August 21, 2012 Steve Kayser
Times are tough. If you’ve lost your job, your house, or your hope for a better future it’s enough to make you feel like a loser. Make you feel completely alone. How to turn it around?
November 14, 2012 Steve Kayser
“He is one of those uncommon geniuses which spring up occasionally to produce revolutions, and overturn the established order of things. If it were not for the vicinity of the United States, he would, perhaps, be the founder of an empire that would rival in glory Mexico or Peru.”
William Henry Harrison – 1811
March 15, 2012 Steve Kayser
The word enchantment, in my mind, evokes a mystical musical imagery. Like a smooth jazz tune. Alluring, mellifluous, melodious, harmonious … almost magical. So I played one last rip-tripping riff on the keys. A simple reverie – an out-take. One take. No thinking. Just riffing. Thought it sounded like a knuckle-dragging nose-honker when I played it. I was going to dump it – until I heard the playback.
February 25, 2012 Steve Kayser
I’ve had the good fortune to interview and work with many great storytellers over the last few years. J.D. Meier, program manager for Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices team, and author of the “Sources of Insight”blog, asked me what the most important lessons I’d learned from the high-profile “working” writers and storytellers … the ones who actually make a living doing it.
September 21, 2013 Steve Kayser
You’ve sold 20 million copies of your books and “The One Minute Manager” is revered in business circles and still being used as a guide almost 30 years after publication. I think it’s because of your storytelling style. The parable with deep knowledge embedded in it. Who influenced you?
May 10, 2012 Steve Kayser
Successful leaders don’t rest on their laurels. Leadership has to be a living process, not a title, not a business card. “The path to increased influence, impact, and leadership effectiveness is paved with personal growth. Our capacity to grow determines our capacity to lead. It’s really that simple.
June 16, 2012 Steve Kayser
It started when he was a young boy. An obsession to right a terrible wrong. The Batman that played on television in his youth was a far cry from the original Batman comic books. It was joke. In his mind the real Batman was being dissed – comically. The young man made up his mind that someday he would avenge the Batman. And he did.
January 7, 2013 Steve Kayser
“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.” – H.G. Wells.
Queasy easy? Stop here.
This is a true story. It’s graphic. Reality is rough. Truth is tough. So if you get queasy easy, stop here.
This story describes a complex melding of, and interplay between, some spectacular people, processes and technologies that combine to create a real-life, dynamic human organism. An organism that breathes, reacts, corrects, heals and cures. And, it’s powered by the …
January 24, 2012 Steve Kayser
An interview with Dr. Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist and author of the bestselling Buddha’ Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom. It has been translated to 21 languages and spent over 300 days on Amazon’s list of top 100 best-selling non-fiction books. Dr. Rick has a new book out called Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. He has taught at Oxford, Stanford and Harvard and his work has been featured in BBC, NPR,, US News and World Report..
November 8, 2012 Steve Kayser
You know the company. It’s yours, or may have been. An industry leader. Once. Competitors emulate it. Analysts preach the company gospel. The CEO’s mug is on every magazine cover. Stock prices soar above the Milky Way. Then
Why? Donald N. Sull, Harvard Business School Press author of “Revival of The Fittest: Why Good Companies Go Bad and How Great Managers Remake Them” answers that question in an easy-to-read “Shoot the Donkey” – style interview format, combining theory, real-life examples and practical advice.
September 13, 2012 Steve Kayser
Is there any more expensive way to throw away money with such arrogant disregard for common sense? Or, to do it with such condescending, confounding, disparate, and creative personalities?
January 3, 2013 Steve Kayser
Featuring an interview with Lynne McTaggart, author of “The Intention Experiment,” the first book to invite readers to take an active part in original research and featured in Dan Brown’s new book – “The Lost Symbol.”
September 12, 2012 Steve Kayser
From personal experience and conversations with many experts in the business-to-business field, there is reasonable agreement that most corporate sales, marketing and PR lingo suffers from …
August 6, 2012 Steve Kayser
For over 19 years and 20,000 interviews the Charlie Rose show has profiled some of the best, brightest and most original minds in the world. His interview style, wit, wisdom and hard work make it the place to go for great insights and inspirational stories. It gets no better. But how does Charlie Rose get people to engage the way he does? To authentically open up? How does he get to the heart of the drama – and perfect the “Art of the Story?”
August 1, 2013 Steve Kayser
Robin Hood, Batman, Hoop Dreams, Zanskar, Bagger Vance – they’re all here. Learn from best-selling authors, screenwriters, storytellers and movie-makers Steven Pressfield, Pen Densham, Michael Uslan, Frederick Marx and Robert McKee.
February 15, 2012 Steve Kayser
One particular day, after receiving a rejection letter (the first among many that I’ve never acknowledged) I got a little ticked. I mean, c’mon, I just spent three months banging out 120 pages of the best screenplay America has never seen. A classic. A real beaut. Think…
July 9, 2012 Steve Kayser
What is the one trait that’s an absolute “must have” to win the complex sale in today’s competitive sales environment? The skill is critical to your success – in business or life. You must be … “Good in a Room.” What does that mean? Stephanie Palmer, author of the book of the same name, “Good in a Room,” puts it in perspective.
May 30, 2012 Steve Kayser
Why is it so critical for great leaders also to be great teachers and storytellers?
January 20, 2012 Steve Kayser
You, your product, your service, your company, is good … maybe great. It’s different, unique, totally rad, awesomeroo and bloggerific. It even (occasionally) delivers real business value; makes an authentic difference in business or life. But … no one has heard of you. You haven’t even heard of you! Here’s how to get your message out – or not. Featuring an interview with Sam Horn, author of “POP! Stand Out in Any Crowd.”
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out.
What am I doing right?
- Charles Schulz, (great philosopher and this writer’s personal inspiration)
I have sinned and I have suffered,
Played the hero and the knave;
Fought for belly, shame, or country,
And for each have found a grave.
- General George S. Patton
From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.
- Anais Nin
May 25, 2013 Steve Kayser
He was charming. Reckless. Brilliant. Rash. Kind and callous. Vicious and violent. Yet gentle and a gentleman. Prayed on his knees but cussed like a sailor. His men called him “Old Blood and Guts.” But a writer, a poet … a soul of old too?
January 28, 2012 Steve Kayser
The story and interview that follows is not about avoiding a scandal or crisis, but how one American President through strength of character dealt with a situation that threatened his presidency, his reputation, his place in history and … America’s credibility.
November 21, 2013 Steve Kayser
I interviewed Robert McKee, the best-selling author of “STORY” and legendary guru of Hollywood storytelling, several years ago. The premise of the interview was simple – can the principles of his classic book “STORY” be used in the complex sales process?