Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership Through Storytelling

“Leadership is autobiographical. If I don’t know your story, I don’t know who you are as a Leader”

The journey to authentic leadership begins with understanding the stories of our life. Inspirational and authentic leaders understand that in order to inspire and earn the trust of others, they must first be willing to reveal who they are and what they truly believe in. Through their stories, they are able to share their life experiences, illustrate beliefs and values, and inspire the people around them. A compelling story provides narratives, images, emotions and helps us relate, understand, and connect with one another in a way that facts and numbers alone cannot. The ability to create and tell stories is not only a useful tool, but an essential prerequisite to being an inspirational leader. This program, will teach participants to harvest their experiences to identify authentic moments that resonate with the audience.

Outcome:

The workshop will help participants achieve the follow goals:

1. Understand the power of storytelling and its effectiveness as a communication medium.

2. Discover their personal values and leadership stories to establish who they are as a leader and learn the applicability of those stories to become an authentic and inspirational leader.

3. Develop leadership presence, confidence, and communication skills to motivate, inspire and connect to the thoughts and feelings of others.

Curriculum Outline:

1. Story Structure: Crafting concise and powerful stories from personal experience that paints a picture and lands the message. Three act structure, dialog and narrative.

2. Story Content: Defining the intent behind telling the story, identifying the heart of the message and being authentic.

3. Story Delivery: Expressing presence, authenticity and confidence through congruency between words; facial expression, gestures and vocal delivery.

Who will benefit from this program:

Managers, leaders, executives, individual contributors, sales people, teachers, entrepreneurs,professionals, trainers, speakers and anyone who needs to actively communicate an idea to an audience. Whether you are selling an idea or presenting your vision, marketing a product or making a compelling argument you will greatly benefit from this program. If you have an idea or content or a product or service and are looking for a powerful framework to communicate your point of view then you will love this workshop. No prior experience is required for this program. Our lives are filled with stories that shaped us and continue to shape us. This program will help you uncover those stories and craft them into a format that will make it easier and powerful to present to any audience. Incorporating your life story into your content seamlessly and powerfully will enhance the quality of your communication and greatly improve the listening experience for the audience.

What is the duration of this program:

This program can be customized to suit specific needs and audiences. From an one day format this program can be scaled to up to three days to cover some advanced techniques and topics. The duration will also depend on the number of participants and the customization needed for the specific context.

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