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Using Language and Stories For Change

Using Language and Stories For Change | wealth business & social media | Scoop.it
Storytelling and language in Participatory Community Network Mapping

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
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As a leader, share it with your organizational development folks, but also understand it yourself so you can be more effective.
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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 15, 2017 12:39 PM

OK, this is a deep post -- but well worth it if you are into storytelling creating successful change. As a leader, share it with your organizational development folks, but also understand it yourself so you can be more effective.

 

In fact, you'll probably want to bookmark this entire site. There are tools to explore and more insights to read on the link between storytelling and change.

 

One of the reasons I like this post is because it also talks about language. The language we use in our stories is important. Using generative language is a must. Generative language creates forward movement. Get more insights on this by reading the post.

 

I also like the notion shared here of mapping stories collaboratively in your network. It's an incredibly valuable tool because then you know because the stories act as bridges to other groups, divisions, and worlds where you need to go and have impact.

 

The site also shares a simple network mapping tool. Yay!

 

My only quibble is that the article focuses on stories as sense-making tools when instead they are meaning-making vehicles. Sense making is "Oh I get it." Meaning making is, "Oh, now I know how this is valuable, or now I know what to do." That's a huge difference, and meaning making is a way more desirable outcome.

 

Dig in here for accelerating your leadership and change skills.

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The Power of Narratives: Why We Need More Than Facts to Change

The Power of Narratives: Why We Need More Than Facts to Change | wealth business & social media | Scoop.it
''You cannot take away someone's story without giving them a new one.''

Via Dr. Karen Dietz, Bobby Dillard
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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 15, 2017 6:49 PM

Why are skills in narrative practices and storytelling so critical for today's technology leaders?

 

Well, this post lays it out in straight -- sharing some important cognitive reasons why storytelling works. Like: "Stories are the means by which we navigate the world. They allow us to interpret its complex and contradictory signals."

 

OR -- "People may hold information in the form of data and figures, but their beliefs about it are held entirely in the form of stories."

 

AND -- when change occurs only when we replace the older story with another. 

 

Now, this post was written with politics in mind. But the truths remain the same. Simply substitute "technology" any time you see the word "politics".

 

Oh, and it might bring some clarity to today's political stories, too.

 

This review was originally published by Dr. Karen Dietz for her Tech Leaders curation: www.scoop.it/t/tech-leaders 

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 16, 2017 9:53 AM

Storytellers and bloggers can learn from this post. Recommended reading. 9/10

Philippe Coll's curator insight, November 17, 2017 11:10 AM
Le pouvoir de la fiction. Cela peut être terrifiant.