Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Storytelling in business and the effectiveness of ‘pizza’ meetings

Posted by  Stuart Reid —November 14, 2016
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

My involvement with storytelling in business started back in 1998, when I joined the UK Audit Commission as a researcher. At that time, the Audit …

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Set ground rules for workshops or presentations like a master

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 30, 2016
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Learn how Billy Crystal sets the rules with his audiences – no phones and no recording. Try it when you next set ground rules for workshops / presentations.

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How do we prosper in a changing business environment?

Posted by  David Green —June 10, 2016
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture

In a constantly changing business environment, building high-quality working relationships is more important than ever. Find some food for thought here:

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The value of a pause in changing people’s minds

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 10, 2016
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

We are often too quick to respond. But if your aim is to persuade then the use of a pause could be vital in changing people’s minds. Learn how here.

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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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Acts of leadership humanity – mistakes are not always failures

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 14, 2014
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

Shawn’s post last week got us sharing some of the great examples of small acts of leadership that demonstrate humanity and which make a difference. …

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A small act of leadership humanity

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 9, 2014
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

“The biggest improvements come from small things done consistently over time in strategic places.” — David Allen A company was all travelling together to their yearly …

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Autonomy is a motivating force – for family and work

Posted by  Ronald van Domburg —August 19, 2014
Filed in Anecdotes

In July my family went to Germany for a holiday – a camping trip to Potsdam, near Berlin. My wife Anouk and I had decided …

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Stories can change something normal into something extraordinary

Posted by  Ronald van Domburg —July 22, 2014
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

A few months ago, in my car on the way to see a client, I heard an interview on the radio. There was this lady …

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A business story – take responsibility

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 3, 2014
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Business stories don’t need to be fancy. They should be told just like you would tell it if you were catching up with a colleague …

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