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LUCK: The Science of Transformational Leadership with Storytelling

LUCK: The Science of Transformational Leadership with Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Some leaders make change look easy. While most strive to drive change through persuasion, they stoke our imaginations and inspire us to embrace daring new visions. How do they do it? Is there a secret formula or are they just lucky? The simple answer is yes. But their luck isn’t random. They create it from the inside out using a step-by-step process that anyone can learn. This article is the first installment of an ongoing series in which John Marshall Roberts will share this “secret formula” for becoming a transitional leader.
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Original link: 

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/stakeholder_trends_insights/john_marshall_roberts/luck_science_transformational_leade

 

What does storytelling have to do with leadership -- especially transformational leadership? Well, here's the answer.

 

And storytelling skills are at the core of transformation. If you want to make a difference in the world -- no matter how large or small -- mastering storytelling is essential.

 

All 4 steps of the LUCK model are storytelling or story listening skills. To be successful, you've got to have both.

 

Enjoy this read and upping your game to make your world a better place.

 

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

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Flow States, Leadership -- and Storytelling

Flow States, Leadership -- and Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Think of the last time you were completely immersed in a particular activity. You lost track of time; your concentration was at its maximum; it was instantly clear what to do next and how; all the…
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Here's a quick, but really good article on the significance of flow states and improved leadership.

 

What's a flow state? As the author Evan Sinar says, it's "total absorption in the task at hand; the task taking precedence over everything else, and actively working on the task itself becomes its own reward."

 

We've all had these types of experiences where we are 'in the zone' and we lose sense of time. Productivity and creativity soars when we are in a flow state.

 

Sinar discusses why flow states for leadership are important, companies who are focusing on this as part of their leadership development, and how to set up flow state experiences.

 

Here's my addition -- for years I've noticed that when a person is immersed in telling a story, it's actually inducing a little mini-flow state. The higher the risk (i.e. a big presentation), the more intense the flow state.

 

The more you develop your storytelling skills,  you are actually at the same time building your flow state muscles. The more you experience flow states, the easier it is to trigger them. 

 

Pretty neat, huh?

 

Story on and get into flow!

 

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

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 8, 7:42 PM
To be fully engaged in what one is doing is essential. Time appears to stand still in those moments. Educating is leading, thus pedagogy/andragogy, which also involve leading, can involve flow.
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Transformational Storytelling: The Real “State of Power” is Culture

Transformational Storytelling: The Real “State of Power” is Culture | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
A growing number of people have been connecting the dots across issues ranging from political corruption and biased corporate media to anti-science propaganda promoted by the fossil fuel industry and…
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Part of my Transformational Storytelling System for businesses and leaders focuses on the ability to use storytelling to transform yourself, your company, your community -- or bigger systems like the world.

 

In order to be effective in transforming culture/community/world, awareness needs to be built around the narratives regarding business, economics, debt, power, etc. that we are all immersed in.

 

Here's a blog post that really starts talking about these narratives, offers ideas for creating shifts, and an approach to use. It's just an overview, but there are links to follow and explore more.

 

Want to make a bigger impact and leave a lasting legacy? Then dig into this article. Just be prepared to confront the uncomfortable...

 

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jessica benton's curator insight, February 23, 2:52 PM
This relates to what we have discussed in class about culture because it mentions that the people are separated into different categories that are set by wealth and also by what the believe. I believe this article is very insightful about what the true meaning of proverty being reduced was just a fix. It is set at a superficial level. Also it talks about how it will have a "design science" for social change which i find very intriguing.
Hunter Reynolds's curator insight, February 27, 4:38 PM
We are all a part in our culture and this really relates to our chapter. I thought that this article had a good message that we are a part in our culture. This is an obvious thought but a true one. We can make changes if we work hard enough. This relates to our unit because we are learning about different cultures and everyone there is a part of it.
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Finding Common Ground From The World Of Storytelling

Finding Common Ground From The World Of Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

"As I pondered these questions for my own best response to the current conflicts we face, I looked at the JIT Core Values on the wall in my office; values that lie at the foundation of how we strive to engage with each other, connect with our diverse volunteers, and create partnerships with the young people we serve."

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Two things happened to be today so far: an amazing conversation with my Mastermind group about taking Purposeful Action as business leaders, and then an email I received from one of my clients, Don Wells, Executive Director of Just In Time For Foster Youth.

 

Don shares the values of his organization and shows us how they can be used as guideposts for navigating today's realities. 

