Storytelling in Organizations

SIO, Stories, and Organizations

As the whole of human history shows and storytellers have always known, stories are a wellspring of communal life. Stories inspire, support, and sustain all types of human communities. Think of the patriotic tales that stir the national soul or the traditional holiday stories recounted at family gatherings. Consider the ancestral sagas of tribes and …

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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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