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Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain

Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.

Long before we had writing as we know it there has been an oral tradition of storytelling. This post looks at the science around storytelling.

Learn about how a story "can put your whole brain to work" and why "our brains become more active when we tell stories." Find out why the brain "learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases" and much more. If you enjoy telling stories, writing stories, or listening to stories check out this post to learn more!


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Audrey's curator insight, December 19, 2012 4:15 PM

Just think about all the schemas (pockets of information) we have for everything we do.  Even though we have never taken part in many activities, we could easily build plausible stories based on those schemas and even devise theories, which may be testable. This is imagination which is one example of brain power, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

44Doors's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:27 AM

"Anything you’ve experienced, you can get others to experience the same. Or at least, get their brain areas that you’ve activated that way, active too:"

 

"use simple, yet heartfelt language."

"Quick last fact: Our brain learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases that used to make stories awesome"

Art Jones's curator insight, October 28, 2014 5:50 PM

"our brains become more active when we tell stories."

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Knowing the Why - Motivation and Inspiration Call To Action - With Maul Mabberley

How do we maintain our own motivation in the face of challenges and let go of the things we can't control? Paul explains.
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The most important letter to remember in terms of motivation is the letter "Y". Knowing your Y, will help you overcome all the barriers that come before you in life....it is the key to your sustained motivation.

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Leadership Lessons From the Brothers Grimm - INSEAD Knowledge (blog)

Leadership Lessons From the Brothers Grimm - INSEAD Knowledge (blog) | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Fairy tales help children to answer basic existential questions, like who am I, what is the good life, where do I belong? Through fairy tales they learn to navigate reality and survive in a world full of ambiguities and dangers.
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How To Win Friends And Influence People AudioBook Full

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A classic that is s relevant today as it was years ago when it was first published.

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The Best 100 Motivational Quotes for Motivation And Success

The Best 100 Motivational Quotes for Motivation And Success Warning: Please keep this channel positive and uplifting. We dont have room for criticism and ...
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Motivation - Choose Greatness

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Enjoy a glimpse of the path to greatness...

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Mitt Romney on Leadership: Know Your Values

During his View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB on Tuesday, April 21, Politician and Businessman Mitt Romney discussed the importance of articulating what you want ...
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The governor makes some important points to consider. It is vital that the leader know what s/he needs in order to be successful. 

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5 Ways to be a More Positive Leader

5 Ways to be a More Positive Leader | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
As one CEO recently asked me: "Where's the roadmap to becoming a positive leader?" It's a great question and at present researchers are still exploring exactly what such a road map might look like.

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How the Most Effective Leaders Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths

How the Most Effective Leaders Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Face it, you can't be good at everything. Here's how to make up for the skills you lack.

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The Big Three Mistakes Professionals Make Attempting To Become Thought ... - Forbes

The Big Three Mistakes Professionals Make Attempting To Become Thought ... - Forbes | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
For professionals, thought leadership is one of the most powerful ways to develop business. Many individuals and firms are committing a great deal of money and other resources with the aim of becoming thought leaders.
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Avoid these mistakes.

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The Iceberg of Organizational Culture Change (Infographic) | SmartRecruiters Blog

The Iceberg of Organizational Culture Change (Infographic) | SmartRecruiters Blog | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
87% of today’s leaders around the world cite culture and employee engagement as one of their top organizational challenges. This is according to a recent report from Deloitte, who interviewed over 3,300 executives and HR leaders in 106 countries.

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A good leader considers his organizations culture in everything he does...

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, May 2, 4:30 PM

The biggest and most important aspects of organization culture often lie buried deep down, and often are deliberately suppressed. True leaders, raise the best aspects of organization culture to the surface, and build upon those elements to create an inspiring culture that transform the organization and its marketplace success.

James D Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 4:37 PM

Drucker's famous quote on Culture revisited...critical stuff

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10 Days To Better Productivity [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

10 Days To Better Productivity [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
ome days your productivity is lacking and you rather be at home in bed.Everyone has gone through stages of productivity, some days are good and others not so good.

 

This period of anti-productivity can be caused by a number of things which are easily overcome. The trick is to start and keep going.

 

This infographic has ten tips you can do daily to improve your output.


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Nancy Schott-Mensh's curator insight, April 17, 1:11 PM

These 10 easy tips will have you feeling better while increasing your productivity!

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Want To Be A Thought Leader? Master Public Speaking - Forbes

Want To Be A Thought Leader? Master Public Speaking - Forbes | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Thought leadership is about developing, packaging, and communicating concepts, ideas, insights, and solutions that will enhance the success of a select audience.
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Become a leader by presenting your thoughts in a cogent manner. It is good for you and for those who follow you.

