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Create Your Leadership Story: A How-To Guide

 

Stories allow individuals to lead with greater clarity and purpose. The reflective exercises in this guide provide a simple framework you can use to bring your leadership vision to life.

Most people don't think of themselves as storytellers. Yet we tell stories every day about all sorts of things. Our stories and life experiences make us who we are. They inform our values, principles, and approaches.

Our experiences teach us things, inform our conclusions about life, and ultimately crystallize our points of view. Everyday life experiences present us with defining moments that shape us as leaders. These defining moments also become the grist of the stories we tell.

Using meaningful and impactful life experience stories to illustrate a point is the way to connect with others in an authentic meaningful way—and make what we’re saying real for others. When you can illustrate the way, people are more likely to be inspired and engage.