Archive for 2012


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 for being real innovators in the way they run their business. For example they shortened their workweek from 5 to 4 days for all their people during summer. What caught […]

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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 and environment are stable or only changing slowly. But its a big problem when things are changing rapidly and in many cases discontinuously. So, how can organisations effectively deliver their […]

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Tim Minchin’s Storm

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 5, 2012
Filed in Fun

A nice story by Tim Minchin as beat poetry.

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Will your strategy stick?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 21, 2012
Filed in Strategy

The nature of the successful strategy is changing. Today, a company’s success depends in large part on how deeply its strategy is understood and embraced. This understanding and acceptance gives an organisation the ability to learn and adapt to changes faster than its competitors. It becomes more agile.1 While most companies expend considerable effort and […]

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Speaking engagements

Posted by  Daryl Cook —October 8, 2012
Filed in Events

Are you organising a conference, event or workshop and want to make it more interesting and engaging? Stuck for ideas or looking for a fresh approach? Whether it’s a small executive team offsite, or a leadership conference like the one Kevin recently did for 250+ people, or even like the one Mark did earlier this […]

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How to respond to misinformation that’s hurting your business

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 5, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

I like to ask senior executives this simple question: is there a story going around your company that’s causing you pain? I remember asking one HR director this question who immediately sighed and said that their board recently appointed a new CEO. A couple of months after he arrived a new strategy emerged and the […]

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Storytelling for Leaders – Deliberate Practice Program

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 5, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, News

We created this little 3-minute video to introduce our new deliberate practice program that helps you build your business storytelling skills. You can read more about the program here. Storytelling for Leaders – Deliberate Practice Program from Shawn Callahan on Vimeo.

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A story of values in action

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —September 27, 2012
Filed in Anecdotes

It’s grand final week here in Australia. This is when two of the most high profile sports, Australian Rules Football and Rugby League, have their final games to decide who becomes the champions this year. It’s the equivalent of the Superbowl in America or the Champions League Football Final in Europe. My local rugby league […]

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Building credibility at ANZ Bank – leaders must tell stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 19, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

I had the pleasure of meeting Anne Weatherston, the CIO of ANZ bank, today. She spoke at a business lunch about their new strategy and some of the important decisions her leadership group is making to support the bank’s focus on Asia. To get the support of the business Anne felt that her technology group […]

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Story Quote of the Week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —September 14, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

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