Category Archives: Storytelling

Worth A Thousand Words?

Some stories are meant to carry their meaning to a wide audience: they seek clarity, using images, metaphor, analogy, and prose, to provide clarity of understanding. They hope that ‘message sent’ is ‘message received’. Technology has driven us to ever … Continue reading

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Running a Storytelling Experiment for Social Leadership

The Social Leader will be a Storytelling Leader: not simply shaping and sharing their own narratives, but enabling, filtering, and amplifying, the stories that others tell. Specifically, they will understand the systemic nature of the Socially Dynamic Organisation, and the … Continue reading

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Stories of Dissent

Today i prototyped a new activity on ‘Stories of Dissent’. It’s a structured way to explore how ‘dissent’ can provide a stable structure of opposition, and to consider how we create, and hold, safe spaces to explore it. Systems that … Continue reading

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Story Handles

A ‘Story Handle’ is something that you can grab hold of: it’s a notion that i am developing as part of the work around ‘Storytelling in Social Leadership’: today, i’m sharing a reflection upon that. Some stories fly, whilst others … Continue reading

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Why Storytelling

Stories are not just words. They are ideas, they carry meaning. A story can reinforce and confirm those things that you already know to be true, it can open up new areas for us to recognise our own ignorance within, … Continue reading

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‘The Landscape of Stories’: A Social Leadership ‘Storytelling’ Certification

To be a Social Leader is to understand the power of stories, to be an authentic storyteller. Not just stories of consensus and agreement, not just easy stories, shared within our trusted tribe, about known subjects. But rather to understand … Continue reading

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The Storytelling Certification: Final artwork

I’m launching the Social Leadership Storytelling Certification later this week, and have just finalised the artwork, so sharing it today. I’ve been working with Phillip on this piece, building out the landscape we first visited for ‘The Landscape of Trust’. … Continue reading

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