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…Details
Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or a Stronger Start-Up New York Times Magazine (New York, NY), December 12, 2014 Summary: The age-old art of storytelling — something humans have done since they could first communicate – has become this year’s buzzword. In these days, you need to be compelling, unforgettable, funny and smart.…Details
told by Sandy Oglesby click to listen Sandy Oglesby Have you ever heard your phone ring at 3:00am in the morning and hated to pick up the phone thinking something awful must have happened to someone you love? This is “that” story. It was such a huge honor to tell at the NSN Conference. What…Details
Dubbo Photo News (Dubbo NSW, Australia), November 22, 2014 Summary: The performance of contemporary Aboriginal stories on the stages of regional theatres and performance spaces is not yet part of mainstream cultural programming. Yet, the expression of Aboriginal culture through storytelling has a history that far outdates Western culture, which makes its absence from…Details
(HSA) Retold by Kevin Strauss, M.S. Ed.
Once, in old Japan, an old woman was gathering firewood in the forest when she saw a sparrow hopping around on the ground. It was almost as if the sparrow couldn’t fly. The woman put down her firewood and slowly walked up to the bird.
“Don’t worry, little friend,”…Details
Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling Harvard Business Review (Cambridge, MA), October 28, 2014 Summary: Paul J. Zak said, “A decade ago, my lab discovered that a neurochemical called oxytocin is a key ‘it’s safe to approach others’ signal in the brain. Oxytocin is produced when we are trusted or shown a kindness, and it…Details
The Most Important Thing © Susi Wolf 2013 A mystic was meditating deep in the forest when he heard a noise and 3 young men appeared in the brush. “We are sorry to bother you, but we are seekers of truth and have come to find out something.” The old man welcomed them, built a…Details
DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Storytelling and Meditation: An Oasis of Repair © Laura Simms 2014 In 1979 I fell in love with traditional tales: fairytales, epics, myths and teaching stories. I was intrigued by what happened to my audiences and myself when words, images and memory came alive in the space…Details
DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING After War © Margaux Richet, 2014 Is it possible that a war can make stories disappear? Is it possible that adults can force themselves to forget that there was a time when storytelling belonged to their family, to their ancestors, to their neighbors, far from books and…Details
DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Farmers Market at the Autumn Equinox © Merna Ann Hecht 2013 wanting to nest in the yellow-leafed wind, inside this basket heaped with saucers of late summer squash, bunched arugula, lipstick and gypsy peppers,we know the news of the day, wars against children, tax cuts for…Details