in Action: Sample MP3 stories from
The Cobblers Children(4:21)
By Geoff Bellman, consultant and author
of "The Consultant's Calling", 2nd ed.
Storytelling from personal
experience. Here Geoff gains insight into how influence
and power work in organizations. A memo creates
a firestorm in his department with unforseen consequences
for him and his superiors.
Isolate, Exaggerate and Integrate (3:23)
By Joan Lloyd, Joan Lloyd & Associates
particularly athletic coaches, are in the business of helping
people improve performance. Joan studied what they do and
applied it to the workforce. Here is storytelling in action:
an encounter with a well-known professional ski instructor.
The Worth of a Contribution(2:12)
By Kathy A. Nielsen, president, Nielsen
Harry Hopkins, trusted advisor to
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, discovers his
true value to his boss. He finds it is not measured
in the totals on the time clock, but in the quality
of a few hours of advice each week. This story is
beneficial for people who question what their true
priorities are day-to-day.