Posts by Brett Wallace

  • storytelling

    You think you had serious problems in high school? Yuriria, a teenager from Hercules, California, had real problems. She had been picking up her younger brother from school every day since she was nine years old, making the 90-minute daily trek from San Francisco to Hercules. When she got home, she felt unsafe in her environment. In 2012, Yuriria found her real home with the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco. Yuriria’s mentors at the Club encouraged her to rise above these…

  • Great ideas can change the world. But, they can only do so when effectively communicated. A powerful story is one of the best ways we can share our world-changing ideas. From cave paintings dating back to 15,000 BC to the next hit movie, stories fascinate us. They draw us in, move us and inspire us to act. Whether you’re on the frontline engaging customers or a manager inspiring your team at a kickoff meeting, becoming a better storyteller will help you become a more effective…

  • Artists embody many creative leadership traits such as exploration, authenticity and adaptability. And, in an increasingly connected and dynamic world filled with data and technology, these types of creative leadership skills have grown in importance for professionals seeking innovation. Entrepreneurs, leaders, and the general public can learn a lot from artists. I am passionate about creative leadership because in addition to leading a region within LinkedIn’s global sales…