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Coloring Beyond The Bottom Line

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

           Here’s an idea on using children’s books to ignite creative thinking. Reading time: 4:06

              The butcher paper covering the exquisitely polished executive conference room table  seemed  out of place as the 11 vice presidents filed into the palatial mahogany and marble  executive suite for their regular meeting with the company president.

             The president called the meeting to order and immediately started passing out large purple crayons.

             The president sat back in his chair and stroked his crayon as if it were a fine cigar.  He cradled his cigar/crayon as if it were a treasure to behold.

            Then with all the showmanship he could muster –and with a poker  face –he waved that crayon as if it were a mini magic wand and said:

            “There’s power in this crayon, power that we can use to draw greater profitability and productively into our company,” the president deadpanned to his skeptical executives. “The power to create our own business climate no matter how lousy the economy.”

        The executives were sure the president had snapped under all the bottom line pressure. They were incredulous, their body Continue reading