In the workshops we teach, we use stories of great leaders in business, government, the social sector and sports who inspired people to do what’s right. This is a best practice to strengthen the positive effects of an organization’s identity (i.e. mission, values and reputation).
Check out this outstanding TED video of Stanford psychology professor Philip Zimbardo speaking on the topic of how culture encourages or discourages evil. In the video, he recommends heroic stories that encourage people to do what’s right and shares a couple inspiring stories of his own.
What heroic stories have inspired you? Please share below or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m going to write about some of my favorite stories in a forthcoming series of posts.