Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

What happens after the bushfires?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2020
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

At this time of devastation, it’s hard to think about how we will recover and reconstruct our communities. Here is one thing that helped with this in 2009.

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What might Amazon’s six-page narrative structure look like?

If you want to move to a Jeff Bezos–style executive meeting without PowerPoint, with a six-page narrative memo, you mustn’t forget the narrative. Here’s why

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Book Review of Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 10, 2017
Filed in Collaboration, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement

Full of stories about the operations General Stanley McChrystal’s task force conducted in Iraq, this book is great inspiration for change. Find out more.

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How One Mount Everest Expedition Impacted Two Lives

Posted by  Bharat Avalani —July 28, 2017
Filed in Collaboration, Insight

Johann Peries and Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala set out to be the first Sri Lankans to climb Mt Everest. Learn what their story tells us about effort and success.

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Don’t try to change someone’s mind, do this instead

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 15, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration, Culture

If you want to change someone’s mind about something, facts may not help you. So what do you do if changing minds or culture is important for your business?

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Improve the effectiveness of what you do with feedback loops and stories

Posted by  Tom Graves —March 7, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

How do we learn in action? How do we improve what we do – particularly when working together with others? Try feedback loops and stories as described here.

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Team cohesion: lessons from a trip down the Snowy River

Posted by  David Green —June 3, 2016
Filed in Collaboration, Fun

In corporate life we travel in rafts, not one-person kayaks. To go faster than the current we need team cohesion. Everyone has to paddle their hardest.

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Take One Day – Building Collaborative Cultures

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 13, 2016
Filed in Collaboration, Events

Take One Day 2016 is happening soon and this year it is all about Building Collaborative Cultures. Find out more about this event here:

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For those at the top, fostering engagement is a daily routine

The benefits of employee engagement It has been proven that employee engagement is strongly linked to overall company performance. Poor engagement leads to high staff …

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Storytelling for Leaders programmes set for take off in New Zealand

Posted by  Ross Pearce —March 26, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration, News

Let’s catch up over coffee Last October, I received a call from Shawn Callahan, to see if we could catch up over coffee when he …

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