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Telling good stories

Steve Adubato has some good things to say about storytelling in business. It has recently been brought to my attention that despite our best efforts to prove this approach really...

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…and this from Greg

‘Telling people what to do doesn’t work any more because they don’t do it – and nor should they.’ Good words from ex BBC boss Greg Dyke – what he...

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Happiness at work

Interesting news in the media this morning about what makes people happy. Less TV, less focus on money, more socialising with friends and participating in community activities where people feel...

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Only one in three employees is engaged

According to a new report, only a third of employees in the USA ‘walk the talk’. Interesting reading this, and good to see that storytelling is mentioned of a way...

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Organisational citizenship

I’ve got a great big pile of magazines on my desk which are a bit of a challenge to get through, I must admit. But today I read an article...

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The secrets of success

“Sir, what is the secret of your success?” a reporter asked a bank president. “Two words.” “And, Sir, what are they?” asked the reporter. “Right decisions.” “And how do you...

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Employee disengagement a global revolution

Consultants Towers Perrin have released the results of a new study which finds that a quarter of employees are actively disengaged – but much of this is down to their...

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Narrative is everything

Simon Caulkin writes in The Observer this week that stories permit ‘meaning and memory’. Like mnemonics, stories enable us to absorb and remember incredibly complex detail. Stories have always been...

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Meaning and fulfilment

Not sure about the idea of teepees in carparks , but we certainly go along with Daniel Allen’s views on employee engagement today in the Times…

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