Storytelling is an ancient and enduring way that humans have always connected with each other. Stories are one way we awaken new insights and gather our individual and collective wisdom. Beneath our unique and personal experiences live common and universal truths. Our stories connect us with ourselves and with each other. For these reasons and more, every Kaleidoscope lens contains at least five of Barbara’s stories.
Given that personal stories elicit common and universal human truths, the purpose for sharing my personal thoughts, experiences, and learnings is to kindle your thoughts, experiences, and learnings. I tell you a story out of my personal experience and it triggers a story out of your experience. Then you tell a story and it triggers a story from someone else resulting in ripples of learning and wisdom.
One way we express leadership is through our stories.