Are Your Messages Missing the Mark?clarity (7/23/2018) Are your messages missing the mark? Are your stories clear and accurate or are your meanings lost in translation? The storyteller’s challenge is to convert abstract and intangible ideas, experiences, emotions, and memories into sounds or characters on a page… READ ON
Stuck in the Wrong Story? Need a Bigger Bucket?bigger bucket (7/9/2018) Getting stuck in the wrong story can feel productive, but it traps us in conflict and prevents us from reaching our meaningful goals.   I was sitting in the cockpit of my sailboat one evening when I spied a small… READ ON
Problem-Solving & Storytelling: Understand Their Story (6/25/2018) Use storytelling for problem-solving. Think about the various stories involved in a conflict and plot a course for resolution. Seen through the StorySailing™ spyglass, a story is analogous to the voyage of a sailboat across the rocky, stormy seas of… READ ON
The Elements of Story (6/11/2018) I never thought I’d learn about business while sailing alone on a small boat at sea, but here’s the story: When I was a young man still in college, I found myself—quite through happenstance—in the company of an odd band… READ ON

 

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