WISDOM AT WORK
The Power of Personal
Storytelling
to Spark Insight,
Breakthrough, and
Lifelong Innovation
Mitchell Lewis D...
IMAGINEyou only had 5 minutes to spark innovation in your company
What would you do?
That’s
not a lot
of time
Play Mozart in the hallways?
Cite the latest data?
Share best practices?
Launch an incentive program?
Present a case study...
NOPE!
Better to tell a really memorable
Storytelling is the
most powerful way
to deliver a
memorable message
and the most
effective way to
transmit meaning,
knowl...
as long as the story sparks
insight, breakthrough
and wisdom – and the
storyteller knows how to
tell a really good story.
“There have
been great
societies that
did not use the
wheel, but
there have
been no
societies that
did not tell
stories.”
...
That’s what
WISDOM CIRCLES
are all about
are a highly engaging way to tap into
the tacit knowledge of your workforce,
via the telling of personal stories –
memorab...
TIME TO TELL
A NEW STORY
“Over the years I have
become convinced that we
learn best – and change –
from hearing stories th...
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A brief presentation on why businesses need to create opportunities for their employees to share their personal "wisdom stories" with each other – a simple way to make tacit knowledge explicit and build communities of support.

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WISDOM CIRCLES FOR ORGANIZATIONS

  1. 1. WISDOM AT WORK The Power of Personal Storytelling to Spark Insight, Breakthrough, and Lifelong Innovation Mitchell Lewis Ditkoff
  2. 2. IMAGINEyou only had 5 minutes to spark innovation in your company What would you do?
  3. 3. That’s not a lot of time
  4. 4. Play Mozart in the hallways? Cite the latest data? Share best practices? Launch an incentive program? Present a case study? Collect ideas from your workforce?
  5. 5. NOPE!
  6. 6. Better to tell a really memorable
  7. 7. Storytelling is the most powerful way to deliver a memorable message and the most effective way to transmit meaning, knowledge and collective wisdom.
  8. 8. as long as the story sparks insight, breakthrough and wisdom – and the storyteller knows how to tell a really good story.
  9. 9. “There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” – Ursula K. Le Guin
  10. 10. That’s what WISDOM CIRCLES are all about
  11. 11. are a highly engaging way to tap into the tacit knowledge of your workforce, via the telling of personal stories – memorable moments of truth that have happened on-the-job and have, embedded within them, great meaning, insight, and learning with the power to ignite brilliance in others. WISDOM CIRCLES
  12. 12. TIME TO TELL A NEW STORY “Over the years I have become convinced that we learn best – and change – from hearing stories that strike a chord within us. Those in leadership positions who fail to grasp or use the power of stories risk failure for themselves and their companies.” – John Kotter IDEA CHAMPIONS 845.679.1066 mitch@ideachampions.com
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