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Welcome to our podcast, Anecdotally Speaking. Each week we tell a business story, talk about why it works and discuss where you might tell it at work. Our aim is to help you build your story repertoire.

 

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DATE
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134 – Look for the good and trust in the work

You don’t know what other people are going through. Listen to hear why Hugh van Cuylenburg will never stop pushing his organisation’s (The Resilience Project) message.

Dec 7, 2021
25:41

Replay 034 – When baggage really flies

Having a clear purpose will help the people in your organisation make better decisions. Listen to hear how Southwest Airlines increased its revenue by more than $1 billion by following its purpose.

Nov 30, 2021
14:08

133 – Potter spells initiative

Don’t wait for someone to come along and solve your problems—step up and make things happen. Listen to hear how a clever Storytelling for Leaders participant used an anecdote from a popular franchise to connect and build rapport. 

Nov 23, 2021
18:13

132 – Wolves, cane toads and tubby ships

What impact does your leadership have on your organisation? Listen to hear what lessons the reintroduction of a species into an ecosystem can offer business.

Nov 16, 2021
27:59

Replay 023 – Industrial design with child’s play

To put your customer first, you need to be able to see things from their perspective. Listen to hear how a 7-year-old girl prompted Doug Dietz to redesign his MRI machine.

Nov 9, 2021
17:01

131 – Did you have a nice Grand Slam, darling?

Follow your passion without thinking about the outcome, and success will follow. Listen to hear how a mother’s happy accident aided Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s tennis career.

Nov 2, 2021
18:32

130 – Superwoman with x-ray vision

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’” Listen to hear how one woman persisted with her vision and changed the lives of over a million people.

Oct 26, 2021
14:55

129 – The unexpected supporter

It’s not enough to just say something—you need to act too. Listen to hear how Nelson Mandela showed the world that he wholeheartedly believed in reconciliation.

Oct 19, 2021
21:09

128 – Collaboration and diversity is how you make progress

Collaboration and diversity bring progress. Listen to hear how one woman defied gender norms to receive recognition for a scientific breakthrough.

Oct 12, 2021
25:10

127 – The mould that broke the staph

Not all mistakes lead to failures. Listen to hear how one scientist’s carelessness resulted in a life-saving discovery.

Oct 5, 2021
20:56

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