In fact, telling a better story is an act of leadership because it tells a true story of
the people that is different from the safe way in which they choose to tell their own
story. Such telling, for the leader, is risky. This kind of storied leadership ...
Author: Larry A. Golemon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Helping a community of faith 're-vision' its personal and collective narratives is one of the greatest leadership challenges of the age. In Finding Our Story, Larry Golemon, lead researcher of the Alban Institute's Narrative Leadership in Ministry project, has assembled essays by congregational consultants who use the power of story to help congregations heal, strengthen, and reinvent themselves. These consultants describe how narrative therapy works, explore its promise and its challenges, and share the practical wisdom of their own experiences along with their favorite models of narrative change to show how congregations can be transformed by reauthoring the operative stories they live by
It uses leadership training material publicly available on YouTube as data, and
considers how a leadership trainer frames vignettes of mundane workplace
experiences as stories of leadership-in-action and how, through doing this, he
Author: Jonathan Clifton
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Fascination with leadership and its relation to world events seems to be ever growing, and leadership narratives are a key element through which leader identities are constructed. Contemporary research into leadership tends to recycle the same old myths of the heroic white male leader. By looking at stories told by leaders in Australasia, Asia, North America, the Middle East, and Africa, this book explores different aspects of leadership narratives. The Language of Leadership Narratives brings linguistics and leadership research together, showcasing different analytical and methodological approaches and enabling a more critical approach. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of leadership research, from dark leadership to gendered leadership. This book introduces the advantages of analysing leadership narratives as social practice and discusses some of the main themes in contemporary leadership research. This volume is key reading for scholars and students of linguistics, communication studies, and business studies, and for those working in business and intercultural communication in the workplace.
Telling the Story is refreshing in its frankness and insight. It left me feeling challenged, energized and inspired to think about the stories I want to live and tell through my own leadership.
Author: Geoff Mead
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
How to master the art of narrative leadership Telling the Story shows how leaders affect our understandingof what is possible and desirable through the stories they tell. Itopens a door into the world of narrative leadership: what storiesare and how they work; when to tell a story and how to tell onewell; and how the language and metaphors we use influence ouractions and change how we think about the world. • Explains how narrative leadership shapes and defineswhat’s possible on an organizational level • Written by a renowned consultant on the art of narrativeleadership • Challenges leaders to consider how narrative can influenceand help create the kind of society they envision
What is the plot of your leadership story-your overall goals and purpose? Who are the main characters and what roles do they play? How have the settings of your story influenced it?
Author: Tim Tobin
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Many leaders use stories as a tool, but the author says most have no idea what tale their own leadership is telling. Tobin shows how, by thinking of your career as a narrative-with a plot, characters, and an arc-you can increase your awareness of yourself as a leader and become more effective, insightful, and inspiring. Using story as both a metaphor and a process for self-development, he offers activities and questions that help you better understand your own leadership and how others perceive it. What is the plot of your leadership story-your overall goals and purpose? Who are the main characters and what roles do they play? How have the settings of your story influenced it? What are the conflicts that you need to resolve to move toward the ending you intend? He gives advice on framing your message, finding ways to communicate it, and understanding the role others play in furthering that message. --
2 What has been your experience of leaders using stories in their leadership
roles? Has this been healthy and affirming or an attempt to exert undue power
and control? Can you think of examples of good 'storied' leadership? 3 Reflecting
Author: Vaughan S. Roberts
Publisher: SCM Press
There is a great deal of polemical interest in churches across the UK, US and Europe about applying ideas from the world of leadership and management to Christian ministry. On one side of the debate are those who wish to apply (sometimes quite uncritically) quantitative approaches which they hope will enable churches to be run in a more ‘business-like’ manner. On the other side there are those who argue that insights from organizational studies have no place in churches whatsoever. This innovative and original book argues that the qualitative thinking about organizational narrative can provide significant insights into how churches function, which is much more in keeping with their ethos and history. As well as analysing how stories and storytelling work in churches it also provides practical ideas for how they can be used to improve church leadership. Taking the work of organizational thinkers and researchers and bringing it into conversation with biblical scholars, theologians, and church historians, the authors establish a conversation across these disciplines and explore how story and narrative work through and within churches. Table of Contents: 1. What Is Leadership? 2. Leading the Stories and Storying the Leading 3. Stories and Identities: Story, Character and Becoming 4. Living in Multiple Stories 5. Who Owns the Story? 6. Church Narratives: Interpretive Stories 7. Church Narratives: Identity Stories 8. Church Narratives: Improvised Stories 9. Curating Congregational Stories in a Tick Box Church?
