The Springboard (Google eBook)

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Routledge, Aug 21, 2012 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
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The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations is the first book to teach storytelling as a powerful and formal discipline for organizational change and knowledge management. The book explains how organizations can use certain types of stories ("springboard" stories) to communicate new or envisioned strategies, structures, identities, goals, and values to employees, partners and even customers.



Readers will learn techniques by which they can help their organizations become more unified, responsive, and intelligent. Storytelling is a management technique championed by gurus including Peter Senge, Tom Peters and Larry Prusak. Now Stephen Denning, an innovator in the new discipline of organizational storytelling, teaches how to use stories to address challenges fundamental to success in today's information economy.

  

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User Review  - Parthurbook - LibraryThing

Death to PowerPoint! Program Director from the World Bank learns that giving people lots of information and showing them lots of charts communicates very little (if communcation effectiveness is ... Read full review

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Great illustration of the power of small, tight stories to catalyze organizational change. Read full review

Contents

Understanding
53
Catalysis
117
Appendixes
197
Bibliography
217
Acknowledgments
221
About the Author
222
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About the author (2012)

Stephen Denning is senior fellow at the James MacGregor Burns Leadership Academy at the University of Maryland and the author of The Leader's Guide to Storytelling and Squirrel Inc. from Jossey-Bass. He is former program director, knowledge management, at the World Bank. In 2003 he was named as one of the world's Top Two Hundred Business Gurus. His articles have appeared in leading business publications such as Harvard Business Review and Strategy & Leadership.

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