what's your story
Posted in Storytelling

How to Tell Your Story 

  From 99U, Matt McCue provides a terrific 5 step process for telling a story. Matt writes: Here’s…

once upon a time
Posted in Influence

The Power of Storytelling

  Twenty years ago, I read Every Leader Tells a Story by Elizabeth Weil and was impressed by…

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My dad and Jean Valjean

​My dad died three years ago. He was 85 and had slipped dramatically in the year before his…

woman behind desk with two other people
Posted in Influence

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

  For a long time, I have believed that one difference between good and great people is…

workplace fight
Posted in Creative Problem Solving

When You Get Fired or Fail Big, This is How You Bounce Forward 

From LinkedIn, Adam Grant discusses how to bounce back from being fired in a unique way.  He talks…

I'm feeling lucky
Posted in Influence

Six Simple Habits Of “Lucky” People

  From Fast Company, Stephanie Vozza talks about luck and how it may be possible to increase one’s luck…

Posted in Influence

Thanks in Advance – gets the best response

    From Fast Company, Stephanie Vozza shares fascinating information from a study on how to get the best…

woman on swing set at ocea
Posted in Creative Problem Solving

I Want to Be Happy! 41 Things That Will Make You Happier

  From Self Development Secrets, Rebecca Temsen shares her recommendations for 41 things that will make you…

today's training -- tell a story
Posted in Storytelling

A Storytelling Guide for Those Who Stink at Storytelling

  From Inc., Jessica Stillman offers a guide to telling a story to help those who are challenged with…

saying grace at bbq ritual
Posted in Influence

Research: Performing a Ritual Before a Stressful Task Improves Performance

  From Harvard Business Review, Alison Wood Brooks discusses her research on how performing a ritual before a stressful…

arguments
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Seven forms of argument

    About 30 years ago, I took at course on securities law at Boston University School…

compassion
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To Recover from Failure, Try Some Self-Compassion

  From the Harvard Business Review, Christopher Germer describes the importance of self-compassion to help you recover from failure….