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Storytelling for Leaders workshop in Los Angeles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 6, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, News

In 92 days we’ll be running Storytelling for Leaders workshop in Los Angeles. I’m looking forward to this week in LA because I’ll have just finished a week-long road trip with my brother between San Francisco and LA (should create lots of stories) and we are planning a get together for fellow business storytelling practitioners […]

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Changing a keystone habit – the story of Alcoa

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 16, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

Sometimes the best way to affect large-scale change is to focus on changing one important habit, what Charles Duhigg calls a keystone habit. Here is the story of Alcoa’s transformation. One October day in 1987, the new CEO of the Aluminum Company of America, or Alcoa, took to the stage of a ballroom in a […]

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Yammer’s Steve Hopkins on Storytelling for Leaders

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

Why not join us for a public version of the workshop Steve is talking about in Perth on the 4th March. Click here for more information and tickets.

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An example of business oral storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

Here at Anecdote we focus on oral storytelling. Our network of partners around the world help leaders find and tell business stories to influence, engage and even inspire. The thing is, there are very few examples of business oral storytelling on the net so we’ve started a little project to tell the stories that are […]

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The story of the checklist

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 7, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling

Sometimes the simplest interventions can have the biggest impact. In October 1935, US Army Air Corps brass gathered at an airfield in Dayton, Ohio. They’d come to see two aircraft builders pit their planes against each other in a series of trials, with the best-performed aircraft getting its builder a lucrative contract for new long-range […]

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When taking over a new team you must tell these stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 1, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

“They won’t care what you know until they know that you care” (a line attributed to many but my favourite is baseball coach Yogi Berra). This week I received an email from a newly minted executive who was off to New Zealand to take up a new post. Let’s call her Sarah. Sarah had attended […]

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Storytelling for Leaders Program – What Happened in Singapore

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 21, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

In September this year our new partner in Singapore, Anjali Sharma, organised the first Storytelling for Leaders Program in her fine country. She also organised a photographer and videographer and put together this short clip showing you what happened on the day.

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Need a story to tell as a leader?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 1, 2013
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

We’ve been blogging since 2004. And over the years we have shared hundreds of stories. Some of those stories are definitely ones you could retell as a leader so we have identified the best ones, tagged them with what we think they are about and highlighted the story in the  post so you can quickly […]

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9 Video Clips of Business Leaders Sharing Business Stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 27, 2013
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

When business leaders start building their business storytelling skills it can help a lot to see how other business leaders tell business stories. Here are 9 examples from some of the world’s top business leaders who purposely and systematically share stories to help their message to stick. You might like to review our guide to […]

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