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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 29, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

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Different ways to envisage the future

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 29, 2011
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership, 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, but also takes into account the simple fact that the future is unpredictable? I was reminded of this challenge, yet again, last week. We were working with a […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 22, 2011
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No fun at work – values in action

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 17, 2011
Filed in Anecdotes, Employee Engagement

I heard this story from one of our workshop participants. We were talking about values and how they play out in practice. Their organisation, a government department, has ‘fun’ as a stated value. With that in mind Janet (not her real name) thought it would be fun to take her team on an […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 15, 2011
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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 8, 2011
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What is collaboration?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 7, 2011
Filed in Collaboration

This question pops up regularly. Shawn blogged about the differences between collaboration and cooperation here and here. The Economist Intelligence Unit provide a paper here describing the difference between collaboration, coordination and cooperation, using trust as one of the key differentiators. Yesterday, I came across this excellent short video from Phil Culhane of […]

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The need to know why

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 6, 2011
Filed in Communication

I was reminded, yet again, last week about the power that comes from overtly answering the “why?” question. I was working on a client site when I saw this poster stuck on an external door: The explanation below the main text makes this poster far stronger as an influence tool and more likely […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 1, 2011
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