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Why story telling beats fact telling every time

Share43 Tweet +12 ShareShares 45This post is by Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. I’m just reading the Art of Explanation by Lee LeFever. I’m at the chapter on storytelling and … Continue reading

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5 things that will make your company strategy stick

Share95 Tweet1 +17 Share17Shares 120This post is by Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. The nature of the successful strategy is changing. Today, a company’s success depends in large … Continue reading

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How to tell a story about yourself without sounding like an ego-maniac

Share103 Tweet +12 ShareShares 105This is a guest post from Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. To paraphrase Annette Simmons, “People wont listen to you until they know who … Continue reading

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Ways to strengthen your collaboration culture

Share46 Tweet1 +15 Share3Shares 55This is a guest post from Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. Collaboration is a skill and set of practices we are rarely taught. It’s … Continue reading

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Do you have the right collaborative culture?

Share78 Tweet +11 ShareShares 79This is a guest post from Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. Does your organisation have a culture that works for the team, community and … Continue reading

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The power of plain language when communicating strategy

Share130 Tweet +11 ShareShares 131This is a guest post from Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. Most leaders really struggle to use plain language, especially when it comes to … Continue reading

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Why people don’t use collaboration tools

Share53 Tweet1 +15 ShareShares 59This is a guest post by Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. David Pollard offered for anyone on the net to join him in a joint collaboration … Continue reading

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When should we collaborate?

Share36 Tweet +12 ShareShares 38This is a guest post by Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. Is it collaboration when you’re sent the yearly performance review spreadsheet and instructed … Continue reading

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A simple test for your strategic marketing and business initiatives

Share42 Tweet +12 ShareShares 44This is a guest post by Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. Richard Rummelt, in Good Strategy / Bad Strategy, opened my eyes to a … Continue reading

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How good a storyteller is your agency?

Share Tweet +1 ShareShares 0Storytelling has been embraced by agencies and marketers as an important communication skill. In presenting their credentials, some agencies talk about telling the “brand” story or developing the brand story, while other proclaim they are the … Continue reading

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Digital buzz words can drive you bonkers

Share Tweet +1 ShareShares 0One of the issues with any specialist area is the use of jargon and lingo that acts as a barrier and excludes people from participating in the category. About a year ago I was presenting a … Continue reading

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