Category Archives: Story telling

Anticipating the message; I couldn’t have been more wrong

Tuning into BBC radio 4 recently, I caught the last few minutes of an episode in a series I had never heard before – The Headline Ballads. From what I heard I understood the programme to be comparing and contrasting … Continue reading

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Overcoming resistance to change.

In my previous blog on change readiness assessment tools (“And the first step when initiating a major change programme is….?”), I highlighted the pivotal role organisational culture plays in the adoption or rejection of a major change initiative. Having written … Continue reading

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“Do words really make a difference?”

That was the sentence that caught my attention in a recent Thought for the Day by Rhidian Brook. My automatic response was “B—-y hell, I hope so, otherwise I’m out of a job!” I did realise that he wasn’t talking … Continue reading

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Busman’s holiday.

A bit of a busman’s holiday earlier this week when I attended a three hour Guardian Masterclass hosted by Jay Rayner on the craft of journalism.  I was meant to be going with my 17 year old son – a … Continue reading

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If I admit to “not getting” Twitter, does that make me enlightened or just a Luddite?

As far as the attraction of Twitter goes, I’ve come full circle. Initially, I really didn’t get it as, for the most part, it seemed to be all about the minutiae of selected celebrities lives.  I felt about Twitter the … Continue reading

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Communications that engage your audience

Coming rather late to the party, I’ve been engrossed in the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath.  First published in 2007, the back cover blurb claims that the Heath brothers “….take the lid off one of the … Continue reading

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