 

What I love is his connecting his organization's values to real-world national events, and a productive mindset for ALL of us going forward together. This is leadership and influence in action.

 

I was so inspired by both events that I've written a blog post sharing Don's wisdom, and offering a few practical steps to take in addition.

 

I hope you enjoy both.

 

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Awful Storytelling: The Top Four Mistakes Business Leaders Make

Awful Storytelling: The Top Four Mistakes Business Leaders Make | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
"Sorry, let me just tell a quick story" is the fastest way to lose your audience before you even begin.
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What a great post from my colleague Paul Smith, author of Lead With A Story!

 

Here are 4 mistakes you will never want to make in your storytelling. 

 

The last one is particularly useful: not recognizing a story when you hear one. Yep -- lots of opportunity and money is left on the table because of this one.

 

Read about the other 3 mistakes and remember -- don't go there.

 

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Business Success: The Power of Owning Your Story

Business Success: The Power of Owning Your Story | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
We all have parts of our story that are a little more difficult to own up to than others. And, since, as humans, we are wired to avoid pain, we ofte
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What a powerful post with invaluable reminders of just what can happen when we really own our stories.

 

I see the transformation that's talked about here all the time with my clients. They are unsure of how to tell their stories. Or some stories remain unfinished and untold because no one was there to help them resolve what happened in their story.

 

But once they are able to find their voice and own their story, amazing things happen: greater confidence, presence, stature, compassion, humility, clarity of purpose, etc. This all leads to more profound results in their business. You may never tell that story to others, yet the effect is the same.

 

We all have stories that we don't own, that keep us from harvesting the results we really want. Time to get to work on those stories :)

 

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Storytelling Is The Path for Learning Leaders Winning Friends + Influencing People

Storytelling Is The Path for Learning Leaders Winning Friends + Influencing People | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Sheer talent will only yield so much problem-solving capability. It’s one reason relationships are so important for business success.

Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education, said leaders needn’t look further than this summer’s Brexit vote as an example of this. Increasingly complex problems will not be easily solved with a purely functional mindset. The relationships people will need to build in the British government moving forward will be far more important than arriving at the right answer when there are many pathways out of the predicament, he explained.

That’s politics, but relationships are no less important in business. Learning leaders in particular have to be strong networkers and collaborators to be effective. Chavez said networking is probably a requirement for the job. If he had to hire a chief learning officer of his own, he said he’d be willing to trade off experience working with learning management systems, for instance, for a proven track record of building relationships based on the work. “Technical expertise in learning is not sufficient — necessary but not sufficient — to drive the kind of learning solutions that organizations need.”

Via David Hain
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Here's a great article that thoroughly discusses the steps leaders need to take to create a learning organization. The first step is to become a learning leader yourself. After that there are 6 steps to shift into a learning culture (that is more productive and profitable).

 

What's storytelling got to do with it? It's the way to implement all 6 steps to get to those concrete results. Storytelling is the path. Like most articles, steps are offered, but not the "how". In this case, storytelling can be the powerful "how".

 

But it's really about story dynamics -- the give and take of conversational storytelling. That means leaders need training in how to evoke stories from others, how to listen for stories, and the best ways/timing for giving appreciations. These are covered in Chapter 5 of our book "Business Storytelling For Dummies".

 

On the flip side of the coin is learning storytelling skills to foster authenticity, empathy, transparency, and executive presence.

 

What I love about this article are the examples/case studies they provide. This moves the content from platitudes to real life experiences. 'Gotta love that.

 

Dig into this rich post and start making these changes today.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, November 1, 2016 4:13 AM

Are you a learning leader? if not, don't expect a learning organisation!

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“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” — Dale Carnegie, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”
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Redesigning Your Story: Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change

Redesigning Your Story: Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders Can’t Change | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
They should start by understanding their own behavior.
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Truer words couldn't be said: if leaders can't reshape, reframe, deconstruct & reconstruct their stories, the organizations they head can't change either.

 

This article from HBR clearly discusses how and why it's so important for leaders to dig into the "inner game of storytelling" to realize the company changes they desire.

 

I like the examples and tips they give, and I know you will too. Once you know which stories to tell, once you know how to craft fabulous stories and deliver them well, once you know how to leverage story dynamics for greater influence, then you reach this stage. It's where I'm hanging out a lot in my work today.

 

Want change? Go here.

