Partnership & Possibilities: Season 2, Episode 1

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Partnership & Possibilities: A Podcast on Leadership in Organizations
SEASON 2
EPISODE 1: STORIES WE TELL ABOUT OURSELVES

“Stories can be very powerful, [but] it’s not enough to just have a
story to tell, it has to have relevance, it has to have meaning, to you
personally, you have to tell the story sincerely, [and] with
authenticity”


Running time 41:28

What is your experience of storytelling in your organization? Where
has it been successful? Where has it not been successful? Where has it
fallen flat? Where has it taken things in a direction opposite from what
the storyteller intended? How do you as a leader use storytelling in your
own leadership practice?

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Summary
Intro – Focus on stories and how stories shape, reflect and maybe reshape
an organizational culture.
3:40 – How stories can effect and change a team’s outlook on how they view and value their work and the end-product.
7:02 – Storytelling can reflect culture.
9:51 – Stories focused on the individual vs. stories which focus on the
value of the team as a whole.
13:41 – How does storytelling differ in other parts of the world?
18:42 – Reframing as a storytelling skill. What does it mean?
26:24 – When telling a story, it is important for leaders to be aware of how their stories are being heard and processed by its intended audience.
31:59 – Great storytellers show respect and authenticity in how they tell a story.

Resources
David Cooperrider
Wade Davis

Photo Credit: carlaarena via Compfight cc

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