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If you want a certain culture, then act that way.

Here's a nice little nugget of wisdom from one of our favourite organisational thought leaders at the moment, Henry Cloud. The message is simple. If you want a certain culture, then do more of that deed. A culture is powerful. It has the ability to help us thrive or suck the life out of us. And at the same time, whatever culture we are in, we influence it as well. Everyone is a force who exerts a bit of themselves [...]

Press release: SIMONSAYS wins TNL PR campaigns

SIMONSAYS communications signs research and organisational development consultancy Friday, 02 November, 2012 Niche organisational development and research consultancy, The Narrative Lab (TNL), has appointed SIMONSAYS communications to handle its ongoing public relations requirements. Based in Johannesburg, TNL offers tailor made solutions that equip leaders with the tools to understand the dynamics and problems experienced by their organisations, while also arming management with techniques to educate, motivate and shift mindsets so that sustainable change can take place. Using business narrative (or [...]

Emergent insights on the issue of Business Continuity from the Flourish Conference

Aiden and I went into the Flourish Conference with the aim to explore what we perceived as a growing organisational challenge, Business Continuity. Reported in the narrative captures we’ve ran in various organisations is of how the efforts to improve an organisation seem to be introducing a new challenge to effectiveness: eroding business continuity. The need to secure business or operational continuity in the midst of concurrent changes emerged as a key challenge. Flourish accepted our proposal to conduct a [...]

Come and join us (for free!) at the Innovation Summit

      We will be running a workshop on "Conversation as a strategic enabler of Innovation and Collaboration" at the 5th Annual SA Innovation Summit on Thursday the 30th of August at 14:00.  We will focus on creating an experience for the participants, as opposed to simply presenting information, so we're hoping for a fun and engaging session. The organisers have kindly offered us the opportunity to issue an invitation to our network to come and visit the Innovation Lab [...]

By |August 28th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shakespeare: A master of metaphor

We do a lot of work in the area of metaphor in organisations nowadays, and I'm continually amazed by how they pervade our everyday language.  Seems we have Shakespeare to thank for many of the terms we use. (this was created by a 20 year old literary student from London.  I can't vouch for it's accuracy)

By |August 2nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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By |July 31st, 2012|Categories: Audio, Photo, Videos|Tags: |0 Comments

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By |July 31st, 2012|Categories: Photo, Videos|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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By |July 31st, 2012|Categories: Design, Photo|0 Comments

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By |July 31st, 2012|Categories: Audio, Design|0 Comments
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