Think before sharing on social media

By Brian Haggerty

Depending upon how it is used, social media can be a wonderfully enriching vehicle for humanity, or a reminder of its worst elements. It is a reflection of who we are; an establishment of a personal brand. It is an extension of what we are. It allows us to extend our reach into the minds and worlds of everyone and anyone. But a disturbing aspect — very much overlooked by many — is its

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To Lead Authentically, Leaders Must First Know Themselves

By David Grossman

Early in my career, I was fortunate to work with some incredibly inspiring leaders who brought out the best in me. I gravitated toward them because of how they made me feel. I trusted them because they were genuine, authentic, and because they demonstrated much more confidence in me than I had in myself. They stood for my potential, which was incredibly motivating for me as a 20-something professi

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Super Powers: Smart and Fast Steps for Improving Your Executive Communication in 2016

By David Grossman

As a kid, I loved superheroes. Being the good guy and making a difference were always important to me. And I desperately wanted to have my own superpower. As I grew up, the realization settled in — painful as it was — that a superhero’s life was not in the cards. Instead, I settled on finding my own heroes, in real life, and learning from them. As I developed my career as an exec

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13 Ways to Become a Better Leader

By David Grossman

I buried my mother at the end of 2012. I knew that the day would come, yet it was way too soon. At 82, she was battling leukemia — and the worst kind.GG, as we called her, had two goals, and was uncharacteristically direct with her doctor the day she was diagnosed: “I have a grandchild coming [my second daughter] and a wedding to attend [her grandson’s], and you’re goin

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This Is Your Brain On Metaphors

By Jim Signorelli

Originally published on The Storytelling For Business BlogI recently heard Ellen DeGeneres describe people who talk too much. “Being with people like this,” she said, “is like being on a highway without exit signs when you have to pee.” Back in the day, when I used to wear ties to work, a colleague once asked me, “

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Are All Disabilities Invisible?

By Tony Drees

Army soldier Tony Drees not only survives, but thrives after deadly scud missile attack. Despite his Invisible Disabilities, Mr. Drees shares an inspirational message about Sustainability and the value of personal accountability in Education and service to Community in his “Invisible Wounds, Invaluable Lessons” Tour. See Tony's Incredible Story:http://tonydreeslifeco

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Know the difference between storytelling and storybranding in business

By Jim Signorelli

Originally published on Story-Lab By Jim Signorelli Know The Important Differences Between Business Storytelling and StoryBranding  People often think of business storytelling and storybranding as the same thing. Both can be found in the same story toolbox, but they are as different as a flat blade and a Phillips screwdriver.  Storytelling is the more common

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5 Tools to Help You Become A Spellbinding Business Storyteller

By Jim Signorelli

Originally published by By Jim Signorelli on Story-Lab  Oral stories told in a business context, make up a unique category within the whole storytelling genre. They fall somewhere between the extremes of your basic TV news story and stories delivered by performance artists.  Stories told in business settings are necessarily short, conversational, and only work if they make a relevant

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Smart Business: How an Inclusive Culture based on Trust can encourage Innovation:

By JJ DiGeronimo

 
 

Smart Business: How Talented Leaders Engage Employees for Bottom-line Impact

By JJ DiGeronimo