Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Knowing everyone is on the same page

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 17, 2018
Filed in Communication, Strategy

As this post shows, it’s easy to feel we’re on exactly the same page as others, when in fact we can all be telling ourselves quite different stories.

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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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Using stories to reveal valuable insights in an organisation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 22, 2018
Filed in Communication, Culture

Leaders are often shielded from underlying issues in a company. This technique uses stories to get right underneath the surface and reveal valuable insights

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Creating powerful moments to trigger stories in the workplace

Learn to create more stories within your organisation by taking ordinary moments and turning them into memorable experiences people will share with others.

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Storytelling tips you can try: you can influence people easier when you know their ‘why’

Posted by  Shelley Fenech —November 24, 2017
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

If a member of your team is having trouble getting someone to agree on a topic at work, you could tell them the story outlined in this post.

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Tell me a story: How accountants can harness the power of storytelling

Accountants can use storytelling to better engage, and inform, their audiences and become better business partners. Learn from the examples in this post.

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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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In Praise of Shitty Storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 2, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Perfect stories told perfectly are suspicious. Business people feel more comfortable with imperfect stories – here are some clear examples you can follow.

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Effectively communicate ideas via stories and stop wasting time

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 27, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Leadership Posts, Strategy

Do you think stories in business situations are a waste of time? If so, this post will highlight how you can more effectively communicate ideas at work.

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Master the art of collecting stories with these resources

Posted by  Tom Graves —March 9, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

How do we collect stories? How do we know which stories to collect, and why? Make collecting stories easy with these easy to use techniques.

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