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Motivating Employees? Here’s What So Many Leaders Get So Wrong

Motivating Employees? Here’s What So Many Leaders Get So Wrong | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

"The tips and tricks we’re used to reading about are largely driven by extrinsic motivation, a desire to earn an award or avoid punishment. Run a marathon to lose weight; study for a good grade; put in extra hours at work for that end-of-year bonus, or so the thinking goes"


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 25, 2016 1:22 PM

What a great piece about how to really tap into employees intrinsic (internal) motivation -- instead of the usual external motivators like prizes, bonuses, etc.

 

And what's the first step mentioned for leaders to master? Storytelling!

 

Read the article for more insights on tapping into people's internal motivations, why external motivators don't work and how we get stuck there, and then follow the 3 steps that includes storytelling to generate the results you really desire.

 

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

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The Secret To Speaking & Storytelling W/ Passion From Wayne Dyer

The Secret To Speaking & Storytelling W/ Passion From Wayne Dyer | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Inspiring speakers have an abundance of passion for their topic—the burning desire to share their ideas.

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Passion evokes change in others 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 2, 2015 1:46 PM

The famed and much beloved self-help author and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer, passed away this last weekend, yet his advice lives on.


In this post, written by Carmine Gallo for Forbes, he shares with us the secret to speaking success that also applies to storytelling.


Passion is a tired and overused word these days. When someone says, "Speak/tell with passion" it gets translated into speaking/telling with vigor, being loud, wildly gesticulating, and being forceful. All of that can convey passion -- but so can silence, standing still, standing rock solid in your convictions.


So what is Wayne Dyer's secret for successful speaking and storytelling that allows a better kind of authentic passion to emerge? Read the article and I think you'll be surprised. The points he makes are not commonly recognized but totally right on.


Enjoy this piece and may the storytelling Force be with you.


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

Jane Dunnewold's comment, September 3, 2015 10:36 AM
Love this. Isn't everything about passion - if it can be?
Karen Dietz's comment, September 3, 2015 3:49 PM
Right on Jane! Yes, I particularly love how he characterizes passion. Thanks for commenting.
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Why Women will Take over Business Leadership Roles in the Future

Why Women will Take over Business Leadership Roles in the Future | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Studies show that women are being better rated as leaders, attracting more venture capital and becoming the face of the healthcare industry. If these trends continue, the writing is on the wall. Women will lead U.S. business in major ways.

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How a government agency ditched its macho culture with storytelling

How a government agency ditched its macho culture with storytelling | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Storytelling and breathing techniques are among the ways senior leaders say BIS has achieved a 50/50 gender balance on its leadership team

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Tips for Coaching Someone Remotely

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Getting the most out of each virtual session.

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Effective Leadership And Storytelling -- "Circle of the 9 Muses"

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 15, 2015 8:04 AM

While this is an infomercial, I wonder how we can use story telling with students and even parents when trying to teach knowledge and skills. 

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 2015 10:24 PM

Good book promo and good insights In reality story-telling or as I prefer to call it story-sharing essential to build bridges from what is to what can be. Candid & convivial conversations are what's vital to actually crossing the bridges

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 2015 1:54 AM

Storytelling et leadership voilà deux domaines qui peuvent aller ensemble pour motiver les étudiants ou les employées. C'est le même combat.

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Fostering Women Leaders: A fitness test for your top team

Fostering Women Leaders: A fitness test for your top team | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

The challenges are well known: women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions.1 Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation rates.2 Increasingly, the barriers too are well known: a mix of cultural factors, ingrained mind-sets, and stubborn forms of behavior, including a tendency to tap a much narrower band of women leaders than is possible given the available talent pool.


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Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, February 6, 2015 9:13 AM

Definitivamente se necesita más mujeres en el ámbito tecnológico, de paso que se simplifica el código ;) 

Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, February 7, 2015 4:56 PM

Balanced communities involve both genders, whether that's at work or outside.  We have created an unbalanced world in business and I wonder if this is reflected in the current instability?

