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Can Storytelling Kill Your Message? Yes--in 5 Ways

Can Storytelling Kill Your Message? Yes--in 5 Ways | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Stories should relay a message and engage audiences, but sometimes they just fall flat. Learn why stories can fail and how you can make your stories effective every time.

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Do it but with care...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 3, 11:42 AM

This a quick article with powerful tips on when stories don't work. In addition to knowing why and how to craft great compelling stories, it is also worth knowing what contributes to stories failing.


If you pay attention to avoiding the traps explained here you are well on your way to story success.


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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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence?

Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

We've all seen this: The CEO who acts instinctively, sometimes with terrible results, keeps his or her job and even develops a loyal following. Meanwhile, the thinker in the executive suite who consistently offers the right, deliberated answer rarely gets a promotion.

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Kenneth Mikkelsen
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Well, rest the common sense of the right balance... all attempts to break into actionable pieces what is in the very actual situation is impossible are futile... sometimes intuition is better than too much thinking and sometimes intuition puts things astray...it's a bit mote complicated than "less thinking & moreintuition"" (see books like "Think twice",  "Think again" or Kahneman's...)...

 

Of course and it' an interesting aspect that the  staff is how influenced by how the decision is made... decisions might be powerful  and  with full of confidence made by either by more thinking by more by intuition, the essence is the  congruity, the authenticity of those making it and the transparence of the process...

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Nelly Renard's curator insight, August 24, 10:54 PM

Personne ne vous en voudra de prendre du temps pour une décision dès lors que vous savez adapter ce temps de réflexion à la situation. En bref, pas la peine d'écraser une mouche avec un bulldozer.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 25, 1:54 AM

I guess it is time we realised that overthinking and overanalyzing do not give good returns after all! The ideal CEO is a person who can handle various tasks without getting bogged down by a single task due to over thinking. However, there are many of us who become obsessed with somehow getting to the rooot of a particular problem without realising that we are neglecting other tasks!

Dan Forbes's curator insight, August 25, 4:46 AM

Let me think about this....

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Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk

Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

What's your story?


"We always hear that this is the era of telling your story. "The world needs to hear your story," our friends keep telling us. But this raises the question—a question I hear perhaps more than any  other: How can I tell my story and not bore the audience? The answer is actually quite simple. Your story is really their story."


Via Gregg Morris, Karen Dietz
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Great presentation about a not-everyday story of Georg Takei (alias Hikaru Sulu from the staff of  Star Trek's Enterprise...)

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 21, 7:13 AM

Yes, what a terrific point Takei makes. This is the essence of business storytelling. Enjoy this TED talk this weekend and enjoy your day!


And many thanks to fellow curator Gregg Morris for finding and sharing this.

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, August 1, 8:40 AM

Amazing example of storytelling showing that some actors can write their own lines as well as deliver them superbly.

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Leadership: Dealing With Wicked Problems

 

The Mudd Partnership Presents: Leadership: Dealing With Wicked Problems Read more at www.themuddpartnership.com ([SLIDESHARE] Dealing With Wicked Problems #wickedproblems #honoringemergence#organisationaldevelopment

Via F. Thunus, Philippe Vallat
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

"Think total, act piecemeal..." Like in the PDCA process cycles... what problems are wicked? Page through this presentation...:-))) which are so complex and multifaceted you cannot see it through in one shot... (OK, it's a bit even more complicated...)... what I like also that you should be careful not to use generalised solution managerial methods to everything... the people are different, the situations are different... so, think before act and think in different approaches, in different models...

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, April 13, 4:01 AM

Simply and well done: a good, understable overview of dealing with wicked problems / complexity / uncertainty

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Quand Robert Dilts nous donne les clés du leadership

Quand Robert Dilts nous donne les clés du leadership | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
En Octobre 2013, j'ai eu le plaisir d'assister à la conférence de Robert Dilts sur le leadership organisée par l'ICF. Robert Dilts est un auteur, formateur et consultant américain travaillant

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La vision du Leadership par un NLP coach, Robert Dilts, un nom des plus importants dans NLP...  Leadership 101 en francais...

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Managing Complexity: The Battle Between Emergence And Entropy

Managing Complexity: The Battle Between Emergence And Entropy | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
By Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School Term Chair Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. The business news continues to be full of stories of large companies getting into trouble in part because of their complexity.

Via Christophe Bredillet, Philippe Vallat
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Well, things are happening... for one: you are planning things to happen, for two: things are happening (emergently) below the line in the hierarchy (not only bad things, also good things), and for three: every system is slowly degrading if you are not spend energy to counteract this degradation... and the three things are happening simultaneously....

 

Is it so accidental that in a certain time you are not able to spot where you are (how far from that point you wanted to be - in the first place in planning phase....)? No, it's normal... what to do? According to the post, you should from time to time make order (like in the room of the teenagers....), that's the energy spent against the entrophy  (the force behind the "normal" and - without energy input - inevitable degradation)... and then you should support the emergent, inner, lower grade positive forces to help that "flow" becsause it' s them  through whom the external conditions might infuence the processes helping to resist the negative effect of the changing in the environment...

