Whoever Tells The Best Story Wins
Whoever Tells The Best Story Wins, is the new book by Annette Simmons, president of Group Process Consulting.
"The power of even a simple story to affirm someone’s connection to your organization’s people, values, and vision can mean the difference between simple competence and fully realized ownership," explains Simmons. "Simply put, your stories help your people feel more engaged and alive."
"This book is actually designed to help you pay better attention to the stories you tell, so you can adjust the perceptions your stories build and sustain."
Her book takes you step by step through the process of identifying and choosing stories from your own life, experience, and knowledge, and then linking them, fully and authentically, to the themes, messages, and goals of your workplace.
You’ll learn how to build consensus, win others over to your point of view, and foster better group decision-making using six kinds of stories:
- Who-I-Am Stories
- Why-I-Am-Here Stories
- Teaching Stories
- Vision Stories
- Values-in-Action Stories
- I-Know-What-You-Are-Thinking Stories
"Stories help you tie it all together into something that matters on a more personal level," adds Simmons.
Simmons is also the author of, The Story Factor (2001), which was named by 1-800-CEO-Read as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.
Thanks to the book publisher for sending me an advance copy of the book.