Archive for 2012


Storytelling for business leaders workshop – Boston, MA

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 21, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I am very pleased to announce that I will be running one of our ‘Storytelling for Business Leaders’ workshops in Boston, MA on the 5th June, 2012. I am coming to the US for a three day course at Harvard with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey around their fantastic book Immunity to Change, and thought […]

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Staying alive – again

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 19, 2012
Filed in Fun

Following on from the blog I did last week, a friend of mine from the UK let me know about this advert from notorious football hardman turned actor, Vinnie Jones, on exactly the same topic. Enjoy, and try getting this song out of your head for the rest of the day!

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Memorable, practical and life saving

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 6, 2012
Filed in Anecdotes

I love little simple techniques than are practical, increase understanding and stick in your mind. I wrote about one of these in a book review I did on The Power of Positive Deviance by Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin and Monique Sternin. In the book they gave the advice of working with groups; “Let silence speak”. […]

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What it means to ‘act strategically’

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 1, 2012
Filed in Strategy

Being foodies, one show we always look forward to on Australian TV is My Kitchen Rules (MKR). It’s a really interesting show, for a whole number of reasons, including reminding me, yet again, of the importance of language and the way terms are defined. In this case what it means to ‘act strategically’. In the […]

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Just one sentence to make a difference

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —February 23, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

There is huge power in short stories used to illustrate a bigger point. I was in London last November delivering a project for a UK government department. One of the things I miss most about the UK (along with Irn Bru, Jaffa Cakes and MOTD) is the weekend newspapers. You could get lost for days […]

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Strategic stories provide the gist

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 19, 2012
Filed in Strategy

People need the gist: the context, the big picture, the why, before the details become important or meaningful. Read this piece of text from Drew Westen’s book ‘The Political Brain’.(1) The procedure is actually quite simple. First you arrange things into different groups. Of course, one pile may be sufficient depending on how much there […]

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Similar cultures separated by a common language

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 16, 2012
Filed in Anecdotes, Fun, News

I’ve been in San Diego for the past three days – mainly holiday but with two speaking engagements for the annual leadership get-together for Sharp HealthCare. Its one of my biggest ever gigs with over 700 people present for each of the days. At lunch yesterday with some of the folks at Sharp, one of […]

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The most naturally gifted storyteller I have ever met

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —February 9, 2012
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

I have just got back from running our first ever Storytelling for Business Leaders course in Wellington, New Zealand last week. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, had a great group who told some terrific stories, and I am sure taught me as much as they learnt off me! It was also a real treat to […]

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KM Australia 2012

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 3, 2012
Filed in News

I’m presenting our story work at KM Australia this year (24-26 July) and I’ll also be taking part in the debate, which has been organised in a friendly and fun way. We are debating whether tacit knowledge can and should be captured. If you’d like to know more about the congress here’s the event blurb. […]

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Story quote of the week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —January 13, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

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