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Newsletter 30: An Interview with Kathy Hansen

Katharine Hansen PhD is a leading proponent of deploying story telling for career advancement. The Story Practitioners' interviews on her 'A Storied Career' web site read like a Who's Who of Story Tellers. She interviewed us...

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An interview with Kathy Hansen reveals our philosophy and approach to the business of corporate storytelling and listening.

Your November link to the Management Today Journal - view online

This month's theme is on business performance through quality and project management, lean leadership, change. Our 'Stories to ring the changes' article is on page 56

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As year end approaches, we reflected on our story resource. We've covered many aspects and applications of corporate storying. Article (including embedded conversations)and newsletter contributors have included terrence Gargiulo, Ralph Windle, Keith Coats,Pamela Rutledge, Pete Castle, Baxter Black, Doug Lipman, Aiden Choles, Dave Snowden and others.
Soon to appear is a very practical article by Saskia Tjepkema of Kessels-Smit on using anecdote circles to address complex situations - entitled Creative Synergy through Personal Stories

This month we are happily engaged in story work with Southern Sun Leisure Resorts. Contact us regarding a story intervention or workshop in your organisation.

A new article soon to appear in our archive addresses how a corporation should go about choosing who is the right story practitioner for them. (In the 1980s and 1990s management consulting fell into disrepute. Is story headed the same way due to bandwaggoning practitioners?)

A few days ago was 11th Nov 2011: 11/11/11. If you take the last 2 digits of your year of birth and add this to the age you will be this year, the answer will be 111.

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"Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly, forgive quickly" - Paulo Coelho Tweet 19/10/2011

" is this 'world of the imagination' that is really the essence of what it is to be human" - Robin.I.M.Dunbar

"There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story" - Maya Angelou

"Good stories are never about a string of successes but spectacular defeats" - Jo Nesbo, The Snowman (Vintage Books 2010) referring to Napoleon, Jesus, Robert Scott who was beaten in the race to the South Pole, others....

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