Posts Tagged ‘Purpose’

060 – Sleepy racers run towards Cliff

Posted by  Anecdote International —June 2, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight, Podcast

Have you heard the story of Cliff Young? Listen to hear how one man’s performance defied the odds and how you can utilise his story in a business sense.

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Five lessons on how to be a great presenter

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 28, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Events

Here are five things we can learn from author Patrick Lencioni that can help make our presentations more memorable, engaging and impactful.

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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.

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How to stop your change program from stalling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 24, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture, Strategy

Every large change program invariably starts with enthusiasm, good intentions and an energy spike, even if there are naysayers. But as time wears on, it’s easy …

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How to double productivity by sharing stories of purpose

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 25, 2013
Filed in Anecdotes

Back in 2008 Wharton School professor, Adam Grant (author of one of my favourite books, Give and Take), conducted a fascinating experiment that highlighted how …

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As a business person, why care about storytelling?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 11, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Leadership Posts, Strategy

In 1993, as the co-founder of photographic library startup, I travelled to Los Angeles to check out one of America’s largest commercial photographic collections. Remarkably …

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The stonecutters and the cathedral builder

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 27, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Here is one of the stories I heard at KM Australia as told by John Girard. On a foggy autumn day nearly 800 years ago …

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Finding and amplifying a sense of direction—directional stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 1, 2007
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

This week I have been talking to people about foundational stories and how they are important for reinforcing the core vales and direction for everyone …

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