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Can the Power of Storytelling Unify a Divided America? Tell Us Something

And what do Star Wars, Dolly Parton, and Jackbox Games have to do with it? Listen to the latest episode of our new podcast, Everywhere Radio, to find out.

Leadership Series starts April 13th – Online

Never has effective leadership been more important, or more challenging.

Corporate leaders: Companies should work against anti-LGBTQ bills in Texas, other states

As four of the largest food companies and major employers in the United States, we view the growing number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills under consideration in state legislatures, including those that target transgender people and particularly children, with increasing alarm.

Ideamensch – Handcrafted interviews with entrepreneurs, makers and doers.

IdeaMensch is an interview platform for entrepreneurs, makers, and doers. Our goal is to make it easy for entrepreneurs to get some publicity for their idea.

Fourteen ventures selected as finalists for second annual MSU $50K Venture Competition April 7-8

The 14 finalists were selected from among 36 entries submitted by MSU students, faculty, staff and recent alumni. Finalists in a traditional venture track will pitch on Wednesday, April 7. Finalists in a social venture track will pitch on Thursday, April 8.

‘Awesome Leader’ – Prince Harry, the Basketball Coach, Sentences, and a Wolf

If you want the one-sentence version of this newsletter in one sentence, here it is: be clear on who you are, what you do, and then what you say.

Perspective Taking: A Brain Hack That Can Help You Make Better Decisions

If you as a leader want to start strengthening your perspective-taking skills, or help your team improve theirs, the WiN-SEB team has published a Nano Tool providing step-by-step instructions with concrete exercises that require as little as five minutes each.

Why You Should Always Start Your Speech Or Presentation With A Story

We listen to those we trust, and we trust those with whom we have a relationship.

TED Talks – 5 ways to build more empathy, and other ideas worth sharing

Just like we take care of our bodies and our mental health, developing empathy is a way to take care of our social health, says psychology professor Jamil Zaki.

Today’s TED Talk – Online learning could change academia — for good

Innovations in digital content and virtual reality are ushering in the future of learning, emphasizing why academia must adapt to this new reality and embrace an approach to education that works with students’ needs — not against them.