 

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Fab Storytelling + How to Master Public Speaking

Fab Storytelling + How to Master Public Speaking | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
An analysis of the public speaking techniques used by some of the world's best speakers, from Barack Obama to Stephen Colbert.
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I love this post! We can all learn from great public speakers and I appreciate the lessons articulated here. This is an article rich in content and ideas.

 

Dig into the videos of these 6 folks to understand why they are so effective. Then pick and choose what you want to add to your personal presentation style. I bet you'll be glad you did.

 

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How To Tell Your Brand Story: Let Employees Do It

How To Tell Your Brand Story: Let Employees Do It | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Simply asking your employees to pass on brand messages rarely works. To be effective, it needs the voices of enthusiastic employees, engaged in the brand.
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This is a very short article and the author makes 2 points I really like: 

  1. Let employees express themselves
  2. Use your employee's expertise

 

Read what these 2 statements mean, and why they are important. Then get busy and start tapping these stories!

 

The results? Stronger leadership, more engaged employees, a more cohesive culture, plus inside-out marketing -- to the marketplace & potential talent. What's not to love about that!

 

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David Hain's curator insight, October 14, 2016 3:43 AM

Happy employees bring happy customers!

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The 6 C's of Storytelling Success To Tell a Story Worth Repeating

The 6 C's of Storytelling Success To Tell a Story Worth Repeating | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
The power of storytelling is all around us and has never been more popular or more important. Storytelling is part of all aspects of our lives, whether it’s a story we
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here is a very quick article listing the 6 C's needed for storytelling success. I like this post because it's not a laundry list of elements to include a story. Instead it's about the 6 C's of story practice -- like Commitment. Or Clarity.

 

Sure, you need to know how to craft a story. But underneath the crafting, these principles are at work. Combined with a well-crafted story, you will experience greater success.

 

Written from a marketing perspective, these principles are the same for leadership and influence.

 

So grab this list, take action on these practices, and story on!

 

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Self Awareness: Successful Leaders & The Kinds Of Stories They Tell

Self Awareness: Successful Leaders & The Kinds Of Stories They Tell | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Insights from Condoleezza Rice, Terry Bradshaw, and Tom Brokaw.
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Here's a terrific post from Harvard Business Review about successful leadership, self-awareness, and storytelling. Based on 10 years of research with such notables as Madeleine Albright, Tom Brokaw, Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw, and Condoleezza Rice, the author articulates the 3 kinds of stories he hears from them. I'd have to agree -- I've found the same with my executives. The examples he shares are really helpful, too.

As a leader or future leader, how would you answer the question posed: "Can you identify the one person, event, or influence that made you who you are as a leader and a person?" Then use the 3 story categories to help you find your story.

 

I'd love to hear what you come up with!

 

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Turn Resume Bullet Points into Stories To Get That Job

Turn Resume Bullet Points into Stories To Get That Job | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Examples from real CVs.
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On those occasions when I work with clients in career transition, turning stories into bullet points for their resume, and bullet points into stories for their interviews are critical activities for success.

 

This post by Jane Heifetz goes through the process of working with stories and bullet points for your resume. It is very complete and I really like it. It's loaded with examples and how-to steps for both resumes and interviews.

 

In fact -- anyone in business could go through these exercises to articulate your value, whether you own your business or are on staff.

 

I know this post will help you a lot. Enjoy!

 

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 3, 2016 1:34 AM
Excellent guide to embellish/make more effective your CV... simple idea, simple read, not so simple to do it but the real examples help a lot...
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Just For You: 11 Personal ROI's From Mastering Storytelling

Just For You: 11 Personal ROI's From Mastering Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
It's been a wild ride coaching and training leaders in business
storytelling. Over the years, here are the 11 amazing ROIs I've received as
a business storyteller. You will receive these same gives as you too,
master business storytelling.
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Of course, there are hard and soft ROIs your business will experience with business storytelling.

 

But hardly anyone talks about the ROIs you will personally gain from mastering business storytelling. So I spent some time putting this blog post together, talking just about these benefits.

 

Dig in here and see what is possible for you. You may be surprised!

 

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Your Leadership, Storytelling and The Power of Meaning

Your Leadership, Storytelling and The Power of Meaning | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

What makes life meaningful for you?

Writer Emily Esfahani Smith has dedicated her latest book to answering that question, and an entire chapter to the role of storytelling. She interviewed our Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, to learn about the story crafting process.

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Here's what I like about this post -- it shares a true story about how transformative telling your story can be.

