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Circle Of The 9 Muses

Author : David Hutchens
ISBN : 9781118973967
Genre : Business & Economics
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The action–based guide to powerful, influential organizational storytelling Circle of the 9 Muses captures the best practices of the world′s most influential story consultants and knowledge workers to help you find, tell, and draw value from your organizational stories as impetus for action. This rich toolbox is loaded with fun, graphical instructions and dozens of unique, replicable, and facilitated processes that require no special training or expertise. You′ll discover your organization′s hidden narrative assets, use different templates and frameworks to tell the stories of your past, present, and future and then draw team members into rich meaning–making dialogue that translates into action. These activities can be exercised in endless permutations, and expert advice steers you toward the right activity for a specific purpose, including managing change, setting strategy, onboarding, defining the brand, engaging supporters or customers, merging cultures, building trust, and much more. Organizational storytelling is a powerful managerial tool and an essential change management technique. This is about your influence as a leader. Knowing the right story to tell and how to deliver it effectively gives you and your organization enormous influence, and helps connect employees to strategy by providing understanding, belief, and motivation in their personal contribution. This book is the ultimate field guide to becoming an influential storyteller, with concrete, actionable guidance toward all the storytelling fundamentals. Identify your organization′s "narrative assets" Craft an elegant, well–constructed organizational story Capture, bank, and share stories with extraordinary engagement Facilitate a dialogue to draw out meaning and induce change The growing interest surrounding organizational storytelling has many change agents focused on "trying to tell better stories," but goals are useless without a plan of action. Circle of the 9 Muses helps you weave narrative wisdom into organizational development activities, engaging employees and driving change.

Telling Stories To Change The World

Author : Rickie Solinger
ISBN : 9781135901264
Genre : Education
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Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.

Outlearning The Wolves

Author : David Hutchens
ISBN : 9781883823504
Genre : Business & Economics
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Outlearning the Wolves 3rd Edition: Surviving and Thriving in a Learning Organization Robert Fritz calls this fable a true classic that demonstrates how "a good story can be one of the best sources of profound change." Now available in 11 languages; the book continues to find new audiences and win the hearts of those who embrace its lessons. Yet; it’s fair to say that the central message of this deceptively simple tale is almost as radical today as it was when Pegasus first published it 10 years ago. As Fritz observes; it is still the rare organization that appreciates the insight that the sheep in the story discover: Individual learning; good as it is; does not necessarily translate into organizational learning. The learning must become collective." That’s why this book continues to be such an important resource for innovators determined to confront the wolves of complacency in their organizations by stimulating people’s natural desire to creatively improve their results together.

A Slice Of Trust

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ISBN : 9781423621195
Genre : Business ethics
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Listening To The Volcano

Author : David Hutchens
ISBN : 9781883823627
Genre : Communication in organizations
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Listening to the Volcano Conversations That Open Our Minds to New Possibilities. Rumblings from a long dormant volcano provoke a crisis in the village of Smoldering Pines. Desperate to escape the flow of molten lava; the inhabitants meet to create a plan—and are soon at each other’s throats! But led by Milo; a group of neighbors discover a new way of talking and listening that taps fresh sources of creativity and unleashes the magic of collective thinking.While everyone knows how to engage in conversation; few of us practice the kind of meaningful dialogue that is crucial to leveraging an organization’s best thinking. Listening to the Volcano offers an engaging introduction to conversation as a disciplined workplace practice for sparking generative thinking; improving decision-making; and creating effective action.The fable features hilarious (and thought-provoking) plot lines and character illustrations and concludes with a group discussion guide to help you apply the ideas from the story to issues you face in your own organization. Site license discounts are available.

Shadows Of The Neanderthal

Author : David Hutchens
ISBN : 0692782303
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The second edition of the organizational learning classic has been revised and updated... and now features vivid, full-color illustrations! Boogie the caveman is on a quest to understand how his people have become stuck in beliefs that drastically limit their ability to share insights and make progress. Join his hilarious journey of discovery and learn how to surface, share, and challenge your own and others' hidden beliefs and to recognize how they inform--and often misinform--what we do. With its engaging use of metaphor and detailed discussion guide, Shadows of the Neanderthal is a must-have resource for any organization on its own quest for clear and open communication.

The Lemming Dilemma

Author : David Hutchens
ISBN : 9781883823450
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Lemming Dilemma Living with Purpose, Leading with Vision. This volume introduces the crucial organizational learning discipline of personal mastery—the ongoing process of discovering what you really care about and working with resolve to achieve it. In this engaging story, Emmy the lemming wakes up to her own purpose and vision, and defies the age-old urge to follow others off the cliff. Through her own surprising choices, she inspires the other lemmings to pursue their deepest aims and visions, both individually and collectively. In this simply told story are profound lessons about what it means to be the leader of your own life and to share your vision with others. Includes questions for reflection and group discussion.

Once And Future Myths

Author : Phil Cousineau
ISBN : 1573248649
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Drawing from classic myths, a fascinating guide shows how people can obtain a deeper comprehension of work, love, creativity, and spirituality by becoming aware of myths in everyday life and presents new accounts of such contemporary mythmakers as Jim Morrison and Vincent van Gogh, explaining how these icons had a profound impact on history and culture. 35,000 first printing.

The Tip Of The Iceberg

Author : David Hutchens
ISBN : 9781883823511
Genre : Business & Economics
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A group of enterprising penguins with a yen for juicy clams teams up with some walrus colleagues to harvest a seemingly endless supply for all. The good news attracts penguins and walruses from icebergs far and wide who join in the work and the delectation. But on the way to establishing a clam lovers' paradise; territorial skirmishes arise; clumsy walruses flatten penguins; and confusion reigns. Can the penguins discover the hidden connections that have turned spiraling success into frustration and social upheaval? Only when they learn to see what is invisible are they able to stop their paradise from unraveling and take steps to create sustainable prosperity. The Tip of the Iceberg vividly illustrates how organizations can be trapped by systems when they fail to understand them. The story and discussion guide will help managers sort through the complexity of surface-level events and discover how to take effective actions that create the results they desire.

Data Storage Networking

Author : Nigel Poulton
ISBN : 9781118915943
Genre : Computers
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Learn efficient ways to harness and manage your data storage networks Whether you're preparing for the CompTIA Storage+ exam or simply seeking a deeper understanding of data storage networks, this Sybex guide will help you get there. This book covers data storage from the basics to advanced topics, and provides practical examples to show you ways to deliver world-class solutions. In addition, it covers all the objectives of the CompTIA Storage+ exam (SG0-001), including storage components, connectivity, storage management, data protection, and storage performance. Focuses on designing, implementing, and administering storage for today's evolving organizations, getting under the hood of the technologies that enable performance, resiliency, availability, recoverability, and simplicity Covers virtualization, big data, cloud storage, security, and scalability as well as how storage fits in to the wider technology environments prevalent in today's cloud era Provides advice and real-world examples that storage administrators in the trenches can actually use An excellent study aid for the CompTIA Storage+ exam (SG0-001), covering all the exam objectives Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond provides a solid foundation for data storage administrators and a reference that can be consulted again and again.

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