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Introducing the Concept of "Coachability" | By James Houran and Thomas Mielke - Hospitality Net

Introducing the Concept of "Coachability" | By James Houran and Thomas Mielke - Hospitality Net | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Any HR professional and business leader has a number of options at his or her disposal to try and fix an employee's performance or help him or her get to the next level.
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This is worth your consideration and application
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Leadership styles: Only 8% of leaders are 'transformational' - Management Today

Leadership styles: Only 8% of leaders are 'transformational' - Management Today | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
PwC thinks older leaders and women are the most likely to be able to drive huge change.
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Interesting study. I think the results are a bit of a reach from a statistical point of view. However, it does beg the question, how many of our leaders are truly transformation in nature?

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Self-Leadership And Success - Forbes

Self-Leadership And Success - Forbes | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Think of your life as a diversified organization. You are in the business of living. Your business consists of a career and managing the associated workloads, opportunities, and challenges.
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Nurture you company as you nurture yourself and both will thrive. Fail in either and success will be fleeting at best.

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Five Signs Of An Ungrateful Leader

Five Signs Of An Ungrateful Leader | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Is your leadership grateful? Do they really understand how – and how much – you contribute; do they appreciate your unique way of thinking and doing and the value you add to the organization as a result?

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I wonder why sop many people seem to be so ungrateful for the blessings they enjoy? It seems to me that we tend to get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we fail to notice the good that surrounds us; including the people who contribute to our lives...

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Why Isn't Servant Leadership More Prevalent?

Why Isn't Servant Leadership More Prevalent? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
With servant leadership, a leader's primary role is to serve employees. Everyone from Lao-Tzu to Max De Pree thinks this a wonderful model. Why, then, is this style so rare among CEOs?

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Good question? I think it is because the American culture does not historically celebrate this type of leader. We tend to celebrate the aggressive "get it done" leader, no matter how short the success. What do you think?

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george_reed's curator insight, May 13, 5:39 PM

Servant Leadership is a compelling notion. It just isn't found that often in the wild. 

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5 Things Real Leaders Do Every Day, According to Henry Ford

5 Things Real Leaders Do Every Day, According to Henry Ford | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Summer is the perfect time for every entrepreneur to turn up the heat on developing their leadership skills.

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Wisdom is timeless...

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Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent

Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader, you may be tempted to hire an individual, or keep him in your organization, based on talent alone. Unfortunately, this might be a recipe for disaster. Here are 3 tips for building high performance teams.

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When you hire someone for a job, hire the whole person, not just their talent. Otherwise in a while you may find yourself firing the person and regretting the loss of talent. 

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'Servant' Leadership Style Is Best for Bosses - Business News Daily

'Servant' Leadership Style Is Best for Bosses - Business News Daily | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
When managers put their employees' needs over his or her own, businesses see improved customer happiness, increased job performance from staff members and lower turnover.
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24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
British linguist Richard Lewis charts everything from structured individualism in the U.S. to ringi-sho consensus in Japan.

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Interesting depiction of leadership from around the world. 

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george_reed's curator insight, May 4, 6:57 PM

i found this interesting. I always appreciate a good graphic as a visual learner. I wouldn't take any of these depictions as particularly accurate, but do see them as valuable for thinking about cultural differences regarding perceptions of leadership in the aggregate. 

donhornsby's curator insight, May 5, 9:59 AM

A helpful and interesting look at the different leadership structures found around the world.

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Tony Robbins and The 3 Mandates of Leadership

Tony Robbins and The 3 Mandates of Leadership Warning: Please keep this channel positive and uplifting. We dont have room for criticism and pessimism.
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Always interesting perspectives to consider.

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Why The Best Leadership Involves 'Downward Mobility' - Forbes

Why The Best Leadership Involves 'Downward Mobility' - Forbes | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
If you’ve taken on the burden of leadership, you’re not doomed to the cycle of becoming addicted to power and then becoming helplessly irrelevant while the addiction devours you in the final stages.
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Here is a counter intuitive look at the ravages of leadership.

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John Maxwell 2015 - LEADERSHIP How To Connect With People Part 1

John Maxwell 2015 - LEADERSHIP How To Connect With People Part 1 =========================================== +++ Subscribe My Channel ...
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Excellent pointers from a master communicator on how to build a solid connection with others in order to improve our ability to influence their behavior for the better. You cannot lead others if you cannot connect with them in a real meaningful way. 

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