 

The premise of the article is to talk about the book The Power Of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith, which I just bought. Both the story and the book explain how being coached in telling your stories can radically change your world.

 

I've experienced this with every single coaching client I've worked with since I began coaching leaders in storytelling in 2001.

 

Go read the post so you can understand why, then story on!

 

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Pre-suasion and change: is this real? 

Pre-suasion and change: is this real?  | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Every leader faces the challenge of leading their organization through change. To beat the high odds of failure during change, Dr. Robert Cialdini offers these insights for how leaders can "pre-suade" those they lead to commit to the journey of change.
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If you click through to the actual article you will notice the headline is: "4 Ways Leaders 'Pre-suade" Others To Follow Them Through Difficult Change"

 

Sounds like info you don't want to miss! But what is "pre-suasion" anyway? It's a new term from influence guru Robert Cialdini. But what does it really mean??

 

Hard to tell from this post. What I see is that at its core, it's about knowing the dynamics of storytelling and story sharing. For example, one of the 4 ways in this post is honest conversations about the ups and downs of the proposed change -- as a way to build credibility for your vision. In reality, that's both storytelling, story evoking, and story listening. Not that the post or Cialdini recognizes the full dynamic.

 

The rest of the "ways" are familiar -- except for #3: timing is everything. That's a cool little piece of info about when in the year/quarter/month/week to launch a change effort that I'm going to add into my toolkit.

 

Bottom line: "pre-suasion" is new jargon. But linking storytelling to change is much more complicated than the article suggests. Based on my years of experience with org change, I have written articles about storytelling + change, and have a chart that goes along with it. If you are interested in both, go to my webpage and send me an email making the request: http://www.juststoryit.com/contact/

 

Change is a constant -- let's learn how to really use the dynamics of storytelling to ease our way through it.

 

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The important part of this list is #4, find a common ground, because without it change will fail.

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Storytelling & Leadership: Ways Through The Authenticity Paradox

Storytelling & Leadership: Ways Through The Authenticity Paradox | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Why feeling like a fake can be a sign of growth
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The author of this HBR article, Herminia Ibarra, makes some very good points about authenticity and leadership -- and how getting stuck in your story can hinder your rise in the ranks.

 

Being authentic in your storytelling is critical. But there are elements to be aware of.

 

Ibarra talks about how to navigate authenticity and its relationship to leadership growth. It's a very thorough discussion with lots of insights about the problem and suggested solutions. I know you will get a lot out of this evergreen post.

 

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Storytelling battles and healing a divided America

How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals that form the basi
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The stories told in this US election were at a fever pitch and we all found ourselves in a battle -- not just disagreement. No matter what you political views are, this TED talk clear explains how ALL individuals can move forward. 

 

This is a profound lesson in leadership storytelling and influence.

 

Here's what I know -- being stuck in being "right", being stuck in your position, won't do a darn thing for you or anyone else except make you more right and everyone else wrong. That's where we get to feel superior, judgemental, prideful, and arrogant. It's the breeding ground of hatred and racism.

 

The personal consequences are steep: power struggles, fighting, pain, distance, and anger/hatred in relationships. Add to that feeling personally deadened, tense, unhappy, imprisoned, used, frustrated, angry, hopeless, or victimized.

 

Yes, stand up for what you believe -- but don't let yourself be a brick wall.

 

We have other choices as Jonathan Haidt lays out. There is "right" on both sides. What I particularly love is Haidt explaining the human psychological and cultural movements that brought us to today. And what to do about it. 

 

You may not be ready today to watch this -- so save it for tomorrow. But do watch it.

 

Think about how you personally want to be these next 4 years. Choose wisely.

 

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What Makes Great Leaders? Storytelling

What Makes Great Leaders? Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

I'm sure you've heard this expression: "People leave managers, not
companies."  When you combine this piece of wisdom with the latest research showing 70% of US workers are either not engaged or actively disengaged at work, all I can say is "Yikes!"

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Storytelling is not the only answer to what makes great leaders, but it sure counts for a lot.

 

Here's my recent blog post about the 5 ways for leaders to be storytelling for maximum results.

 

I specifically talk about how to implement these 5 ways using different storytelling skills.

 

Enjoy an story on!

