• The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

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  • By: Paul Smith
  • Narrated by: Paul Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Now an OWL (Outstanding Work of Literature) Leadership Award winner!

Every great leader is a great storyteller.

As a manager, CEO, or team leader, how can you innovatively engage your employees so that they understand where your organization came from, where it's going, and how you're going to get there? How can you connect with your customers in a way that makes them believe in your company as passionately as you do?

Paul Smith is one of the world's leading experts in business storytelling. He teaches people how to be more effective leaders by communicating their company's important mission, inspiring creativity, and earning the trust of valued stakeholders.

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell explores the journey behind success and breaks down not just the importance of your company's story, but how to craft compelling ones of your own. 

©2019 Paul Smith (P)2021 Random House Audio

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So worth it

Thank you so much! You just changed so many things for me. Now I need to go get the kindle version of this book so I can do the exercises. So many ideas already in my notebook.

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Stories are more persuasive than PowerPoint slides

I'm not a strong storyteller; however, I've received more positive and influential decisions made when I write or pitch my stories to executives and customers. For me, this approach is quite effective to persuade others.

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love the straight forward and concise explanation of what stories to tell, why to tell them, and how to create them

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An excellent primer for using stories to lead

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For those interested in the power of storytelling in business, this short read is an excellent starting place. Presenting 10 story types, Paul Smith provides an initial framework for persuasive story construction to meet the challenges of particular situations.

The narrator gives a solid performance.

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unfortunately I don't see the value on it.

it may help businesses and owners but I don't see how it will apply for mine

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You have finally learned something .

Thank you for this wonderful masterpiece, and for giving me a blueprint to success. You have truly inspired me.