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170 – One person can change the world

Change comes from unexpected sources. Listen to hear how Malcolm McLean changed the world transportation landscape.

Dec 8, 2022

Replay 136 – Experiences change minds

Suggestions and arguments don’t change minds, but experiences do. Listen to hear how a husband finally persuaded his wife to buy herself a new, improved bike.

Nov 29, 2022

169 – Model beneficial behaviours

Model the behaviours that will benefit your entire team. Listen to hear how Captain James Cook saved his crew from scurvy.

Nov 22, 2022

168 – It’s not about you

Don’t get caught up in the moment. It’s not about you. Listen to hear how some stern words eased Jason Alexander’s anxiety and pushed him back onto the acting path.

Nov 15, 2022

167 – Believe in your people

Believe in your people, and they’ll believe in themselves. Listen to hear how the support of a coach and school principal changed Michael Lewis’ life. 

Nov 8, 2022

166 – Don’t let money be your purpose

The purpose of an organisation can hugely impact the way it behaves. Listen to hear how a monetary focus made Boeing responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people.

Nov 1, 2022

165 – Well-managed diverse teams are more productive

Poorly managed diverse teams are less productive than homogenous teams, but when managed well, diverse teams are the most productive. Listen for a taste of what Anecdote Principal Rob Grundel will cover in our upcoming webinar.

Oct 25, 2022

Replay 126 – Company values give confidence

Company values enable your people to act quickly and with confidence. Listen to hear a story of values in action from Mars.

Oct 18, 2022

164 – You don’t need to be an expert

You don’t need to be an expert to develop expertise. Listen to hear how Lisa Blair beat the odds and went from sailing novice to record breaker.

Oct 11, 2022

163 – Understand the culture you’re operating in

With experience, listening and empathy, you’ll come to understand cultural nuances. Listen to hear James Mills, Global Vice President of Sales at Mars Wrigley, talk …

Oct 4, 2022


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