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Storyforth: Stories evoke our desire to trust

Jane tweeted on Storyforth’s blog entries and watched the interest in dreams grow. Dreams are where things begin. They are about choosing yourself and your path. Stories help us reflect on the human side of our work. They create the … Continue reading

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Meaningful Work: Persistence takes many forms

There are dreams that never leave us. The longing to follow certain work keeps revealing itself—even with children and all the wildness that family life brings. How to keep holding the thread of your dream is one of life’s magic … Continue reading

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Meaningful Work: Dreams are where things begin.

What helps a person grow and sustain an idea? Here is a story of one woman saying “yes” to young people’s dream for meaningful work. In 1998, Poonam Ahluwalia saw a mismatch between youth—who ranked work as their top priority—and … Continue reading

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Storyforth: Where adventure and achievement combine forces

Our best stories are recreated in the intersection between something we care about and something that matters in the world. How often do we associate adventure with “good followship” or achievement with “staying put” when appealing offers are made for … Continue reading

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Storyforth: Remembering how to listen

At the 16th Global W.I.N. conference in Prague, Jane noticed that I began a storytelling workshop by focusing on empathic inquiry—the ability to listen and ask open questions. Why is empathic inquiry important? Because listening to stories engages our attention … Continue reading

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Storyforth: Where can it lead you?

In Rome in 2012, and then Prague in 2013, Jane and I became inspired to create Storyforth, a cross-cultural initiative bringing storytelling skills to the workplace. Jane lives in Singapore. I’m in Boston. When we met, we were both teaching … Continue reading

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