Creating Stories. Creating People.

 

People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Chinua Achebe

 

 

Compelling Stories.

Romantic Stories.

Exotic Stories.

Stories of service. Stories of passion. Stories of connection.

Stories of minimizing. Stories of maximizing.

Stories of survival.  Stories of success.

Stories of pain. Stories of health. Stories of death. Stories of redemption. Stories of failure.

Stories of rebirth.

Stories that are smart, savvy  and authentic. Stories that inspire. Stories that make folks aspire to something greater.

Quality products and character are what’s important. Stories that are interesting, that build awareness. They capture attention and intention.

They move you to action.

Creating stories that create people, that create community.

What is your company’s story Why do you exist?

Who is telling your story? Who is sharing your story?

Who is doubting your story?

 How are they talking about your organization? How does the community talk about you? What do they say about you online?

Are they talking about what you do  or  talking about what you did?

There is always mythology…..That is how an organization lives on.

When White Apathy Sets In

This summer when my colleagues and I ran our Whiteness at Work program we talked about how every racial “awakening” or “reckoning” is followed by white apathy and blowback. Think Trump after Obama. An example I’ve seen lately is how colleagues who reached out to Black...

Sense of Urgency Keeps Us Disconnected

Sense of urgency keeps us disconnected One of the tools of white supremacy is busy-ness. This sense of urgency makes it so we do not connect on a deeper level. It allows no time for discernment, reflection or real repair. We’re busy all the time We’re busy holding...

Equity and Empathy in Times of Crisis

We are all at risk of this highly contagious virus, but for some individuals and communities, the impact will be more severe in terms of health and economic consequences.Racism and xenophobia have been ever-present during this crisis. Like the way we have treated our...