Maria Rekrut's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:34 PM

When you own your own business you don't have to wait for anyone to promote you.  You promote yourself.

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Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk

Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk | Creating new possibilities | 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."


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 21, 2014 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.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, June 22, 2014 8:13 AM

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

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:40 AM

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

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Capturing Wisdom With Storytelling

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Madelyn Blair’s company name Pelerei represents two root words that mean “lifting people up.”  She made up the name as a hidden reminder of who she is and why she is here.  Learn more about Madelyn’s books: "Riding the Current" and "Essays in Two Voices".


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 2, 2014 8:40 PM

Oh this is so cool! My good friend and biz story buddy Madelyn Blair is interviewed here by Annette Simmons (author of The Story Factor) where she talks about how to harvest our stories for wisdom. 


This is particularly important for leadership -- but also really for anyone in business who wants to maximize their work with business stories and being a compelling storyteller.


There are many qualities I love about Madelyn. She's brilliant and her book Riding the Current focuses on how we can stay up to speed in this age of information overload. In particular, she discusses how stories can help us continually engage with learning, and develop wisdom.


She talks about other topics in this interview, too -- like social media and its connection to storytelling. Plus she shares with everyone an activity any group can do to elevate mood, reveal core values, and find/transfer wisdom. Yeah!


Madelyn arrives tomorrow for a visit -- we're taking Bo Eason's storytelling workshop over the weekend, then heading to Los Angeles for meetings and a day-long get together of other biz story professionals. I can't wait to hang out with my buds, get inspired from sharing our work and progress, and be with everyone in person instead of via Skype.


OK -- enjoy this podcast. I know you will and thanks Annette for another great interview!


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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11 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn From Women

11 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn From Women | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

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CEO_University's curator insight, July 18, 2014 5:47 PM

This is a great article.

Dale Roach's curator insight, September 14, 2014 10:52 PM

Some of the best team leadership skills I have ever discovered came when I was willing to listen to a woman's perspective.

Mark Wilhelms's curator insight, August 3, 2015 11:14 AM

Q. In your opinion, what is one important leadership trait that male leaders can learn from women in business?

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6 Things Compelling Leaders Do: tell stories, move people to action

6 Things Compelling Leaders Do: tell stories, move people to action | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Many leaders can inspire, but strong leaders move people to action. Here's what makes them special.

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Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:21 AM

Every once in a while, an amazing leader surfaces, one capable of moving people to action. This is not just a leader who gets people to think. This is a leader who is truly compelling, who can get people to change course and give of themselves.

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, February 6, 2014 9:47 AM

My own reading lead me to this old, though steady,  thought:

Leadership is not exercised, it is granted!...

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 15, 2014 3:43 PM

Authors and other content creators/curators can take a leadership role in sharing their stories.

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Episode #6 by Annette Simmons – Two GREAT Questions! from Biz Storyteller Karen Dietz

Episode #6 by Annette Simmons – Two GREAT Questions! from Biz Storyteller Karen Dietz | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

The Story Factor by Annette Simmons – Influence through the Art of Storytelling The people you want to influence don’t want more information – they want faith. Faith in you, your ideas, your plan…your story. How can you tell your story in a way that is compelling? believable? long lasting? Discover how to tell a story that awakens people’s faith in you.


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:36 PM

OK -- this post is in the category of shameless self-promotion :)


This is the third and final part of the interview I had with biz storytelling guru Annette Simmons in the photo above. You can also find this podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-6-two-great-questions!/id735863915?i=194684611&mt=2 


In this short piece (10 minutes) we actually chat about the questions I use with clients when working with their stories. 


In addition I talk about the hand-dyed silk panels I bring into my work with clients, and how I use them. Yes, I'm also a fiber artist and have been hand-dyeing silk for many years now.


