1. Stories Inspire with Moments of Clarity

    A wonderful article Why Inspiration Matters published in the Harvard Business Review. Pyschologists Todd M. Thrash and Andrew J. Elliot connect inspiration to insight. “This moment of clarity is often vivid, and can take the form of a grand vision, or a “seeing” of something one has not seen before...

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  2. New Narratives Needed about Inequality

    “If everything you know about a group is a collection of negative statistics, then there’s no way that you can tell the stories of people from that group—and stories are crucial to inspiring positive change,” said Trabian Shorters. Shorters was speaking to a group of nearly 300 people had gathered...

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  3. The Leader as Storyteller

    Scholar and author Warren Bennis in his review of Howard Gardner’s seminal book on leadership observed: “The leadership crisis appears to be spreading. In the United States, senators are resigning, some without encouragement of scandal. The mood of the populace is unsettled, angry, sometimes foul, and, in a few horrifying...

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  4. When We Fight We Win

    “What do immigration raids and police brutality have in common? They’ve both sparked growing social movements demanding justice. Those linkages are examined in the new book, “When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World.” – Democracy Now Check out the book...

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  5. Story and Getting to the Right Ending

    “The solution of a problem is not always the resolution. Using the structure of story highlights when the resolution has been missed even after the planned actions. Resolve to solve your problems to the real ‘happy ending.'” – author Madelyn Blair Why Your Organization”s Problems Need a Story Full article...

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