The final session about the future role of storytelling was particularly interesting and relates to the discussion here.
Some people saw storytelling as something to do in organizations but not to talk about it.
Some saw storytelling as an explicit leadership tool
Some saw storytelling as a way to transform the workplace into something more people friendly.
Paul Costello made the interesting suggestion that we need for an analytic framework to ensure that positive storytelling was encouraged and the de-humanizing storytelling was identified and discouraged.
More on this shortly.