The Importance of Storytelling in Leadership

The Importance of Storytelling in Leadership

In the first video to this new series on Leadership, Mandy highlights the importance of storytelling as one of the most powerful means that leaders have to influence, teach, and inspire, and discusses why it is so effective for learning.
Overview

Storytelling provides connection, engagement, inspires motivation and conveys learning that sticks. It’s no wonder that more and more organisations are embracing storytelling as an effective way for their leaders to influence, inspire and teach.

Key learning objectives:

  • What makes storytelling so effective for learning?

  • What are the different types of learners?

  • How do the aspects of storytelling work for all three types of learners?

  • What is the benefit to the leaders for sharing a personal story?

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Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson was one of the first female fighter pilots in the Royal Air Force having joined in 1994. Mandy has over 25 years experience within aviation, operating in hostile environments, including patrolling the ‘No Fly’ zone, flying over 50 combat missions over Iraq. Drawing on her experience of calculated risk-taking, leadership, decision-making under pressure and the critical role of the human in the system, Mandy now transfers these lessons from the cockpit to many other management and leadership contexts.

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