You might not think that today’s modern and fast-paced business world is an ideal environment for telling stories. Yet a high impact story might be just the innovative kind of communication needed to motivate your team in difficult times.
According to Tony Wall, a senior lecturer at the University of Chester Business School’s Centre for Work Related Studies (CWRS): “Before we launch into telling a story to motivate our team we need to create and choose appropriate moments.”
Story Skills for Managers: Nurturing Motivation with Teams by Tony and Lisa Rossetti, a local leadership coach, looks at when a story could open up a discussion, drive home a call to action, or motivate a team to exceed expectations.
Through the book, you can also find out how to devise an effective story using a common yet powerful structure used by contemporary film directors and playwrights, and discover the importance of strategies such as ‘the hook’ and how to harness the ‘power of three’ to maximise the power of your message.
Next time you are preparing for a team-building event, a mentoring session, or a knowledge-sharing forum, dip into the wealth of stories shared in this book to inspire you at work.
You can obtain your own copy of Story Skills for Managers: Nurturing Motivation with Teams, now on Amazon (rated 5 stars), for £12.99.