Organisations can create this internal dilemma where their employees hear that the business wants them to make authentic connections, to bring more of their whole self to work and provide exemplary customer service. Yet the drive for greater efficiency, bigger profits and smarter innovations can cause behaviour that emphasises and even rewards selfish pursuits. At Made Better Human, we’re interested in making prominent again the very things that make our humanity shine. When we are at our best, the rest of life wins. The<br
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"We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”
Jimmy Neil Smith
"Stories are our primary tools of learning and teaching, the repositories of our lore and legends. They bring order into our confusing world. Think about how many times a day you use stories to pass along data, insights, memories or common-sense advice.”
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave ... when first we practice to deceive." Walter Scott, Marmion
For most of us, we need to believe that we are good people, following sound thinking processes and purposefully using our bodies and minds as we move through our lives planning, deciding and acting with intentions that are good. We like to think we are making good choices because we are good people. It takes a particularly unique individual to approach life with an unadulterated belief that they are bad and must advance through life making poor decisions and consistently performing bad deeds. However, on any given day, from our
"The greatest of all delusions is the conviction that knowledge is not a delusion."
"Everybody's a teacher if you listen."
"The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon." Brandon Sanderson
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
"You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past."