I recently came across an online article inviting a group of business storytellers to take up the Hemingway 6-word challenge — that is to write their own story in only six words. [When he was challenged to do so, Hemingway famously responded: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”] I read further to see almost one hundred [read more]
I’ll bet you’re more likely to obey this sign because it explains WHY it’s a rule in the first place. I was.
A great example of including the “why” at a natural hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. People are much more likely to obey a rule If they know why it’s a rule in the first place. And these are two great reasons.
The Tale of Three Researchers As former director of consumer research at Procter & Gamble, and a 20-year veteran of the company, I was often asked what makes the difference between a good consumer researcher, and a great one. I used to answer with a list of qualities of a great researcher: strong leader, great [read more]
I spent a great morning with credit union executives in Uncasville, Connecticut yesterday. See full article in Credit Union Magazine here.
September 23, 2013 [Edit] “Why would a director in good standing at Procter & Gamble leave after 20 years, too young for retirement, and without another corporate job to land in?” That’s the question I’ve been getting non-stop since I announced I was leaving P&G last month. If you’ve ever been curious what it would take [read more]
From Projects at Work, based on the book Lead with a Story, by Paul Smith. Click here for full article.
from writer Anita Bruzzese. Click here for article.
From the winter issue of Storytelling Magazine, an excerpt from my book, Lead with a Story.
November 5, 2012 By Paul Smith, author of Lead with a Story (www.leadwithastory.com) Like thousands of people in cities all over the world, Kristin Pedemonti spends much of her time on the sidewalk holding a sign. And like many, her sign is cardboard with hand-written letters in faded black marker. It’s a familiar scene. Most [read more]