Category Archives: Communication

Inspirational Leadership: what’s the story?

Great leaders tell great stories. Stories engage people, are easy to pass on, are easy to remember,  and – crucially – they appeal to the part of the brain where we make our decisions.  If you want something to get … Continue reading

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Why you can’t beat personal experience. No matter how bad it was.

Last week I had one of those moments which make my job as a coach and trainer so completely satisfying.  There are plenty of them anyway, but this one was like a beam of light shining through a cloudy sky. … Continue reading

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How to use Myers Briggs to help you influence people

Last year I took part in some research carried out by CPP into the way Myers Briggs preferences impact the way we influence and are influenced.  I’ve blogged before about various aspects of Myers Briggs, but until now never had … Continue reading

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“One of the finest and most uplifting speeches of all time.” How Chaplin still speaks to us.

75 years ago, with America on the brink of joining in the Second World War, Charlie Chaplin made his film “The Great Dictator.”  It is a satirical political comedy-drama designed to confront Hitler, Mussolini, fascism, anti-semitism and the Nazis.  It … Continue reading

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Can’t write, can’t spell, can’t count. (My gadget does it for me.)

Last week I learnt that yet another nail has been banged into the coffin of human society as we currently know it.  The thin end of a very big wedge has just been inserted into the way we communicate.  Old … Continue reading

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Leading through storytelling

I was running a Leadership workshop a couple of weeks ago with a bunch of Innovation leaders in a European Telecoms company.  We were working in their Innovation Centre, a closely guarded environment in the bowels of the building.  It … Continue reading

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