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Agility: The Ingredient That Will Define Next Generation Leadership

Agility: The Ingredient That Will Define Next Generation Leadership | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
Today’s organizational leaders are facing accelerating rates of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, all of which are showing no signs of slowing down. Whether it is the continuing digital revolution or expanding global markets, our current environment requires a constant state of innovation. For companies to continue succeeding, next generation leaders must be able to handle any curve ball thrown their way. Leading through this new business environment requires the capability to sense and respond to changes in the business environment with actions that are focused, fast and flexible. The best way to put it: next generation leaders have to be agile.

 

Now, the question becomes, what does leadership agility look like? Next gen leaders must be able to proficiently move, change and evolve the organization. Agile leaders are creative thinkers with a deep sense of purpose. They show a propensity and ability to move into action and make decisions, and their implementation often results in greater learning. Agile leaders actively engage diverse stakeholders, influencing and studying them simultaneously. This individual is not an average employee; they “seek pain to learn.” Agile individuals are motivated by expanding their knowledge, questioning the status quo, and actively migrate towards challenges. They thrive off of solving the difficult problems within the organization, as they believe it mutually benefits themself and the company. They enjoy getting through in the deep end of the worst problems.

 

Sure. This sounds like every executive’s dream employee. However, the conundrum is that very few professionals possess this rare business acumen. We would estimate that only about 10 percent of today’s employees having the appropriate levels of “leadership agility” that is needed; seeking out this particular individual from a pool of candidates is no easy task.

 

One comprehensive way to look at it is in the diagram below by Nick Horney and Tom O’Shea from Agility Consulting with co-author Bill Pasmore from the Centre for Creative Leadership. They argue that for agility to become a strategic asset to the organization, the proposed leader must have traits of both High Agility and High Performance. They have the ability to take on major assignments in a variety of departments. They anticipate and take action, pushing through and leading the trends that change and impact the organization. While ideally this would be a leader already within an organization, it is often not the case. A leader may focus more heavily on performance, or contrarily have greater agility. In some industries and firms, high performance is all that is needed and agility is not called for. However, in our experience, this is less and less the norm.

 

We believe that with the guidance of top executives, agile leaders can be developed internally. By identifying and developing high-potential talent, businesses can improve responsiveness to company and marketplace shifts and thereby their ability to deliver strategic priorities. Having an agile leader on the team takes the company from good to great. These individuals are focused, confident and driven to lead. While they may be hard to come by, taking the time to seek them out is worth your while.


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What Are Your Customer's Triggers? | The Story of Telling

What Are Your Customer's Triggers? | The Story of Telling | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
As marketers we spend a lot of time focusing on our customer's motivation and ability. Perhaps we need to start thinking like user experience designers?
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Think about the beginning and middle of the process, not just the end!

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Google, M&C Saatchi Sydney showcase storytelling cube

Google, M&C Saatchi Sydney showcase storytelling cube | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
SYDNEY - Working with Google Play, M&C Saatchi Sydney has released a music video in an intriguing online format that invites the user to experience a story through the six facets of a cube.
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I enjoyed flipping the cube as I listened to the music video. Tis truly a unique experience being able to control the visual images that accompany the story/music.

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Content Marketing: Are You At The Mature Storytelling Stage?

Content Marketing: Are You At The Mature Storytelling Stage? | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
An important part of developing skills and expertise is to understand where you fall on a continuum of what’s possible and then take action to evolve and

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 2, 12:21 PM

If your business isn't using content marketing -- it should! Content marketing is when you write articles, create videos, put together SlideShares, podcasts, etc. about your business, your customers, your products and services to share with the marketplace. Content marketing builds authority, credibility, engagement, and grows the bottom line. 


And if you are not sharing stories in the content you create, you are way behind the times -- and your content is probably a dud.


What I really like about this article is that top content expert Lee Odden has put together a maturity model for all of us creating content. The model helps us know where we are in the content creation cycle.


If you are already at the storytelling stage -- then woo hoo! You are advanced. If not, you are somewhere in the stasis-to-production-to-utility phase. In these phases a business is either just getting started with creating content and is focused on broadcasting their brand, or you are providing useful information and getting social shares.


But storytelling is a mature phase -- where you have brand leadership because through sharing stories the company is creating experiences for audiences that connect to their emotional and intellectual needs at the same time.


There is a lot more to understand in Odden's model so dig into this article and figure out where you are + what you need to do next.


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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Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder

Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was the first person to win an Academy Award as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film. The film The Apartment (1960) stared Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and is certainly in my top-10...
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After 50 years of film making Billy Wilder shares his top 10 storytelling tips.

