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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

162 – Use contrast to make an impact

Experience minus expectation equals satisfaction. Listen to hear how performer Andy Kaufman used contrast to make a real impact on his audience.

Sep 27, 2022

161 – Plans often go astray

As the saying goes, the best-laid plans of mice and men can still go wrong. Listen to hear what a group of economists proposed to eradicate an issue impacting a series of childcare centres.

Sep 20, 2022

160 – Challenge your assumptions

Great insights come from breaking free of your assumptions. Listen to hear how a high school dropout went on to win the Fields Medal.

Sep 13, 2022

159 – Try and try and try again

If you truly care about your idea and persist with it, you won’t need every available resource or qualification to innovate. Listen to hear the story behind the Wright brothers’ first flight.

Sep 6, 2022

158 – Don’t argue, influence

You can be efficient with things, not people. Listen to hear how Richard Branson led Mike Oldfield to a career-defining moment.

Aug 23, 2022

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