What comes to mind when you think of “torchbearers” lighting the path for the “travelers”? Science fiction? A fantasy novel? How about a guide for organizations undergoing change?
Nancy Duarte and Pattie Sanchez use story telling constructs in their new book Illuminate to outline a compelling toolkit for “torchbearers” (leaders advocating for organizational change).The authors use the “journeyscape” metaphor to provide readers with tools for building a shared common purpose, also known as “collective effervescence.”
Duarte and Sanchez share multiple case studies from Duarte Inc. to illustrate their “Dream, Leap, Fight, Climb and Arrive” stages. Each stage follows the arc of a well crafted story and engages readers as both torchbearers and travelers in creating collective effervescence.