Storytelling for Sustainability: Deepening the Case for Change, Jeff Leinaweaver, PhD
Just Published by Do Sustainability
In the worlds of strategic sustainability, corporate social responsibility and social change, more and more attention is being focused on the importance of storytelling as a key component in one’s toolkit for change. In this Do Short, we’ll explore which stories and ways of storytelling lead to success and which ways lead to failure. Readers will develop a sense of why the ancient human practice of storytelling is relevant today as a key skill for influencing and shaping a better and more sustainable world. We will also explore through some practical exercises how to become better storytellers in order to communicate, advocate, educate, organize, and transmit resonance and relational authenticity. Storytelling for Sustainability: Deepening the Case for Change offers a comprehensive primer on storytelling as a whole-brain practice, where storytelling is as much an intrapreneurial exercise as it is an approach to strategic communication and social change.
Storytelling Narrative Marginality – Becoming a Global Human in Storytelling Organizations, editor David Boje, Routledge Press
Organization and management studies have overwhelmingly focused to date on rational narrative structures with beginnings, middles, and ends, where narrative has proved to be a handy concept in qualitative studies. Far less attention is given however to the more spontaneous and ‘non-staged’ storytelling that occurs in organizations.
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