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How To Create The Culture You Want With Stories

How To Create The Culture You Want With Stories | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
What stories are told in your organization today? Are you aware of them? Do they reinforce your desired culture or do they inspire undesired actions?

Via Karen Dietz
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The author of this article, S. Chris Edmonds, shares a few incredibly important points for leaders sharing stories. The first one is that stories help guide behavior. Tell the wrong stories and you'll be sorry.

 

On the other hand, if a leader knows the right stories to share, the bottom line increases. Gotta love that. Makes you wonder why more CEOs are paying attention this. And if you are a CEO who does -- yay!

 

I will also point out that sharing stories is not enough. Rewards and acknowledgement are critical for success. You'll see what I mean when you read the article.

 

What I also really like in this post are the 2 stories Edmonds shares to make his point. Not only are they good stories, they drive home the advice he brings to the table. Enjoy.

 

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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Elysian Training's curator insight, August 10, 5:43 AM

The author of this article, S. Chris Edmonds, shares a few incredibly important points for leaders sharing stories. The first one is that stories help guide behavior. Tell the wrong stories and you'll be sorry.

 

On the other hand, if a leader knows the right stories to share, the bottom line increases. Gotta love that. Makes you wonder why more CEOs are paying attention this. And if you are a CEO who does -- yay!

 

I will also point out that sharing stories is not enough. Rewards and acknowledgement are critical for success. You'll see what I mean when you read the article.

 

What I also really like in this post are the 2 stories Edmonds shares to make his point. Not only are they good stories, they drive home the advice he brings to the table. Enjoy.

 

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

Denise Dyer Coaching's curator insight, August 10, 10:06 AM

The author of this article, S. Chris Edmonds, shares a few incredibly important points for leaders sharing stories. The first one is that stories help guide behavior. Tell the wrong stories and you'll be sorry.

 

On the other hand, if a leader knows the right stories to share, the bottom line increases. Gotta love that. Makes you wonder why more CEOs are paying attention this. And if you are a CEO who does -- yay!

 

I will also point out that sharing stories is not enough. Rewards and acknowledgement are critical for success. You'll see what I mean when you read the article.

 

What I also really like in this post are the 2 stories Edmonds shares to make his point. Not only are they good stories, they drive home the advice he brings to the table. Enjoy.

 

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

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 10, 8:46 PM

Good points about wandering around and engaging and listening. I ask 2 questions What's worth celebrating? What can be better?

Andrew Thorp is a leading expert in how to craft a better story about yourself and your business. I'm having a candid and convivial conversation with him on August 20th You can register from http://www.ianberry.biz/events/

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What do Narrative Coaches Do?

What do Narrative Coaches Do? | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Narrative coaching is a body of knowledge that draws on millennia of ancient wisdom, a century of social science thinking, and breakthroughs in domains like the neurosciences to create an approach to development fitting for our times. It is a mindful, experiential, and holistic approach to helping people shift their stories about themselves, about others, and about life itself in order to create results that matter to them. Narrative coaches take a more “decentered” position in their role, a more nondirective approach to the coaching process, and a more contextual view of coachees’ identity, development and behavior.

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What Your 'Life Story' Really Says About You | Huffington Post

What Your 'Life Story' Really Says About You | Huffington Post | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"We all have one particularly important story that we tell ourselves, about ourselves: our "life story," which helps us to organize our experiences and give us a sense of self, even dictating our behavior in some cases. We're constantly updating, amending and adding to this story as we encounter new experiences.

 

By understanding how we create these stories and how they are structured, we can alter our own stories and rewrite our own scripts in ways that improve our lives."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these six principles from narrative psychology to help you better understand your 'life story.'

Your story is constantly evolving, becoming more positive later in life.Your present emotions color your entire narrative.We conceive of our life story in the structure of a novel.Successful people's stories contain themes of redemption.Your stories are dictated by social and cultural norms.You can take control of your own stories.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:03 AM

What I like about this article is that it points out that our stories are always open to interpretation and adaption.  They're never really final if you don't want them to be.  It's good to be reminded of that.

Debra Manchester's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:22 AM

Are you the hero or heroine in your story or are you a victim?

Angie Mc's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:24 PM

The power of story to unite a family is amazing. 

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The Underrated Skill That Can Benefit Every Area Of Your Life

The Underrated Skill That Can Benefit Every Area Of Your Life | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

What’s my vote for the most underrated skill?

Storytelling.

Being a great storyteller has immense value across five key areas of your life. It’s a shame we don’t require it in schools.

Here’s the research behind how the art of storytelling can benefit you — and how you can get better at it.

