Skill Level Intermediate
- Here's one of the dirtiest little secrets in the leadership business, bossing people around has never really worked that well. You know wagging your finger at someone and telling them what to do just isn't the most effective way to get the kind of performance and teamwork you want. I mean sure it can sometimes work in the short term but long term that kind of autocratic management style just leads to resentment. You know a far better method is to inspire your organization to want to do what you want them to do and the best tool you have to do that is storytelling. Which is exactly what this course will do for you, teach you how to craft compelling leadership stories. My name is Paul Smith and I'm a leadership and storytelling trainer and author of the bestselling book Lead with a Story. Now I've interviewed hundreds of CEOs and executives at dozens of companies around the world to uncover what leadership stories you need and how to tell them. In this course we'll start by understanding what a leadership story is and why storytelling works so well as a leadership tool. Then we'll explore the most important types of stories leaders should be telling. But we'll spend most of our time in this course exploring how to craft these stories. Including a simple story structure and techniques to create the right level of emotion and even a surprise ending. This course will help you tell better leadership stories. Let's get started.