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  • Presentation in Geneva on “the art of storytelling”

    A month ago, at the Business Forum at Palexpo in Geneva, I gave a conference on leadership and storytelling, followed by a book signing.  The event was organized by Rezonance, a remarkable networking organization, in cooperation with the Fédération des Entreprises Romandes. Recently, I received this drawing from the artist Elizabeth Auzan, who makes these types of sketches “on the

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  • More thoughts on what we learn from the “hero” stories

    As I related in the previous post, we can fill volumes with the lessons from the people on CNN Heroes. Last time, I highlighted the following issues: Leading by autobiography Leadership and charisma Learning from life’s events To these I would like to add: Finding your true purpose and your passion gives meaning to life: Each of our heroes says

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  • Some thoughts on what we learn from the “hero” stories

    As I wrote previously, the CNN Heroes program should remind us of some of our most important leadership lessons. In fact, as I reflect on the stories from the three previous blog entries, I find that the lessons from these people could fill volumes. What follows is a highlighting of some of the leadership issues I see. Leading by autobiography:

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  • Everyday heroes: Betty Makoni in Zimbabwe

    In the last two entries, I retold the stories of Jorge Munoz and Jordan Thomas, two of the people profiled as CNN Heroes. Another of the extraordinary stories on the CNN Heroes program was of a girl who was raped at age 6, and who at age 9 watched as her mother was murdered by her father. Unfortunately, such experiences

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  • Everyday heroes: leadership stories for all of us

    In the next two entries, I will present two more stories.  Those of you who have followed my courses and seminars, or those who have followed this blog for the past few months, I would encourage you to consider the leadership lessons of these stories (there are many!).  This should be an interesting exercise, as they reflect many of the

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  • An everyday story of leadership

    During the week between Christmas and the New Year, I have spent some of my time catching up on some reading and looking at videos I have been meaning to watch.  During this time, I came across a year-end show on CNN where they designate their ‘Heroes of 2009’. I found this program quite inspirational.  As you all know, I

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