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Some of the topics in this post:

The importance of your relationship story

Storytelling in your career

Storytelling and presentations (communicating memorably)

Storytelling and parenting (educational value of stories)

How storytelling is the key to happiness and meaning in life

 

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Story Telling– Not just Another Powerful coaching tool

Story Telling– Not just Another  Powerful coaching tool | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Storytelling is in our genes and in all cultures, and storytelling influences all communication, in both the speaker and the listener.Nothing can beat a good story as the delivery mechanism.
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David, on Life as Story

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“There’s a huge amount of uncertainty that accompanies this transition, as you try to figure out what that new story is. There were points at which I felt overwhelmed by that. It felt like things were moving too slowly. Or somebody had said ‘No’ to something. Or I bumped into somebody who tried to reinforce the old story. Or wanted me to strike that sort of Faustian bargain of ‘The new story is all well and good but if you just come back to what you used to do, then for a short period of time, while you’re in this transition phase, it’ll just make life easier.’ Points where I lost faith, my ability to tell myself the new story, and actually live it. It felt too hard. It felt like climbing up a very steep rock face. The next handhold wasn’t there. I couldn’t find the next handhold to easily grasp onto and let go of. I began to think maybe I was doing the wrong thing. But when I thought about that, really reflected on that, the pain of going forward was far less than the pain of going back. I knew I REALLY didn’t want to go back. I knew that something would happen in the moving forward.”

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¿Qué es el Viaje del Héroe?

¿Cómo puedes saber quién eres?Cómo puedes encontrarte a ti mismo?
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Read also http://www.thewritersjourney.com/hero's_journey.htm

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Share a Story, Help Create a New Perspective

Share a Story, Help Create a New Perspective | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Before I share his story—or more specifically, have him share his story—let’s talk briefly about why you want to use stories to help shift someone out of a stuck place.


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 17, 2013 12:47 AM

Colleage David Lee shared this post with me and I think it's great because it reminds us again about how the stories we share in business can help create shifts and changes in people.


Lee shares a situation he had with a client, and how he used a story to help that person shift to a different place and resolve a long-standing issue.


While the post is about a coaching interaction and the power of story, I bet a good number of the busines stories you share have the same ability. Lee makes good points in the article that how stories can create both personal and organizational change.


Lee's post is perfect timing. I've just been re-reading the book "Influencer: The Power to Change Anything" by Kerry Patterson, et al (2008). It's all about storytelling and great stuff.


If you want to read more about how stories can influence people to shift, then read Lee's post. For a deeper dive, dig into "Influencer" (I have no relationship with the authors or their publisher, I just think it's a fab book!).


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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The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life

The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Studies indicate that children learn resilience when they hear what their relatives before them have faced.
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From the article: What is the secret sauce that holds a family together? What are the ingredients that make some families effective, resilient, happy?

The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.


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The Power of Story by Jim Loehr

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The Power of Story is a long (really long) but worthwhile book about defining your mission and purpose in life.

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PeerSpirit Books: Books by Christina Baldwin

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Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives Through the Power and Practice of Story.

Whether exploring the personal stories revealed in our private journals, the stories of family legacy, the underlying stories that drive our organizations, or the stories that define our personal identity, Christina's book encourages us all to become storycatchers - and shows us how new stories lay the framework for a new world.

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Change Your Story, Change Your Organization - Jesse Lyn Stoner

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When an organization's story begins to change, people can feel confused or frustrated. Peggy Holman explains 5 roles that help transition to the new story.
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Doentes depressivos "aviam" receitas na biblioteca | P3

Doentes depressivos "aviam" receitas na biblioteca | P3 | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
No Reino Unido, a prescrição de livros em vez de fármacos para tratar a depressão está a tornar-se cada vez mais comum.
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"Books on Prescription"

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Interview - UCLA Film School professor Howard Suber explains how you can be a better storyteller

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Everything you need to know about Interview - UCLA Film School professor Howard Suber explains how you can be a better storyteller
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This is about how to be a better storyteller and how we can use narrative to improve our lives.

 

Powerful question here:

 

Do you think that storytelling is always after the fact, that it’s how we interpret our lives, or do you think there’s something to learn from stories and the principles of dramatic structure that’s forward-looking, that we can use to guide our lives?

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How to Use Your Story to Find Your Life Purpose | Purpose Fairy

How to Use Your Story to Find Your Life Purpose | Purpose Fairy | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"Everyone has a story.  Some stories are happier than others.  Some are tragic.  But below the surface of our stories, each of us have wounds that need to be healed.

 

You have a choice: to accept your story and use it as a teacher, or reject it and become a victim."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these 5 ways to beat the odds and use your story to find your life purpose:

Excavate your storyLocate your shame pointsFigure out what you truly valueFind small ways to care for yourselfRealize you are NOT your story and create a shift in perception


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Your story is the path to uncovering your life’s greater purpose ... You have a choice: to accept your story and use it as a teacher, or reject it and become a victim.
—Brigitte Theriault

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Michelle Vianna's curator insight, May 21, 8:40 AM

Take a moment to reflect on your life story. How can it reveal your purpose?