If you want to look at the silk panels I talk about in this episode, you will find them on my Google+ profie in my Photos  https://plus.google.com/+KarenDietz/posts  and on my LinkedIn profile www.linkedin.com/in/karendietz/ 


I hope you enjoy the show and get some ideas/insights. 


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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Forget writing out your biz stories! The art of storytelling

Forget writing out your biz stories! The art of storytelling | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
When leaders first learn about business storytelling quite often their first instinct is to write their stories down, in full with all the flourish they hope to convey in the retelling.
This is a mistake.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:12 AM

What a great post from colleague Shawn Callahan about most people's tendency to want to write out their business stories and the advice to NOT do so.


What??!! Yes. Resist this temptation. Callahan explains why and what to do instead. Follow his advice. And if you absolutely must write down your stories -- do so and them set it aside. Scripted stories and sounding like a robot are not allowed! 


All really good storytellers know the limitations of writing down their stories. So keep building your improv storytelling skills for maximum results.


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

Marty Koenig's curator insight, October 5, 2013 5:47 PM

This is key. The hard part is learning how an entrepreneur becomes a great story teller. 

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Millennials and Leadership: What They Really Think

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"Studies on generations often end up in generalizations. Baby boomers think this. Generation X thinks that. My mind usually goes to the exceptions and challenges the assumptions.     Still, I’m fascinated by the research because I want to …"


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Future of Work Is About "Shared Leadership"

This video by Cheryl Cran Future of Work and Change Leadership Expert is about the shift from a purely hierarchical model of business to a more egalitarian ...

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7 Terrific Leadership Lessons from Amazing Women

7 Terrific Leadership Lessons from Amazing Women | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Not so long ago, leadership was something most people associated with men. These leadership lessons are ones that men can learn from their female counterparts.

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Beyond Limits's curator insight, April 23, 2015 10:09 PM

There are many sides to successful leadership - and some are seen from a different perspective by women.

Jasmine Beausoleil's curator insight, April 26, 2015 8:22 AM

One can never learn enough on leadership! 

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Why You Should Lead Outside In Instead Of Inside Out

Why You Should Lead Outside In Instead Of Inside Out | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

So The true measure of success is not in the organizations, infrastructure or people leaders attract and develop, but in what those organizations, infrastructure and people get done for others.


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Anita's curator insight, March 26, 2015 4:31 PM

So where does your leadership focus - inside out or outside in?

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Effective Leadership And Storytelling -- "Circle of the 9 Muses"

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 15, 2015 8:04 AM

While this is an infomercial, I wonder how we can use story telling with students and even parents when trying to teach knowledge and skills. 

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 2015 10:24 PM

Good book promo and good insights In reality story-telling or as I prefer to call it story-sharing essential to build bridges from what is to what can be. Candid & convivial conversations are what's vital to actually crossing the bridges

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 2015 1:54 AM

Storytelling et leadership voilà deux domaines qui peuvent aller ensemble pour motiver les étudiants ou les employées. C'est le même combat.

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Developing The Habit Of Noticing Stories + Free E-Book

Developing The Habit Of Noticing Stories + Free E-Book | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Visit one of Australia's top rated business blogs. The team at Anecdote share insights on business strategy, storytelling, leadership and collaboration.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 11, 2015 1:52 PM

Article Link: http://www.anecdote.com/2015/02/vital-habit-of-noticing-stories/ 


This Monday I was working with a client. Their company is littered with stories. Yet the CEO was lamenting, "What stories do we have to tell??!! I can't think of a single one!"


The problem was quickly fixed, and it is a common one my clients tell me about. So imagine my delight when this morning I receive the latest newsletter from my biz story colleague Shawn Callahan, CEO of Anecdote. His latest blog post is all about how to notice stories.


He's got some great tips in this quick article. Even better, scroll down to gain additional insights addressing other issues in business storytelling.


But wait wait! Don't go yet! Shawn also announced that his latest free e-book is now available for download: Character Trumps Credentials: 171 questions that help leaders tell great stories that influence, inspire and engage.


