I am deeply indebted to Doug Lipman for teaching me so much about storytelling. For years he has been my coach and mentor. This book would not have been possible if it weren't for Doug Lipman.
Thank you, to all the other wonderful people who have contributed to my education: Jenny Armstrong, Cheryl De Ciantis, Cindy Franklin, Stephen Gilligan, Ray Hicks, Kenton Hyatt, Pam McGrath, Jay O'Callahan, Ed Stivender, and so many others.
People who have generously shared their stories include Robert Cooper, John Kristoff, Cindy Franklin, David Finch, Dick Mueller, Marti Smye, Steve Wirth, and all of the wonderful participants in the Western Management Development Center's ongoing Management Development Seminars.
Thank you to Pam Wilhelms for taking a risk on teaching storytelling as a leadership skill and to Alan Downs, who tenaciously insisted I write this book.
I am grateful, too, for the tenderish editing from my longtime friend Sherry Decker. Thank you, Sherry.