Archive for the ‘Leadership Posts’ Category

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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‘A’ for effort

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 21, 2013
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

As a manager, I have always had a lot of time for people who might not be overly talented but who always try their hardest. …

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No place for poor fiction

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 24, 2013
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

Last Thursday, I met an executive encountering some significant challenges in a major culture change underway in his organisation. He had been inspired to use …

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The value of new perspectives

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 21, 2013
Filed in Leadership Posts

Joseph Jiminez joined Novartis in 2007 as Head of Consumer Health, in charge of the over the counter business. He had a background in consumer …

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The missing ingredient in strategy

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —December 13, 2012
Filed in Leadership Posts, Strategy

Cynthia A. Montgomery is the Timken Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. One of the programs she teaches is for accomplished executives and …

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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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