Posts Tagged ‘Decision-making’

034 – When baggage really flies

Posted by  Anecdote International —November 22, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

This week’s podcast shows how Southwest Airlines stuck to their purpose which helped the airline add over $1 billion to their bottom line. Find out how.

Read More

026 – Henry Ford did that?

Posted by  Anecdote International —July 18, 2018
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

In this episode we see how Henry Ford ignored what everyone around him thought and went ahead with a decision that would more than double his profit.

Read More

Storytelling to make messages stick

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 13, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

I’m reading an advance copy of Andrew O’Keeffe’s new book ‘Hardwired Humans: Successful Leadership Using Human Instincts’. I am looking forward to meeting Dr Jane …

Read More

Keeping richness in our decision making

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 2, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes

Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807–73) was a Swiss-born American zoologist and geologist who taught at Harvard. Imagine that you went to Louis Agassiz’s laboratory at …

Read More

Rules are for the guidance of the wise

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 25, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Leadership Posts

This morning, Shawn and I compared recent airline lounge experiences. Mine went a like this On Monday morning I took my Mum to the airport …

Read More

Don’t second guess me

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 28, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

I am working on a project requiring a major organisational transformation. On Monday, the division’s chief heads off to Canberra to get a mandate to …

Read More

The head office pattern

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 29, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Smart people hate being told what to do. In many of our projects we see the ‘head office pattern’ where HO is seen as a …

Read More

Let’s be proactive with organisational storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 21, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes

Stories are created in organisations whenever something remarkable happens, and people love to remark on how leaders react under pressure because the way anyone reacts …

Read More