The Stories That Matter

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

When it comes to the people you work with, what you see is rarely what you get.

I’ll never forget learning over a cold vendor lunch one day that an event planner I collaborated with on a project had been smuggled out of Auschwitz as a baby. Or being told during happy hour one time at a conference that a designer had everything stolen from her family as a child and now is hyper driven by money and security as a result.

Everyone has stories you don’t know. Everyone has events that have shaped their lives in profound ways. Whether they choose to share them with you or not is their business.

What is your business is treating everyone as though their stories — spoken or not — matter.

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