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The Leader S Guide To Storytelling

Author : Stephen Denning
ISBN : 9780470893906
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 38.44 MB
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In his best-selling book, Squirrel Inc., former World Bank executive and master storyteller Stephen Denning used a tale to show why storytelling is a critical skill for leaders. Now, in this hands-on guide, Denning explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time. Whoever you are in the organization CEO, middle management, or someone on the front lines you can lead by using stories to effect change. Filled with myriad examples, A Leader’s Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few available ways to handle the principal and most difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. The right kind of story at the right time, can make an organization “stunningly vulnerable” to a new idea.
Category: Business & Economics

The Leader S Guide To Storytelling

Author : Stephen Denning
ISBN : 9781118008782
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68.4 MB
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How leaders can use the right story at the right time to inspire change and action This revised and updated edition of the best-selling book A Leader's Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few ways to handle the most important and difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. Using myriad illustrative examples and filled with how-to techniques, this book clearly explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time. Stephen Denning has won awards from Financial Times, The Innovation Book Club, and 800-CEO-READ The book on leadership storytelling shows how successful leaders use stories to get their ideas across and spark enduring enthusiasm for change Stephen Denning offers a hands-on guide to unleash the power of the business narrative.
Category: Business & Economics

The Leader S Guide To Influence

Author : Mike Brent
ISBN : 9780273761204
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 37.32 MB
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Shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year 2011, Practical Manager Category A Leader’s Guide to Influence will show you how to step up your people skills and improve working relationships so you can get the business results you want. Combing the hugely popular areas of influence and leadership, this book will show you how to step up your interpersonal effectiveness by learning how to work more successfully with those around you, be they people you manage, colleagues, client or business partners. Through a combination of practical exercises, case studies and no-nonsense advice, this book shows you how to: - Increase your confidence and impact. - Communicate more effectively. - Learn different tools, techniques and approaches when working with different types of people. - Listen and question effectively. - Develop rapport and empathy. - Give better feedback. - Deal with difficult situations and cope with conflict.
Category: Business & Economics

The Leader S Guide To Radical Management

Author : Stephen Denning
ISBN : 0470651369
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 76.76 MB
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A radical new management model for twenty-first century leaders Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Most proposals for improving management address one element of the crisis at the expense of the others. The principles described by award-winning author Stephen Denning simultaneously inspire high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight. Denning puts forward a fundamentally different approach to management, with seven inter-locking principles of continuous innovation: focusing the entire organization on delighting clients; working in self-organizing teams; operating in client-driven iterations; delivering value to clients with each iteration; fostering radical transparency; nurturing continuous self-improvement and communicating interactively. In sum, the principles comprise a new mental model of management. Author outlines the basic seven principles of continuous innovation The book describes more than seventy supporting practices Denning offers a rethinking of management from first principles This book is written by the author of The Secret Language of Leadership—a Financial Times Selection in Best Books of 2007.
Category: Business & Economics

The Secret Language Of Leadership

Author : Stephen Denning
ISBN : 9781118047378
Genre : Business & Economics
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The book introduces the concept of narrative intelligence—an ability to understand and act and react agilely in the quicksilver world of interacting narratives. It shows why this is key to the central task of leadership, what its dimensions are, and how you can measure it. The book’s lucid explanations, vivid examples and practical tips are essential reading for CEOs, managers, change agents, marketers, salespersons, brand managers, politicians, teachers, parents—anyone who is setting out to the change the world.
Category: Business & Economics

Lead With A Story

Author : Paul Smith
ISBN : 9780814420317
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55.87 MB
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Storytelling has come of age in the business world. Today, many of the most successful companies use storytelling as a leadership tool. At Nike, all senior executives are designated "corporate storytellers." 3M banned bullet points years ago and replaced them with a process of writing "strategic narratives." Procter Gamble hired Hollywood directors to teach its executives storytelling techniques. Some forward-thinking business schools have even added storytelling courses to their management curriculum. The reason for this is simple: Stories have the ability to engage an audience the way logic and bullet points alone never could. Whether you are trying to communicate a vision, sell an idea, or inspire commitment, storytelling is a powerful business tool that can mean the difference between mediocre results and phenomenal success. Lead with a Story contains both ready-to-use stories and how-to guidance for readers looking to craft their own. Designed for a wide variety of business challenges, the book shows how narrative can help: * Define culture and values * Engender creativity and innovation * Foster collaboration and build relationships * Provide coaching and feedback * Lead change * And more Whether in a speech or a memo, communicated to one person or a thousand, storytelling is an essential skill for success. Complete with examples from companies like Kellogg's, Merrill-Lynch, Procter Gamble, National Car Rental, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, and more, this practical resource gives readers the guidance they need to deliver stories to stunning effect.
Category: Business & Economics

