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Want to Reach More Humans? Try Sounding Like One (via Storytelling)

Want to Reach More Humans? Try Sounding Like One (via Storytelling) | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
There are a lot of smart business leaders out there. They come up with brilliant products, develop amazing technologies and help customers solve their most complex problems.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 18, 2013 1:26 PM

I scooped this article because it's a great reminder with a very simple message -- drop the corporate speak; don't focus on pushing messages to folks; just show up, be real, and my addition: focus on story sharing.


Stories aren't mentioned in this article, yet they are your vehicle to building trust, being authentic, conveying complex information with simple elegance, all while being humble. And this is what the article talks about.


A lot of the storytelling articles I'm reading lately are still focused on using stories as a push technology to broadcast messages to people. That is old hat. We are now in another world where it is finally recognized that stories are a pull technology (they pull people into your world) AND that stories told evoke stories in the minds of listeners that they want to share back with you. So story sharing needs to be the focus these days.


This article helps us get our head straight about that. It's a quick read with terrific insights and tips to share. Happy reading!


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

malek's curator insight, December 18, 2013 2:16 PM

I like the idea of a mom as your ltimus test, if she got it, the whole world will go after you.

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, December 21, 2013 7:24 AM

I like the emphasis on trust building and being authentic.

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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 | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | 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.

 

Link to original article: http://bizshifts-trends.com/ 

 

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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Curiosity & Storytelling: Asking the Right Questions to Motivate, Manage & Lead

Curiosity & Storytelling: Asking the Right Questions to Motivate, Manage & Lead | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
Great leaders are able to ask superior questions to achieve great results. If you have all the answers, new ideas & creative solutions may get lost.

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Renee Baribeau's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:20 PM

It is all in the question.

Karen Dietz's comment, March 18, 2013 9:59 PM
So true Renee and I spend quite a bit of time with clients on the 'art of the question.'
ozziegontang's curator insight, March 20, 2013 2:04 PM

We are talking about being in the Learning Mode rather than the Knowing Mode.