Guest contributions:

04.22.13  Uncommon Leadership 

04.02.15  Switch and Shift  

05.13.15  Better Practice Team Performance

05.29.15  Better Practice Team Performance

07.08.15  Switch and Shift 

07.14.15  Better Practice Team Performance

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Stacey's Reading List...


"Tribe of Mentors" by Timothy Ferriss

"Shortcut" by John Pollack 

"Seeing What Others Don't" by Gary Klein

"Several Short Sentences About Writing" by Verlyn Klinkenborg

"The Birkman Method - Your Personality at Work" by Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell

"Creative Intelligence" by Bruce Nussbaum 

"Improv Wisdom" by Patricia Ryan Madson

"Training To Imagine" by Kat Koppett

"Quiet" by Susan Cain

"Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson

"A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink

"Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman 

"Rework" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson  

"The Leadership Pipeline" by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel  

"Life:  Selected Quotations" by Paulo Coelho 

"Deep Change" by Robert Quinn

"The Power of Full Engagement" by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz  

"The Way of the Shepherd" by Dr. Kevin Leman and William Pentak  

"Developing the Leader Within You" by John Maxwell  

"Mr. Peabody's Apples" by Madonna

"Orbiting the Giant Hairball" by Gordon MacKenzie




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If people aren't listening to your message, perhaps you might try saying it differently...


This is flight #747 in route to Lincoln, Nebraska.

We appreciate your extended patience while we allow the ground crew a little extra time to load the baggage.  Past experience tells us that passengers are not amused when they’re headed to Lincoln, Nebraska and their luggage is vacationing in Hawaii.

OK, the cabin doors are now closed.  Any electronic items with an on / off switch must be placed in the off position, as these devices can interfere with the planes navigational systems.  We’ll all wait for seat 18B to comply. 

While you are seated throughout the flight, we ask that you keep your seat belts securely fastened about you.  We will not be demonstrating this procedure.  The seat belt has been standard issue in all cars since 1958, and we don’t intend to insult your intelligence by demonstrating its usage. 

In the event the cabin loses pressure, an oxygen mask will fall from a compartment just above your head.  The first thing that we ask you to do is “STOP SCREAMING”.  It frightens the other passengers.  Place the oxygen cup over your mouth and nose and breath normally.  Oxygen is flowing even if the bag does not inflate.

In the event our jet-liner suddenly becomes a cruise-ship, your seat bottom cushion may be used as a flotation device. 

Once we are cruising at a safe altitude, we will begin a pricey beverage and snack service.  At 35,000 feet, it’s really all about supply and demand. 

Once we reach our gate in Lincoln, Nebraska, we need everyone to stand up immediately and begin reaching for your stowed bags. Clamoring and pushing toward the front of the aircraft will absolutely expedite the deplaning process. 

We know that you have a choice in air travel and we greatly appreciate you flying with us.  Well, we appreciate those of you who were delightful.  The knuckleheads – not so much.  

Thank you for your attention to these announcements.  

Sharing an improvisational take on routine in-flight announcements!

...playing with how you think!

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