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How to pull a strategy together with a story

Share60 Tweet +11 ShareShares 61This post is by Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. Last week I flew to Vienna to help a pharmaceutical company develop their strategy. It … Continue reading

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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 Tweet +17 Share17Shares 119This 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 respond to misinformation that’s hurting your business

Share34 Tweet +13 Share6Shares 43This post is by Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. I like to ask senior executives this simple question: is there a story going around … 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 Tweet +15 Share3Shares 54This 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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How can you collaborate more successfully?

Share34 Tweet +11 ShareShares 35This is a guest post from Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. Today we face an entirely new environment for innovation and getting things done. … Continue reading

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Of the 3 types of collaboration, which type do you need?

Share22 Tweet +17 Share5Shares 34This is a guest post from Shawn Callahan – Founder of Anecdote, a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change. Think back to a meeting when you had a handful of people gathered … 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 Tweet +15 ShareShares 58This 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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The strategic opportunities of applying the Cynefin Framework to Marketing and Advertising

Share28 Tweet +12 Share3Shares 33My friend and colleague Shawn Callahan @unorder was working at the Cynefin Centre at IBM until he started his own business called Anecdote a few years ago. One of the areas he focuses on is using … 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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