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Corrected Newsletter 136: REFRAMING FALSE STORIES: thanking Leroy Little Bear

Mike Bonifer, Founder of bigSTORY, advises on how we Westerners can properly frame untruths, by adopting Native American wisdom

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Mike Bonifer, Founder of bigSTORY, advises on how we Westerners can properly frame untruths, by adopting Native American wisdom

Once again the annual IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysts) ) meets in Cape Town at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. I facilitated a session on the use of story at the 2017 summit. The 2019 summit is about future-fitting the business analysis profession and a friend and fellow story practitioner from the USA, Lori Silverman, is a keynote speaker who will share savvy ways of cutting through masses of data to make effective decisions – on 18th September. View details here


Much of August was spent providing support to out CultureScan franchisee in the USA, who has been inundated with requests for the conversations-that-count process. In September we’ll be serving local Culturescan clients. Visit their website here


Pat Grayson's Seeds of Potential is published this month (see main body of newsletter)


For insights about myths, legends, folklore and tales from around the world: visit website here


Articles recently added to The Member's Articles include Dr Eric Miller's (therapeutic) 

Conversing with Characters within Oneself. and The Psychologically Safe Imperative: applaud employees for speaking out, which I co-authored with Dr Justin Kennedy



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“Humble Inquiry is the fine art of asking questions to which you do not already know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity in the other person” – Edgar H.Schein

“Contemplative practice teaches us to honor differences and also realize that we are all much more than our nationality, skin color, gender, or other labels which are all aspects of the passing, and thus false, self” – Richard Rohr

"A mysterious power appears when people tend to each other beyond any sense of self-advantage" - Mark Nepo

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave” - Dakota Indian proverb

"If you’re going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all” - Joseph Campbell

"So, in a world where data reigns, if you want to set yourself apart from the pack, learn how to communicate insights in a way that others understand and take action on" - Nancy Duarte

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