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  1. Listeners and Tellers of Stories

    Interesting research What Great Listeners Actually Do. “While many of us have thought of being a good listener being like a sponge that accurately absorbs what the other person is saying, instead, what these findings show is that good listeners are like trampolines. They are someone you can bounce ideas off of — and rather than absorbing your ideas and...

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  2. Stories are Maps

    “Bad news there are no maps. Good news you are the mapmaker.” say Professor Shoshana Zuboff of Harvard Business School. Stories are powerful locators of place, of purpose and of identity. People and see and find themselves through your story.

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  3. The Virtues of Political Disagreement: Why we need many stories

    “In seeking to solve problems, homogeneous groups look at things in the same way and agree on the way forward; that works nicely until they get caught at some difficult part of the problem, in which case often no one can see the next step. Seeing the problem in the same way, they hit the same wall.” “In contrast, in...

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  4. What Difference Can My Story Make?

    Things change. All around us change is unfolding. “The impossibility of things staying as they are gives birth to the possibility of change,” observe the authors of Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed. Without fail in every story workshop I have delivered, when I ask participants to tell a story about themselves someone always says “I just don’t...

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  5. StoryWorks Launch

    Stories ignite change. Stories shape our future. The StoryWorks blog is about helping you leverage your story for change. The stories we tell literally change the world. Stories shape our perceptions and experiences of reality and inform our ideas of change. Stories act at a springboard to redefine the boundaries of what we believe is possible. Stories support the building...

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