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Tales for Change: Using Storytelling to Develop People and Organizations
     

Tales for Change: Using Storytelling to Develop People and Organizations

by Margaret Parkin
 

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storytelling is not just the province of children, stories can be used to re-frame and re-size problems and provide useful metaphors for the boardroom, office and individual. Showing you how and when to use stories to maximum effect, Tales for Change will immediately help managers, trainers, educators and coaches to reinforce key messages or stimulate fresh thinking.

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storytelling is not just the province of children, stories can be used to re-frame and re-size problems and provide useful metaphors for the boardroom, office and individual. Showing you how and when to use stories to maximum effect, Tales for Change will immediately help managers, trainers, educators and coaches to reinforce key messages or stimulate fresh thinking. The book includes 50 tried and tested tales that can be used in a change management context. These tales can be used to communicate ideas, aid memorable learning, encourage brainstorming sessions, develop training and reflection as well as help those involved to cope with the stress of change, increase emotional intelligence levels and increase creativity.

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"[A] compelling case for the power of narrative in introducing and abetting transformation.  [Parkin] supplies excellent questions... after each story to keep the discussion on point." — getAbstract.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749461034
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
710 KB

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"[A] compelling case for the power of narrative in introducing and abetting transformation.  [Parkin] supplies excellent questions... after each story to keep the discussion on point." — getAbstract.com

Meet the Author

Margaret Parkin is Founder and Principal of Success Stories. She has worked with individuals, groups and major organizations for over 20 years, helping them with her innovative and refreshing approach to training.
Margaret Parkin - Biography Margaret Parkin is as an internationally accomplished and highly-respected training and development consultant, best-selling author and executive coach. She is the author of three internationally best-selling books on business storytelling and organisational change, all published by Kogan Page. Margaret has over twenty years' experience in learning, development and organisational change. She is founder/Director of Success Stories with a developed world class reputation for innovative and transformational training and coaching. She holds a Masters degree in Education and is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). She has helped scores of organisations, managers and individuals to create their own unique success story. Her clients include: John Lewis Partnership, European Broadcasting Union, First Direct, Funkwerk IT (UK), The National Portrait Gallery, YFM Group, The Pensions Trust, The Musgrave Group and Twinings UK Margaret is also a popular, highly entertaining and engaging public speaker. She has addressed conferences, events and organisations around the world - including The American Society for Training and Development, BBC Preput conference (Budapest), La Caixa Bank (Barcelona) The Chartered Management Institute, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Her articles are regularly featured in professional journals, including People Management and Training Zone. She also tells lots of stories! Find out more about Margaret's work at www.success-stories.co.uk

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