The Importance of Storytelling In HR and Business Retold

I came across an article this morning in Forbes called What Are The Top 10 Soft Skills For The Future Of Work? written by Adi Gaskell, a self-identified “Free range human”. One of the top 10 skills he discussed was storytelling. He felt that this was particularly important in the technology-laden future. I agree with him! I think …

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Storytelling as a leadership and HR competency

I am reading the book Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It is a biographical comparison of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. She feels that these four men had many traits in common that made them leaders during trying times. One of the commonalities that she saw as being …

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The art of the story: A #SHRM18 Interview with Alfredo Castro

Since the dawn of humankind, people have been telling stories. Stories provided for the preservation of traditions, myths, religions, histories, and even instructions. Storytelling is an integral part of our everyday life. Our children learn from the stories we read them at night. So why don’t we use storytelling to communicate at work? Alfredo Castro, …

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Future Friday: How being a storyteller can save your job from automation

Storytelling has a long and noble history. For centuries we told stories to convey information about culture, religion, heroes, mores, and just how people lived. Many of these stories became legends. Many of these stories become lessons that guided behavior. Anyone remember Aesop? What happened? Why don’t we tell stories anymore? We got civilized What …

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