Collection / Series: storytelling
Ping Pong Ball
Everything is obvious with hindsight - it's having great foresight that matters. Also a good example of how many problems are in our head, rather than in the external world...
The Grand National
Waiting, especially for perfection, may mean nothing gets started - and therefore completed - at all...
The Values Agreement in action - and how values might be as important as skills in determining who might be a successful recruit...
The dripping tap
So - here's a dripping tap. What's the problem? Three possible answers, but only one of them is correct...
Why creativity and invention may not be supported under some cultures - another example to support Sir Ken Robinson's case for 'Do Schools Kill Creativity'
This brilliant parable emphasises how important it is to value things here and now - because they won't always be here...
Learning from Mistakes
Many of us might regard a mistake we've made as a significant learning opportunity...
A brilliant yet simple way of emphasising how the key element in effective change is not about making the change, but embedding it...
A metaphor: the toy allows the donkey to collapse if it;s button underneath is pushed. Do we have donkey buttons...?
Basil in Meltdown
Any fan of Fawlty Towers will know how easy it was for the owner, Basil, to lose his cool. But...funny as it is, did it help...?
A brilliant and funny demonstration of the difference between experience and meaning - and how the fact can be the same, but the perception and interpretation be very different!
Deckchairs on The Titanic
Even though the Titanic was sinking, stewards straightened the deckchairs and the band played on. Why? Apparently, attitude is everything, and can easily hijack reason and rational decision making...