Tag Archives: Stories

Belief: how do we choose what’s true?

The gap between what we believe to be true and what’s really true can be significant: i’m not talking about religion, but rather in the stories we understand about organisations. The space they create around themselves for communities to form … Continue reading

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Dr Beeching’s Axe

I love ticking along on the train: the carriage rocking, dappled light flashing across the table as the early autumn sun flickers through the trees. Villages, farms, towns, all passing by as my own little ecosystem remains constant. A slight … Continue reading

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Capturing the Moment: the Authenticity of Stories

I was at a music festival this weekend: sunshine, great tunes, friends. Memories. One of the bands on in the afternoon were a real hit: there were some technical problems on stage, but they soldiered on, kept everyone engaged and, … Continue reading

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Notions of Permanence: photography

I was chatting to Paul last night about photographs: he recounted the tale of a small sepia picture, a treasured heirloom, passed from his grandmother to his mother. Being a digital child, he scanned it, enhanced it and reproduced it, … Continue reading

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Building Strategy: working out loud

I realised it’s been several years since i walked along the beach that early: seven thirty and it’s well before the tourists arrive, it’s a time for opening ice cream stalls, brushing sand off the promenade and still early enough … Continue reading

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Narrative and storytelling in Social Leadership

It’s because stories sit at the heart of how we communicate that i’ve included ‘Narrative‘ as the first dimension of Social Leadership. When we share stories, we contextualise information, relating it to that which we already know. Stories draw on … Continue reading

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Who shot the Sheriff? Why stories matter

Twenty years ago, a group of small town friends gathered in a field for a Wild West themed party. At twenty years of age, it was a rather raucous affair. This weekend, older, maybe wiser, it happened again. Age has … Continue reading

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