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Why I lead the way I do (a leadership philosophy story)
Many leaders keep a one-page document that articulates their leadership philosophy and share it with all of their direct reports. That's a great idea, as it's important for your team to understand how you lead. The problem is, that page is usually just a list of a bunch of buzzwords and management speak. Switch the name at the top of the page and it could just as easily represent anyone. A better solution is to tell them stories about defining moments in your career that shaped who you are as a person and a leader. In this video, see an insightful example and learn tips on how to create similar leadership philosophy stories of your own.
Every great leader is a great storyteller. And the most important part of being a great storyteller is knowing which stories to tell. In this course, best-selling author and storytelling expert Paul Smith shares the 10 most important stories every leader should be able to tell at a moment’s notice. The result of hundreds of one-on-one interviews with CEOs and executives in 25 countries, these stories can help people in organizations understand where they came from, where they’re going, and how they’re going to get there, as well as provide insights about their customers, values, and competitive advantage. Paul shares an engaging and inspiring example of each type of story and provides tips to help you find and craft your own.