In coaching and workshops I always spend time on "the art of the question". Shawn has developed a great resource. Some of the questions use classic story prompts. Others might take an additional question or two to get to the story. Regardless, go grab this now and start using it.


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

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 12, 2015 2:46 PM

Great @Karen Dietz share on her favorite topic - storytelling.

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Trends That Will Shape Your Team Management in 2015 - Weekdone

Trends That Will Shape Your Team Management in 2015 - Weekdone | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Here are 10 trends, supported by the statistics, that will shape the way you manage your team and view the workplace.

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Anita's curator insight, December 19, 2014 2:58 PM

Things to think about as you think about 2015 goals

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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 | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
A case study of a swimwear company.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:45 AM

What would your change story be?

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 1, 2014 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)

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:49 AM

love this!

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Top 100 Ideas And Quotes For First-Time Leaders

Top 100 Ideas And Quotes For First-Time Leaders

 


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Anita's curator insight, April 2, 2014 4:58 PM

Some excellent points if you just moving to a leadership roll.

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Engaging the 21st Century | Human Capital Trends 2014 | New Survey

Engaging the 21st Century | Human Capital Trends 2014 | New Survey | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

Deloitte's Global Human Capital Trends survey – one of the largest talent management surveys of its kind – reveals that a majority of organizations surveyed are not prepared to deal with the trends that are reshaping the workforce. These global trends demand change, investment, and focus: here's your roadmap for the coming year.

The 2014 trends are grouped into three categories:

Lead and develop


Leaders at all levels: Close the gap between hype and readinessCorporate learning redefined: Prepare for a revolutionPerformance management is broken: Replace "rank and yank" with coaching and developmentThe quest for workforce capability: Create a global skills supply chain

 

Attract and engage


Talent acquisition revisited: Deploy new approaches for the new battlefieldBeyond retention: Build passion and purposeFrom diversity to inclusion: Move from compliance to diversity as a business strategyThe overwhelmed employee: Simplify the work environment

 

Transform and reinvent


The reskilled HR team: Transform HR professionals into skilled business consultantsTalent analytics in practice: Go from talking to delivering on big dataRace to the cloud: Integrate talent, HR, and business technologiesThe global and local HR function: Balance scale and agility
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 11, 2014 4:23 PM

CEOs and HR leaders see talent as a major challenge to growth. New survey of 2,500+ organizations in 90+ countries reveals 12 critical trends shaping the human capital agenda.

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Org Narratives: A Strategic Approach

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Visit one of Australia's top rated business blogs. The team at Anecdote share insights on business strategy, storytelling, leadership and collaboration.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 19, 2013 10:10 PM

My colleague Shawn Callahan in Australia recently wrote this blog post about strategically using organization narrative. An org narrative is composed of many stories that reflect many different aspects of the organization's life and business.


What I like about this article is how Shawn makes this point -- with some simple graphics included. It made me smile when I read "Organizational life is not like a Hollywood movie where each event is precisely crafted for maximum entertainment effect." Thank heavens! It's hard to imitate Hollywood and still come across as authentic, which is the real work of company stories.


Shawn goes on to talk about the role of leaders in organizational narratives. He gives some good examples, and then moves on to talk about endings for stories.


And I appreciate his words at the end: "Organisations should be looking to harness the complexity of their organisational narratives. Leaders cannot simply mandate a company story. But to forge the business they want, they should be aware of which stories are being told, and which stories they would like to be told and start recounting the ones they want to amplify." 


Good job Shawn. And I know readers will gain some insights from this post.


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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Restoring Our Faith in Leadership

Restoring Our Faith in Leadership | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
To paraphrase Einstein, you can't solve a problem using the same type of thinking that created it.

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Anita's curator insight, October 5, 2013 3:09 PM

What kind of leader are you?

Taylor Gillard's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:36 PM

Why is it that leadership is seen as power mongering?