Since art is the lens through which I encounter the rest of the world, a discussion
of leadership for me, much like a ... Aren't the stories of Hosea being commanded
to marry a prostitute or Jonah being eaten by a large fish anything but wild ...
Author: Thomas R. Ryan
Publisher: Xulon Press
How do I prepare tomorrow's leaders for the challenges of leadership? Everywhere you turn, the "leadership" question is being asked with ever-greater manic energy: Where will they come from? How do we reach this generation? I'm out of ideas on how to develop them any faster...what should I do? Here's an approach you might consider... Listen to them. Leadership Stories from Tomorrow offers you a rare, one-of-a-kind glimpse into the minds and hearts of emerging leaders that have long eluded you. Their ideas, frustrations, beliefs, desires, resentments, and aspirations fills the pages of this book, and you're given the raw, unfiltered perspectives of tomorrow's leaders. In this foray into the inner sanctums of where emerging leaders reside, you will have a direct encounter with the provocative, edgy, and beautiful leadership postures of the generation of leaders waiting in the wings to take their place in the world. They will tell you most of what you need to know in order to gain their trust, train their minds, mentor their experience, challenge their assumptions, shape their viewpoints, and honor their hopes and anxieties, their theologies and desires. Once you read this book, your views on leadership will never be the same. And you will realize that the question "Are they ready?" isn't nearly as vital as the more fundamental question... Are you ready? Thomas Ryan earned his Master's of Divinity from Mars Hill Graduate School (Seattle, WA). He lives with his wife in a suburb of Seattle, and in his spare time enjoys writing, reading, and practicing yoga. Ron Carucci is a managing partner of Passages Consulting, specializing in organizational transformation and leadership development. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Leadership Divided and Future In-Formation.
Are you ready for the leadership moment? “Gripping adventure and actionable advice.”—Fast Company Merck’s Roy Vagelos commits millions of dollars to develop a drug needed only by people who can’t afford it • Eugene Kranz ...
Author: Michael Useem
Are you ready for the leadership moment? “Gripping adventure and actionable advice.”—Fast Company Merck’s Roy Vagelos commits millions of dollars to develop a drug needed only by people who can’t afford it • Eugene Kranz struggles to bring the Apollo 13 astronauts home after an explosion rips through their spacecraft • Arlene Blum organizes the first women's ascent of one of the world's most dangerous mountains • Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain leads his tattered troops into a pivotal Civil War battle at Little Round Top • John Gutfreund loses Salomon Brothers when his inattention to a trading scandal almost topples the Wall Street giant • Clifton Wharton restructures a $50 billion pension system direly out of touch with its customers • Alfredo Cristiani transforms El Salvador’s decade-long civil war into a negotiated settlement • Nancy Barry leads Women's World Banking in the fight against Third World poverty • Wagner Dodge faces the decision of a lifetime as a fast-moving forest fire overtakes his firefighting crew.
LEADERSHIP. AND. GENDER. For most of human history, men have occupied
positions of power and have enjoyed privilege in nearly all its forms. Indeed, most
of the storied leaders around the world are men, and most of today's revered ...
Author: Brian A. Griffith
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Business & Economics
An engaging, relevant text, Working in Teams explores the major concepts related to team success and prepares students to lead and work in and lead collaborative, interdependent environments. Authors Brian A. Griffith, PhD, and Ethan B. Dunham EdM, MBA, teach readers to accomplish specific goals in teams, foster the development of individual members, and transform “high-potential” groups into “high performing” teams. Readers will develop a strong, practical foundation in topics essential to effective teamwork: team design and development, interpersonal dynamics, leadership, communication, decision making, creativity and innovation, diversity, project management, and performance evaluation.
A fund - raising campaign at our 125 - year - old high school rode on the
nonsensical slogan “ Reclaiming Our Future " ; it was a classic story that played
on people ' s pride in the school ' s storied past . It was pure magic for us to say
that we ...
