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Telling Your Story… in Business

May 25, 2011 0 Comments

Business people do not talk about stories. And, yet, the most successful business people use stories explicitly and implicitly in their business every day. As I’ve mentioned before, I believe that stories are one of the most important aspects of human life. And, they are everywhere! But, for the moment let’s discuss only their application […]

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Leadership – From Theory to TV

February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Leadership is everywhere.  And, examples and stories of leadership are everywhere too.  Even on tv you can find great examples of leadership.  One genre that has a lot of examples are “cop” shows or any show where there is an implicit leadership structure.  These kinds of shows are ready made for stories about teamwork and […]

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We Are Just…

September 23, 2010 2 Comments

There are many different ways to define who people are.  You can describe a person by their family, their physical characteristics, their work, their friends, and even their desires.  There is , however, one way that I have not heard before.  It describes us in a unique way that misses a lot of information but […]

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It’s Not The Destination, It’s Not the Journey, It’s a…

August 31, 2010 2 Comments

Everyone has likely heard of the saying, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”  And, most of us if not all of us would agree that there is truth to that saying.  In fact, if one agrees with the concept that that which is repeated is often right, then this is quite right.  But, I […]

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Equity, Equality + Three Wise Men

January 18, 2010 0 Comments

My wife and I have 3 truly wonderful boys who just happen to have the first initials, M, E and N.  As our 3 little “men” came into the world, one thing that struck everyone was how much they looked alike although they were born each 2 years apart.  Almost like triplets, 2 years apart, […]

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Storytelling and Repetition, Storytelling and Repetition, Storytelling and Repetition, Storytelling and Repetition, Storytelling and Repetition, Storytelling…

October 28, 2009 0 Comments

Was listening to the radio today and heard an interesting program on why we need repetition in our lives.  Much of the program revolved around stories which made a lot of sense to me.  As I’ve said in the past, I think that we are a sum of our stories.  And, the stories that we […]

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Old Timers & Reality TV

August 8, 2009 0 Comments

I continue to be amazed at the power of the story.  I was walking along a shopping mall recently and walked past a couple of “old timers”.  You know the scene.  They were holding court with each other on a bench, oblivious and completely aware of those people around them.  And, what were they doing?  […]

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Storytellers – Part 2

July 8, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve been reading a great book on storytelling called “Did I Ever Tell You About The Time…” by Grady Jim Robinson. http://www.amazon.com/Did-Ever-Tell-About-Time/dp/0071342141  It’s a wonderful book for people who tell stories. The main kind of story that Grady Jim focuses on is the Hero’s Journey. In my opinion, this type of story is the most […]

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Leadership – A Different Kind of Coach

June 22, 2009 0 Comments

Everyone, and I mean everyone, can benefit from watching this video.  If you are in leadership (and everyone is — executive, parent, coach, teacher, manager, student, everyone) then you should be able to pick out a “truth” in this video that will apply to you. Coach Carroll is interviewed by CBSNewsOnline and I think they […]

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Personal Victory

June 9, 2009 0 Comments

I was involved in supporting people this weekend who were walking 60 km (36 miles) to raise money for a charity. There were hundreds of people and we (my 3 boys and I) were moving around the route with them cheering them on and playing upbeat music for them as they passed. It was a […]

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