When was the last time you had to make a presentation? Did you tell a story? When was the last time you had to conduct an interview? Did you ask the applicant to tell a story? How do you weave stories into your leadership style? Storytelling can be powerful tools for connecting.
Stories help us discover alignment between our interests, dreams and fears. Stories invite us to discover what we have in common, where we differ, what we hold most dear, and even the changes we desire in our homes, communities and workplaces. Stories can make us laugh, think, cry and reflect. Good stories can serve as a catalyst for curiosity and action.
Great leaders know how to tell the right story to connect and ignite a team or audience. They use stories to slow a team down to reflect and they use stories to energize a group. [Read more…]