The Shared Blanket: Life's Most Important Lesson in a Single Story

The Shared Blanket: Life's Most Important Lesson in a Single Story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_096.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSImagine you had to pick a single sentence to encapsulate all of the world’s knowledge about how we humans should behave. What would it be? What one statement could capture several millennia of history’s best thinkers, philosophers, and prophets on the topic of ethics…

Why I Wish I'd Never Bought That Fancy Red Sport Car

Why I Wish I'd Never Bought That Fancy Red Sport Car

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_095.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSJun-seo’s father loved fine automobiles. He always drove nice cars himself, and went to all the high-performance car shows — a real car aficionado. So Jun-seo grew up with a taste for fine cars himself. Having his own fancy sports car someday was a…

The Gift We Love to Receive But Hate to Give

The Gift We Love to Receive But Hate to Give

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_094.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSNot too long ago, “ropes” courses were all the rage. Remember those? Outdoor team-building programs where people climb through trees on ropes and ladders. The idea is that going through some hardship together builds camaraderie and team spirit. So learning the value of patience…

How to Build Confidence in New Situations

How to Build Confidence in New Situations

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_093.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSI think all parents want their kids to have a healthy sense of confidence, especially when they’re going into a new or unfamiliar situation — like attending a new school, or moving to a new neighborhood. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a proven…

The Problem of Getting Something for Nothing

The Problem of Getting Something for Nothing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_091.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSThomas Paine once observed, “That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.” If true, that might suggest that something we obtain for free we don’t esteem at all. But so what? Does it really matter if we esteem something too lightly? One…

What Happens When a Japanese Woman Decides to be Friends with a "Very White Male"

What Happens When a Japanese Woman Decides to be Friends with a "Very White Male"

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_090.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSBecky Okamoto is the principal and founder of an operational consulting company called the Evoke Strategy Group, LLC. But she’s an engineer by training, and spent most of her career in and around manufacturing. Meeting Marvin Earlier in her career, she was part of…

Surviving Prom Night

Surviving Prom Night

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_089.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSProm night is supposed to be one of the most exciting events of our lives. At least that’s what Walethia Aquil thought as a senior at Northwestern High School in Flint, Michigan. Unfortunately for her, it turned out to be one of the worst.…

Here's What Happens When You Wait Too Long to Say, "I'm Sorry"

Here's What Happens When You Wait Too Long to Say, "I'm Sorry"

When Darrell was in the third grade he did something he’s regretted for the thirty-five years since. What was his unforgettable and unpardonable sin? He wrote a poem. A very bad poem. Darrell’s class had been learning the rhyme and meter of several forms of poetry. One particular week they learned about limericks. That’s a…

The Only Way to Listen Better by Talking More

The Only Way to Listen Better by Talking More

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_087.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSListening is one of the most important communication tools we have. In fact, it’s one of the only two requirements for actually having a conversation — the other being it’s far more popular teammate: talking. But even when we do listen, most of us…

Dealing with Loss: The Great Berkeley Fire of 1991

Dealing with Loss: The Great Berkeley Fire of 1991

http://traffic.libsyn.com/leadwithastory/PWAS_086.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSPeople lose things every day—a set of keys, a matching sock, or the homework they can’t find on their computer—all minor daily frustrations. Not the kind of loss most people need help dealing with. The kind we need help with is the kind of…