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Leadership Through Story : Diverse Voices in Dialogue - Sarah J. Noonan

Leadership Through Story

Diverse Voices in Dialogue

Paperback Published: 28th September 2007
ISBN: 9781578866434
Number Of Pages: 282

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Stories, ancient as life itself and deeply embedded within family and cultural traditions, transmit knowledge and shared meaning, linking people together in a human chain of history and memory. Leadership through Story offers a way for leaders and members (followers) to understand and experience the way a powerful story, when shared with others, serves as both a catalyst and vehicle to accomplish leadership. Leaders and members tell stories to achieve goals, experience compassion, manage change, solve problems, and/or promote social justice in democratic communities. To utilize stories to their fullest, leaders need to be aware of how the mutual exchange of stories and the meaning created from this exchange, promotes the changes we seek within and among us. Listening to diverse voices and locating turning points in dialogue_places where we are influenced and changed by others_inspires moral imagination and commitment, altering our lives together. In this way storytelling and dialogue serve as a foundation for personal and social transformation as well as cultural survivance in human communities.

Leadership through Story: Diverse Voices in Dialogue offers a goldmine of genuine connections to leadership. Serving as an authentic and relevant resource for teaching about culturally sensitive and morally responsible leadership, the stories invite readers to identify and reveal their assumptions, values, and beliefs about leadership through the power of story. The stories in the book have renewed my passion for using story to teach leadership to future school leaders. It's a great read and I'm going to use it for my next class.--Dr. William Berube, professor of educational leadership, University of Wyoming

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Leadership Through Story: An Invitation to Dialoguep. 1
Invitation to Dialoguep. 4
Story-A Catalyst and a Vehicle for Changep. 6
Story Elements: Metaphor, Meaning, Myth, and Memoryp. 10
Metaphors in Leadershipp. 11
Meaning: Making Sense of Life Experiencep. 15
Finding Meaning in Auschwitzp. 17
Myth: Mysteries and Heroic Talesp. 19
The Star Trek Myth: To Boldly Gop. 21
Autobiographical to Social Memoryp. 23
Human and Cultural Worldsp. 25
The Meaning of Diversityp. 30
Telling Stories, Changing Lives: Turning Points in Dialoguep. 33
The Purpose and Moral of the Storyp. 34
The Interactive and Transformational Nature of Storyp. 37
Lance Armstrong's Victoriesp. 39
Drinking in All This Democracyp. 42
Personal and Cultural Stories: Sources of Authenticity in Leadershipp. 47
Elizabeth's Story of Personal Transformationp. 49
Identity and Authenticityp. 53
The Quest Narrative and the Call to Adventure: Defining Moments, Reflections, and Epiphaniesp. 56
Big Gracep. 60
The Leader of the Bandp. 61
The Life Walkp. 67
The Gift From a Strangerp. 75
"I Am Another You": Leadership as a Moral Endeavorp. 77
The Pursuit of Goodness and Loving Actionsp. 79
Forming a Moral Characterp. 82
Jody Williams, Nobel Prize Winnerp. 85
A Moment of Madness: Leading in Dangerous Timesp. 87
John Gardner's Resignationp. 90
Seeds of Moral Courage and Cultural Changep. 94
A Special Bond Between Doctor and Patientp. 96
Official Stories, Cover Stories, and Deceptions: Truth, Lies, and Everything in Betweenp. 98
The Case of the Broken Water Mainp. 101
Cover Storiesp. 105
Jayson Blair at The New York Timesp. 108
Jack Kelley: A Star Reporter Resignsp. 112
Foolish Mistakes, Poor Decisions, and Reckless Conduct: Avoiding Traps and Acts of Self-Betrayalp. 115
Commander Scott Waddlep. 117
Fallacies and Self-Deceptionsp. 120
Traps and Self-Betrayalp. 122
Exercise Caution: Hospital Zonep. 124
"Time Out" and "Knock It Off": Overcoming Human Elementsp. 130
The Last Flight to McMurdo Station, Antarcticap. 133
Failure and Accountabilityp. 138
It's Never Too Late to Learn: The Importance of Learning in Leadershipp. 140
Jacques Demers Tells His Secretp. 143
Learning Organizationsp. 144
Jet "Black and Blue": A Valentine's Day Horror Storyp. 145
Dialogue and Appreciative Inquiryp. 148
Change as a Metaphor for Life: Transitions and Innovationsp. 151
Table Creepp. 152
Disruptive Events and Lives in Transitionp. 155
Change Mythsp. 158
The Border-Hennepin Unionp. 162
The Accidental Founding of Medtronic, Inc.p. 164
Rewarding Success and Follyp. 167
Wounds, Illness, Loss, and Suffering: The Therapeutic Nature of Storyp. 169
Going Into the Firep. 170
Life Changes in an Instantp. 172
The Stages of Grief and the Nature of Couragep. 175
The Cedar Strip Canoep. 177
The Gift of a Loving Responsep. 179
Johanna's Story: The Kindness and Terror of Strangersp. 181
Fighting Against Lossp. 184
Baby, Baby, We Are Going to Warp. 187
Remembrancep. 190
Sites of Mourning and Memoryp. 192
Stories of Moral Courage: Seeing Injustice, Hearing the Call, Taking Actionp. 195
The Story of John Howard Griffinp. 196
The Psychology of Hatep. 201
Women Working in Americap. 204
Katrina Storiesp. 205
The Matthew Shepard Storyp. 209
Unpopular Causes and Dangerous Standsp. 211
Protest at the Lake Street Bridgep. 214
Nelson Mandelap. 218
Wolf and Wolf's Brother Speak: Listening to Diverse Voicesp. 221
Groupthink, Mental Traps, and Avoidance Strategiesp. 226
Jose Finds His Voicep. 228
Becoming a Voice for Others: The Silent Agreementp. 230
Dialogue Failure and Breakdownsp. 235
Cultural Identity and Survivance: The Power and Gift of Cultural Storyp. 237
Survivancep. 238
Seeing Humanity in the Strangerp. 241
Fleeing Ethiopia: Gorse's Storyp. 245
An African Talep. 250
Referencesp. 253
Indexp. 267
About the Authorsp. 281
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ISBN: 9781578866434
ISBN-10: 157886643X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 28th September 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.32  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.46