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Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity

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New Canadian research finds reading a literary short story increases one’s comfort with ambiguity.
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Demonstrating the Simplicity of Storytelling

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"Once again this shows the power of the mind to create a story to make sense of its surroundings. Your brain is happier to believe there are connections between the things that it sees. This is a vital insight for your brand experience. If you do not control the story, your audience will find their own and maybe it’s not the story you want to tell."


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This article tells us about the Kuleshov Effect and its implications on brand experience. I think there's more to it and that's why I rescoop it here.

 

The Kuleshov Effect is a film editing (montage) effect demonstrated by Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov in the 1910s and 1920s. 

 

In the dawn of the 20th century, cinema was a new art form, comprising many techniques that hadn’t been developed. The elements of editing were among the ones that had not been studied to the needed extension. Lev Kuleshov was among the first to indicate the power of film editing and to dissect the effects of juxtaposition.

 

Kuleshov put a film together, showing the expression of an actor, edited together with a plate of soup, a girl in a coffin and a woman on a recliner. Audiences praised the subtle acting, showing an almost imperceptible expression of hunger, grief, or lust in turn. The reality, of course, is that the same clip of the actor's face was re-used, and the effect is created entirely by its juxtaposition with other images.

 

Through his experiments and research, Kuleshov discovered that depending on how shots are assembled the audience will attach a specific meaning or emotion to it.The implication is that viewers brought their own emotional reactions to this sequence of images, and then moreover attributed those reactions to the actor, investing his impassive face with their own feelings.

 

So, can we recognize emotion without context? How do we reframe the stories we tell others and ourselves?

 

The stories that we tell ourselves are powerful. And yet, if you think about it, they are, in fact, just stories. 

 

Once we realize that, it then becomes possible to conclude that we could,  tell ourselves other stories –  stories that make space for our own growth, stories that build us up instead of break us down.

 

(You can read more about the Kuleshov effect here http://io9.com/5960035/can-the-kuleshov-effect-really-control-your-perception-of-other-peoples-feelings)

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RainboWillis's curator insight, June 14, 2013 1:20 PM

The Kuleshov effect. I didn't know this term, but of course it is true: Context plays a defining role in how we interpret narrative. 


This would be a useful video for my Creative Writing students.

XYEYE's comment, June 14, 2013 8:03 PM
Context I always say is the other king!
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How to Tell Your 'Story of Self' | BillMoyers.com

How to Tell Your 'Story of Self' | BillMoyers.com | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools that organizers and movement builders have at their disposal -- and personal stories often have the most impact.
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Great article!

"Focus on one key story — one event or one place or one important relationship. Take some time to think about the elements of your story in the context of the challenge, choice and outcome. In this case, the outcome might also be the thing you learned, in addition to what actually happened.

Remember, the purpose of telling your story of self is to begin to create common ground with your audience by sharing a story that reflects the values that brought you to work on your given issue, and where those values come from."

 

These tips for constructing your "story of self" can be used as an insightful coaching tool. Finding your "story of self" through this frame can help you:

 

- get a better understanding of your core values,

- identify your main challenges (the challenges you faced and the ones you're about to face in the future),

-  dig deeper on the specific choices you made or the options you have now

- learn from the outcomes you got and plan for the one's you want to get.

 

Read also: http://billmoyers.com/groupthink/activism-what-works/a-story-of-self-a-story-of-us/

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» The Power of Stories in Personality Psychology - Psych Central

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Stories are how we make sense of our lives and the world and how we communicate with others.

Stories also are how we make sense of ourselves.

 

Six Principles of Storytelling

According to Dan P. McAdams, there are many theories about life stories, which differ in various ways. But there are six common principles to the “narrative study of lives” that researchers do agree on, which he discusses in the book chapter (Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research)

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Leadership is in the Story | Wildland Fire Leadership

Leadership is in the Story | Wildland Fire Leadership | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"Many years ago, I proposed a storytelling self-development tool for use by wildland firefighters. At that time, I was told another entity was working on a similar project. As with many initiatives, I don't think it came to fruition. It has been two years since I presented the tool to blog readers, so here it is again."

 

Read the full article to find:

- the 8 “how-to” suggestions

- a selection of printed resources that include books and websites


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5 Unhealthy Narratives That Will Sabotage Your Life

5 Unhealthy Narratives That Will Sabotage Your Life | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

Picture this.
You’re meeting someone for the first time. You only have a few minutes to make an impression. What would you say about yourself? What details would you include? What details would you leave out?

Within every one of us, there is an invisible force that guides us through our lives. All of our decisions and behaviors are driven by the stories we tell about ourselves. It is our personal story—our narrative.

Despite the large impact our narrative has on the way we live our lives, seldom do we stop and take note of the messages we are transmitting to others about ourselves. This lack of awareness is dangerous, especially because many of us have unconsciously adopted narratives that are unhealthy and counterproductive to our overall goals and well being.

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What Leaders Should Learn from Fiction Writers

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Managing employees has a lot more in common with the way writers develop fiction characters than you might have thought.
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