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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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What Leaders Should Learn from Fiction Writers

What Leaders Should Learn from Fiction Writers | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Managing employees has a lot more in common with the way writers develop fiction characters than you might have thought.

 

Now here's an interesting article! Basically it encourages leaders to ask the same questions regarding their employees as writers do when developing characters.

 

Why? Because employee engagement is at an all-time low according to the articles I regularly scan. Perhaps following the advice here will help leaders connect.

 

What's the best way to connect with staff? Through conversational story sharing.

 

Don't you just love cross-fertilization?!

 

Anyway, the article makes great points about reflecting on employee wants, obstacles, and what the leaders's role is in helping them.

 

And of course, the critical skills of listening, and then coaching.

 

Reflection, and both the asking of questions and listening, requires leaders take time out for all three -- and that is tough to do, no question. But if you can, you may be amazed with the results!


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Karen Dietz's comment, April 12, 2012 10:05 AM
Thank you Heiko for re-scooping this! I like the content you put together :)