Author: Daniel Granholm Mulhern
Publisher: University of Michigan Regional
Category: Business & Economics
A down-to-earth, behind-the scenes account that goes beyond the usual self-improvement book to put a human face on the role of leadership in our lives
The second story tells of an organization that is run as a learning organization and thus is more effective in running efficiently, as it is in a constant state of evaluating and learning from its mistakes.
Author: Steve Burghardt
Category: Social Science
The Glass is Always Full: Lessons for Managerial Excellence in the Human Services is a creative approach to helping students understand some of the most common dilemmas faced in nonprofit agencies and organizations. It is a unique book that conveys the challenges in human service agencies via two stories of nonprofit organizations. One is constantly dealing with one crisis after another and is usually in a reactive mode. The second story tells of an organization that is run as a learning organization and thus is more effective in running efficiently, as it is in a constant state of evaluating and learning from its mistakes. At the end of each chapter are reflective questions and finally after both stories are two theoretical models that help explain what is happening in these organizations.
13 ) Embedded within our stories , leadership narrative themes ( " the thing one
has come to say " ) draw us to the important work of leadership . A narrative
theme refers to the subject or main point of the story that gives it meaning (
Author: Sarah J. Noonan
Stories, ancient as life itself and deeply embedded within family and cultural traditions, transmit knowledge and shared meaning, linking people together in a human chain of history and memory. Leadership through Story offers a way for leaders and members (followers) to understand and experience the way a powerful story, when shared with others, serves as both a catalyst and vehicle to accomplish leadership. Leaders and members tell stories to achieve goals, experience compassion, manage change, solve problems, and/or promote social justice in democratic communities. To utilize stories to their fullest, leaders need to be aware of how the mutual exchange of stories and the meaning created from this exchange, promotes the changes we seek within and among us. Listening to diverse voices and locating turning points in dialogue--places where we are influenced and changed by others--inspires moral imagination and commitment, altering our lives together. In this way storytelling and dialogue serve as a foundation for personal and social transformation as well as cultural survivance in human communities.
This innovative book combines theoretical and practical perspectives with the power of storytelling to present a new understanding of leadership as a concept and endeavour in the small business organisation.
Author: Karise Hutchinson
Category: Business & Economics
This innovative book combines theoretical and practical perspectives with the power of storytelling to present a new understanding of leadership as a concept and endeavour in the small business organisation. With the assertion that leadership capability is a key function of small firm survival and growth, it underlines the importance of addressing the phenomenon within small business. Employing storytelling as a fresh alternative to a traditional case study approach, the narrative of leading with purpose in real time is captured alongside relevant and current academic debate. In building upon the Harvard model of purpose driven leadership, the author offers a new definition and discussion of leadership that connects theory to real impact, based on research carried out with UK small business organisations. The overall aim of the book is to provoke interest in small business leadership and generate new knowledge of leading with purpose.
Since Howard is a leadership treasure, I asked for his guiding principle on
sharing good news and bad. ... Howard's truth-sharing was well-received, the
company improved with time, and Howard advanced in his storied leadership
Author: Joseph Michelli
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
From business guru Joseph Michelli―the leadership lessons needed to thrive beyond the greatest business crisis in modern history COVID-19 has disrupted business and life in ways we never imagined. Within days of the outbreak, Joseph Michelli—the world-renowned business expert who has cracked the leadership codes of Starbucks, Airbnb, Mercedes-Benz USA, and many other top companies—went to work. He contacted 140+ senior leaders at major companies about their specific challenges and how they were meeting them—getting raw yet thoughtful real-time insights into a crisis that will define an entire generation of leaders. The result is Stronger Through Adversity. In this business guide for our times, Michelli distills best leadership practices that can be used in any company, in any industry. Organized into four main themes—Set the Foundation, Build Connections, Move with Purpose, and Harness Change—Stronger Through Adversity provides a deep dive into the methods, tactics, and approaches leaders have used to keep their company afloat and to position it for success long after the pandemic. You’ll get invaluable insights into crisis management, keeping employees and customers safe, maintaining a culture of engagement, and rapidly innovating. Applying powerful leadership methods used by Microsoft, Starbucks, Google, DHL, Target, Verizon, Kohl’s, Marriott, and many others, you’ll seize and hold the competitive edge in your industry. Whether you run a Fortune 500 company, own a small business, or manage a department or team—this is your moment. Stronger Through Adversity delivers everything you need to prosper—to lead your people to an unprecedented recovery, to weather the toughest challenges your business faces from the pandemic and beyond, and to thrive in all storms, large and small.
