Being a good storyteller is important. Our research at CCL tells us that successful senior leaders are very adept learners, doers, and teachers. They possess learning agility in adapting to different ways of approaching problems; they are excellent at making things happen through vision and delegation, and they are good teachers of others. Our research and experience with executives also tells us that being a good storyteller is key to the above three items. Storytelling is more than just telling what happened. It is a reflection of agility, a window into how things get done, and always has a key learning piece for teaching.
Via David Hain, Anne Egros, Bobby Dillard