Storytelling is the oldest form of communication. Why are stories so powerful? They engage people’s emotions as well as their mind. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss why leaders must be good storytellers.

Pain is a powerful sensation. It can motivate positive change, but it can also push people past their breaking point. Leaders must always be sensitive to the level of pain they are inflicting on their followers. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the importance of recognizing people’s pain thresholds as well as the three primary causes of pain: change, interventions, and conflict.

There is a fine line between being a hands-on manager and a micromanager. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the dangers and pitfalls of micromanagement.

What makes some people so spectacularly successful at thinking of new ideas, selling products, or starting global movements? In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the fascinating book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Rule the World” by Adam Grant.

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