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Boston business narrative techniques workshop a success

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 3, 2007
Filed in Collaboration, Events

I’m sitting in the LA airport getting ready to fly home to Melbourne. It’s given me time to reflect on our workshop in Boston. Thanks …

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Assessing the impact of arseholes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 25, 2007
Filed in Culture

Bob Sutton is on a campaign against workplace arseholes. In yesterday’s post he describes Rob Cross’ work on social network analysis. In particular he looks …

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How work really gets done

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 22, 2007
Filed in Communication

I just entered my presentation on How work really gets done into the World’s Best Presentation Contest. It would be great if you popped on …

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Shell’s blue book – a fine example of storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 22, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

In 2001 Shell collected a bunch of stories and put them together in a booklet now know as the Blue Book, but with the official title …

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Sensemaking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 20, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

This description of sensemaking makes the most sense to me. Sensemaking involves turning circumstances into a situation that is comprehended explicitly in words and that …

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Impressive palindromes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 18, 2007
Filed in Fun

Check out the original Bob Dylan version. Tags: Weird+Al+Yankovic, Bob+Dylan

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Identifying a story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 18, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

I’m just in the process of building up some reflections for my workshop in Boston (you’re most welcome to register and attend) in a couple of weeks …

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Why use business narrative techniques?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 17, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Whenever someone asks me this question I tell them this story. One of our first narrative projects was to help a government department assess their …

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Nature of business narrative

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 13, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Some people think a story must have a plot, character development, a protagonist, a turning point and a resolution. This might be true of a …

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Intuition and decision making

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 12, 2007
Filed in Collaboration, News

Margie Borschke interviewed me a while back and wrote this article on decision making. Tags: margie+borschke, intuition, decision+making

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