It's been said that people don't leave their jobs, they leave their managers. I recently ran across this article & helpful infographic that showed the 10 ways managers most often contribute to the death of their employee's motivation. Check it out.
I was just talking to a friend of mine about part I of this article series when it occurred to me that getting yourself out of your email inbox includes training yourself as much as training the folks you interact with. You really have to make it work for yourself and be little disciplined to reap the benefits.
In a poignant scene in the movie Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) says to Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), “That’s what storytellers do. We restore order to imagination. We instill hope again and again.”
Stories connect us to one another. Stories stimulate our imaginations. Stories are at the heart of the most successful TED talks. As the TED conference celebrates its 30-year anniversary this March, it’s instructive to study how TED speakers have captured the imagination of audiences around the world and, most importantly, how entrepreneurs can adopt the same techniques to pitch their ideas more persuasively than ever.