Surviving Leadership Chaos
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How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Paul Smith I recently spoke to Paul Smith, who is a consumer research executive, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (AMACOM Books, August,...

 

I've been following Dan Schawbel for years and was delighted to find that he recently interviewed colleague Paul Smith at Proctor and Gamble about his new book on storytelling and leadership titled Lead With A Story.

 

This interview with Paul that Dan conducted is chock full of good information about the need for leaders to develop storytelling as a core competence. And tips on how companies can make storytelling part of their leadership practices.

 

What I love about Paul's book is his identification of 21 common leadership challenges where storytelling can help. He based his conclusions on his interviews with 75+ CEOs and executives at companies around the world.

 

If you want to know more about storytelling and leadership, read this article and then get the book (I have no affiliation with Paul or his publisher).

 

You will have more tools at your disposal than when you started!

 

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 Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen)

How Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen) | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, authors of "Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations."...

 

I have to laugh -- now we are teaching leaders how to have conversations -- something we do as naturally as breathing!

 

But OK -- I get it. When you are the CEO it can be a lonely place at the top. And how do you start having meaningful conversations with staff without scaring them all to heck? And what are the risks to the leader when they engage in these kinds of conversations?

 

I've been saying for years that organizational change and employee engagement happen through conversations. Seems to finally be gaining some traction. I work with execs on their listening and storytelling skills, never thinking I'd have to address the ins-and-outs of conversations. But hey -- the insights here are solid and I can see what I need to add when I coach leaders.

 

This is a podcast that covers these main points and more. It is also a promo for the author's new book, which you might also be interested in.

 

If you work with organizations and senior executives, you will gain some decent ah-hahs!

 

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http://blogs.hbr.org/ideacast/2012/07/how-effective-leaders-talk-and.html ;

 

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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