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The Role of Storytelling: What Leadership Looks Like In 20 Years

The Role of Storytelling: What Leadership Looks Like In 20 Years | Leadership | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence? “Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future. But what about leadership? If we don’t get leadership right, [...]

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 27, 2014 2:10 PM

Here is another article on leadership that will help us chart our future and create it well.


Heaven knows, just looking at the news headlines these days reminds us how critical leadership is. And I'm not just talking at the political level. Nor am I talking about leadership at the big corporate level. I'm talking about leadership at YOUR level -- no matter where you are in your career or professional life. We are all required to be leaders today in some way, shape or form, whether we work alone or with others.


So what skills do we need to cultivate now to be awesome in the next 20? This article covers them.


Out of the 6 discussed, 4 are related to storytelling:

  1. Questions Not Answers. Effective business storytelling is NOT about 'telling'. It's about evoking stories from others and listening. Then sharing a story in return. That's the exact opposite of what is usually taught however. In order to really leverage story as a leader, it's all about mastering the Art Of The Question. Knowing the right kinds of questions to ask when is one of the secrets to the universe. No kidding. You 'gotta master this one.
  2. Employee Pull. Story is a pull technology, not a push technology. Stories pull people into your world. If you are still relating to storytelling as a push technology -- let me tell you a story so I can push my message to you -- cut it out. Pivot and work with stories as a pull technology so you are working with modern 21st Century skills.
  3. Customer Pull. Ditto #2
  4. Purpose. Got a purpose for your company that creates a positive impact on the planet? In order for Purpose to come alive, to capture the hearts/minds of people, story is your #1 vehicle for getting the job done. Get this under your belt today so you are propelled past others who are late to the game.


There are 2 other skills the author talks about in this post. For me they are long on concepts and short on examples or how-to. But they are good signposts to keep on the radar screen and find more articles research on.


OK -- I'm off to client meetings. While I'm gone doing my story thing, read the insights from this article (of which there are many) so you can start preparing today for your leadership of tomorrow.


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

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How Great Leaders Get Employees to Act Like Owners?

How Great Leaders Get Employees to Act Like Owners? | Leadership | Scoop.it

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, May 25, 9:21 AM

Very inspiring tales of sound leadership in action

donhornsby's curator insight, Today, 11:08 AM

(From the article): Research shows that there’s a clear link between transparency and employee happiness. When you regularly ask your employees what’s on their minds and start measuring your culture, you’ll improve your culture, build mutually trusting relationships, and gain a competitive advantage. Most people want to make a valuable contribution, and feel great when they make progress toward doing so. So if management wants to attract, engage, and retain its top talent, you’ll invest in understanding what makes them tick. While you might not want to give up your salary or redistribute all your profits, you may want to get honest feedback for what makes employees happy and what areas you need to improve to inspire them to feel like owners.

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38 of the Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes...Ever

38 of the Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes...Ever | Leadership | Scoop.it
No one can deny the power of a good quote. Here are 38 of our absolute favorites.

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Tips For Managing A Remote Team

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Managing a remote team requires special considerations, but when done right it can actually be a more rewarding experience for all employees.
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How Top-Ranked Companies Develop Leaders

How Top-Ranked Companies Develop Leaders | Leadership | Scoop.it
“The most profitable companies know the CEO plays a critical role in whether leadership development affects the business.”
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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 10, 8:44 AM

good discussion of the generational issues in developing leaders

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Great Employees Are Not Replaceable - Forbes

Great Employees Are Not Replaceable - Forbes | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ One of the most important lessons I learned during my years as a CEO was that great employees are not replaceable. It isn’t the technology or the product that make a company great, it’s the people.”
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Watch Your Mood: A Leadership Lesson

Watch Your Mood: A Leadership Lesson | Leadership | Scoop.it
In retrospect I see that I was a leader who had lost touch with what I most cared about. I was no longer in touch with the meaning my work had always provided me....

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Building trust: It's not a one-and-done deal

Building trust: It's not a one-and-done deal | Leadership | Scoop.it
What role does trust play in employee engagement? It’s a fairly large one, according to this Towers Watson research. The study cites leaders’ ability to

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Why The Greatest Leadership Tool You've Ever Overlooked Is Gathering Dust on ... - Forbes

Why The Greatest Leadership Tool You've Ever Overlooked Is Gathering Dust on ... - Forbes | Leadership | Scoop.it
Here’s a depressing (yet unsurprising) fact: 42% of all college graduates will never read another book after graduation. Even I have contributed to this epidemic of literary abandonment, and I was an English major.
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Great stat about a tool that does more to develop people than any other yet it's undervalued and underused ...reading
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Why Certain Managers Thrive in Tough New Jobs While Others Get Fed Up - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Why Certain Managers Thrive in Tough New Jobs While Others Get Fed Up - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Leadership | Scoop.it
It has to do with EQ.
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What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World

What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World | Leadership | Scoop.it

As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, typically Western, population wants. Conclusions based on such a limited sample could lead to bad decisions (and missed opportunities) around attracting, retaining, and developing millennial leaders in a global business environment.



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great Global insight about generations 

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 24, 9:08 AM

Interesting bit of research to consider and apply to your management style...

judyhouse's curator insight, February 24, 4:32 PM

Millennials’ pursuit of work-life balance over money, or their expectation of rising rapidly in their chosen careers. Are these and other stereotypes really true? Seems there's a connect between passion and purpose.

Ian Berry's curator insight, February 24, 11:21 PM

Anyone with eyes and ears open knows all this. The key is the action we take

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Forget the Vision, Make the Connections

Forget the Vision, Make the Connections | Leadership | Scoop.it

New leaders don’t spend nearly enough time and effort being intentional about how they show up and how they spend their own time. The effort they devote to forming meaningful connections with the people in the organization is almost an afterthought.


