Keep calm and story on! crafting stories future story leadership story as a map Sep 09, 2022

If you've been keeping track of the news, things have been challenging for Britons recently. And yesterday the twist in their storyline struck at the heart of the nation, as the monarch who had seen nearly a century and held her role for 70 years passed on.

Now the country -- and the monarchy...

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What is your work REALLY about? art of hosting future story makes me think Aug 26, 2022

I’ve just spent a very quiet time on the beach next to the sea in northern Denmark, and also together with my old friends and mates Toke Moeller and Monica Níssen.

We’ve known each other now for almost 15 years. It’s been time enough to be in a deep and focused...

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What will mend the cracks? about stories future story makes me think story activism Jul 07, 2022

I am a naturally optimistic person. I have a spirit of hope inside me that still believes we can change prevailing storylines and create a human society that works for all. And at the same time, I am confronted with the very real challenges all around us, challenges that have their basis in some...

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What's more important -- learning or knowledge? collective wisdom future story learning edge makes me think Jun 12, 2022

I've been in some good learning over the past weeks. Most of it was amazingly generative and connecting. Some of it was disturbing. A bit of it happened solo with my eyes closed. And all of it points to the unique choices we are making now.

In the dojo

At the end of May I headed to a "Dojo...

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From dark to light: Transforming an old story in South Tyrol future story learning edge makes me think making meaning makingadifference story activism May 21, 2022

At the invitation of Brigitta Villaronga, I visited what she calls the "Cow-working" space in South Tyrol on a family farm in the mountains. Of course I helped to milk cows and enjoyed the view of the snowclad alps immensely from my outdoor office table high on the...

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What's the diamond inside you? about stories future story Apr 21, 2022

I'm finally on the road again in Europe after being grounded for the past two years in Ohio. Returning to familiar spots seems both familiar....and strange. 

On one hand I have the reassuring sense of something known. I know this sight, this smell, this taste, this sense of welcome. And...

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How to reignite your dreams collective story harvest future story story activism story as a map Apr 12, 2022

Do you know there's more but you don't know how to get there alone?

If there's anything these pandemic times have thrust into sharp relief, it is the gap between "business as usual" and our deepest longings for ourselves. Being pulled up short made us confront things that were...

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A closer look at the present moment future story story activism story as a map story as process partner story evolution Mar 18, 2022

Yesterday I had the great pleasure to check in with a group of storymakers I haven't seen in a long time. Most of them are part of Beyond Storytelling, a network of story people which hosts an annual "Story Camp", this year taking place in Austria.

The theme for this year is "Beginnings...

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It takes a story to change a story about stories future story makes me think story activism Mar 04, 2022
I had one of those sleepless nights. And I woke up in pain. I wondered -- am I old enough now that going to bed can be hazardous? 😳
 
This morning the osteopath told me everyone she'd seen so far today needed C1 adjustments -- that's right at the base of the skull/top of the spine -- even...
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Is there enough love in the world? about stories future story makes me think Feb 13, 2022

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Is there enough love in the world?

Last December I was pondering that question. And I started wondering "Is there enough love in my life?" I love travelling and engaging with people. And now I've not been in a plane or in a group face to face for more than two...
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Letting the Wolf In: Day 3 of 65 ALIVE! 65 alive about stories future story Feb 04, 2022

Beautiful, tragic, tender, terrifying, traumatising -- stories are all of these things. So how do we deal with difficult stories? 

On Day 3 of 65 ALIVE! Elizabeth Ellis and Loren Niemi called on us to step into the discomfort and let the wolf in. They describe difficult stories as...
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What is work now? Day 2 of 65 ALIVE! 65 alive about stories future story leadership Feb 03, 2022
WHAT IS WORK NOW? Here's the visual harvest from Day 2 of 65 ALIVE!
 
In starting their conversation by asking each other potent questions, Samantha Slade and Ed Hoffman reminded us that the capacity to live in questions is a key leadership attribute.
 
LEADERSHIP IS CHANGING
Ed...
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