Working Smarter to Meet the Challenges of the Conceptual Age
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Working Smarter to Meet the Challenges of the Conceptual Age
Helping organizations and practitioners shift to a Working Smarter Framework comprised of social Learning, collaboration & leadership.
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Rescooped by Brent MacKinnon from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling
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Insights About Org Change And Story -- Podcast

Insights About Org Change And Story -- Podcast | Working Smarter to Meet the Challenges of the Conceptual Age | Scoop.it
In an effort to continue to share the best Change Management Insights and Knowledge (in a way that's easy to digest and keeps you in the know) I've created The

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Brent MacKinnon's insight:

Stories are pull technology that can humanize the process of talking about work. There is more potential to connect to insights and possible changes you can make when hearing stories.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 19, 2013 1:36 PM

In this free podcast my co-author, Lori Silverman (of our new book Business Storytelling for Dummies) chats about the role of stories in organizational change.


The podcast is 36:31 minutes long. Organizational change efforts have a notorius failure rate of about 70%. Stories can make a significant dent in that statistic since story sharing throughout the change cycle is critical to keeping the project focused. Stories also provide tangible evidence of change progress that keeps the effort going. And stories engage employees very directly in the change process, particularly if accompanied by consistent recognition.


If you've ever had questions about how stories are important to successful change efforts, Lori has insights to share with you here.


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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Want to Reach More Humans? Try Sounding Like One (via Storytelling)

Want to Reach More Humans? Try Sounding Like One (via Storytelling) | Working Smarter to Meet the Challenges of the Conceptual Age | Scoop.it
There are a lot of smart business leaders out there. They come up with brilliant products, develop amazing technologies and help customers solve their most complex problems.

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Brent MacKinnon's insight:

I like the emphasis on trust building and being authentic.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 18, 2013 1:26 PM

I scooped this article because it's a great reminder with a very simple message -- drop the corporate speak; don't focus on pushing messages to folks; just show up, be real, and my addition: focus on story sharing.


Stories aren't mentioned in this article, yet they are your vehicle to building trust, being authentic, conveying complex information with simple elegance, all while being humble. And this is what the article talks about.


A lot of the storytelling articles I'm reading lately are still focused on using stories as a push technology to broadcast messages to people. That is old hat. We are now in another world where it is finally recognized that stories are a pull technology (they pull people into your world) AND that stories told evoke stories in the minds of listeners that they want to share back with you. So story sharing needs to be the focus these days.


This article helps us get our head straight about that. It's a quick read with terrific insights and tips to share. Happy reading!


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

malek's curator insight, December 18, 2013 2:16 PM

I like the idea of a mom as your ltimus test, if she got it, the whole world will go after you.

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The Role of Personal Stories at Work


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Brent MacKinnon's insight:

More great ideas and possibilities flow from telling stories about work.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:16 PM

This podcast is also available on itunes at The Story Factor podcast:


Here is another free podcast from colleague Annette Simmons who continues her interview with Jane Praeger. The focus this time is on using personal stories in your professional life -- and still some talk about the role of surprise in telling a story. Praeger went into surpirse more deeply in her first podcast with Annette which you can also find in this collection.


I appreciate it when Jane says that the fastest way to building trust is being vulnerable when sharing a story. That means it's OK to be an authentic human when sharing a story who makes mistakes and isn't perfect.


What I also like about this podcast is that Jane offers a free case study that you can download when you click on the link on the podcast's page. Yeah! We like good free stuff :))


If ever you've felt squeamish about sharing your personal stories, then this podcast is for you.


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