Monday 19 July 2021

The significance of signature stories and sparkenation conversations

 In all of my work today my methodology embraces these three pillars:

Signature Storytelling has three key components

1. Stories unique to the teller.
2. People feel themselves in the story.
3. Meaningful, inspirational, valuable now and in the long term.

While all signature stories can only be told by the person who has lived the experience, expressing vulnerability is a further unique aspect (often related via self-depreciating humour). What is also distinctive is the inspiration and short and long term value in how the storyteller overcame the challenge/difficulty. All of these components conspire to enable people to feel themselves in the story.

Sparkenation Conversations also have three key components

1. Sparkenation: a spark that ignites passion that leads to action that changes what’s normal.
2. Candid, convivial, compassionate, conscious, compelling.

Key reasons most meetings fail are: there is a lack of passion, no agreed actions, and the status quo remains despite talk that often goes for hours. 

Embracing the concept of sparkenations changes this as does embracing the five C's. A further significance of sparkenation conversations is the inclusion of personal and relationship matters as well as organisational ones.

Signature stories and sparkenation conversations make meaningful master mentoring possible. Master mentoring means:

1. You’re the master, I’m the mentor.

2. Mastering 15 roles wise leaders play.

3. You’re the mentor, other people the masters ensuring process innovation that means it’s simple for people to bring their essence to their work.

Learn more about all of the above here. At this link there's videos that feature all of the components.

Three ways to experience these distinctive ways of working and to adopt them yourself in your own best way

1. Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. This means you get a complimentary place at my first and third Wednesday's online events.

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3. Undertake The Wise Leaders Workshop.

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