The Complete Guide To Business School Presenting

Author : Stanley K. Ridgley
ISBN : 9780857285140
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 21.91 MB
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Reveals the secret expectations harbored by business school professors when listening to presented material. Designed to offer a competitive advantage to anyone interested in a career in business, this book offers a truly unique means of developing effective presentation skills.
Category: Business & Economics

A Leader S Guide To Knowledge Management

Author : John Girard
ISBN : 1606490192
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 42.35 MB
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This book is your guide to ensuring future generations know what you know and can apply it in their time. This book is your guide to knowledge management for the future leaders of your organization. In other words, it ensures that they will know what you know and be able to apply your experiences to similar encounters in their time.
Category: Business & Economics

The New Marketing

Author : John Sadowsky
ISBN : 1470021528
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 81.11 MB
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This book is about the new world of marketing using the Internet. Today branding is about community and conversation. This book shows how to use storytelling, social media and email to build and engage a brand community and how to maintain a dialogue with this community.In recent years, the Internet has caused us to rethink the traditional rules and principles of branding. Yesterday, a brand was what the company told the world it was. Today, a brand is what the community decides it is. The book cites examples from large well-known corporations, but focuses in particular on the winning practices of small companies without large marketing budgets. It will show you how anyone can combine the use of Internet with the power of storytelling, to build a highly engaged brand community at very low cost.Some of the reactions to the book: “Here is a fresh and insightful telling about the new marketing that we must all master if we are to engage our customers and stakeholders in living dialogue.”— PHILIP KOTLER, Author of "Marketing Management", the world's most widely used textbook on Marketing“This book is an insightful guide for organizations making the shift from yesterday's approach to branding — a story the firm tells — to what branding is today: an interactive co-creation with the user community.”— STEPHEN DENNING, Author of "The Leader's Guide to Radical Management" and "The Leader's Guide to Storytelling"“John Sadowsky's book has a lasting message which will be a source of inspiration and motivation for many years to come. He ties together five significant trends in branding and organizational communication highlighting the link between the power of story and organizational success. Sadowsky has emerged as a voice with profound understanding of communication in the 21st century.”— SETH KAHAN, Author of "Getting Change Right" and Expert Blogger for "Fast Company"“This book is a practical guide to using social-media tools to express a brand's true nature. It is powerful, clear, and insightful.”— GUY KAWASAKI, Author of "Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions"“This book will change the way you approach email and social media marketing. John Sadowsky shows you how to gather your customers around your virtual campfire and share stories about your products and brand.”— NICK HEYS, Founder and CEO, Emailvision
Category: Business & Economics

Creating Great Choices

Author : Jennifer Riel
ISBN : 9781633692978
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 57.63 MB
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Move Beyond Trade-Off Thinking When it comes to our hardest choices, it can seem as though making trade-offs is inevitable. But what about those crucial times when accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough? What do we do when the choices in front of us don't get us what we need? In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and superior answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by world-renowned strategic thinker Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Now, in Creating Great Choices, Martin and his longtime thinking partner Jennifer Riel vividly illustrate how integrative thinking works, and how to do it. The book includes fresh stories of successful integrative thinkers that will demystify the process of creative problem solving, as well as practical tools and exercises to help readers engage with the ideas. And it lays out the authors' four-step methodology for creating great choices, which can be applied in virtually any context. The result is a replicable, thoughtful approach to finding a "third and better way" to make important choices in the face of unacceptable trade‐offs. Insightful and instructive, Creating Great Choices blends storytelling, theory, and hands-on advice to help any leader or manager facing a tough choice.
Category: Business & Economics