Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

Narrative quote from Steve Denning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 12, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

I like this quote from Steve: “The choice for leaders in business and organizations is not whether to be involved in storytelling—they can hardly do …

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Anthropologist collects stories from soldiers in Afganistan

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 6, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

I just noticed this news item over at Harold Jarche’s blog describing how anthropologist Anne Irwin spent time collecting stories in the field with the Canadian …

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A new book on conversation gets a tougue lashing from Steve Denning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 28, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Last week I ordered Conversation: A History of a Declining Art by Stephen Miller from Amazon. I’d heard the author interviewed by Phillip Adams on …

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Getting started with Anecdote Circles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 28, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

We’ve spoken about anecdote circles a bit on this blog (here, here and here) and people have asked us how they can get started with using …

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What our workshops look like

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 20, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

Just thought you might be interested in what sensemaking and intervention design workshops look like so I’ve updated our Business Narrative Squidoo lens with some …

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Books that have influenced our business narrative technique

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 18, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Over the last 2 years ago we’ve gained lots of practical experience in eliciting stories, helping people make sense of them and assisting people design …

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Stories about Melbourne knowledge management

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 3, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

I’m on the hunt for stories about knowledge management activities that are happening in Melbourne. Why? Because I’m on the organising committee for Melbourne KM …

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Storytelling is more about creating connections than knowledge transfer

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 23, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

Don Cohen reminds us of the power of telling stories in organisations by retelling the story about NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs regular storytelling sessions. More …

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A simple training needs assessment

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 18, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

Susan Heathfield suggests a facilitated process to conduct a simple training needs assessment. The basic steps to Susan’s approach look like this (she explains them …

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The role of stories in reasoning

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 15, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

If you are unsure of the power of narratives read the restorative justice story in Malcolm Gladwell’s latest New Yorker piece. The article introduces some …

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