Since humans are fascinating, there are probably good stories happening all over your business or organization. It's just a matter of collecting them.
Story collecting works best as a team effort. No matter how great you are at storytelling, chances are you are not involved of every facet of your organization and every client or customer interaction. The more perspectives you include, the deeper and broader your storytelling will be. Here are some tips for facilitating storytelling with your team. Read More »
As a member of the last generation to be born without the Internet, I definitely used to be better at reading. I'd routinely rocket through a few books a week in high school and college, so imagine my surprise when I received a free subscription to The Atlantic (for donating to WBEZ, because I am a cliché), and found reading a long-form article…challenging. I realized it's been awhile since I read anything that required me to commit to it.
And it felt amazing. Read More »
Our brains love stories, and luckily, the Internet is full of them. Hardly a day goes by that one of my friends doesn't post something heartwarming and awe-inspiring from Upworthy or some other positive news site. Read More »
How we developed a name for the Steve & Jamie Chen Center for Innovation & Inquiry at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois Read More »
I think this is one of the reasons businesses and nonprofits get scared about doing social media. Since social media is constantly changing, it's easy to get floored by a new piece of information — suddenly, you're doing Twitter wrong! You're on an outdated platform! You're supposed to be posting twice as much as you are! Back away, don't touch it! Read More »