Storytelling in Organizations

February 2021 – Reverend Tawana Davis

February Story Lab: Stories Black Women Tell – A Stream of Culture Reverend Tawana Davis, co-founder of Soul 2 Soul Sisters Centuries before the heinous inception of this country through the enslavement of African peoples and Indigenous First Nation people, there were griots amid numerous countries in West Africa.  Griots are storytellers, leaders, mystics, historians, …

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November 2020 – Pete Griffin

November Story Lab – Everyone Loves Smokey Bear Pete Griffin, Author & Storyteller & SIO Board Member In 1984, a study was conducted. Members of the public were given the phrase “Remember, only YOU…” and asked to finish the sentence. An astounding  95 percent were able to correctly add, “…can prevent forest fires.”  The Smokey …

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October 2020 – Tom Sparough

The Stories in Organization (SIO) SIG gathered on October 22nd, to hear Tom Sparough, SIO Board Member and Co-founder of Space Painter present “Trust and the Dark Shadows That Destroy It.” The session took a deep dive into one of the key components of organizational storytelling. Tom shared one of his ghost stories “The Dust” …

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One More Question-The Importance of Listening to your Gut when you Network

By Julienne B. Ryan Have you had this experience? You’re at a business event and you’ve met a fellow attendee and have spent the last five minutes sharing the basics like your names, job titles and event-related comments. You think you’re doing a reasonable job of being appropriately engaging and inquisitive. You haven’t made any …

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Welcome Detours! A Detour Can Sometimes Be Better than the Original Plan

by Andrea Heckelmann The Issue One of my clients, in order to expedite the process of installing a new IT program, used an existing platform, rather than creating a new, customized version. After almost a year’s worth of efforts that included several postponed go live dates, management decided to stop the current project and direct …

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Leadership Connext: The Role of Story in Voluntary Sector Leadership Development in Canada by Glory Ressler This selection illustrates the use of story in many forms in a major leadership development school in Canada. Download PDF The Missing Links by Carol Russell Story is used to enhance knowledge management in a British government department. Download …

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