspire the …

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How to build the storytelling habit

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 11, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling

Business people love structure. When I ask people after our storytelling workshops what they found most valuable, more often than not they will say they …

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A simple business storytelling mistake

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 9, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

The word ‘story’ is vexed in business. Imagine this scene. A senior leader stands in front of his people to give a presentation on the …

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