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“The shortest distance between two people is a story.”

Written by: Tim McCleary

Once upon a time… That’s a phrase that takes us back to our childhood. It filled us with anticipation. We knew when we heard it, a story was about to unfold. I recently heard the quote: “The shortest distance between two people is a story.”

“The shortest distance between two people is a story.”2022-09-23T18:55:33+00:00

Do you like to be teased? The answer may surprise you.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Being teased for something we said or did as a kid was never a lot of fun. But, having our brains teased as an adult is something we’re actually built to seek-out.

Do you like to be teased? The answer may surprise you.2022-09-14T15:18:01+00:00

What’s your story? The power of authenticity.

Written by: Tim McCleary

It’s early morning. You walk into a hotel conference room to join a group of employees who have gathered for an off-site. After a brief welcome, you’re first up on the agenda. Your goal is to help the team members be authentic with each other – and that requires them to be vulnerable.

What’s your story? The power of authenticity.2022-09-23T20:51:06+00:00

You’re being a nudge! But, it’s working.

Written by: Tim McCleary

There it was, a message screaming from my morning French vanilla latte – each and every day. But, was I listening? More importantly, was I acting on the nudge? The marketing team at Starbucks has mastered this technique.

You’re being a nudge! But, it’s working.2022-09-16T19:51:17+00:00

Two perspectives. Boost change success with these shifts.

Written by: Tim McCleary

How often has this happened to you? You’re explaining something to another person and you feel you’re being crystal clear. However, the person you’re communicating with isn’t seeing it the way you are. Two views of the same thing, yet different.

Two perspectives. Boost change success with these shifts.2022-09-09T14:59:41+00:00

Imagine this…

Written by: Tim McCleary

I’d like you to imagine something for a minute. I’d ask you to close your eyes for the full effect, but then you couldn’t read the following text.

Imagine this…2022-09-23T21:09:40+00:00

Clear communication: The case of the $150 box of cookies.

Written by: Tim McCleary

Recently, my wife and I passed a group of energetic young girls who had set up an elaborate display of Girl Scout cookies outside of a large store. Their strategy was to intercept the exiting shoppers and entice them to make a purchase.

Clear communication: The case of the $150 box of cookies.2022-09-09T15:58:35+00:00