Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Anecdote circles don’t work for everyone

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 6, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Occasionally, anecdote circles don’t work. Sometimes, people don’t get a lot out of them. In the feedback session for the leadership program mentioned on Wednesday …

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Anecdote: making positive choices

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 4, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

I am in a plane to Brisbane reflecting on the second delivery of a 2.5 day leadership program we have helped develop for the Australian …

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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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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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Ira Glass on the power of anecdotes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 3, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Ira Glass in a public radio producer and host of This American Life. In this video Ira describes the anecdote as one of the two …

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Don’t tell me what to do, tell me a story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 27, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Last week I returned from my morning walk to find my 11–year-old daughter filling the blender with ice cream to make a banana smoothie. My …

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Finding success stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 14, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Have you ever been asked to find success stories and been unsure where to start? Done well success stories slide effortlessly from one teller to the …

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