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What really matters

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —November 27, 2012
Filed in Leadership Posts

I read a really interesting interview this morning with Jason Fried, founder and CEO of 37signals, a software company based in Chicago. 37signals are renowned …

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Strategic accelerators

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 26, 2012
Filed in Leadership Posts, Strategy

Hierarchies are great at running established organisations but they are notoriously slow in reacting to major changes. Its not really a problem when your strategy …

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The power of plain language when communicating strategy

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —August 1, 2012
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts

Most leaders really struggle to use plain language, especially when it comes to communicating something like strategy. Here at Anecdote we specialise in oral storytelling, …

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Triggering stories and action through competition

When asked for the secret of his success in the steel industry, American industrialist Charles Schwab (1862-1939) always talked about using praise, not criticism, giving …

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Story triggering – reinforcing beliefs

I did a blog post in February about reconnecting with an old friend of mine, and how she is one of the most gifted storytellers …

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5 things that happen when you know your company’s strategy

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 1, 2011
Filed in Leadership Posts, Strategy

You can only act strategically, day in, day out, if you know your company’s strategy. Here are five things that happen when you really do …

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HP’s CEO loses his job for want of a strategic story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 17, 2011
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts, Strategy

It’s quite possible you’ll lose your job as CEO if you are unable to persuasively communicate your company’s strategy. Léo Apotheker, the recently fired CEO …

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The tough side of business storytelling

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 23, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts, Strategy

Steve Jobs introduced iCloud at Apple’s WorldWide Developers Conference in June 2011 . iCloud is Apple’s ‘next big thing’. After explaining the iCloud concept, Steve …

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Different ways to envisage the future

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 29, 2011
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts, Strategy

How do you get your people to think about what the future could be, in a way that inspires them and starts to spark action, …

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Tom Peters on Stories and Leadership

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 6, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

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