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Entries from January 2010

Who I Am Stories

January 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Who I Am Stories

A Who I Am story helps the teller to build trust and credibility with her audience by sharing a story or experience that provides an insight to her listeners of the kind of person she really is. In the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, both presidential and vice-presidential candidates spent a significant amount of time […]

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Tags: Communication · Engagement · Leadership · Story & Narrative

A Lifelong Love of Story: Part 1

January 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Lifelong Love of Story: Part 1

  My mother tells me that I read my way through third grade. Less interested in multiplication facts or the elementary school games of my peers, my nose was often buried in a book–cozied up in the top bunk in the room I shared with my sister, curled up on the living room love seat with a slice of American Singles to snack on, or plopped […]

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Tags: Experience · Learning · Possibilities · Story & Narrative

Leadership Defined

January 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Leadership Defined

In the Community of Learners group to which I belong, our topic of discussion yesterday was leadership. What do we mean by leadership? What is the essential task of a leader? What is the essence of leadership? What are the convening issues that motivate leaders to ask for help? A huge topic–way too much to […]

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Tags: Leadership