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donhornsby's curator insight, April 27, 9:51 AM

(From the article): How can you be more intentional? Hall frames intentionality in her own work in eight words that guide each of her interactions: “I want it to matter that we met.” And it should matter for both her and the person she is meeting. There is an implied flexibility in the time horizon; it may matter immediately or several years down the road. Challenge yourself: “I want it to matter that I hold this position,” or “I want it to matter that I am your boss.” How does this affect how you will show up to deliver short-term results and create long-term impact?

Mahmoud Khalifa's curator insight, April 29, 7:15 AM

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ALONSO MICHELE's curator insight, May 17, 6:23 AM

Une autre vision du leadership!

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Do You Fail At Leadership?

Do You Fail At Leadership? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Let’s take a break from tech and talent analytics and think about bosses. Good bosses make the news: consider Dan Price, the CEO in Seattle who was so moved by a study on happiness that he took an enormous salary pay cut to raise his employees pay to a live-able [...]

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 9:31 PM

In Alberta, we have an election going on. The politicians like to talk about everyone making a sacrifice. This is what it might actually look like.

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3 Powerful Ways To Improve Your Storytelling (And Business!) In Less Than 15 Minutes

3 Powerful Ways To Improve Your Storytelling (And Business!) In Less Than 15 Minutes | Leadership | Scoop.it
So this weekend, I've found that winning an imaginary lottery, Finding Nemo and Billy Idol all have something in comm...

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, April 17, 9:00 AM

3 maneras de mejorar tu storytelling en menos de 15 minutos

 

maria papanikou's curator insight, April 22, 8:15 AM

The power of story telling!

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The Top Skills Of Modern Leadership (Infographic)

The Top Skills Of Modern Leadership (Infographic) | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is often viewed as a sort of indefinable aura or born-to-it talent. But the truth is that leadership is a skill like any other – it can be learned, and improved, through practice. It’s…

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4 Ways to Energize Through Coaching

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“ Telling-leaders drain and disengage. Coaching-leaders energize. Energize through coaching: #1. Assume others know: Others don’t know everything, but they know something. What do you know about this...”


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Top Trends In Leadership Development For 2015

Top Trends In Leadership Development For 2015 | Leadership | Scoop.it
What leadership development trends are we seeing in 2015?

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Charles Masuku's curator insight, Today, 7:23 PM

Interesting... i'm keen to know more about Vertical Development...

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4 Ways to Energize Through Coaching

4 Ways to Energize Through Coaching | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Telling-leaders drain and disengage. Coaching-leaders energize. Energize through coaching: #1. Assume others know: Others don’t know everything, but they know something. What do you know about this...”
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Care to Dare: a challenge to high performance leaders

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“ Bond with people, be accessible, develop talent, drive change, encourage risk…these are just a few marks of high performance leadership as outlined by George Kohlrieser.”
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Good Leaders Coach-Why Others Don't

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If good leaders coach employees and build the organizations capacity, why don't more leaders coach? Misguided beliefs and culture get in the way.

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What Will Your Leadership Legacy Say About You?

What Will Your Leadership Legacy Say About You? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is often messy and unpredictable. Leaders today are trying to do more with fewer resources, and in a shorter timeframe. In addition to managing limited resources, leaders are expected to b…

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george_reed's curator insight, April 24, 12:22 PM

Thinking about legacy can be a good exercise since it recognizes that the organization will continue after you have moved on. The real question is whether it will be better or worse off as the result of your influence.

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What Will Your Leadership Legacy Say About You?

What Will Your Leadership Legacy Say About You? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is often messy and unpredictable. Leaders today are trying to do more with fewer resources, and in a shorter timeframe.

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Thinking about legacy can be a good exercise since it recognizes that the organization will continue after you have moved on. The real question is whether it will be better or worse off as the result of your influence.

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7 Terrific Leadership Lessons from Amazing Women

7 Terrific Leadership Lessons from Amazing Women | Leadership | Scoop.it
Not so long ago, leadership was something most people associated with men. These leadership lessons are ones that men can learn from their female counterparts.

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Beyond Limits's curator insight, April 23, 10:09 PM

There are many sides to successful leadership - and some are seen from a different perspective by women.

Jasmine Beausoleil's curator insight, April 26, 8:22 AM

One can never learn enough on leadership! 

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The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it

Everybody loves self-improvement. We want to get smarter, network better, be connected, balance our lives, and so on. That’s why we’re such avid consumers of “top 10” lists of things to do to be a more effective, productive, promotable, mindful — you name it — leader. We read all the lists, but we have trouble sticking to the “easy steps” because while we all want the benefits of change, we rarely ever want to do the hard work of change.



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John Michel's curator insight, March 29, 11:30 AM

Much research shows how play fosters creativity and innovation. I’ve found that the same benefits apply when you are playful with your self-concept. Playing with your own notion of yourself is akin to flirting with future possibilities.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, March 30, 9:39 AM

Self-improvement requires a commitment to being the best person and leader you can be. 

www.whatawaist.ca's curator insight, April 19, 12:06 PM

Very True

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What To Do When No One Understands You

What To Do When No One Understands You | Leadership | Scoop.it
The human brain likes to minimize effort, says psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson – and unfortunately, that often means other people aren’t making much of an effort to understand you. As humans, “we want to spend as much effort and energy trying to understand something as we have to, but not [...]

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Thoraval's curator insight, April 21, 5:01 AM

Communication : le retour aux basiques

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"The Power of Story" – How to Create Stories That Sell and Share Them…

Learn the 9 beats of every great story and how you can use them to sell yourself, your company, a product, service or cause. Be sure to click on the "Speaker N…

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