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How to pull a strategy together with a story

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 was … Continue reading

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Why story telling beats fact telling every time

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 LeFever … Continue reading

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5 things that will make your company strategy stick

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 part … Continue reading

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How to respond to misinformation that’s hurting your business

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 your … Continue reading

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

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 you … Continue reading

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Ways to strengthen your collaboration culture

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 something … Continue reading

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Do you have the right collaborative culture?

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 network … Continue reading

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How can you collaborate more successfully?

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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. The … Continue reading

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

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 around … Continue reading

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The power of plain language when communicating strategy

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 communicating … Continue reading

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Why people don’t use collaboration tools

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 project … Continue reading

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When should we collaborate?

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 to … Continue reading

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A simple test for your strategic marketing and business initiatives

Share Tweet +1 ShareThis 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 simple … Continue reading

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The strategic opportunities of applying the Cynefin Framework to Marketing and Advertising

Share Tweet +1 ShareMy 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 story … Continue reading

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Digital buzz words can drive you bonkers

Share Tweet +1 ShareOne 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 report … Continue reading

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