What makes a story special? Of course, this question is central to the work I do with leaders and their teams and is something I ponder daily.
The Rearview Mirror
My December newsletter tradition is here. Almost as good as the holiday movies! If you’ve been following me for a long time, this will be familiar to you.
Meeting People Where They Are
If I were to ask you what makes communication effective, what characteristics come to mind? To help you, think of a favorite story or movie.
Curiosity: Listen to Understand, not Reply
“What is on your mind?” Facebook offers a prompt to get you to post. This is a very strategic approach if you want to engage people, said Michael Bungay Stanier in The Coaching Habit.
Using Story to Regain Trust
In my mid-20s, I moved to Seattle from Aspen and applied for a position at the Four Seasons Seattle. I felt confident I’d be hired because I had many references from my previous position at The Little Nell in Aspen
I tend to misplace stuff. People who know me and are reading this now would accuse me of gross understatement.
Taking Agency Over Your Story
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the human *my tendency to ruin a day worrying about something that never materializes.
Middle of the Story Problems
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” ― Lao Tzu.
Experiences are Unique; Emotions are Universal
I recently worked with an organization whose leaders had been called out for a pattern of harm to the LBGTQIA population.
Stories are Told, Stories are Heard, and Stories are Inferred
The other day, I received a newsletter about an upcoming bike clinic that sounded interesting to me so I clicked through to learn more and couldn’t find any information on the website despite my diligence.
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