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Storytelling

 

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
-Maya Angelou

Did You Know: The U.S. is the only country that has dual identity in its mythological heroes.  Superman & Clark Kent; Batman & Bruce Wayne; Wonder Woman & Diana Prince; Spiderman & Peter Parker...

These powerful stories (and yours) turn "tacit" information into "explicit" information making it accessible for others. Stories pass down knowledge, inspire us to act & connect with the essence of what it means to be human.

Dr. Diana Wong from Sensei Change Associates says:

Leaders who excel as storytellers can build high quality connections. Their stories and more importantly the process of telling stories can inspire others to great heights. The best stories come from critical moments that allow us to see beyond the obvious, go from ordinary to the extraordinary and surprises that tickle our sensibilities. We are always composing stories as our lives unfold on a daily basis. Capturing the stories to create meaningful narrative is a sense-making process within ourselves. Then storytelling enables us to share the sense-making in building meaningful relationships.

Silent & Listen use the same letters & make up the remaining element to storytelling. But that's for another post 🙂

For additional resources, check out the Story Center!

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