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A team philosophy will help soothe your colleagues’ concerns in stressful situations. Listen to hear why the Beatles reminded each other that “something will happen” when tensions rose.
Hello and welcome to the first episode of Anecdotally Speaking for 2022! We’re starting the year on a high as we’ve reached over 100,000 downloads! Thank you to all our listeners for tuning in and helping us reach this milestone!
For those who are new to the podcast—each week, we share a business story, talk about why it works and discuss where you might tell it at work. We aim to help you build your story repertoire.
This week, Shawn shares a short story from The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney. He and Mark also discuss why he took issue with ‘The power of storytelling – a cautionary tale’, an episode of the ABC’s Future Tense podcast.
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Tags: challenges, culture, principles before rules, problem solving, tension
This story starts at 08:00
In the early days of the Beatles, when the four band members weren’t particularly famous, they drove all over the United Kingdom in a van, travelling from one gig to another.
One day, they were in the van, travelling out of London. The conditions were terrible—it was pouring rain, and the road was icy.
Suddenly, they slid off the road and into a ditch. No one was injured, but the band members were stuck and worried about how they could get back on the road to make their next gig.
They were in the middle of nowhere, with no passing traffic. Tension was building.
Then one of them said, “Hey, let’s not get too stressed about this. Something will happen.”
The idea that ‘something will happen’ became like a philosophy for the band. Whenever the band members found themselves in a difficult situation that they couldn’t immediately resolve, one of them would say, “Hey, don’t worry about it. Something will happen.”
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