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Giving strategy a soul with strategic stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 22, 2015
Filed in Communication, Strategy

As many as 80% of companies do not really understand their strategies. Obviously, this is a big problem. How can strategic stories help?

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How to detect lies with a storytelling technique

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 8, 2015
Filed in Communication

Physical cues to detect lies have a fairly high failure rate. Find out how to detect lies a lot more accurately using a storytelling technique.

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Tipping the scales in your favour in the attention economy

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 29, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling

The story I’m about to share featured in a case study we recently published about our work with Yammer. It got me thinking about something Ursula …

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A good boss acts like a shield to corporate BS

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 4, 2013
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

It’s not easy to be a good boss. In a 30 year career I can count three (thanks Walt, Amy and Steve). Stanford business professor, …

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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 …

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3 things to consider when recreating your company story: a response to Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 20, 2012
Filed in Strategy

I was pleased to see that someone of the stature and influence of Rosabeth Moss Kanter in the Harvard Business Review blog is advocating for …

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Five conditions that encourage stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 20, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

If you read this blog there is a good chance you firmly believe in the power of stories. You might have also come to the …

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In praise of imperfect stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 4, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

My daughter and I recently watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show and our DVD has the option to play the audience participation sound track while …

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Unlocking your iPhone from Optus while travelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 11, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, News

I’m in Singapore at the moment. Had an amazing time last week because I spent three days with many of the story practitioners I really …

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Community of Practice – Green Ninjas

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 24, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

I had a great day on Tuesday exploring a Community of Practice that has formed within a NSW local government council. This group call themselves …

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