Curious Saturday: the power of storytelling and data

December 09, 2023
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Curious Saturday: the power of storytelling and data

Ever wondered how the most exceptional leaders and visionaries gain trust? They don’t rely solely on presenting cold, hard data; they weave captivating stories. Karen Eber, a leadership consultant, unravels the enigma behind effective storytelling and reveals how anyone can harness its power to evoke empathy and ignite action.

Interestingly, Karen discovered that regardless of gender, generation, or geographical location, stories have a universal impact and yield results. However, in my experience working with leaders, I’ve noticed a reluctance to embrace storytelling. They often struggle to locate compelling narratives, unsure of how to convey them, or believe that data-driven presentations leave no room for storytelling.

The true magic lies in the amalgamation of storytelling and data. Together, they construct ideas, unveil the unseen, communicate values, and tap into the emotional realm that influences our decisions. As you venture forth in shaping the passions and purposes of others as leaders, don’t limit yourself to data alone. Embrace the power of storytelling. And remember, there’s no need to wait for the perfect story; take your story and make it perfect.

https://www.ted.com/talks/karen_eber_how_your_brain_responds_to_stories_and_why_they_re_crucial_for_leaders

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