The Power of Story

“bones” of our story telling skills. As we were going around the room and working on our stories, one of the members mentioned that she uses storytelling as a way to help her team at work to “replay the tapes” of how they interact with customers and clients following sales and marketing meetings. When she first took over the group, her staff would come back from meetings and would be encouraged or dismayed about how their meeting went. She found...

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Are You Linking?

and keeps me up to date with colleagues who are busy building their professional network. I often recommend it to clients and client companies as a way to build their brand, stay connected and help to find professional opportunities on both sides of the coin (looking for employment and looking for good employees). And the stock market seems to like LNKD as well. The stock offering started on my birthday (5/19) of this year at around $70 and is now...

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John Wooden's Promises to Himself

Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible. Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special that you value. Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best in yourself and others. Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Promise yourself to be so strong that...

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But…

But: I think most of us know that “but” is a negation. Whatever was said ahead of the word is discounted by what is said afterwards. “Susan, I like your thinking about how we can address that problem, but I think there is a fatal flaw to your idea”. Instead use the word “and” which creates a more inclusive aspect to your message and does not trash the first half of the point you want to make. “Susan, I like...

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9/11 Evidence—We're More Resilient Than They Thought We Were

The other interesting finding was that the traditional approach to dealing with crisis events—to have people talk about and re-experience the events don’t work for many people and can be harmful to others by prolonging the experience. The finding go onto suggest that people’s natural healing processes are, in many ways, sufficient to deal with these kinds of events. Family and friend support, faith and belief and feeling of a positive future (optimism) are just a few of the tools...

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