Links and Resources
Storytelling leadership is at
the heart of my work, where
the qualities of voice, knowledge, multiple intelligences and experience
are embodied in the storytelling leader. Here are a select few organizations,
resources and opportunities for advancing your knowledge about and
skills in leadership, with a special emphasis on storytelling and other
innovative story-based organization development (OD) techniques. It
is not meant to be an exhaustive list but one that is representative
of my personal journey of awareness and personal/professional growth.
This links page also directs you to resources that focus on the individual’s
search for meaning and purpose in the world.
Storytelling & Leadership
is using story and storytelling to say what people have in their minds
and hearts; to allow them to see something they’ve not
seen or imagined before; to find hope and invite others to do the same;
and to cause them to want to struggle for a shared aspiration.
The National Storytelling
is a non-profit member driven organization dedicated to advancing the
art of storytelling – as a performing
art, teaching aid, and cultural transformation process.
author of The
Leader’s Guide to Storytelling, offers a guide to
delivering the right story at the right time.
is an innovative, artistic storyteller and one of the founders of GoldenFleece,
a global community of practice devoted to storytelling in
organizations and business, was a coaching partner during my Noble
and recording artist, was a source of inspiration during my doctoral
The International Leadership
(www.ila-net.org) is the global network
for all those who practice, study and teach leadership. The ILA promotes
a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for
the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.
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Daniel Goleman first introduced the
Intelligence or EQ.
The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations’ initial
mandate was to study all that is known about emotional intelligence in
The O.D. Connection
is dedicated to the strengthening and advancement of organization development
theory and practice by providing forums for learning, professional
association, and service for the Northeast Ohio Organizational Development
Community and professionals interested in Organization Development. Narrative
is among the frequent topics at the monthly meetings.
promotes awareness of coaching to the community at large. They support
and provide education, training and resources to practicing and aspiring
professional coaches in helping them grow and enhance their professional
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innovative learning experiences in communities and organizations
by creating surprise, energy, depth, and relationship around difficult
issues like diversity and inclusive leadership. They do so using story,
theatre and experiential processes.
brings people from all walks of life into the same conversation
- those with resources, expertise, formal authority and need. People
tell stories about
their past, present and desired future. Through dialogue they discover
their common ground. Only then do they make concrete action plans.
Open Space Technology
is an approach to meetings of all sorts where participants share
their questions, insights and inspirations. All who care about the
issue(s) being discussed are invited and encouraged to share their stories in
a collaborative effort to obtain substantive, sometimes surprising,
independent nonprofit whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another's
lives through listening -- in recording the stories of our lives with
the people we care about, we experience our history, hopes, and humanity.
Spirit of Leadership
is a unique adventure, through guided facilitation, coaching, training,
seminars and retreat opportunities, into personal discovery and development.
is a specific conversational process that enables you
to create welcoming environments in which new knowledge, new relationships,
and creative insights can emerge, focused on the real life issues
in your own organization or community.
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Meaning & Purpose
is a book and it is a curriculum for those who are in search for more
and want to make a contribution to and a difference in the world. There
are six pathways to nlock the door to your gifts and talents.
a storytelling leader, walked 519 miles of the underground-railroad
when she was 73 years old. Her story and journey illustrate the four
qualities of the storytelling leader. Her journey became a teaching
program and subsequently a book, entitled In Their Path.
Restore Cleveland Hope
is a non-profit organization seeking to make a difference in the Greater
Cleveland area. In particular, they are supporting the establishment
of an underground-railroad eaching center that will celebrate Cleveland’s
courageous anti-slavery past.
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