“Nobody predicted this”: How Donald Trump’s narrative persuaded Middle AmericaApril 12, 2017
Our last post closed with a cursory discussion of Donald Trump’s use of personal narrative during his successful campaign...0
In search of the power behind Trump’s superficial narrative: Part TwoMarch 24, 2017
As I wrote in the previous post, for the past few weeks I have been following a series of...
In search of the power behind Trump’s superficial narrative: Part OneMarch 17, 2017
This week, I continue my examination of the effectiveness of Donald Trump’s personal narrative. At first, my plan was to...
What went so wrong for Hillary?December 29, 2016
After Donald Trump’s highly improbable journey toward the presidency of the United States, the media provided a multitude of explanations,...
The most important of all soft skills: cultivating and maintaining individual relationshipsJuly 23, 2012
This week, I have been preparing an article for the British website trainingzone.co.uk, who have asked me to write...
On stories, meaning, and “losing the plot”July 26, 2011
As a student of personal stories, I have long been fascinated by the British expression that an individual has...
More thoughts on what we learn from the “hero” storiesMarch 4, 2010
As I related in the previous post, we can fill volumes with the lessons from the people on CNN...
Some thoughts on what we learn from the “hero” storiesMarch 1, 2010
As I wrote previously, the CNN Heroes program should remind us of some of our most important leadership lessons....