The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell explores the journey behind success, and breaks down not just the importance of your company's story but how to craft compelling ones of your own.
Author: Paul Smith
Publisher: Ignite Reads
Category: Business & Economics
Every great leader is a great storyteller. As a manager, CEO, or team leader, how can you innovatively engage your employees so that they understand where your organization came from, where it's going, and how you're going to get there? How can you connect with your customers in a way that makes them believe in your company as passionately as you do? Paul Smith is one of the world's leading experts in business storytelling. He teaches people how to be more effective leaders by communicating their company's important mission, inspiring creativity, and earning the trust of valued stakeholders. The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell explores the journey behind success, and breaks down not just the importance of your company's story but how to craft compelling ones of your own.
Author John Chapman is a superb observer and chronicler of leadership events over many years, and now shares his observations and the lessons that are learned from this most practical military art.
Author: John Chapman
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Leadership, especially military leadership, has many purposes to build effective organizations, to successfully complete often dangerous tasks in a risk environment, and to mold teams that operate like successful athletic teams. Today's military leaders at the unit level can learn much from their predecessors in what works and what doesn't. Author John Chapman is a superb observer and chronicler of leadership events over many years, and now shares his observations and the lessons that are learned from this most practical military art. Emphasis is placed on practical applications of leadership, coupled with real-life vignettes add the real spark to the leadership lessons learned and relearned by each generation of America's warriors.
Innovative Practices for Building Leadership at the Top Rob Silzer. when he was
twice ... Subsequent business history , however , shows that such failures were
empowering rather than paralyzing events in the lives of these storied leaders .
Author: Rob Silzer
Category: Business & Economics
An essential resource for building and maintaining an effective leadership team, this book gives HR professionals and I/O practitioners a greater understanding of executive dynamics, development tools, and proven techniques for managing executives. Written by top-notch practitioners, this volume explores executive performance and documents unique to executive-level human resource applicaitons. It shows how effective executive performance is qualitatively different from that of middle level managers. It also outlines today's state-of-the-art corporate human resource practices, along with lessons learned, and provides guidelines and principles related to effective executive practices.
This book features a number of autobiographical accounts as to how various persons have come to change their minds about women in leadership.
Author: Alan F. Johnson
This book features a number of autobiographical accounts as to how various persons have come to change their minds about women in leadership. Well-known Evangelical leaders individuals and couples, males and females from a broad range of denominational affiliation and ethnic diversity -share their surprising journeys from a more or less restrictive view to an open inclusive view that recognizes a full shared partnership of leadership in the home and in the church based on gifts not gender. How I Changed My Mind About Women in Ministry offers a positive vision for the future of women and men together as partners of equal worth without competitiveness in the work of equipping this and the next generation of Christian disciples for the 'work of ministry' and service in the Kingdom of God.
Storied Leadership is for Christian people looking for more than leadership tips, tricks, and techniques.
Author: Brian Jensen
There is a pressing need for gifted and committed student leaders on our college campuses. However, to influence well requires more than leadership tools and techniques. A solid foundational perspective is necessary. Storied Leadership contends that assumptions held about the world are the ultimate foundation of one's perspective on leadership. The stories we believe and tell about the nature of reality hold up our perspectives on leadership and serve as a powerful shaping force. If this is true, then a more accurate story about reality will offer a more authentic paradigm for leadership. Distorted views of reality will always incite distortions in leadership. The biblical narrative, developed through the entirety of the scriptures, helps us to understand the nature of the world, who we are in the world, and where reality is heading. This storied perspective provides a solid groundwork from which to discover the particular call to leadership, what leadership is, and how we-as people in the story-ought to lead. Storied Leadership will take students on a journey of discovery through the scriptures, making clear along the way how this powerful story will transform the way live and lead on campus.