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Does your business have a compelling future story to share?

As the new year begins, it’s time to ask about your future story. Call it a “vision story” if you like, because it will probably be more motivating and memorable than organizational mission and vision statements, which often sit on

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Do You Suffer from Story Humility?

  Several recent experiences inspired me to write this post. Stories are one of the most powerful ways to communicate an idea, yet they’re underused. Why? One of the biggest hurdles to sharing stories professionally is self-imposed. I’m going to

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned When I Failed

  At the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Growth Venture program on Thursday evening, I facilitated a workshop for developing a story-based strategy to brand and grow businesses. The entrepreneurs had a range of backgrounds and experience levels that they shared through

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The Vulnerability Paradox

Stop and think of a blunder in your business or your personal life. Maybe it’s funny, embarrassing, or just plain dumb. What did you learn? Is there a situation in which you would ever be willing to share the story

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