Category Archive: Articles

Lose your fear of speaking by telling more stories.

Dec 01

Our Nation’s Chairs Are Protesting

I can’t stop the chairs.  Every time they think I am not looking they shudder with anger. Their legs are weak, and their backs are bent.  They were ready to support a woman who would have used chairs to quietly negotiate peace.  These chairs should be dancing.  They steady themselves as I rest my pantsuit-clad …

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May 30

Patriotism – My Mission to Find A Hero’s Resting Place

My Uncle Ralph E. Johnson

Ralph E. Johnson Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces Shot down over France, February 24th, 1944 Burial place unknown for over 60 years Three angels looked down from the side of a tall chapel that seemed to reach into the clouds and hold up the sky.  A spot of shimmering sun broke through the gray …

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Apr 14

Dump the Data – Tell Me a Story!

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Musician Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band  perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bruce Springsteen puts life on the stage. Every song – is a story, a slice of life through which he draws pictures, and unites us. His tough times, togetherness, sad songs, and raucous ones create a picture of the economic and emotional landscape of America. His songs are his life, events he lived or observed. His …

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Mar 14

Empower Teamwork And Creativity – By Blowing The Whistle On “Rules” And Encouraging The Daydreamer

modern art swimming copy

Do you empower your team to be creative?  Do you believe that some people on your team swam perfect laps in the creative-gene pool and others swam in the “free-style” lane?  Or, could you be closing the “break through” creativity lane, without realizing it? We all know that successful businesses are run on structure, process …

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Jun 03

Create Like A Wild Child

Creative Team Building

Give a child a shovel on the beach and he will create a dream castle.  Give an adult a shovel and he will most likely store it in the garage.  Millions of ideas have been stuffed into garages, attics, drawers, or abandoned in corners.  All because we are afraid to take risks, to give our …

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