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How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Paul Smith I recently spoke to Paul Smith, who is a consumer research executive, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (AMACOM Books, August,...

 

I've been following Dan Schawbel for years and was delighted to find that he recently interviewed colleague Paul Smith at Proctor and Gamble about his new book on storytelling and leadership titled Lead With A Story.

 

This interview with Paul that Dan conducted is chock full of good information about the need for leaders to develop storytelling as a core competence. And tips on how companies can make storytelling part of their leadership practices.

 

What I love about Paul's book is his identification of 21 common leadership challenges where storytelling can help. He based his conclusions on his interviews with 75+ CEOs and executives at companies around the world.

 

If you want to know more about storytelling and leadership, read this article and then get the book (I have no affiliation with Paul or his publisher).

 

You will have more tools at your disposal than when you started!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Psychology of Change Management: Resistance, Failure, Behavior, Irrational Side… Improving the Odds for Success With Stories

Psychology of Change Management: Resistance, Failure, Behavior, Irrational Side… Improving the Odds for Success With Stories | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"Change management is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." ~ John F. Kennedy

Most business change management programs fail, but the odds of success can be greatly improved by taking into account– counter intuitive insights about how employees interpret their environment and choose to act, say Carolyn Aiken and Scott Keller.


This article will take some reading (it's not that long) because you will want to savor its insights and contemplate its meaning. It is all about organizational storytelling and successful change management.


Actually these insights could be used for almost any situation where you need to work with other people.


The basic premise is that most org change efforts fail because they try to 'motivate' employees to change instead of letting employees write their own story -- and for leaders to listen more and tell less during change.


The article spends some time on the essential dynamics of why change efforts fail, and offers great pointers on how to shift the tide. And how stories can make the difference.


Enjoy this thoughtful read.


Now -- a word for all bloggers out there. Once again, the author's name is not part of this article. And the 'About' page on this blog is down. So I can't mention this author's name because I don't know it. Neither can I post a comment to let the author know I've curated his article -- because there is no comments form on the blog. Sigh. Take a lesson here folks.


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This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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