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Stories and storytelling are powerful. In organizations and business they help discover hidden narrative assets, understand origins and refine values, build trust, and connect people with strategies to reach goals. In Greek mythology, the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne were the muses who influenced literature, science and the arts. In today’s world storytellers can inspire reflection, practice and action.

11/6/2015
When: Friday, November 6, 2015
1 PM -2 PM ET
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Friday November 6, 2015

1-2 PM Eastern Time

Storytelling: Inspiration for Reflection and Action    

Guests: David Hutchens and Madelyn Blair

 

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Stories and storytelling are powerful. In organizations and business they help discover hidden narrative assets, understand origins and refine values, build trust, and connect people with strategies to reach goals. In Greek mythology, the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne were the muses who influenced literature, science and the arts. In today’s world storytellers can inspire reflection, practice and action.    

 

David Hutchens is an author, business writer and learning designer whose clients have included The Coco-Cola Company, Wal-Mart. IBM, GE, Nike and others. He was chairman of Storytelling in Organizations,  a group in the renowned National Storytellling Network. He has addressed organizations and leadership teams world-wide on the art of using stories in organizations. His new book is “Circle of the 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators and Meaning Makers.”  He is the creator of Learning Fables, a book series that uses narrative and metaphor to illustrate principles of organizational learning. With titles that include “Outlearning the Wolves” and “Shadows of the Neanderthal” the series has been published in a dozen languages and sold more than 250,000 copies.  He also wrote the book “A Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling.”   In partnership with The Conference Board,  he is creator and lead facilitator of The Team USA Leadership Experience at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Hr also facilitates The Apollo Leadership Experience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. David has been recipient of numerous awards. His newest product is “Go Team: Powering Teams to Perform,” a just in time team training resource, which has a library of 18 team-related topics that can be customized for specific needs and goal. Watch David talk about storytelling as a leadership skill in this video.

 

Madelyn Blair, PhD is a speaker, author and executive advisor. Her specialty is unlocking resilience for individuals and teams. She is a faculty member in the Columbia University Information and Knowledge Strategy Masters Program, where she teaches the uses of story business and the relationship between knowledge management and resilience. She is a Taos Institute Associate and charter member of the Associates Council to the Board. She serves on the board of the American Friends of Chartres. She earned a doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Tilburg, in the Netherlands and earned an MBA from the Wharton School. Dr. Blair is author of Riding the Current and Essays in Two Voices.  She is a contributing blogger to Psychology Today, and contributing author to Lessons from the field, Wake Me Up When the Data is Over, Makin it Real: Sustaining Knowledge Management, and Smarter Innovation. She also bogs at www.maadelynblair.com  Watch Madelyn on this video.   

 

 

 

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