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#TFT14 Simone Jo Moore, A novel way of leading


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Just for a moment, step back and view your environment, the teams you work with and the teams you lead as a novel. Is it one you enjoy reading, find you can't put the book down, struggle to get …

Just for a moment, step back and view your environment, the teams you work with and the teams you lead as a novel. Is it one you enjoy reading, find you can't put the book down, struggle to get through the first chapter or jump straight to the end to see how it finishes?

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  • 1. Simone'Jo'Moore' A'novel'way'of'leading'
  • 2. Stay Connected… @simonejomoore ! #TFT14 ! #knowITSM ! @HDAA1 @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 3. What we’ll explore • • • • Jazzy titles & leadership promises Classifying your genre Using character & narrative The Snowflake Method @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 4. A Novel Way of Leading Simone Jo Moore
  • 5. The Books @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 6. Jazzy Titles or just common words?
  • 7. The First 10 … which engage you? • Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You • Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders • The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box • The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations • Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable • Building Highly Effective Teams: How to Transform Virtual Teams to Cohesive Professional Networks - a practical... • Leadership by the Book: Tools to Transform Your Workplace @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 8. Go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader. • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership… • If you read nothing else on leadership, read these 10 articles • We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximise your own and your organisation's performance. @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 9. The Promise… • these books will inspire you to: ! • Motivate others to excel • Manage with tough empathy • Build your team's selfconfidence in others • Credit others for your success • Provoke positive change • Increase self-awareness • Set direction • Draw strength from adversity • Encourage smart risk-taking • and more… @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 10. “It is what you read when you don’t have to, that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” Oscar Wilde @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 11. Genre What’s your kind of story?
  • 12. @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 13. If you could be any character what would that be? @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 14. As that character… • What kind of relationship do you need to have with others? • Do you get to change anyone? • What kind of story do you tell? • How will your story develop and • What kind of ending will eventuate when you turn that last page? ! If you are going to lead relevant, successful teams, then you need to know which parts of your story are doing well, and which are not. @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 15. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” Oscar Wilde @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 16. Character Charts • How many characters do you have? • What kind of characters do you have around you? • Are they minor or major roles? • Some key areas: • Speech and language/communication • Everyday behaviour/habits • The Past • Relationships with others • Mental attitude/personal beliefs • Likes/favourites @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 17. Building the Narrative @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 18. Narrative Influencers @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 19. The Snowflake Method Randy Ingermanson
  • 20. The Snowflake Method 1. Write a one-sentence summary of your team. 2. Expand the sentence to a paragraph describing the story narrative, any major events and the ending. 3. Now consider the main character and write a one page summary for each, considering the following points: • A one-sentence summary of the character’s storyline. • The character’s motivation (what does he/she want abstractly?). • The character’s goal (what does he/she want concretely?). • The character’s conflict (what prevents him/her from reaching this goal?). • The character’s epiphany (what will he/she learn, how will he/she change?). • A one-paragraph summary of the character’s storyline. @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 21. The Snowflake Method 4. Go back to the summary you wrote in step 2 and expand each sentence into a paragraph: • Take several hours and expand each sentence of your summary paragraph into a full paragraph. All but the last paragraph should end in a disaster. The final paragraph should tell how the book ends. 5. Write a one page description for each major character, which tells the story from their point of view. 6. Expand your one page plot synopsis into a four page plot synopsis. @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 22. The Snowflake Method 7. Expand your character descriptions from Step 3 into full ‘character charts’. 8. Using the expanded synopsis, make a list of every scene you will need to write to complete the novel. 9. Using the scene list, write a multi-paragraph narrative description of each scene. 10. Write your first draft. @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 23. Summary • Being able to use a Novel approach to Leadership gives you the ability to: • hope until there is none • know it is not ended until you choose to end it • continue the story • always write the sequel and where necessary, • write the prequel to explain the misunderstood or unknown. @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 24. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” Oscar Wilde @simonejomoore #TFT14
  • 25. Thank you for listening • Connect… • About Me • @simonejomoore • • • Source Material… • • Ideas comes and go; stories stay - Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan • The Stories We Construct, Stephen P Anderson • • • • 1422157970 • • @simonejomoore #TFT14
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