What can TV drama teach us about leadership?

Written by: Rachael Bull, Editor-in-Chief. We’ve watched more TV in the past 12 months than we ever have before. But don’t feel bad, there are many lessons to be had from the latest NetFlix series – including the power of storytelling and how it can help you lead.     As Write the Talk’s recently published research report, Can you lead without story? unveils, leaders looking to improve their communication skills can learn a lot […]

Want to be a better leader? Be more Mando.

Written by: Anthony Madigan, MD   In season 2 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, a single scene captures almost everything that makes this show a rewarding watch.   The central relationship is between an emotionally damaged Mandalorian bounty hunter, known by some as Mando, and the unbearably cute Yoda-like youngster, Grogu.   For reasons he can’t […]

More women = more collaboration = transformation?

Written by: Anthony Madigan, MD   On the night of November 6 2018, Stacey Abrams faced the biggest moment of her life. A successful lawyer in the US and former minority leader of the Democrats in Georgia’s House of Representatives, Abrams watched the results of that day’s election come in. At stake, the Governorship of […]

Six questions to define the character of your business.

Written by: Imogen Short, Chief Creative Officer, Hong Kong     “100% of customers are people. 100% of employees are people. If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.” – Simon Sinek   People often think about businesses as faceless entities; perhaps skyscrapers with logos or big technology infrastructures that manifest as endless rows […]

In a divided world, what place connection?

MD Anthony Madigan asks what role connection has to play in today’s divided and uncertain world.   I don’t know that I’ve ever seen more disagreement, tribalism and antagonism than there is in the world right now. Wherever you look there are deep divides: social, political, environmental – the list goes on.   It’s no […]

13 story actions for a breakthrough 2021.

Last week I was invited to run a half-day online workshop with a group of SMEs, looking at how they could use story to power their marketing. Afterwards they shared 13 actions they’re going to work on this month to make 2021 a breakthrough year.   Which are they doing that you’re not yet?   […]

Five steps to using story to influence.

Our most recent WTT webinar explored how we can use story to better influence. Here are the key take-aways… and five things to do to get you started.   The power of story… “The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation […]