Thursday, 4 September 2008

Everyone has a story

As some of you may know, I'm in the process of launching a new engagement consultancy called One Magnolia and I'm hugely excited about it! At the heart of this new business are two beliefs:

1. You can't achieve business objectives, long term, without employee engagement.

2. Employee engagement happens one person at a time - everyone has a story, and that story is key to their motivation in life.

I came across this a few days ago; a new collection of the six word stories which Ernest Hemingway made so famous with the chilling, "For sale: Baby shoes, never worn". I love it and it made me think about all the stories there are out there, and how they affect us at work. Watch the video, and then (if you don't mind sharing) tell me, what's your story? Mine starts with a magnolia tree...

Six-Word Memoir book preview from SMITHmag on Vimeo.


David Zinger said...

I love the power of story and appreciate the 6 word story. I did a series on this at one of my blogs: See: I am glad you are part of the employee engagement network.

Sam said...

Hi David,

Now you point me back to it, I'm pretty sure I read this before and thought it was a great twist. My favourite is, "Empower the team, hold them accountable".

May I ask what would your story be?


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David Zinger said...

My personal story was:
David opened slowly and reached out.
My management story was:
Come on…you can do it!
That was from:
My employee engagement story would be something like:
Employee engagement is connection for all.

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