Seth Godin relates a story about breakfast on his blog. Except its not about breakfast but about how compromise insidiously erodes your intent and how one compromise can lead to another, and so on. I read Seth’s story and immediately thought of one of the the themes we have been pursuing about losing the humanity in our organisations. Its easy to see how economic rationalism and the pursuit of efficiency can lead organisations to make compromises that, over time, erode respect and humanity.
Seth’s blog demonstrates why good stories are so effective. They are simple, powerful and they convey richness. You don’t need to tell people what it means because they can relate to within their own framework of understanding.
About Mark Schenk
Mark works globally with senior leadership teams to improve their ability to communicate clearly and memorably. He has been a Director of Anecdote since 2004 and helped the company grow into one of the world’s leading business storytelling consultancies. Connect with Mark on:
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