I wanna be Amy (Improv ‘lesson’ one)!

In a bid to ‘sharpen the saw’ I’ve started to participate in some formal training on practices I’ve been… practicing (?) for the last forty years. I love to learn and I love to get new tools to play with. So, last night was my first session in a six week course on developing fundamental improvisation skills. The session is …

To thine own self be true.

“There have never been so many stories, never so many ways to tell them.”thestory.org.uk Above the proscenium arch of the stage at Conway Hall are written the words “to thine own self be true.” This six word story is the banner under which we sat on Friday, February 21st for the fifth meeting of The Story. A one-day conference about …

Story 4: Breaking Bad and the Effectiveness of a Direct Conversation

I’m only half way through Breaking Bad. Late to the party, right? To be honest, I couldn’t find my way into the first season and the second didn’t really grab me until about two thirds of the way through. However, by the end of the second season: hooked! It’s a television show rich with lessons. Each of the characters has …

Stories shift perceptions

Great story here. Lovely to see an alternative view of LGBTQ world. Local, generational and thinking differently. Simon 🙂 Website – Linked In – Twitter – Facebook

Story 3: Moneyball and Knowing When to Trust Your Gut

The Michael Lewis book Moneyball: The Art of Winning anUnfair Game is the story of the Oakland Athletics baseball team and their record breaking winning streak in 2002. The book spawned a film adaptation starring Brad Pitt in 2011. Both versions of the story are chockfull of great lessons for business and life. Purposeful leadership is a key theme throughout, …