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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lori Silverman Narrator: Jennifer Mendenhall, Kate Reading Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781596599000
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This audiobook includes real-life examples from over 70 respected organizations, small and large, representing a multitude of industries, using stories to drive results. Leaders from organizations such as Microsoft, Lands' End, Verizon, U.S. Air Force and World Vision demonstrate the strong positive influence stories can have. In this hands-on guide, listeners learn how stories can be used to:

  • Get employees to take action
  • Accelerate knowledge acquisition and organizational change
  • Solidify individual and team working relationships
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Increase the visibility of their organization
Drawing on interviews with 171 public and private sector leaders, this audiobook goes beyond storytelling to reveal five keys to making stories work for the listener: how to find existing stories, dig into them to uncover hidden patterns and themes, select those stories that need to be reinforced, craft memorable stories, and embody stories to positively impact people's attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors. It also includes proven tools and techniques that will help the listener sharpen these skills. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “When just about every fact is but one mouse click away, stories take on new importance. From leadership to branding, narrative has become an essential tool. These essays offer savvy advice on how to unleash the power of stories in your organization.” 

    Daniel H. Pink, author, A Whole New Mind

  • “An easy-to-read, well-organized compilation of stories that demonstrate their power across a broad spectrum of business needs.”

    Ellen Bovarnick, vice president, Business Process Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company

  • “Offers fresh ideas for introducing stories into organizations and inspiring better leadership through them. A well-researched and lively reference for leaders.”

    John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership

  • “Takes the concept of organizational stories from a pleasant idea to a practical means to advance strategy, product development, and ultimately shareholder value.”

    Anita Brick, director, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

  • “Leaders in all walks will benefit from Silverman’s real-world accounts of storytelling successes in high-performing organizations.” 

    Daniel M. Sprague, CEO, The Council of State Governments

  • “A customer service story, a story illustrating our history, or a story exhibiting commitment to shared goals can inspire more deeply than a directive from on high. Put flesh on the bone. Tell a story.” 

    Arne M. Sorenson, CFO, Marriott International

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 1/1/2009

    " A should-read book on analysis for knowledge workers, managers, and entrepreneurs. "

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About the Author

Lori L. Silverman is the owner of Partners for Progress, a management consulting firm. As a business strategist, she has consulted with organizations in a number of industries, including financial services, insurance, and manufacturing, as well as government entities and professional associations. Silverman is also a well-known speaker and has appeared on over fifty radio and television shows. She is the author of Wake Me Up When the Data is Over.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received thirty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.