Category Archives: Storytelling

Layers of Storytelling

I’ve spent two days working with different organisations around Jersey, exploring how they can get fit for the Social Age: there are common themes. The need for agility, the need to transform culture, the need to drive change. But change … Continue reading

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The Story Machine

Stories don’t come from a machine: they come from people. They’re not stamped out of steel, but rather crafted around a campfire. Or in a corner. Or on the train. Or over Facebook. Stories are not available on demand, but … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Scaffolding

As i continue to develop the Scaffolded Social Learning model, i’m struck by the importance of the Storyteller role. Under a scaffolded approach, we use two elements: formal and co-created social. The formal elements are the organisational side of the … Continue reading

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Styles of Storytelling

I’ve been running a workshop all day today, touching on storytelling in learning. I just wanted to capture some of the elements that i covered. We looked at approaches to storytelling and thought about how the stance and style affects … Continue reading

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Narrative and storytelling in Social Leadership

It’s because stories sit at the heart of how we communicate that i’ve included ‘Narrative‘ as the first dimension of Social Leadership. When we share stories, we contextualise information, relating it to that which we already know. Stories draw on … Continue reading

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Unearthing Organisational Stories: finding the narrative

“It’s a little wordy, is that normal in your field?” was Heidi’s response to my first draft. Her tact doing little to numb the honesty. In some areas, volume is good: boxes or chocolate and length of holidays being two … Continue reading

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Stories and Sea Shanties

There’s no denying that we all look a little bit younger in this photo: only five years ago, but so much changes (and i don’t just mean the receding hairlines and expanding waists). Rich, Cath and I still go kayaking … Continue reading

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