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« Two streams of thought in management today | Main | Whatever happened to civilization? »

May 14, 2010


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Seth Kahan

"False statements that support the power structure of a hierarchy have precedence over true statements that put the power structure in question."

That is so well said, Steve. I hear stories all the time about senior management behavior that seems silly, childish. Like the stories of Alan Mulally at Ford asking his senior managers to flag problems and their unwillingness to do so at the first sr management teams Mulally hosted. 'Why would that be?' I wondered. It seems so basic, like a lesson we learn in kindergarten.

But, there in that one sentence you explain it elegantly. Thanks.

Onward to storytelling cultures, and all the other good stuff you describe above!

Mike Wittenstein

Classic. It would be to the advantage of other disciplines if they applied these six steps as well. Well done, Steve.

Daryll Bellingham

Nice list. I like the suggestion that 'open ended questions are often more powerful and appropriate way of fostering high quality human relationships'.

I'd like to suggest that the power of open ended questions is that they leave it open for people to respond with one of their stories.

An open ended question is also a signal that you are likely to listen well to a story response. High quality human interactions are ones where people take turns to listen and contribute.

Thanks for taking the time to put these thoughts on 'culture of storytelling' together Steve.

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