In the storytelling workshop, we work with the shared intention of increasing your impact in the world through storytelling. The purpose of storytelling is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.
Storytelling is a powerful way to connect ideas and people. It can help us see and understand varying perspectives; it can enable us to open our minds and think about things in new and different ways; and it allows us to connect with a concept or topic on a more personal level.
This workshop consists of a wide range of stories, including fables, folktales, and true stories. They come from different parts of the world. Each presents its own style and flavour, and each teaches us some lessons.
The workshop is designed for leadership lessons and the focus is mainly on themes such as trust, conflict, accountability, commitment and results.
Throughout the workshop you as a leader will come across a structured set of activities that will help you experience how you can use stories within diverse scenarios of leadership issues and matters in your work and social context. Part of this process will involve leaders relating the issues in the stories both to themselves and to contexts they find themselves in.
This workshop should be regarded as a practical and experiential guide for you as a leader, to utilise as a tool that will help you to engage in compelling conversations with your teams and loved ones.
The ultimate purpose of the workshop is to show you as a leader how storytelling brings about change in perspectives on every day matters, both in business and in our personal lives.
The use of stories by anyone and especially by you as a leader can effectuate a change in a person’s mental performance and their social interactions. The stories and metaphors used in this workshop illustrate their power to bring about sustainable change.