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Save money – develop your people

As The Times publishes its Times Top 100 companies to work for, it comes as little surprise that the focus of this article by Sue Leonard is on the costs...


Communications barriers

Martin and I recently ran a couple of workshops at the CiB conference in Brighton, which focused on employee engagement. How I am beginning to resent that phrase ‘employee engagement’....


Being a good leader – and learning from mistakes

I’m in the middle of Allan Leighton’s book on Leadership, which is refreshingly honest and down to earth. It gives some fascinating insights from some of the captains of industry...


And on the very next page: simplicity not as easy as it looks

And then John Maeda has something to say in his book ‘The Laws Of Simplicity’…. To make anything simple, you need to apply ‘thoughtful reduction’; that’s why the iPod has...


How to survive complexity

I wish I had been a fly on the wall at the recent Management Today lunch discussion between some of the UK’s top corporate leaders (Adam Crozier, Royal Mail, Sir...


Quote of the day

Hmmmm, having a bit of writers’ block today, but I’ve found a great quote… “Australian Aborigines say that the big stories—the stories worth telling and retelling, the ones in which...


World storytelling day

Today is World Storytelling Day, which started in Sweden in 2003, and is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the Spring...


Personnel Today article

Nice article in Personnel Today about Storytelling as a tool to create emotional buy-in for training and development departments.  Well, we’re not exactly a ‘training company’, but they’re right in...


Life at work – is this a contradiction in terms?

Communications consultancy CHA has recently published a report which highlights some fairly worrying news about the disengagement of employees and why they don’t seem to find their work worthwhile or...

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