Author: Stacey Mason

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Understanding how you’re wired

While no personality assessment can perfectly analyze all the behaviors that make you uniquely you, that’s still no reason to shy away from these insightful tools. In fact, I would…

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15 things learned since my 20s

Of all the twists and turns our lives take as we conquer careers and grow into the true leaders that we were meant to become, nothing is as powerful as…

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Improv advice in translation

I have found that most advice is worthy of thorough examination. Often advice pertaining to one discipline — with just a bit of translation — has meaning in other disciplines….

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Giving up control

The craft of improvisation is built on a few core foundational principles. First and the most widely known is the law of agreement, typically referred to as “yes, and.” Basically…

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The art of effective communication

The number of words in the English language is 1,057,379.6. This is the estimate by the Global Language Monitor as of January 2020. While 1 million words is a generally…

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15 books on my nightstand

Reading is not only my first love but also my true love. I’m happiest with a book in my hand. It’s where I return time and time again to dream,…

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The other AI

More than a decade ago a pivotal book by author Daniel Pink (“A Whole New Mind”) suggested that forces in the world economy would shift society from left-brain thinking to…

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Maps and globes

I’m a big fan of Seth Godin’s work. Seth is an author, entrepreneur, and most of all, a teacher. His one-liner bio simply reads “30 years of projects.” He’s written…

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Put your whole self in

I recently attended a weeklong improv intensive class offered through TheatreSquared in Fayetteville taught by Jordan Haynes. First of all, Jordan is brilliant. He’s a gifted improviser who will absolutely…

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Where the magic happens

I am a big fan of the sciences. I’m an even bigger fan of the arts. And I’m fanatic about the intersection of the two because that’s where the magic…

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Replace judgment with curiosity

Replace judgment with curiosity. I don’t know if these words found me or if I found them, but they have transformed my life, my work and my understanding of humanness….

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15 lessons

I believe life has a way of turning out the way it is supposed to. “What is” is what’s supposed to be, otherwise it wouldn’t be. I never put myself…

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Skills for the future

In a previous column I wrote that planning for the future is not a precise science. There will always be, inevitability, trouble predicting the unknown. With that in mind, I…

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15 skills to build

In 1997, a fascinating read hit the bookstore shelves titled “The Future Ain’t What It Use To Be” (Abrahamson, Meehan, Samuel). It examined not only the cultural trends that were…