Words of Wisdom for
Leadership, Learning, and Life in
Exactly 99 Words

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Why Exactly 99?

99 is a nice round number - almost. And these stories are also nicely rounded out and complete - almost!

In each, there is room for interpretation and the opportunity to add your own meaning. Since you can't be expected to read between the lines if all the lines are filled, I'll leave the "last word" in each story to you!

Whether you find a story you love or hate, please your reaction!



99-Word Stories by ,
Creative Learning Director of
The Flirefly Group.
© 2016 Brian Remer
Updated Oct. 2016

What are 99-Word Stories?

99-Word Stories are powerful essays written briefly and to the point. Each contains a meaningful message with enough wiggle room for your own interpretation. Whether you use them for your own enjoyment, or the enrichment of your work team, what you think!

What would you like to do?

You can also read 99-Word Stories in the following on-line publications:

99's on the 9th - A 99-Word Story, discussion questions, and a brief interpretation ready to use with your group or just for yourself. Read the latest issue HERE then email brian(at)thefirefly.org to be added to the mailing list for free.

For October 2016
The Day Squandered: Leadership through self-disclosure
The popular image of a leader is one of strength and infallibility. Yet few leaders can maintain that standard very long. Those who prefer to share leadership responsibilities often use self-disclosure to strengthen human connections in the workplace. Have a conversation with your team about how self-disclosure can result in better leadership and stronger teams. Use the story, discussion questions, and interpretation in this issue of 99-Word Stories to get started.

Power Tip: To lead more effectively, show your human side.

The Firefly News Flash - Discoveries, ideas, and activities related to leadership, learning, and creativity all connected to one 99-Word Story. Read the latest monthly publication HERE. Send your e-mail address to brian(at)thefirefly.org for your FREE subscription.

The Thiagi GameLetter - A rich on-line resource for active and playful learning techniques for use by teachers and trainers. CLICK HERE to learn more or to subscribe. It's free!

Lessons for Leadership in 99 Words or Less - A recorded webinar available through Training Payback Network that you can watch for free. CLICK to find out why shorter can be better, experience 99-Word Story activities, and learn power tips for writing.

99-Word Stories - A self-paced presentation about 99-Word Stories that uses several examples to explain how to write them and how to learn from them. VIEW it and discover an alternative to the typical slide presentation.

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