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From the Brothers Grimm: Leadership Lessons For All

From the Brothers Grimm: Leadership Lessons For All | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Fairy tales help children to answer basic existential questions, like who am I, what is the good life, where do I belong? Through fairy tales they learn to navigate reality and survive in a world full of ambiguities and dangers.

Via Karen Dietz
David Hain's insight:

Interesting leadership take from Manfred Kets de Vries!

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 21, 2015 12:59 PM

Now here's an unusual piece that makes a lot of great points about the universal truths imbedded in fairy tales, and leadership wisdom.


The article is written by Manfred Kets de Vries of INSEAD. Here's one truth he shares:


"On a deeper level fairy tales can touch on humankind’s deepest fears and desires and be a source of inspiration. By identifying with characters in fairy tales, executives can come to better understand their own internal struggles and turn into more self-aware leaders."


There's more in his discussion of the fairy tale in the leader's journey (and it's not about the hero), and a section on the 5 Deadly Dangers of Leadership.


Go read it now for a different twist on business storytelling.


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, May 21, 2015 9:19 PM

Indeed lessons for all in this. I like the 5 leadership dangers particularly the first one about self-knowledge. Everyone can be a leader. Key is being and being requires remarkable self-awareness. The reason most leadership development programs in business schools and organisations fail to produce remarkable leaders is because the focus is on doing more than being.

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Necessity of Folklore & Stories--For Biz Folks Too!

Necessity of Folklore & Stories--For Biz Folks Too! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Rafe Martin is a professional storyteller and award-winning author of books for adults and children.

Via Karen Dietz
David Hain's insight:

Makes a lot of sense to me - round the prehistoric camp fire, the tradition (and hard wiring?) was oral...

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Karen Dietz's comment, September 7, 2013 11:28 AM
Glad you found value in the post David! I think there are many lessons buried in here for businesses to take to heart.
Carol Sherriff's comment, September 7, 2013 11:49 AM
A great article and thanks to Karen for scooping it. When I am facilitating business projects its amazing how often Robin Hood (partly because my surname's Sherriff), King Arthur all the folklore comes to life - and heaven forbid if you don't know the different lore in England, Scotland and Wales. And yet this is a subject very hard to talk about in business.
Karen Dietz's comment, September 7, 2013 1:07 PM
My pleasure Carol and I agree about knowing the Robin Hood folklore! It can get tricky. I think it is very cool how folklore makes it into your client work because of your last name :)
Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.