 

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Storytelling Journey: Microsoft's Chief Storyteller Remarkable Adventure

Storytelling Journey: Microsoft's Chief Storyteller Remarkable Adventure | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
"Grounded" is the first word that comes to mind when I reflect back on my conversation with Microsoft's Chief Storyteller, Steve Clayton. Grounded no
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What a great post by my friend Karthik Rajan. Do you want to know the journey of Microsoft's Chief Storyteller? I encourage you to read the article because there are great nuggets of wisdom for anyone on this path in organizations.

 

Good job Karthik. I like the ending and I think readers will too :)

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Here's how a passion and the knack for storytelling landed Steve Clayton the gig of Chief Storyteller at Microsoft. 
 
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The Dark Side of Storytelling & Ethical Steps To Take

The Dark Side of Storytelling & Ethical Steps To Take | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
A powerful, emotion-drenched story is at the heart of every con job.
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OK -- we are mired in a Presidential election where hate mongering is the norm. It's a battle for your brain using amygdala hijacks and dark stories. What's a person to do?

 

Here Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, talks more about this using the company Theranos as an example, not the election. But the principles are the same:

  1. When engaging in business storytelling, individuals and companies also need to have great defenses against cheats and manipulators who distort stories.
  2. Build a bedrock of ethical storytelling. You can "deploy story—as con artists do—as a weapon of psychological and emotional manipulation" -- or not. Choose not. Download your free storytelling ethics guide here
  3. I'll add: don't get caught up in the dark side of the hero's story (I'm the savior, I'm the lone hero, if you are not with me you are against me, I can do whatever I want because I have the power, etc.)

 

And if you want to know communication strategies for polarized groups (useful after the election), check out this HBR article.

 

Recognize that authenticity and truth-telling is a better form of business and story on in ways that enliven and uplift everyone.

 

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Personal Branding Lessons: 9 Ways Ugh, Meh, + Bleh Brands Became Winners

Personal Branding Lessons: 9 Ways Ugh, Meh, + Bleh Brands Became Winners | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Oscar, Acorns, Dollar Shave Club: Boring brands are the new cool kids. Here are nine key insights into their success.
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This post is all about brand storytelling. But you can also shift the Point Of View (POV) to have the same lessons apply to leadership & personal branding. Here's how to translate the 9 ways:

  1. First impressions
  2. Intrigue
  3. Approachability
  4. Real time human2human interaction
  5. Interesting stories
  6. Be relevant to your audience
  7. Empathy
  8. Multiple ways to share your stories
  9. Visibility through automation (think touch-points)

 

Read this post for a discussion of all 9 strategies and think about how easy they are to apply to your personal branding. 

 

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Which of these 6 presentation styles are you?

Which of these 6 presentation styles are you? | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
A review of the different schemes for categorizing types of presenters, with a description of each and a short quiz to find out which one best fits you.
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a hoot of an article! Which type of presentation style do you favor?

 

What I really like about this post is that the author goes through all the different styles others have come up with, and then offers her conclusions. It's a well-written piece and will definitely help you figure out where you are, and where you want to be. 

 

In truth I think that many of us are blends of 2 or more types, depending on the situation. At least that's what I think is optimal. That way we have greater facility and agency when we present to different audiences. And that's what it's really about, right?

 

Have fun playing with this article.

 

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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20 skills that are hard for leaders to master & storytelling helps with 10

20 skills that are hard for leaders to master & storytelling helps with 10 | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
You have to be able to give out — and take — honest criticism.
Karen Dietz's insight:

I love articles like this because when I read them, I see just how many leadership skills storytelling helps with.

 

So imagine this -- by focusing on building your storytelling skills, on top of that you are building skills in at least 10 other hard-to-do areas. That's what I call being very efficient!

 

From the list in this post, here are the 10 skills storytelling will help you master:

  1. Listening
  2. Effective communication
  3. Managing expectations
  4. Coaching (story listening is also a coaching activity)
  5. Building up morale
  6. Recognizing great work (better to do through stories than examples)
  7. Better decision making (because you have better information via story listening)
  8. Team building
  9. Staying positive & enthusiastic

 

It makes sense to for leaders to pay attention to building their story skills because of the both large and small impacts they can have on people and organizations. Enjoy this post and story on!

 

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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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, September 13, 2016 11:22 AM
A reminder that integrating storytelling into training and development helps create your future leaders.
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Leadership, Transparency and Storytelling

Leaders need to become more transparent in order to motivate, inspire and influence people. This video explains why transparency is even more important today and how storytelling skills can help.  

 

Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's insight:

Created by Jim Signorelli, CEO of Story-Lab www.story-lab.net

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