The Four Truths of the Storyteller

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  From HBR.org, Peter Gruber, in a terrific article, outlines the four truths of a story teller. Peter says the four truths are: Truth to the Teller — what a storyteller says must be consistent in their heart and mind Truth to the Audience — the storyteller has to understand and recognize and what the…

The Resilience Habit I Taught Thousands Of Army Drill Sergeants

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  From FastCompany, Paula Davis-Laack discusses how she taught resilience to Army drill sargeants.  She based her training on the work of Dr. Martin Seligman who identified three pillars of resilience: personalization, permanence and pervasiveness.  Paula writes: Your resilience grows when you focus on developing specific skills in the following three categories: thinking differently, connecting…

Theranos and the Dark Side of Storytelling

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From Harvard Business Review, Jonathan Gottschall discusses the power of storytelling and what happens when a story is used to manipulate.  Jonathan writes: Humanity’s strange, ardent love affair with story has always fascinated me. To explore our enthrallment and explain the science behind it, I wrote a book – The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. The book…

The Science Of Gratitude And Why It’s Important In Your Workplace 

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  From Fast Company, Stephanie Vozza discusses the importance of expressing gratitude in the workplace.  Not only does gratitude have benefits in the workplace but being grateful also improves your own happiness (see New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy).  You should express gratitude for your own sake and because it strengthens teams…