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Steven Pinker + Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: Reason Or Empathy? - TED

Here's a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its...
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What a great dialogue about the pluses and minuses of both reason and emotion/empathy.


You are probably asking yourself, "What in heaven's name does this have to do with business storytelling?!"


It has everything to do with it -- because in business we bow to the god of analytics and logic. And in marketing/branding we bow to the god of emotion. But in our business storytelling we need a dose of both.


Working with storytelling is not just about learning the mechanics. It's also learning about how to think better about storytelling and what's behind it all. This TED video falls into the 'better thinking' category.


IMHO, understanding how we are easily led astray down either path of pure logic or pure emotion allows us to be more aware of both. Then we can learn to leverage them both well. It's all about working each side of the brain to build stronger more compelling stories.


This is an interesting video to watch that makes great points about humanity. It makes us smarter about being human. That ultimately makes us smarter about stories and can lead to better storytelling.


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Innovative Leadership: It Starts With Words [& Stories]

Innovative Leadership:  It Starts With Words [& Stories] | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Innovation leadership needs to start early. Freshman writing may be as good a place as any.
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This post is a related topic to storytelling -- it's an article that helps inform us about the need for storytelling and when working with stories needs to start in our careers.


The author, Henry Doss, makes the point that reflection is an essential leadership skill. Reflection is also an essential ability for crafting and telling compelling stories. Reflection allows the multiple meanings of the story to emerge. Reflection allows the key message to be known. Reflection allows the story to shift and change over time.Doss says that the ability to reflect can start early on -- in freshmen writing classes.


That's why he says Innovation Leadership starts with words, because for students this is "their first exposure to personal growth that is essential to leadership." Storytelling and writing skills are more than just language skills. They are a place of inquiry, as Doss says.


There are other points Doss makes in this article and it is worth the read -- especially for anyone in leadership or anyone in education.


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cvalleva's curator insight, May 11, 2013 6:24 AM

"Evita complejidades innecesarias"

ozziegontang's curator insight, May 11, 2013 6:17 PM

Actually it starts with the way that I think. My thinkiandrogen influences who I am. Who I am influences what I do. The writing part comes from my thinking and my being. Reading Lee Thayer's book Leadership Virtuosity would be very helpful in seeing leadership from this aspect and all its many other perspectives.

Linda Allen's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:51 PM

Excellent!

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Hone "Strategic Patience" & Watch Your Story Creativity Spike

Hone "Strategic Patience" & Watch Your Story Creativity Spike | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
An art history professor makes her students sit in front of a painting for three hours. PampG invents the Swiffer. Those events are more alike than...
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When I work with clients and their biz stories, and their organizational culture, I often talk about the need to develop patience. I also discuss with them the principle of deceleration resulting in acceleration.


This article, written by Drake Baer, explains both the need for patience and the principle of deceleration in order to accelerate. I know, it sounds so counter-intuitive! But it works.


What does this have to do with storytelling? Because way too often we rush to craft our stories without giving ourselves time to patiently sit with them, think about them, recraft them, learn more about ourselves from them, etc. 


Spending the time to reflect on your story will get you to a more powerful piece more quickly. And your story creativity will definitely kick in by bringing more patience into the process.


This notion is rarely talked about in articles, but acknowledged as part of the story process among some top performance tellers.


So take a breath, relax, reflect, and give your creativity a chance to emerge.


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John Michel's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:51 PM

Deep patience. Close attention. These are not virtues often associated with college students (or some tech workers, for that matter). But as Harvard art history professor Jennifer L. Roberts recently explained, the skills for finding the "details, relationships, and orders that take time to see" can be introduced.

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