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Make the Impossible Possible

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Make the Impossible Possible

This past weekend, I picked up a “Who I Am” and “Why I Am Here” story that just I couldn’t put down. The title, Make the Impossible Possible (2007) first caught my eye. It’s the story of Bill Strickland and his organization, Manchester Bidwell, a jobs training and community arts program located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. Having been deeply inspired as a high school […]

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The Leader as Storyteller

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Leader as Storyteller

According to authors Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman in The Elements of Persuasion, there are two things everyone in business does every day. “We all sell something – our products, our services, our skills, our ideas, our vision of where the business is going – and we tell stories.  We sell things because that is […]

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Tags: Communication · Contribution · Excellence · Leadership · Possibilities · Reading Room · Story & Narrative

The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business

January 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business

 Setting the Table Author: Danny Meyer I first learned of Danny Meyer and his unique approach to the restaurant business through Bo Burlingham‘s book, Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big.  Bo was in town in June 2006 as part of the LeadersConnect and Michigan Leaders Read program, hosted by one of the other organizations profiled in his book, Ann […]

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Tags: Culture · Engagement · Excellence · Experience · Leadership · Reading Room