March 31, 2012
My blog is a means for me to tell my story, to reflect on what I have learnt, heard or experienced. It helps me to build meaning through my writing and links to multi-media, such as images and video clips. It is a place where I can pull things together and a place where I can open myself up to criticism and be completely vulnerable. It has become a part of the way I do my work!
In looking more closely at my work as a leader, I see a greater need to be a storyteller. It humanizers the work and builds connections – well that is what I think it does! I am currently in the process of looking more deeply into the power of story for our school and trying to see how this may help to build connectedness and a deeper sense of pride and belonging.
In a Twitter search for ‘storytelling’ I came across this infographic. It is created with business in mind, however, I believe it also applies to school leadership quite well.
The Hoffman Agency is a public relations firm that emphasizes storytelling in business communication.
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