Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Values in action stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 7, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Most organisations have a set of values statements. Many of these do not reflect reality as displayed in the behaviours of people within the organisation. …

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Common Ground and the Role of Stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 3, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Last week Mark and I agreed to each develop a plan detailing how we were going to meet our targets. I opened up Excel and …

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Practising the art of creating possibilities

Posted by  chandni —October 2, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun

People respond so differently to new ideas. While some people jump with excitement at the thought of new possibilities and irrational ideas, unfamiliarity can others …

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Brand stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 27, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Marketing folk confuse me sometimes. For example, they talk about brand stories yet they forget the story bit. For example, if you Google the phrase …

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Social media demands honesty

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 12, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

I spent a fair bit of Thursday at the Melcrum Strategic Communications Summit in Sydney, where one of our clients was presenting on the use …

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Emotion, memory and stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 3, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Do you remember where you were when you first saw the those two jumbo jets plunge into the World Trade Center? How well do you …

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Be careful who you despise

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 23, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

My friend Jackie hated having Nancy as her manager. She thought her to be cold, insensitive and overbearing and had, in the past, tried twice …

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Embedding customer service stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 6, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

A company that values customer service should be teeming with customer service stories. But what do you do if this is not the case? The …

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Staff induction – not quite

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 1, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Last year Robyn and I ran an interesting project for a large government agency to help Aboriginal people join the department and become productive as …

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Seeing the Big Picture: Blind Men and the Elephant

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 27, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by …

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