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Dave Guerra (Author)'s curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:51 AM

Emergence and Entropy are Two Ends of One Vortex #TwoSides2Super #Reflexicution #Superperformance

Aline Choupin's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:16 AM

So....just sayin'.... you mean capitalistic large companies are turning like... sovietic bureaucracy ? I mean whatever the way the author analyze  the level ok complexity through processes....

Ron DeLong's curator insight, December 28, 2013 1:30 PM

complexity = risk

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Wrapped up in a Book: The Role of Emotional Engagement in Reading -- & Storytelling!

Wrapped up in a Book: The Role of Emotional Engagement in Reading -- & Storytelling! | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Have you ever gotten lost in the pages of a good book? If so, you may have been more empathetic afterward. According to new research published in PLOS ONE, reading fiction may affect the reader’s empathetic skills over a period of time.


Via Karen Dietz
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

I always thought this... but it's good to have it in this structured form...

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Karen Dietz's comment, March 2, 2013 12:42 PM
I agreed Fred. And yes Miklos, I love it when what we know to be true is validated by research.
Kala's comment, March 4, 2013 7:08 AM
A big thank you for your overall curation work about storytelling! You are the very first one I see doing it so "intelligently", with real added-value :)
Karen Dietz's comment, March 5, 2013 10:26 AM
Thank you so much Kala! You have made my day :)
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The Five Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make in Speaking (no stories)

The Five Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make in Speaking (no stories) | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Most CEOs are not inspiring. After years of working with leaders in business, it's hard to come to any other conclusion.

 

The 5 mistakes listed here are right on -- I experience them all the time when working with my coaching clients.

 

Number 4 is -- CEOs don't tell stories. That's for sure.

Number 5 is -- CEO's reading speeches instead of talking authentically with their audiences.

Number 3 is -- they are too stiff (that comes from not telling stories or not knowing how to tell stories)

Number 2 is -- they don't write their own material. No one can write your personal stories for you, BTW.

Number 1 is -- CEOs are not conveying a vision. Hey, we want to be inspired!

 

Well, for sure many business people of all types suffer from the same mistakes. So what to do? Find the stories you are passionate about telling, learn to tell them well and authentically, leave the notes at home, and please -- don't practice in front of a mirror! That's the kiss of death.

 

There are many more insights here in this article about how these mistakes show up for people, so go grab them.

 

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


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Want Biz Storytelling Success? 10 Simple Rules

Want Biz Storytelling Success? 10 Simple Rules | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
I was recently asked to write 10 top tips for effective storytelling for the June 2014 issue of British Airways in-flight  magazine Business Life. Deciding what to include was tricky but a very use...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 4, 1:15 PM

Short, sweet and to the point! Here are 10 terrific storytelling rules by Geoff Mead that will bring you success. 


I particularly like the one about listening first, and I also like the advice to know the story not the words. 


Read Geoff's explanations for more insights. This post is perfect for a Friday or the weekend.


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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Want Innovation? It Starts With Stories

Want Innovation? It Starts With Stories | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Innovation is taking what is not true in the present and making it the true in the future.

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Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Admittedly, it's great...:-)))

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 1, 9:52 AM

Oh, what a great article this is! Written by Henry Doss for Fortune magazine, he has solidly made the case for the link between innovation and storytelling.


The inability to innovate drives companies into the ground. There are lots of barriers to innovation in many companies -- and it's usually a combination of mindset and outmoded systems. Storytelling won't fix the systems, but it will fix the mindset.


So how does Doss make his case? Here are a few quotes he shares:


Likewise, companies are not born to innovation, countries are not by nature innovative, and economic regions don't just become innovative by pumping resources into them.  They can only be created, or re-created, as innovative inside of an innovation narrative.


And Plato told us that “those who tell the stories rule society.”  Play with his words just a bit and you get:  “Those who tell stories of innovation create innovative societies.”  


I hope these wet your appetite to gain all of the author's insights into the link between storytelling and innovation. There are several other quotes from this article I'll be citing in my work.


I am keeping this article handy so I can use it with clients. Once you read the article, you might want to do the same.


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

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, August 8, 2:11 AM

Every great vision begins with a story, a story others can tell and tell again and again.

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How to Create a 15-Word Strategy Statement that's a Story

How to Create a 15-Word Strategy Statement that's a Story | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A case study of a swimwear company.

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Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

"Once upon a time there was (insert a name who exemplifies your target customer/consumer) …. . Every day he/she (insert here his/her frustration or job to be done) …. . One day we developed (insert here the product/solution and what are actually the 2-3 things we offer or not) … . Until finally (insert here the end result for the customer/consumer compared to competition) … ." - like it...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, April 29, 11:45 PM

What would your change story be?