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Websites + Storytelling: The Best Way To Drive Traffic

Websites + Storytelling: The Best Way To Drive Traffic | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it

"Storytelling is one of the oldest habits of modern civilization. Ever since we learned to communicate, understand each other, we have been telling stories. At a time when your website is the storefront of your business and a gateway to increased conversions, storytelling is surely one of the key components that can play a crucial role in turning the tides in your favor. After all, web design is also about communicating concepts and ideas, isn’t it?"


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 1, 9:05 AM

I like this quick article because it reminds us of 3 key points to remember when sharing our business stories on our website:

  1. Words matter. For me I find it much easier to record myself telling a story orally and then converting that to text. From there I can then craft a written story without losing my unique voice and authenticity.
  2. Parallax web design is a very cool tool for telling your brand story.
  3. A mascot (think MailChimp) can be a big boost for your business -- especially in B2C. Although MailChimp is a B2B company, I think figuring out if a mascot will work for you is all about really knowing your audience. 


Think about these 3 points and have an awesome day.


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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Transmedia Project Pitch Sheet – Transmedia Storyteller

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A very useful tool.

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The Social Media Marketing Hero’s Cycle: Building Content For the Buyer’s Journey | Simply Measured

The Social Media Marketing Hero’s Cycle: Building Content For the Buyer’s Journey | Simply Measured | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
When I was young, I wanted to be a sitcom writer. Now that I’m older, wiser, and more mature…I still kinda want to write sitcoms. I love a good sitcom. You get the full scope of a well-diagrammed story in 21 minutes (plus commercials). As a content creator and social media marketer, that is incredibly appealing.…
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Kevin Shively shares the chronological order of the  Buyers Journey (See - Joseph Campbell - The Hero's Journey)

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Discarded Smartphones Upcycled Into Digital Forest Watchdogs - PSFK

Discarded Smartphones Upcycled Into Digital Forest Watchdogs - PSFK | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
The solar-powered listening posts detect illegal loggers and poachers in remote areas.
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Solar powered phones helping people protect the flora and fauna of wilderness areas.  

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How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West

How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
But the key question remains: Will metro residents give up their cars?
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The changing STORY of America's dependence on the Automobile. 


#TheFutureofTransportation

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Naturally, the Architecture of StoryCorps Tells Its Own Story

Naturally, the Architecture of StoryCorps Tells Its Own Story | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
With a new physical exhibition space, StoryCorps is expanding the way it presents stories in Chicago.
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The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism | Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Columbia Journalism School
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Thoughtful, insightful and compelling stories win the lion's share of reader attention. The news source with the most complete analysis of available data stands to produce the most compelling story.  


#Big Data


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Story 2.0: The Surprising Thing About The Next Wave Of Narrative

Story 2.0: The Surprising Thing About The Next Wave Of Narrative | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
Wrapping up a three-part series, Jonathan Gottschall discusses the problem with interactivity and some eternal truths of storytelling.
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Humankind has responded to the power of story since the beginning of time, we will continue to respond to powerful story until such time that humankind itself changes.

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No Business Is In A Market Of One | The Story of Telling

No Business Is In A Market Of One | The Story of Telling | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
We spend at least as much time looking over our shoulder at the competition as we do on doing work that matters. You can allow the noise from the competition to fade into the background.
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Should we compete today like there is no tomorrow?

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Are You Ready To Tell People About You? | The Story of Telling

Are You Ready To Tell People About You? | The Story of Telling | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
Have you ever come away from being asked the 'tell me about you' question in a professional setting and felt like you nailed it? Now you can....
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Want to become a better storyteller, then this list is tailor made for you.

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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.
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Making meaning vs. Making money which is more important as a motivator? The survey says "Making Meaning" 1st and foremost always wins in the end.

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Helping people focus on the meaning and impact of their work, rather than on, say, the financial returns it will bring, may be the best way to improve not only the quality of their work but also — counterintuitive though it may seem — their financial success.

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Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices - YouTube

Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions li...
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Ruth Chang offers us a process for making hard decisions.


She says:


"Drifters allow the world and circumstance to write the story of their life.


We each have the opportunity to take control of the story via knowing how to make the hard decisions and thus become the authors of our own lives".


#Storytelling #Reason

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The Power of Positive Coaching

The Power of Positive Coaching | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
A group called Positive Coaching Alliance is training thousands of coaches and parents to change to culture of youth sports for the better.
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True leaders empower and inspire their teams.


