Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Think Like A Writer for Exceptional Work Performance

    • Deborah Burns Sizzle

    • Lesson 1: Introduction - Storytelling to Lead & Live Better

    • Lesson 2: Story Structure

    • Lesson 3: Starring Role… Mindset Traits to Embrace

    • Lesson 4: The “H”

    • Lesson 5: The Essential Authorize It Lessons

    • Lesson 6: Apply The H Traits To Your Story- Downloadable PDF

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    Chapter 2: How to Think Like A Writer: Lessons & Takeaways

    • Lesson 1: Embrace the Narrative Arc

    • Lesson 2: The Four Cycles

    • Lesson 3: The Quest – The Driver of Every Story

    • Lesson 4: Be a Catalyst for Action in Your Story!

    • Lesson 5: Controlling the Reaction – Test or Modify!

    • Lesson 6: Managing Expectations

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    Chapter 3: Understanding The Characters at Work

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Group Dynamics

    • Lesson 2: The Character Arc - Perceptions Versus Misperceptions

    • Lesson 3: Know Thyself – Define Your Personal Growth!

    • Lesson 5: Guidelines for Getting to the Next Level

    • Lesson 6: Applying an Editorial Philosophy - Downloadable PDF

    • Lesson 7: Differentiation – How to Stand Out at Work?

    • Lesson 8: The Give, Listen & Trust Exercise- Downloadable PDF

    • Lesson 9: Protagonist – Fictionalize Yourself to Reveal the True You!

    • Lesson 10: PDF - The H Questions

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    Chapter 4: Obstacles Make It All Worth It!

    • Lesson 1: Welcoming Conflict to Win at Work

    • Lesson 2: External Conflicts – Dealing with Difficult People

    • Lesson 3: Dealing with Internal Conflict: YOU!

    • Lesson 4: How to Handle Conflict 

    • Lesson 5: Don’t Take it Personally!

    • Lesson 6: Progression – Objective Views of Your Workplace

    • Lesson 7: Progression Questions - Downloadable PDF

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    Chapter 5: Seeking the Unconventional! 

    • Lesson 1: Think Differently and Search for the Unconventional 

    • Lesson 2: See Things a Different Way – (Flip the Switch)

    • Lesson 3: Flip the Switch - Downloadable PDF

    • Lesson 4: Take A Leap: A Formula For Innovative Success!  

    • Lesson 5: The 50-30-20 Method - Downloadable PDF

    • Lesson 6: Thinking For Extraordinary Results

    • Lesson 7: Using and Editing Your Best Practices to Ensure Success!

    • Lesson 8: Double-Down on Your Strengths

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    Chapter 6: Venture Into Unchartered Territory 

    • Lesson 1: Let Go and Discover the “New”

    • Lesson 2: Surrendering to An Idea & Taking Risk

    • Lesson 3: Trust - Show Up With Ideas and Success Will Follow!

    • Lesson 4: Green Light: Surrender To the Unknown - It’s ALL in the Doing!

    • Lesson 5: Red Light: Techniques to Deal with Fear of Failure

    • Lesson 6: Yellow Light: How to Fire Up the “Messy Middle” for Different Outcomes

    • Lesson 7: Coaching: Getting Feedback 

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    Chapter 7: It’s Time to “Tell” Your Personal Story!

    • Lesson 1: Define and Craft YOUR Back Story!

    • Lesson 2: What’s My Story? 

    • Lesson 3: Defining Line

    • Lesson 4: Companion - Downloadable PDF

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    Chapter 8: It’s Time to tell Your Business Story!

    • Lesson 1: READ – Your Tool to Tell Your Compelling Story

    • Lesson 2: READ is the four part Authorize It! Tool - Downloadable PDF

    • Lesson 3: Your Work Studies: Read In Action

    • Lesson 4: Scenario Plotting: Win People Over

    • Lesson 5: Practice Makes Perfect!

    • Lesson 6: Thank You and Let’s Connect!