Paul Smith – Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire Lead with a Story by Paul Smith.epub [ebook (EPUB)] Category: Misc: Written / E-Books This product can only be requested by members. To get this product, you must be a memberBECOME A MEMBER Description Reviews (0) Description Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire by Paul SmithDescription: Storytelling has come of age in the business world. Today, many of the most successful companies use storytelling as a leadership tool. At Nike, all senior executives are designated “corporate storytellers.” 3M banned bullet points years ago and replaced them with a process of writing “strategic narratives.” Procter & Gamble hired Hollywood directors to teach its executives storytelling techniques. Some forward-thinking business schools have even added storytelling courses to their management curriculum. The reason for this is simple: Stories have the ability to engage an audience the way logic and bullet points alone never could. Whether you are trying to communicate a vision, sell an idea, or inspire commitment, storytelling is a powerful business tool that can mean the difference between mediocre results and phenomenal success. Lead with a Story contains both ready-to-use stories and how-to guidance for readers looking to craft their own. Designed for a wide variety of business challenges, the book shows how narrative can help:• Define culture and values • Engender creativity and innovation • Foster collaboration and build relationships • Provide coaching and feedback• Lead change • And more Whether in a speech or a memo, communicated to one person or a thousand, storytelling is an essential skill for success. Complete with examples from companies like Kellogg’s, Merrill-Lynch, Procter & Gamble, National Car Rental, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, and more, this practical resource gives readers the guidance they need to deliver stories to stunning effect. The story matrix included in the book that lists the stories so you can find the right story for the right situation is available online for free download at the author’s website, Lead with a Story. Details: Print Length: 289 pagesPublisher: AMACOM (August 8, 2012)Publication Date: August 8, 2012Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLCLanguage: EnglishASIN: B008Z2D5LQ Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Lead-Story-Crafting-Narratives-Captiva… Audiobook is here: Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first to review “Paul Smith – Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire” Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a review.