Once upon a time, narrative was the word used to describe the compelling storytelling that garnered Oscars, made box-office hits, churned out literary page-turners and even underpinned brilliant business plans. But definitions change: These days the very same word is used to describe something that’s simply not true. Increasingly, narrative means a sequence of facts [ more » ]
Who’s that on Donald Trump’s hat?
Could a long-dead German philosopher resembling Karl Marx with a proper haircut, hold the keys to the 2016 US presidential election race? Yes, if the sharply-contrasting campaigning styles of rival candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reveal deeper truths about the way modern societies are led, and the way we pick those who will wield [ more » ]
Help us to Measure Rev. Dr Martin Luther King’s Power to Communicate Charisma
Could you say something in a way that will be remembered in 50 years’ time? More than just remembered, let’s say you’ll have bridges, airports, schools, even a national holiday named after you; that your words will have become part of a national curriculum learned by every child. What you have yet to say [ more » ]
How Communicating with Charisma took the White House
This article was first published in September 2012, as President Barack Obama neared the end of his campaign for a second term in the White House. What was significant at that time was that nobody — except a canny statistician called Nate Silver who used “Wisdom of Crowds” polling techniques — was able to call [ more » ]
How Olympians Took Triple Gold at the Charisma Games
“To the victor the spoils” – but not always the power to charm. As they handed out the gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s easy to see that magnetism and charisma don’t always belong naturally to those who become the world’s fastest, strongest, or highest. And in four years’ time, those athletes who [ more » ]
Could the right colour help your brand to project Charisma ?
Ever wondered if there is a colour associated with success in business? Could use of colour really influence the fortunes of companies, and might it be true that companies of similar size, industry sector or even geography tend to use the same colours in their corporate identity and branding? The answer is yes, yes, and [ more » ]