Archive for the ‘Employee Engagement’ Category

Business storytelling methods for lawyers and law firms

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 25, 2016
Filed in Business storytelling, Employee Engagement

Last week I was in London and had the pleasure of catching up with Ian Rodwell from Linklaters, one of the largest law firms in …

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Complex times call for disruptive leadership

Posted by  David Green —July 29, 2016
Filed in Culture, Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts

Business writers are increasingly using the term ‘disruption’ to refer to a range of forces which modern organisations are dealing with. It is the latest …

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Case studies are dead. Long live success stories

This article is about case studies. No, no…do not stop reading. I have always believed that case studies are the second most boring documents produced …

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For those at the top, fostering engagement is a daily routine

The benefits of employee engagement It has been proven that employee engagement is strongly linked to overall company performance. Poor engagement leads to high staff …

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An indicator of group fear in organisations

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 2, 2014
Filed in Collaboration, Employee Engagement

Over the years I’ve shown a clever little animation in our workshops to illustrate our propensity to tell ourselves stories when things are ambiguous and unclear. …

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How to embed company values with systematic stories

What do your organisational values actually mean? Do you have a list of 4, 5, 6 one-word, abstract concepts such as integrity, responsive and agile …

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Story-triggering and behavioural integrity

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —February 27, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts

People judge their leaders by how their actions align with their words. And how aligned these two things are then triggers stories that get told, …

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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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Making the most of story-work

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 30, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Employee Engagement, Strategy

In using story-work to build a brand, engage employees, or for one of its many other purposes, organisations nearly always focus on storytelling. The meme …

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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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