How leaders can use the right story at the right time to inspire change and action.
This revised and updated edition of the best-selling book A Leader's Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few ways to handle the most important and difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. Using myriad illustrative examples and filled with how-to techniques, this book clearly explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time.
Stephen Denning has won awards from Financial Times, The Innovation Book Club, and 800-CEO-READ. This book on leadership storytelling shows how successful leaders use stories to get their ideas across and spark enduring enthusiasm for change. Stephen Denning offers a hands-on guide to unleash the power of the business narrative.
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Some of the stories were valuable. For a book on storytelling, I expected there to be more of them.
Painfully verbose, not accessible to average readers. A book intended for leaders should be quick and easy to read, knowing they are very busy people. This reads more like a textbook.
Maybe Denning himself would be a better narrator. Graeme Malcolm reads with a steady cadence that will lull you to sleep. He doesn't always emphasize the key words and phrases, and he could not possibly sound less interested in the material.
If you plan to read this while driving, buy a Five Hour Energy drink!
"The book is so dull I can't bear to finish it :-("
Some good general advice but the format it so convoluted that now half way through the book, I seem to have unlearned half of it through boredom and confusion. It is so dry. I bought the book because the person who read it sounded a bit like Sir Ken Robinson and I love his delivery. And while Graeme Malcolm modulates, it is just feelingless, like he is not really connected with the material he is reading? Yesterday, I noticed I have over 5 hours left to listen to, so I actually started a new book. I expect I will give up and get a refund so I can learn how to story tell from someone else. They are a few good solid arguments but perhaps if the author thought about how to convey the information, rather than trying to prove how clever he is, it might be a more dynamic and interesting read.
"Not bad, a little dry, sometimes smug."
Good principle, well written and well read; but despite the subject, this is definitely a condescending and prescriptive 'how to' manual rather than an inspiration.
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