Tag Archive for: clarity

Alignment requires clarity

03 Apr
April 3, 2014 In the second of my series on alignment, I’ll be looking at the three key components necessary to achieve alignment – starting with clarity. Clarity Clarity is the bedrock of alignment.  Without clarity it’s impossible to be aligned.  In my earlier post I talked about the importance of seeing eye-to-eye with your business. As learning and development professionals, this means two key things: knowing and understanding the plans and priorities of the business, and ensuring the business Read more [...]

The seven deadly sins of storytelling

18 Jul
July 18, 2013 In a recent post I talked about the power of storytelling.  This week I’m turning my attention to the seven deadly sins that can impact on all of our stories in a negative way, and I’m going to suggest some approaches for dealing with them. Story Based on the original seven deadly sins, I thought I’d apply these to storytelling so that you always deliver the very best stories that you possibly can. As a reminder, the seven deadly sins are: Wrath Sloth Gluttony Greed Pride Lust, Read more [...]

What the heck are you talking about?

29 Nov
November 29, 2012 According to a number of recent articles such as the one in the Daily Mail, the remains of a spy pigeon from WWII were recently found with a secret message still attached to its leg which, despite all efforts, cannot be decoded, even by the boffins at the spy headquarters GCHQ. Story In August this year, behind his fireplace at his house in Surrey, David Martin found the remains of a carrier pigeon that still had an unopened secret scroll attached to its leg.  It’s believed that the bird Read more [...]