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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, 10:13 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.

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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, 7:01 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

Via Caroline Carlicchi
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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
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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 1:51 PM

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

Aline Choupin's curator insight, December 5, 2013 10:16 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 4:30 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 3:42 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 10:08 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 1:26 PM
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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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.

Via Karen Dietz
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 30, 2:45 AM

What would your change story be?

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 1, 1:28 AM

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, 8:49 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 1:11 PM

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 10:08 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, 10:45 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...

Via Karen Dietz
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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 9:47 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 2:59 PM

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 3:15 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 6:52 PM

Karen's insights say it well.

Karen Dietz's comment, February 14, 2013 8:07 AM
Thank you Denyse, Al, and Ozzie for re-scooping and commenting!
Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:30 PM

Are you just hearing others or truly listening to others?