The stories that we tell about our experiences in youth sport are often about our ability but just as often they are about how we felt while we participated on the field of play. 


This article talks about how we might not remember a lot from our 5th grade school year, however you played a sport then very likely you will retain vivid memories of a homerun, goal, dropped pass, a missed goal, a strike out at a pivotal point in the game. What your coach's said or did in those moments are key factors in making those moments remembered as positive or negative.


Sport can and does shape the young people that engage on the field of play. 

At long last there is a groundswell of attention being paid to assuring the quality of leadership athat assures a cuture for the players that is based on help me not hurt me in youth sport.


#YouthSport


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Sound of Honda - Ayrton Senna 1989 - - YouTube

アイルトン・セナが残した走行データから、24年前のエンジン音が甦る■「dots lab by internavi」 http://www.honda.co.jp/internavi-dots/dots-lab/senna1989/ ■プロジェクトムービー http://youtu.be/RVeSYyYzjhY
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Excerpt from: Fast Company Create


Why the Future of Marketing belongs to Freaks & Geeks


"Created by Dentsu and Rhizomatiks in Tokyo, this piece attempted the impossible: recreate the fastest lap 20 years ago run by Ayrton Senna, the legendary Brazilian F-1 driver killed in a racing accident.

The origin of this idea is data.


The team, mostly composed of geeks, started the idea by gathering the sound data from 20 years ago. From there, by re-imagining the race track where Senna ran the historic lap as if it were a three-dimensional musical sheet, the team beautifully and poetically visualized the data onto that sheet in a physical world and documented it.


The significance of "Sound of Honda" isn't so much the final outcome. Rather, it's what went into it: data as a starting point and collaboration of data scientists with creatives and technologists.

Data is really just numbers--and that's perhaps why it gets a bad rap. But through data, you can discover unexpected truth and authenticity of the invisible world around us. It can uncover human behavior that we may not see. And when you combine that with human creativity and imagination, it can result in something magical and emotional, as "Sound of Honda" demonstrated".

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The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time

The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
Here's what you should do immediately in order to work more efficiently and start earning real profit.
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Change these behaviours and watch your business story take flight

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7 Signs Your Candidate Is a Great Storyteller

7 Signs Your Candidate Is a Great Storyteller | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
Learn how to screen for storytelling skills in an interview.
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Very good advice when hiring an individual or an agency.



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Brand Storytelling @ Cannes This Year: Don't Miss These Insights

Brand Storytelling @ Cannes This Year: Don't Miss These Insights | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
With the prestigious 2014 Cannes Lions festivities coming to a close, it’s almost sinful not to blog about a major theme during this year’s “Oscars of the Advertising industry” event… Brand Storytelling. The importance of brand storytelling in this year’s Cannes Lions was highlighted by another Chipotle story-styled campaign win. This time, the company won the [...]

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 24, 10:46 AM

My colleague Omar Kattan, an expert in brand storytelling, did all of us a great favor. He put together quotes and video clips of top advertising and business folks at the Cannes Film Festival on the importance of storytelling.


Wow! Who knew brand storytelling was such a hot topic there this year.


I love the material shared here. Not only are the big-whigs firmly behind storytelling, their comments are insightful. One of my favorite is from Miles Young, chief executive at ad agency Ogilvy and Mather: "Narrative techniques are critical as a component of creativity and were not give a lot of attention before." Right on Miles!


There are 5 other quotes and video clips of interviews that Kattan shares with us. Many thanks Omar for putting this collection of gems together for us!


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

Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan's curator insight, June 28, 11:47 PM

Thanks for the re-scoop Karen and glad you found it useful. Yes, also glad that the big whigs are getting on the band wagon and placing more importance on the art of storytelling.

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22 maps that explain the World Cup

22 maps that explain the World Cup | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
The history, geography, and politics of the World Cup and soccer as a whole
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The STORY of World Cup Futbol in MAPS (yesterday & today).

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SpaceX Dragon V2 | Unveil Event - YouTube

SpaceX Dragon V2 | Unveil Event - YouTube | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
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Elon Musk = Creativity, Innovation & Resillience


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The Lives of America's Homeless

The Lives of America's Homeless | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
An oral-history project seeks to document some of the least-heard voices in society: those with no permanent address.
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Real people telling their stories.

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Seven Ways Speakers Can Enchant Their Audiences

Seven Ways Speakers Can Enchant Their Audiences | The ART of Storytelling | Scoop.it
Speakers can go beyond the ordinary to enchant their audiences by involving them in innovative ways.
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#2 Involve the audience, always a winner.

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