Storyworks

Stories ignite change. Stories shape our future. The StoryWorks blog is about helping you leverage your story for change.

  1. The Power of Showing Up

    I have delivered StoryWorks workshops across North America for the past several years. My constant message to all who attend is “when telling a story SHOW UP!” What I mean by this is let us as listeners come to know you in your story, let us connect with you, let us reach across our differences, our unfamiliarity and be bound...

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  2. Power and Your Story

    “Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives — the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change — truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.” Salman Rushdie, author

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  3. 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 (but that was probably always there).” The authors note that...

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  4. 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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