Storytelling

Storytelling, a core career and life strength, is the art and science of influencing others, not just by telling great stories but being a great story.   I write tips on how mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling can help you love your career. As a bonus, most...

Stories shape us, stick with us, and often inform--even subconsciously--the decisions we make. Stories we tell ourselves about our strengths, good character, and possibilities shape our orientation toward the day's work and interpersonal communications. Stories about "how much we suck"...

I write tips on how mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling can help you love your career. And all three work together. Here's how.   Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more fully aware of, and focused on, what's taking place within and around you. It's concentration on steroids....

I love to read books and, if you're here, you probably do as well...

This morning, as I look forward to seeing Avengers: End Game, I've gained a profound insight regarding why certain entertainment totally pushes my "geek button." It's a spiritual thing. A spiritual quest, if you will. I'm fascinated by mindfulness meditation, and have been for most of my...

Here's some unsolicited advice for you: Don't grovel. You're better than that. Wondering if you're groveling or on the verge of groveling? Take note of your thought stream. Are you actively or mentally preparing yourself to practically beg people to like you, listen to you, recognize...

Writers are influenced and shaped by the literature of other writers. And while the books of one's youth and young adulthood are most prominent in this formation process, writers continue to grow and evolve across a lifetime as they discover additional literature. These are the...

My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Toni Morrison, author of...

Liberal, well-read men: What are you doing with your "down-time?" Listening to podcasts is a great way to fill chunks of time spent in the car, commuting on the train or bus, hanging out in the airport while your flight is delayed, working out at...

Liberal, open-minded men: What have you read lately? 2018 gave us a record number of women getting elected to higher offices. It also gave us some incredible books that will help generations of women for years to come, as women and their male allies continue...