Tales for Trainers

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Kogan Page Publishers, 1998 - Business & Economics - 178 pages
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Tales are a potent force in human consciousness. Margaret Parkin demonstrates how this holds true in organizations, and how stories can serve to crystallize and carry important business messages and themes.
 

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Contents

Stories for Learning
14
The Right Time and Place
34
Its the Way you Tell them
51
PART TWO THE TALES
67
The Meaning of my Communication
78
Percy the Pot
80
Sophie Learns a Lesson
82
The Cookery Book Game
84
Giant Steps
120
The Prophet
122
The Professionals
124
The Miller his Son and their Donkey
126
Leave Well Alone
128
The Horse on the Road
130
The Wedgwood China Shop
132
The Pirate Ship
134

If in Doubt Delegate
86
Our Deepest Fear
88
The Enormous Turnip
90
Memorandum
92
Mother and the Knife Grinder
94
The Moth and the Star
96
Waste Paper
98
Keeping Body and Soul Together
100
There is no Such Thing as a Difficult Delegate
102
Alice Meets the Cheshire Cat
104
Setting the World on Fire
106
The Sun and the Wind
108
Autobiography in Fve Short Chapters
110
Did I Tell you the One About ?
112
The Ball of Wool
114
The Project
116
The Prince and the Magician
118
Lessons from the Geese
136
The Correct Procedure
138
Johns Tale
140
Role Play
142
How the Waters Changed
144
Rodneys Tale
146
A Leaders Prayer
148
Just a Bod
150
Fitness for the Purpose
152
All Those Buns
155
Six Honest ServingMen
156
Houdini and the Locked Door
158
Revolution in your Mind
160
The Tortoise and the Hare Revisited
162
References
172
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About the author (1998)

Margaret Parkin - BiographyMargaret Parkin is as an internationally accomplished and highly-respected training and development consultant, best-selling author and executive coach. She is the author of three internationally best-selling books on business storytelling and organisational change, all published by Kogan Page.Margaret has over twenty years' experience in learning, development and organisational change. She is founder/Director of Success Stories with a developed world class reputation for innovative and transformational training and coaching. She holds a Masters degree in Education and is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). She has helped scores of organisations, managers and individuals to create their own unique success story. Her clients include: John Lewis Partnership, European Broadcasting Union, First Direct, Funkwerk IT (UK), The National Portrait Gallery, YFM Group, The Pensions Trust, The Musgrave Group and Twinings UKMargaret is also a popular, highly entertaining and engaging public speaker. She has addressed conferences, events and organisations around the world - including The American Society for Training and Development, BBC Preput conference (Budapest), La Caixa Bank (Barcelona) The Chartered Management Institute, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Leadership and Management. Her articles are regularly featured in professional journals, including People Management and Training Zone.She also tells lots of stories!Find out more about Margaret's work at www.success-stories.co.uk

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