The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative

The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative Review

The book introduces the concept of narrative intelligence--an ability to understand and act and react agilely in the quicksilver world of interacting narratives. It shows why this is key to the central task of leadership, what its dimensions are, and how you can measure it. The book's lucid explanations, vivid examples and practical tips are essential reading for CEOs, managers, change agents, marketers, salespersons, brand managers, politicians, teachers, parents--anyone who is setting out to the change the world.

Title:The Secret Language of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire Action Through Narrative
Edition Language:English

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  • Brittany Hargrave

    Valuable takeaway: Leading with reasons/facts when trying to persuade a hostile audience can backfire thanks to confirmation bias, which causes a skeptical audience to mentally spar and reframe every ...

  • Robert

    What we have in Denning’s latest and most valuable book is his development in much greater depth of information and insights he previously introduced in The Springboard, Squirrel, Inc., and The Lead...

  • Agile Kindergarten

    I totally agree with Denning’s core message that effective leaders have “narrative intelligence,” which taps into our innate and emotional attachment to stories. My favorite take-away is Denning...

  • E

    Leading with a passionThis isn’t just another book about how to become a better manager; it’s about how to use language to become an “inspirational leader” who can bring about transformation a...

  • Rangi Robinson

    The main message of this book is that you shouldn't try to convince people of things with logic and reasoning but rather use stories to grab attention and stimulate desire before finally reinforcing w...

  • Henrik

    It's an interesting book, with some valuable information. However, I find that the quality varies strongly from chapter to chapter. Some you can read effortlessly, and others are so hard to read I can...

  • Graeme Mcliesh

    I have found many books on leadership focus on the personal qualities of leadership. In contrast this book looks at the approach of leadership. This book contrasts the approach of Al Gore during his f...

  • Nick

    Denning creates a straw man of the way business people typically communicate: analyze a problem logically, then give a solution. If only business people were actually so logical! Then, he offers a bet...