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Why Any Leader Should Embrace Story Listening Before Storytelling

Why Any Leader Should Embrace Story Listening Before Storytelling | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
“What I’ve seen is a leader doesn’t start with storytelling, they start with story listening.” -John Maeda, Design Partner, KPCB During the past two years, B2C as well as B2B marketing leader…

Via Karen Dietz
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Well, that's a good point... if the leaders (or wannabes) are bad at something it is exactly the real listening... they have their vision, mission, drives, they run ahead and it's not sure that (informally, in the reality) there is still anybody behind them, following them... of course, there are other factors, en première lieux the monthly salary, the security and the difficulty to find another better place which help him forget to ask after whether the others following him are really on his intellectual, passionate bandwagon or in mind they are searching for the alternatives which undermines gravely him/her ambition to achieve the so well-pondered - and never really shared and confirmed - goals.... yeahhhh, listening of stories, it's perhaps even more important than telling them... ca va de soi that it worth something if  one understands the message, true story behind the story and can effectively use that for developing, bettering the cooperation, the alignment, the engagement and the trajectoire os the common pursuit of the goals... 

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Zeb WATURUOCHA, PhD's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:00 AM

It is true that if you don't listen to me, I will not listen to you though I might pretend to be listening because you are my boss.

Raymond Godding's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:01 PM

Leiders die beweging tot stand willen brengen, beginnen met luisteren voordat ze gaan vertellen. 

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Solving Problems With Narrative Intelligence

Solving Problems With Narrative Intelligence | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
How narrative intelligence can help everyone design solutions and generate useful data.

Via Karen Dietz
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Well, though I cannot always follow all the fine-splits of the very similar approaches but all these in this attached article sounds to me very much like so called solution-focused approach (which has a root to the early '80s into Milwaukee in SFTC of Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg)... and it wouldn't bother me if somebody says that OK, however these tiny-tiny details are different... SF has the same basic idea (like on the picture) that if we are speaking about the problems (on a "problem- language") we will know lots about the problem and if we are starting to speak about the solution instead (on a "solution-language") we will know lots about the solutions... there are such ideas still that "knowing the root/cause of the problem will not necessarily lead to the solutions" or if the solution - why not through story-telling approaches - is approached/achieved, the problem(s) might simply disappear (I would emphasise here that SF people are not problem-phobic at all, only they see more good to turn more - whenever it is possible - towards the goals and solutions than towards (backwards...) to the problems...

 

One more thing and Karen will like it (I suppose)... creating (I weight my word "creating", it was so used by Chris Iveson in a latest Budapest workshop, who is a very eminent player on the SF field, author, practitioner (therapy + coaching) for 25 years) the future might give us (if properly done and I'm telling you, it's not that simple, you can have an idea from their books about this what he has written with his two London based colleagues) an "experience" about the future. If somebody would ask: What?! Experience? About the future? We could only have experiences about the past, couldn't we?! I would ask (as Chris did it) whether your "sure" past experiences are something constant in the time? Did not happen to you sometimes that past experiences are changing even signs?! (from bad to good and vice versa...) If you already had this experience you could deduce from it that we also creating our past as well... we are story teller backwards as well... well, what do you think?

 

I like the question at the beginning... it is an excellent SF question, I like it very much and I would use it (with the hopeful permission of the author...): “What would ‘happily ever after' look like to you if we made this happen?”

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 18, 2014 1:32 PM

Here's a handy article and tool that any organization can use. It's all about how to use narrative elements and design thinking to solve problems.


While the post is written on how nonprofits can address social problems, the insights and tools shared here apply to us all.


The tool is free to download, which is great! The article shares the story about why and how it was created, along with results people have experienced. Way cool.


Enjoy the article and use the tool.


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

juandoming's curator insight, July 19, 2014 10:35 AM

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