SHIFT the Way You Lead

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For just over 50 minutes, one of the world’s most successful CEO’s tells an audience of students at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business the secrets to his success. Watching it in full is well worth the time, so go grab your lunch and plan on eating in your office. You can almost hear mental gears of the host or the audience …

Turning Points

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Drama is built upon the skeletal structure of the story arc: a recognizable pattern that pulls readers, listeners, or viewers into the story and straps them in for the ride. While the Climax gets most of the popular attention, set aside how the Protagonist resolves the conflict. What interests me the most is the Turning Point which set story in …

To Be Clear

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“Where do you want to eat for dinner?” “I don’t know.” “How ’bout Chinese?” “No.” “Seafood?” “No.” “What are you in the mood for?” “I don’t care. Nothing heavy.” “????” If you’ve had that kind of discussion once, you’ve had it a hundred times. We humans are notorious for being imprecise when trying to positively describe something we want, yet …