ASSIGNMENT 6a: Leadership Storytelling

Deeply moving people through stories is a legacy of our humanity.

For a leader, there is an opportunity to take the art of storytelling and add science for incredible impact. We know that the brain functions on both the conscious and unconscious levels. By taking care to speak to both, the value we deliver grows exponentially. The added time and reduced effort, for both the trainer and participant, can be poured into greater connection, value, and fun for everyone.

Your assignments will start at the beginning and explore both metaphors and building up to design multiply-embedded metaphors. We will layer in the skillsets and set the stage for your mastery.

Assignment 6a

  1. Choose three stories for each of the following themes (15 in total);
    • I worry about what other people think, so I don’t speak up when I can help them
    • People won’t value what I have to share, and that means I need another degree
    • I’m just not motivated, so it will never happen
    • I’m not perfect and that means I can’t lead
    • I don’t want to make others mad, so I don’t say no when people are disrespectful
  2. Record yourself telling each one of them (expect to find yourself rambling…lol – you will not be sharing these recordings – they are for you)
  3. Tell the stories to others
  4. Pick your favourites (at least 1 for each theme) and record it on one of your index cards (problem theme, context, turning point, solution)
  5. Choose your best one from each of the themes and share them with your group for feedback (whether you do this live or record them is up to each group)

Feedback Considerations

When giving feedback on this assignment to your group members, focus on the following things:

  • Could you identify the context? (work, education, home, personal, rock climbing etc.)
  • Was the problem theme clear
  • What was the turning point (from problem to a solution) – was it obvious?
  • Was there a solution?
  • What emotions did you experience during the story?
  • Did the storyteller hold your attention throughout?
  • What was the impact you experienced?

Seek feedback from your group and incorporate.

Although available, mentor feedback is not required.

Due Date: Monday, April 8th

Engage in the process to have enough experience to formulate all of your questions. Post questions and links in the #assignments Slack channel.

Video and other resources

This assignment is designed to ensure:

  • You gain an awareness of the power of stories for the unconscious mind
  • Provide the experience required to install a number of stories you can pull from as you lead
  • Create the intensity required to move you through your blocks and into greater levels of leadership

Pro Tip: Stories can come from many sources. Your stories, friends, people you look up to, movies, or heck, make ’em up!

Bonus Pro Tip: Remember that you will always tell them differently each and every time. Give yourself room to do tell the story the way the listener needs to hear it in that precise moment. This means keeping your bullet points high-level – reminders only.

ASSIGNMENT 5c: Create a Workshop or Video Series Curriculum

We have been hearing how much easier it was to follow the process. How you didn’t need to know how it would all work out to have a great outcome when you followed the process. Well, we certainly noticed!

As before, success with assignment will depend a great deal on your willingness to lean into your groups and mentors for feedback. Ask your questions, including the best question of all! ‘What question did I miss asking?’

Seek feedback often from your group in your group Slack channel before seeking mentor feedback in the #projects channel. Enjoy!

In the Last Assignment: 

Reverse Engineer Your Meta Curriculum:

Use the Curriculum Development II: Reverse Engineering process document to guide:

  1. Initial Brainstorm
  2. Guided Brainstorm
  3. Patterning
  4. Segmentation

Now it is time to go back to your Reverse Engineering process document and complete step 5 and step 6

      5. Upsell seeding

For this, consider what their next steps are (your Big Why) and how will you incorporate it? Sales segment, or weaving in the mentioning of your services, stories? Hand outs?

      6. 4Mats created

Now you have everything you need to create the individual 4Mats for each segment and then update/create your Meta 4Mat.

Seek feedback from your group and then, once incorporated, from the mentors.

Due Date: Monday, April 1st is the due date for this assignment. Engage in the process to have enough experience to formulate all of your questions.

Post questions and links in the #assignments Slack channel.

Video and other resources

This assignment is designed to ensure:

  • You  build on your current understanding of curriculum development
  • Provide the experience required to learn another logical level on curriculum development
  • Create the intensity required to move you through your blocks and into greater levels of leadership

Pro Tip: As you experience the unfolding of your curriculum in your head, you may see that things need to change – you have permission to make the adjustments you need to ensure a top quality outcome for your participants. 

Other Valuable Resources

There is a rich collection of NLP training that Karen and other trainers have conducted that crosses over into Leadership, Training, and Impact & Reach. You will find all of those resources here.

Deep Dive into Beliefs (1hr, 27min)

We have learned about beliefs. There is so much more to know; like how they function within us and how to identify their whole structure. Watch this video to discover a greater foundational understanding of beliefs. You will see yourself and others in a very different way – a more complete way.

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT 5b: Create a Workshop or Video Series Curriculum

You are doing a great job! You have a focus now and its time to start the planning process.

Success with assignment will depend a great deal on your willingness to lean into your groups and mentors for feedback. Ask your questions, including the best question of all! ‘What question did I miss asking?’

Seek feedback often from your group in your group Slack channel before seeking mentor feedback in the #projects channel. Enjoy!

Assignment: 

Reverse Engineer Your Meta Curriculum:

Use the Curriculum Development II: Reverse Engineering process document to guide:

  1. Initial Brainstorm
  2. Guided Brainstorm
  3. Patterning
  4. Segmentation

In the next assignment, we will move to the final two steps

5. Upsell Determination

6. 4Mats

Monday, March 11th is a Q&A session with a large part of it set aside for your questions on this assignment. Engage in the process to have enough experience to formulate all of your questions. The due date for this assignment will be revealed then.

Post questions and links in the #assignments Slack channel.

Video and other resources

This assignment is designed to ensure:

  • You  build on your current understanding of curriculum development
  • Provide the experience required to learn another logical level on curriculum development
  • Create the intensity required to move you through your blocks and into greater levels of leadership

Pro Tip: Enter your participants model of the world to know what they know, believe, value, and require for skill development