For several years now I've been a friend and a fan of Tom Heck and his organization, International Association of Teamwork Facilitators. Tom has built an incredibly engaged and generous community, and I will jump at any chance to collaborate with them. If you do any team development work, Tom's community is an essential resource. Check them out here.
It never fails that my favorite webinars are the ones that are unscripted, and where I just have an open dialogue with the participants. I never know where it will go, and that makes it fun. That was the case with this hour-long dialogue. We discussed the "four core stories" of leadership; the role of the team as interpretive community; and much more.
You can check out the full writeup of the webinar here.
Or you can just start listening right away by clicking here.
Thank you again, Tom.
It's an issue that comes up all the time when I talk to leaders about storytelling: How do I manage the role of emotion in my stories? For leaders, emotion is vulnerable. And vulnerability is a risk.
Paul smith is one of my favorite thinkers and writers in the leadership storytelling space, and I loved this conversation we had on his podcast. We talk about the risk of emotion, and the implication for different cultures.