Thought Leadership

What is this Thought Leadership stuff?

I receive a variety of responses when I mention the term Thought Leadership to people in business. From ‘we are already doing it’ to ‘it’s just a fad’. However, the most common response is one of confusion in understanding what Thought Leadership means and the benefits it can bring to companies. Thought Leadership Definitions A […]

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Action story Infinity loop

The Power of the Action Story Infinity Loop

Action that inspires stories A while ago Layne Beachley, 7 time World Surfing Champion, was running up the beach stairs at Manly after her regular morning surf. Spotting a stray plastic bag in the bushes, she stopped, plucked the plastic bag out of the bush, stuck it in her wet suit and continued on her way […]

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yearly reflections

Are you wondering where this year went?

Yearly Reflections Well here we are again and perhaps you are wondering where this year went. Does anyone else notice that the older you get the quicker the year seems to go by? As a result, I believe that it is important to reflect on the achievements and learnings you have had over the last […]

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Telling A Story

Success Stories One of the very cool things about running storytelling workshops is when my participants share their experience of telling a story in their workplace. Ann’s Story The example below comes from Ann Coureau Lemonnier. To provide context for this example, Ann is the leader of data analytics and robotics at the EY Brisbane […]

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Christmas is only 5 weeks away!   With Christmas just around the corner you may be scratching your head about a thoughtful yet practical gift you could give the members of your team or even some of your clients. Well lucky for you the storytelling Santa has arrived! We have a surplus of copies for […]

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Thought Leadership Intensive – 2018 Program

Travels Abroad I recently returned from New York City where I spent an amazing week conducting storytelling training and my 2-day Thought Leadership Intensive program. During my travels I experienced the highs and lows of New York. The terrorist attack that killed 8 people was a dramatic contrast to the energy and celebration of Halloween […]

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Drop the jargon

Drop the Jargon

Go Jargon Free Drop the Jargon day is on Tuesday 24th October. This is an initiative launched by The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) Australia, to encourage professionals in Australian health, community services and local government to use plain language. To take the pledge you must: Use plain language in all communication – […]

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Publish your Thought Leadership

Tips to Publish Your Thought Leadership

Publish Your Thought Leadership Last week I read a Forbes article that listed 14 tips to publish your Thought Leadership on LinkedIn. In the same week, I ran my 2-day Thought Leadership Intensive program in Melbourne. During this training, I taught 14 business professionals the skills they need to stand out in the market place […]

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I don't have any stories

I don’t have any stories

I don’t have any stories “I don’t have any stories” is a common lament I hear from participants in my Business Storytelling workshops. Yet the reality is that our day-to-day stories can be the most powerful.   Last month I had the pleasure of running a workshop for the Visa, Asia Pacific Marketing team in […]

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Why the hell are you here?

Why the hell are you here?

Find Your Inspiration While walking through the Soho district of New York on our family holiday earlier this year, I came across a piece of street art by WRDSMTH. I took a photo at the time and I often look back at it because I find the work inspiring. The fact that I find this […]

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The benefit of Thought Leadership

The benefit of Thought Leadership

Increasingly corporations are starting to see the benefit of Thought Leadership. In some circles ‘Thought Leadership’ gets a bad wrap as we get tired of the self-proclaimed Thought Leader that subsequently fails to offer any original opinions or ideas to the world. What is Thought Leadership?   The term Thought Leadership was first coined in […]

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