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Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

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Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 2013 12:48 PM
Thank you David, Penelope, and Ron for your comments and insights!
Penelope's comment, August 27, 2013 10:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for sharing this great article. Loved it!
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Five types of leadership storytelling & when to use each

Five types of leadership storytelling & when to use each | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Just how many types of stories are there, you ask? The answer is, as usual, it depends who you ask. Various storytelling aficionados categorize stories in different ways, and there are no hard and fast rules.

 

These are overviews of each (read the full article for more details and prompts to help you come up with each type of story):

1. Introducing me

2. Conveying values

3. Teaching

4. Jumpstarting action

5. Inspiring

 

Here's the link to the full article: http://www.internal-monologue.com/2012/07/careful-around-campfire-five-types-of.html ;

 

These 5 broad categories and the examples shared in each are really good and will build a good foundation for leadership storytelling. According to Paul Smith in his forthcoming book on leadership storytelling "Lead With A Story" (August 20112), there are actually 21 different categories/applications for leaders to know about and use.

 

But this article brings clarity to the topic and will definitely get you started!

 

Thank you to fellow curator Gimli Goose for this article!


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How Actions Become Stories - 5 Tips on Business Storytelling

How Actions Become Stories - 5 Tips on Business Storytelling | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Business storytelling is more than a ‘Unique Value Proposition’ told on an elevator. It goes beyond giving an entertaining PowerPoint presentation. Your business story is made up of every action you take. The better you know your story, the easier it is to actively embody it.

 

I like this very quick read by colleague David Vanadia about business storytelling because of several key reminders: 

You are ALWAYS telling a story as you go about your business. Your business 'story' is greater than your 'About Page' or a slick PPT. Focus on emotion -- people remember how you make them feel, not think.

 

It's easy to get tunnel-focused on a particular story or one particular story application (marketing) in business. Step back and keep your eye on the bigger story picture as David so eloquently says in this post.


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How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Paul Smith I recently spoke to Paul Smith, who is a consumer research executive, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (AMACOM Books, August,...


I've been following Dan Schawbel for years and was delighted to find that he recently interviewed colleague Paul Smith at Proctor and Gamble about his new book on storytelling and leadership titled Lead With A Story.


This interview with Paul that Dan conducted is chock full of good information about the need for leaders to develop storytelling as a core competence. And tips on how companies can make storytelling part of their leadership practices.


What I love about Paul's book is his identification of 21 common leadership challenges where storytelling can help. He based his conclusions on his interviews with 75+ CEOs and executives at companies around the world.


If you want to know more about storytelling and leadership, read this article and then get the book (I have no affiliation with Paul or his publisher).


You will have more tools at your disposal than when you started!


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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The Most Powerful Thing About You -- Your Story

The Most Powerful Thing About You -- Your Story | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The most powerful thing about you is your story. But don't talk about yourself all the time; you'll be a bore.

Well, that all depends on whether it is all about you bring the "center of attention" or the "center or exposure". "Exposure" mesans being vulnerable and also being willing to be changed by the story. That is what this article is really all about. And it is also the essence of the talk I am on my way to give at the Pacificaa Graduate Iinstitute's conference on transformational leaderships this weekend.

The questions posed here will help you keep on track and avoid situations where you end ups telling your story from your ego instead of the place of service. It is a great checklist to keep in your back pocket.

Happy story telling!

Thank you Richard Andrews for recommending this article :)

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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Ken Morrison's comment, June 7, 2012 6:11 PM
I love the Leadership Freak blog. Thanks for sharing.
Karen Dietz's comment, June 7, 2012 11:44 PM
Glad you like it Ken! Thanks for re-scooping the article. Have a great weekend :)