Metaphors build a business. They work in your work. If you do nothing, you can keep floundering. Let us set you on the yellow-brick road, as it were.
The first task of the business (or NPO) storyteller is to listen to their clients, customers or team.
Today I’m talking to anybody who has a business or a nonprofit organization that’s at a pivot point, whether that’s in the beginning of your organization or in the middle, wherever it is, that has a turning point and needs to have something happen new in their business. I want to tell you that the next results from your pivot point and your turning point are going to come from the next story that you tell.
I teach about storytelling, public speaking, and publishing. Each of those three areas has salt-and-pepper level basics that need to be learned, understood, and practiced to be competent. What is it that you do? Does it have “basics” that need to be embraced? I know that you know what these basics are. Maybe we all need to relearn a bit?
Patience is an important investment for all leaders in business. On a personal day-to-day level, what level of stewardship do you show for the 1,440 minutes you have every day? Is patience a part of your skill set? All entrepreneurs struggle with patience. Folktales and fables of long ago are rarely the sanitized versions we think we know. One of those fables is “The Golden Goose.”