Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

Little things make a big difference

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 3, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

In working with organisations using business narrative, one of the objectives is to identify a suite of interventions intended to move things in the desired …

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Antidotes to the metaphors we live by

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —March 31, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

A book that has found its way into my den as a result of our reflective practice on the language of facilitation is Metaphors we …

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Connector heuristics

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 10, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Malcolm Gladwell’s post on a quick and dirty way of picking winning NBA Knicks teams got me thinking about other helpful heuristics. In particular I …

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Building trust and rapport in Anecdote circles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 7, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

There are many ingredients which make a successful anecdote circle, but one that eclipses all others is the level of trust that can be fostered …

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Anecdote circles

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

An anecdote circle resembles a focus group except it’s designed to elicit people’s stories—their real life experiences—rather than opinions. The role of the anecdote facilitator …

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Its not about right or wrong..

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 10, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

We collected an anecdote and used it in a document, and the document came to the attention of senior management. We were advised that the …

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Using comics to capture and make sense of stories

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

Here at Anecdote we mostly capture stories using anecdote circles recording what’s said on digital audio. But this is not the only way for people to …

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Most Significant Change

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 14, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

Most Significant Change is a narrative-based evaluation technique that has been used extensively in program evaluation in social change applications.  Shawn and I had an enjoyable …

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Narrative reveals values in action

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 11, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

During the course of 2005 we ran many narrative projects on a range of topics including project evaluation, occupational health and safety, trust, change management and …

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Employment Today has published our paper on narrative

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 11, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Employment Today has published our paper called Telling Tales which is a version of Using Stories to Size up a Situation. This paper is primarily about …

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