THE LEADERSHIP BLOG

Making Deep Connections, Restoring Trust, & Leading from the Bottom Up
Busting The Myths of Story

Busting The Myths of Story

https://youtu.be/55zITQpxU0Y     I learned storytelling in one of the hardest environments in the world which is tribal society, at-risk, and under-governed, and really on the edges of tribal warfare. That's where I learned storytelling as a Green Beret, to go in and...

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How Story Works

How Story Works

https://youtu.be/TrTSKyslv7g     Kendall Haven calls us “Homo-Narratus”. Storytelling has become an evolutionary tool in our survival and why we sit at the top of the food chain. This is why story is so powerful. It's 100,000 years of hard wiring in every human's...

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The Power of Story

The Power of Story

https://youtu.be/opIx_z6WNSQ     Narrative competence is one of the best ways to make a human connection. Inside narrative competence, lies the integration of storytelling, high-stakes listening, and then nonverbal skills for deep human connections to help you achieve...

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Narrative Competence

https://youtu.be/RluH61HI1VM     Narrative competence, Whether you are a senior leader in a Fortune 100 company, whether you are a speaker, whether you are a small business owner, a nonprofit owner, a warrior, or a transitioning warrior, pretty much anything where you...

Squirrel

https://youtu.be/qc-CxcMHiao     Anytime there's somebody that's losing me, that can't stay focused for more than three seconds, I say, "Squirrel!" That's kind of the thing that we use these days to illustrate somebody who can't stay focused, and I believe that is...

Life Without Trust

https://youtu.be/NcPjWtG6t-o     Community trust, the ability to trust your neighbor, is going down. This is not a doom and gloom thing. I mean, we've actually been here before. Trust can be restored. I saw trust restored in some of the most trust-depleted villages on...

Personal Ethos

https://youtu.be/QvYS5l-QrzE     Two core questions that every human asks themselves at night when everyone else is asleep, who am I? And why am I here? These are questions that we are seeking answers to our entire life. And I don't know that we ever truly find the...

Personal Superpowers

https://youtu.be/epRQdMpVmDI     How do I define a 'Personal Superpower'? It's those traits and characteristics that you can bring to bear externally that add value to the lives of others. How about that? Did you write that down? Those traits and characteristics that...

Tracks and Torches

https://youtu.be/dqau3BVFPVY     My dad, Rex Mann has always said, "Leave your tracks in this world." He described tracks as those indelible impressions that we leave in the Earth that serve, not those around us necessarily, as much as they serve those who follow you....

Indifference

https://youtu.be/IYvW4uGmR3c     "Whatever, man." How many times have you heard that word, "whatever?" I hear it all the time in just day to day life when I'm interacting with people on the road or on calls. I hear this word, "whatever." I hate the word because it...

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