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Ep. 14: Candace Giesbrecht

2020-05-16T16:38:36-07:00

Today’s actions become tomorrow’s stories. And those stories define our culture, relationships, experiences, and outcomes. As a leader, how do you need to think and act to shape the future stories your people need? Join me and Candace Giesbrecht to find out.

Ep. 14: Candace Giesbrecht2020-05-16T16:38:36-07:00

Improve operations with story circles

2020-05-09T11:08:08-07:00

Things are changing so fast that leaders and managers need to adapt their operations almost daily. One of the most powerful tools I use to help clients lead through change like this is a simple story circle. This is how it works.

Improve operations with story circles2020-05-09T11:08:08-07:00

Get unstuck with this scenario planning game

2020-05-09T11:08:26-07:00

The only thing that seems certain these days is uncertainty. Not knowing what the future will look like makes planning seem impossible. One of my favourite tools is also one of the oldest, with roots in the military - scenario planning.

Get unstuck with this scenario planning game2020-05-09T11:08:26-07:00

The secret to engaging employees during a crisis.

2020-05-09T11:08:55-07:00

Organizations rarely design jobs and work activities explicitly to be engaging. They just assume that engagement will magically happen; if people show up for work, they must be engaged. Not true – as employees currently sitting through hours of mind-numbing video meetings know. If we want engagement, we need to design for it.

The secret to engaging employees during a crisis.2020-05-09T11:08:55-07:00

EP. 11: Accelerating innovation with stories

2020-05-09T12:21:37-07:00

Today’s crises demand new ways of thinking and doing. But true innovation is tough – especially if you’ve never done it before. That’s why many leaders lean on story as a familiar tool to inspire and inform breakthrough solutions. And that’s what we talk about in Episode 11.

EP. 11: Accelerating innovation with stories2020-05-09T12:21:37-07:00

EP. 009: Phil De Luna – How scientists can use story to maximize impact.

2020-05-09T12:22:36-07:00

Scientists need to be able to tell the story of their work if they want to get grants, engage collaborators, shift policy or generate new knowledge. Unfortunately, that’s not something they learn to do in school. Dr. Phil De Luna understands this need and has embedded storytelling across his work to help him generate consensus and maximize his impact.

EP. 009: Phil De Luna – How scientists can use story to maximize impact.2020-05-09T12:22:36-07:00

EP. 008: Lasse Gustavsson – Designing leadership stories that inspire action.

2020-05-09T12:23:01-07:00

Great leaders are masters of empathy. They know how to design compelling stories that blend the right facts with the right emotional experience to inspire action. And, they can do that across diverse audiences. But how do you know what story to tell to whom? That’s what I explore with Vancouver Aquarium President and CEO Lasse Gustavsson in this episode.

EP. 008: Lasse Gustavsson – Designing leadership stories that inspire action.2020-05-09T12:23:01-07:00

Dread networking? Knowing this one story can help.

2020-05-09T11:06:50-07:00

As an introvert myself, I confess that I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit pretending to be on my phone to avoid making small talk at events. But in recent years, I’ve found a better way to connect with strangers and start long-lasting relationships.  

Dread networking? Knowing this one story can help.2020-05-09T11:06:50-07:00

Make every client a hero. She’ll love you for it.

2020-05-09T11:09:46-07:00

People don’t want you to rescue them. They want you to help them become the hero of their own story. That means that you need to make a fundamental shift in the way you develop and sell your product, service, strategy or thing.

Make every client a hero. She’ll love you for it.2020-05-09T11:09:46-07:00

EP. 007: Maryn Wallace – Making every client a hero at Deloitte

2020-05-09T12:23:30-07:00

How do you stand-out in a consulting market crowded with global experts and world-class solutions? With a story. But not just any story. One that demonstrates that you understand your clients' challenges, and have a vision of a shared journey to create success. Find out how Deloitte does just that, in this episode.

EP. 007: Maryn Wallace – Making every client a hero at Deloitte2020-05-09T12:23:30-07:00

EP. 006: Tracy Bacenas (Part Two) – Using Hollywood stories to sell ideas

2020-05-09T12:24:01-07:00

In this episode, we bring the story process full circle, as Tracy shares what she’s learned about the toughest challenge of all - writing a killer pitch story. Tune in to learn about the unique process she’s developed for creating winning pitches that’s based on her 30 years of pitching news, Hollywood, ad agencies, governments and business.

EP. 006: Tracy Bacenas (Part Two) – Using Hollywood stories to sell ideas2020-05-09T12:24:01-07:00

What will your 2020 story be?

2020-05-09T11:13:12-07:00

The last few years have felt like I was trapped in Pokémon hell. Running around chasing SMART goals – tracking my weight, sleep, steps, food, spending and dog poops – and juggling productivity apps like a circus freak. It’s been exhausting. And it’s not working – for me, anyway. So I’m trying something new – a story-based approach to improving my life that includes a problem, quest and resolution. 

What will your 2020 story be?2020-05-09T11:13:12-07:00

Your story can change a life. Here’s how.

2020-05-09T11:14:02-07:00

“I think it's safe to say that everyone cares about something. So, if they can ignite the storyteller inside of themselves and use that story to create change where they want to see it – and about something that they love – then I see that being the next movement. That is how change will happen.”

Your story can change a life. Here’s how.2020-05-09T11:14:02-07:00
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