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 30, 10:28 PM

Such a simple template that can help provide an outline for your story.


Once upon a time there was (insert a name who exemplifies your target customer/consumer) …. . Every day he/she (insert his/her frustration or job to be done) …. . One day we developed (insert the product/solution and what are actually the 2-3 things we offer or not) … . Until finally (insert the end result for the customer/consumer compared to competition)

Helen Teague's curator insight, May 2, 5:49 AM

love this!

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Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it


A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data.  In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of whether the boss is a “great” leader or not. Two of the characteristics that Zenger examined were results focus and social skills. Results focus combines strong analytical skills with an intense motivation to move forward and solve problems.  But if a leader was seen as being very strong on results focus, the chance of that leader being seen as a great leader was only 14%. Social skills combine attributes like communication and empathy. If a leader was strong on social skills, he or she was seen as a great leader even less of the time — a paltry 12%. However, for leaders who were strong in both results focus and in social skills, the likelihood of being seen as a great leader skyrocketed to 72%.....


Via Thomas Menk
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

 

Researched over a relatively broad set of data, it emphasizes what we rather  know... but good to hear...:-))) And helps a little bit more why we are operating in the way, we opearating...

 

Surprize, surprize, the answer to the title-question a  bit simplifed: on both... the problem is that you can not use them simultaneously, neuroscientists (he is one of them) say that they exclusively "push out" each other when activated... sort of a seesaw pattern how we use them...  this blog says - surprize, surprize - that the social skill is to (...and can) be developed...

 

What is the result?  e.g.: pay more attention to socal skills at hiring and promotions... really... great... we are just writing tons of things and we are just there...  but heads up, will we see the dawn...:-)))

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, December 30, 2013 10:11 AM

Very interesting analysis of leaders' skills and leverage. One of the most interesting figures: Less than 1% of leaders are rated high on both goal focus and social skills...

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 18, 2013 7:08 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=EQ

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip

 

Jennifer Clark's curator insight, February 3, 7:45 PM

My grandfather had nothing and worked into his 80's.  He lead my family. Jane Goodall is a leader in saving the wild life.  I am very involved in that.  Henri Matisse was a leader in simplicity in Art; it doesn't have to be detailed to get the point across. I think President Bill Clinton was the best leader the US has seen as he helped college students and eliminated our deficit.  CHef Gordon Ramsey is an amazing leader although he runs with an iron fist, he commands respect and excellence in his kitchen.

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The dangers of "willful blindness"--Story, Change, & Empowerment

Gayla Benefield was just doing her job -- until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywh...

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Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

There are several points of view from which that this is an extraordinary video... The three main aspects are (1) the notion and broadness and generality of the notion "willful blindness", (2) the morality of the stories (to respect those who dare to stand up, as whistle blowers, etc,) in life, in society, in companies, and (3) how to use stories in a presentation for maximal effect... each of them are extremely imporant for all of us, though I'm not very optimistic of the real effect of this small video... but at least who will see it or a part of it (the total lenght is 14 min...) cannot say after that he/she is not aware of this... and that's already soemthing... the memes are born so...:-)))  

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 29, 2013 6:47 PM
Miklos, you have made fabulous points. Many thanks for sharing them. Our voices may be small, but if we keep sharing, more people will see these. If one person gains benefit from these videos, then the world is a better place already.
ozziegontang's curator insight, August 31, 2013 11:59 AM

No need for me to add anything.  Just view Karen Dietz's curated insights and links to reflect on one's own power.  With Values, if I know what you stand for; I will also know what you won't stand for.


I have been blessed with wonderful peers, mentors and teachers during my 27 years as a Vistage Chair. They  have similar shared Values of: Trust, Caring, Challenge, and Growth. And with these people it has always been based on Dan Ariely's Social Norm the foundation being Trust and Relationship.  See the Youtube: Dan Ariely: The Cost of Social Norms.

Karen Dietz's comment, September 4, 2013 12:15 PM
Thank you Ozzie! You've shared some great additional insights.
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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog)

Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog) | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential Information Management (blog) However, in working with leaders at all levels striving to strengthen their performance, listening skills aren't an issue some of the time; they are an issue nearly...

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To listen carefully, attentively, accepting way... Well, it's sooooo important... I was not too bad earlier in my C-level responsibilities but as I started to learn the serious coaching skills, I've found that I was rather awful in this... even, in my private life... it's so hard sometimes to listen... to really listen the other... and listen, guys... if I managed to do this even  outside the strict coaching area, it is soooo rewarding... everywhere, anytime... 

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:52 PM

Karen's insights say it well.

Karen Dietz's comment, February 14, 2013 5:07 AM
Thank you Denyse, Al, and Ozzie for re-scooping and commenting!
Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:30 PM

Are you just hearing others or truly listening to others?