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Part 1: What Is Stewardship?

The term “stewardship” has multiple meanings in various contexts, but the Merriam-Webster definition fits the business context well: “The conducting, supervising or managing of something; especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” The business world has focused much of its time and resources on developing as large of a monetary return […]

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Goodbye 2017: A Year in Review

As we move forward into 2018, armed with the knowledge we acquired in 2017, we’re going to take just one glance back to review the most widely read posts on the OneAccord blog in the old year. The list is dominated by a series on the chief of staff role — in fact, the number one post below received more views than […]

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Chapter Three: Now, Tell Your Story

Heard any good stories lately? Come to think of it, what makes a story good? The art of telling any tale is to make it comprehensible and memorable. As a business owner or regular communicator, your messages must be both easy to understand (the comprehensible part) and easy for a listener to repeat — in […]

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Chapter Two: 6 Steps to Story

Something happens when we hear stories. Something very good happens when we tell stories. Are you ready to harness the power of storytelling for your business, your volunteer, your personal life? A career in sales, marketing, alliance-building, general management and ultimately corporate communications and speechwriting has proven to me, over and over, that you will […]

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