To Recover from a Crisis, Retell Your Company’s Story

once upon a time

  From Harvard Business Review, Harry Hutson and Martha Johnson discuss the damage to the B&O Railroad Museum and how its director led the community through the crisis by telling the story – what happened and what would follow and included himself in the story.  Harry and Martha praise his efforts and say that during a crisis, a leader…

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids’ beliefs about intelligence

girl at a computer

  Medicalxpress shares information that suggests that parents attitude towards failure may affect their child’s mindset.  Children were more likely to have a fixed mindset if their parents had negative attitudes towards family. In one study, the researchers asked 73 parent-child pairs to answer a series of questions designed to tap into their individual mindsets.…

Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students’ Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

Angela Duckworth Grit

  From Education Week, Evie Blad discusses Angela Duckworth’s book and talk at the Education Writers Association.  Evie note that Professor Duckworth’s concept of grit and its correlation with success has gained a lot of attention from educators.  Evie writes:  Perhaps most interesting for educators, the book asserts that grit can be developed both by individuals within…

5 Storytellers

Tell Stories

  From Forbes, Carmine Gallo discusses 5 types of storytellers that you will meet in business.  Some of the storytellers that Carmine describes are: Storytellers Who Ignite Our Fire These are the leaders who inspire us to reach higher. They light up our spirit and make us believe that we, too, can accomplish the impossible. Storytellers who…