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We are delighted to announce that our Summer Gathering will be held at Hawkwood College, Stroud 27-28 June 2016. Our theme will be The Stories We Are. We’ll explore the ways in which we create our identity through stories and to consider how, in our various fields of practice, we can better help individuals and groups come to understand and sometimes to change their stories. We’ll consider such questions as:
- How do we create, maintain, and explore our identity through stories ?
- How do we better let go of the old stories when they no longer serve?
- How do we find, co-create and share the new stories with each other?
- How do we bring them into an emerging context that can shape our future?
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We are delighted to announce that our application to join the Federation for European Storytelling has just been accepted. FEST is a pan-European association of not-for-profit storytelling organizations with a mission to promote storytelling in all it guises. Click on the image in the sidebar to link to the FEST website.
The 2015 FEST gathering will take place on the beautiful Greek island of Kea, next July and we’ll be there, representing the Centre and all that it stands for.
Telling the Story
Telling the Story opens a door into the world of narrative leadership, showing how leaders affect our understanding of what is possible and desirable through the stories they tell and embody. This book will help executives, managers and concerned citizens to identify what stories are and how they work; when to tell a story and how to tell one well.
It offers a challenge to consider the purposes behind our stories: what are we leading for? It will help practitioners identify their own authentic story and use this to lead convincingly. Using tips, exercises and examples, Telling the Story will help leaders build on their own current practices using the vital art of narrative leadership. This book is both practical and thought–provoking, to encourage leaders to consider the big stories of our time and how we can use our own stories to create and take responsibility for the kind of future we want.
“Geoff Mead is a master of both the theory and practice of narrative leadership. Telling the Story is refreshing in its frankness and insight. It left me feeling challenged, energized and inspired to think about the stories I want to live and tell through my own leadership. Wonderful reading for anyone who wants to enhance their positive impact on the world.” —Lindsay Levin, Founder and Managing Partner, Leaders′ Quest.
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A short piece of film about the writing of my new book Telling the Story: The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership which is coming out in April 2014 under Wiley’s worldwide Jossey-Bass imprint.
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Interview, filming and editing by Chris Seeley
I’ve started writing another book (this time on storytelling and leadership) which has been commissioned by Wiley/Jossey Bass. The book’s working title is Telling the Story: The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership. My partner Chris Seeley interviewed me on video recently to ask how it’s going. Thank you Chris for permission to share the video.