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Welcome to Plan-Perform-Score! These Insight Bites focus on ideas, thoughts, and tools to alter perspective and improve performance.
The Power of Stories to Communicate
Stories are a wonderful way of expressing ideas, facts or points of view. In the hands of a skillful master, a well crafted story can both simplify and communicate complex concepts.
Imagine we have a magic window in which we can peer into the past.The year is 1185 and you are watching a great naval battle in an inland-sea in Japan. There are two warring factions of samurai warriors. The smaller fleet is defending the right of the seven-year old Emperor to rule Japan. The larger fleet consists of warriors who feel they have the right to rule the land. As the battle ensues, it becomes clear that the smaller fleet of the emperor is losing badly. We watch in astonishment as rather than surrender, the remaining samurai warriors of the emperor and the emperor himself cast themselves into the sea where they all drown. An honorable death is cherished more than potential survival through the humility of surrender.
Isn't Carl's approach more robust, illustrative and memorable? He was able to emulate the "Philosophy of Teaching" of another hero of mine Richard Feynman: "First figure out WHY you want the students to learn the subject and WHAT you want them to know, and the method will result more or less by common sense." Carl had a masterful way to harness the power of stories to embody this approach.
Once upon a time, there was a ...........
Quote & Note
"You can't give a man a rope & expect him to be a cowboy."
The right tool in the right set of hands can be very compelling? However the tool does not make the man or woman. If you employ new tools in your business make sure there is both an aptitude for and adequate training to support them. It will make your giddyups more dramatic.
A proliferation of new laws creates a proliferation of new loopholes.
The limits of legislation are quickly evident. My big lament is that all this creative talent isn't directed at solving a greater public good. Whoever said humans can't adapt has never used a creative law firm.
A fun and interesting website with lots of information on the meaning of that day. Is it the end, an exciting new beginning or just the day before December 22nd? Have fun and wow them at the coffee shop with all your knowledge.
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