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You've Got 8 Seconds by Paul Hellman

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|CHAPTER 7|

Stories: The 2.5 Step Method™

“Somebody gets into trouble, gets out of it again. People love that story. They never get sick of it.”

—KURT VONNEGUT, author of 14 novels1

“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.”

—DR. HOWARD GARDNER, professor, Harvard University

Lose Your List, Tell a Story

I love lists as much as the next person. For example (and it’s a list):

imageTop 10 lists, such as the “Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs.” The most dangerous job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: logging. (Good to know. Let’s say you’re working in an office, feeling time-pressured and stressed-out. Sure, you’ve ...

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