Tag Archive: storytelling

Organisational Fairy Tales

I was recently given a review copy of Andrew Rixon’s new book, Opening Up: Creative Storytelling at Work. Andrew is an expert in applying complexity theory and storytelling within organisations to facilitate consensus and change. One of the intriguing contributions of this book is Andrew’s idea of organisational fairy tales. By constructing a fairy tale…

Story Telling Conference

Andrew Rixon of Babelfish is organising a conference on organisational storytelling in Melbourne, Australia on October 8th and 9th 2009. Storytelling is a powerful mechanism for tapping into culture, emotion and archetypes within an organisation and is extremely relevant to managing change, exercising leadership, and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  The conference brings…

Making Magic Moments with Lou Heckler

It’s always a great pleasure to hear a master story teller at work, and it’s even more so when the master story teller is telling stories to help you understand his craft. This week the National Speakers Association Australia brought out international speaker and speaking coach Lou Heckler to speak to speakers about the craft of speaking…

Using Stories as a Change Management Tool

Gabrielle Dolan of One Thousand and One, an Australian consultancy specialising in storytelling as a tool for organisational development, recently published an article in The Age newspaper on applying storytelling as a tool for managing change. The article was read and blogged on by Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge, and discussion ensued on Dave’s weblog….

Quote – Schwartz on the Use of Scenario Planning to Shift Underlying Mental Models

Thinking through [scenario] stories, and talking in depth about their implications, brings each person’s unspoken assumptions about the future to the surface. Scenarios are thus the most powerful vehicles I know for challenging our “mental models” about the world and lifting the “blinders” that limit our creativity and resourcefulness. – Peter Schwartz, The Art of…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part III)

See Review Part I – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point See Review Part II – were Gladwell’s Tipping Point ideas original? Exactly what kind of argument was Gladwell putting forward in his Tipping Point? In the introduction to The Tipping Point , Gladwell asserts that: The Tipping Point is the biography of an…

Tag Archive: storytelling

Organisational Fairy Tales

I was recently given a review copy of Andrew Rixon’s new book, Opening Up: Creative Storytelling at Work. Andrew is an expert in applying complexity theory and storytelling within organisations to facilitate consensus and change. One of the intriguing contributions of this book is Andrew’s idea of organisational fairy tales. By constructing a fairy tale…

Story Telling Conference

Andrew Rixon of Babelfish is organising a conference on organisational storytelling in Melbourne, Australia on October 8th and 9th 2009. Storytelling is a powerful mechanism for tapping into culture, emotion and archetypes within an organisation and is extremely relevant to managing change, exercising leadership, and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  The conference brings…

Making Magic Moments with Lou Heckler

It’s always a great pleasure to hear a master story teller at work, and it’s even more so when the master story teller is telling stories to help you understand his craft. This week the National Speakers Association Australia brought out international speaker and speaking coach Lou Heckler to speak to speakers about the craft of speaking…

Using Stories as a Change Management Tool

Gabrielle Dolan of One Thousand and One, an Australian consultancy specialising in storytelling as a tool for organisational development, recently published an article in The Age newspaper on applying storytelling as a tool for managing change. The article was read and blogged on by Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge, and discussion ensued on Dave’s weblog….

Quote – Schwartz on the Use of Scenario Planning to Shift Underlying Mental Models

Thinking through [scenario] stories, and talking in depth about their implications, brings each person’s unspoken assumptions about the future to the surface. Scenarios are thus the most powerful vehicles I know for challenging our “mental models” about the world and lifting the “blinders” that limit our creativity and resourcefulness. – Peter Schwartz, The Art of…

Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell (Part III)

See Review Part I – Introduction, central ideas of the Tipping Point See Review Part II – were Gladwell’s Tipping Point ideas original? Exactly what kind of argument was Gladwell putting forward in his Tipping Point? In the introduction to The Tipping Point , Gladwell asserts that: The Tipping Point is the biography of an…