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How great leaders inspire through story telling

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How great leaders inspire through story telling
As participants of the course, we came from all parts of the world. We deal with different products or services, and work in different functions. However, in this context, our diversity brought so much value to this experience that it's hard to describe with words: the number of stories I've heard in the last two weeks is staggering.What's even more relevant is their POWER.

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What does inspiration do?

What does inspiration do?

Inspiration can make you click and can elicit paradigm shifts. 

It calls you to strive for a new purpose or drives you to higher awareness.

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Inspiration through storytelling

Inspiration through storytelling

Own your stories and drive others through them. 

Stories have the ability to enrich the group and connect them.

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Everyone has inspiring stories.

Everyone has inspiring stories.

Journal or take notes of an event or idea and elaborate on them.

When you are inspired, your energy surrounds you and naturally expands your capability to attract and lift others. 

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Start with a message

First, settle on your ultimate message; then you can figure out the best way to illustrate it.

Every storytelling exercise should begin by asking: Who is my audience and what is the message I want to share with them? 

Each decision about your story should flow from those questions. 

Use personal experiences

The best storytellers look to their own memories and life experiences for ways to illustrate their message. 

Think of a moment in which your own failures led to success in your career or a lesson that a parent or mentor imparted.

There may be a tendency not to want to share personal details at work, but anecdotes that illustrate struggle, failure, and barriers overcome are what make leaders appear authentic and accessible.

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Creating words

Creating words

In times past, when circumstances demanded new ways of expression, it was often female writers who invented new words.

The word 'frustrating' makes its first appearance in print...

Get your ‘-ness’ on

The suffix '-ness' can transform a plain word into something stranger and affectingly abstract. For example, 'dark' is factual, whereas 'darkness' is more graphic and poetic.

Other words that already follow this form: the unvisitedness of our parents and grandparents. The unembracedness of our friends. The egglessness of our pantries.

You are what you '-r'

To show the depths of your connection with a place or feeling, simply adding an 'r' or an 'er' to the end of a noun can show a new existential title.
Jane Austen christened a group of random gamblers around a casino table, all coming from the 'outside,' as 'outsiders.' In her novel Emma, she turned the word 'sympathy' into 'sympathizer,' the first recorded use of that word.

Not reaching your goals

Take the goal you didn’t achieve and try a different approach. Doing the same thing over and over to achieve your goal is the definition of insanity.

Your heroes miss their goals too. ...

Being criticized

You can’t please everybody that you meet in life.

Critics are not all bad. You can learn things about yourself from them too. The solution is to learn from criticism, not be afraid of it.

Messing up your career

See career challenges for what they are: an opportunity to try something different

If your career never got messed up, then you’d probably stay in your comfort-zone for your entire life and never try something different.