I asked Letitia to tell me about her work, which she does in the first part of the video. I then asked her to tell me a story about the difference Canine Colors has made to a client. She responded by telling me the story in the second part of the video.
Curling : précision, stratégie et esprit d'équipe Le Courrier de Russie Le principe de ce jeu apparu au XVIème siècle en Écosse, relativement simple, n'est pas sans rappeler par certains aspects la pétanque si chère aux Français.
In an important new book, Ted Cantle argues that multiculturalism, while seeking to protect minority communities and cultures, has led to a society of plural mono-cultures living alongside each other, where groups different than oneself are...
Asking the right questions, is a skill all business owners are well advised to master, if they seek to develop the clear focus needed to achieve business success.
The right questions, asked of your own business, will allow you to gather information to assist you to create more focus on what really matters to the success of your business.
This good article, suggests that the key to unlocking the door to grow your business is to avoid having to many answers, and it suggests just seven questions you should ask in order to help you focus better.
This stage in story design is itself another face of wonder. Wonder is experiencing something anew. At first, wonder opens us to the moment, feeling suspended in time and space for a few seconds. Or a few months.
Wow -- what a gem of an article! I love love love it. It's perspective is unique, different and so right on.
The author, Jeffery Davis, tackles the emotion of wonder and how critical it is for 'storytellers and business artists' (that's us, BTW) to understand it, and build it into our organizational stories.
Davis does a great job explaining 2 types of wonder and how they relate to business and business storytelling. He talks about why working with wonder is important, and then goes on to suggest how we can bring wonder into the stories we share.
Run -- don't walk -- to read this significant piece. You will be glad you did!
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
OMG -- what an amazing video! It is about 12 minutes long -- and eloquent plus thought-provoking. It is inspiring and heartfelt. I know this will feed you well.
Here is how to view it through the lense of small business, enterprises, non-profit work, or social cause entrepreneurship:
There is not one story, but multiple stories of different people that together create or organization -- whether you are a sole proprietor, nonprofit or a multinational corporation. You would think that is obvious, but I can't tell you how frequently people come to me for their 'story' -- their one, defining story. But thinking that way is dangerous and extremely limiting -- and untimately not successful as this Chimamanda explains. There are your stories, stories of customers, stories of partners, stories of staff, stories of stakeholders, etc...
The tone of today's marketing/branding efforts reflects more the shallowness of story instead of its depth. Depth comes from the many stories, not the 'one'. We instead must engage with ALL the stories otherwise we rob people of their dignity, respect and humanity. That thievery does not create meaningful relationships -- and we are all in the age of relationship building/sustaining if you haven't figured that out yet.
Over-storying happens all the time -- to silence different voices for the sake of efficiency. The result? Stereotypes that while true, are woefully incomplete. This ultimately creates an inability to reach and engage with more people/markets in your business.
Stories in organizations and public life can be used to dispossess and malign (our current political climate?) or to bring together and empower. There are dangers in storytelling -- yes, even in business -- and care must be taken so we hear and can operate from a balance of stories for the health and well-being of the organization.
In the end, your success in working with stories for engagement, connection and meaningful relationship is all about awareness, intent, and deep listening -- and getting really smart about the power of storytelling. Enjoy watching this video about the depth, richness, and beauty of storytelling that will help you truly engage with those around you.
As Chimamanda says at the end, reject the single story and regain a kind of paradise.
Many thanks to Gregg Morris who originally curated this for his Story and Narrative scoop.it.
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Your business culture needs to be one that can attract, motivate and retain employees, build loyalty and commitment from customers to the success of your business, and support your endeavours to grow the business to greater heights.
If your business is not firing on all of these fronts, careful attention needs to be given to improving your businesss culture, and through these improvements, increase your bottom line.
This excellent article, acknowledges that it is extremely difficult to change a business culture, and it suggests four ways you can go about improving rather than completely changing, your existing business culture.