Using the power of strategic storytelling to stimulate leadership development and transform workplace culture.
Are you running things upside down?
You simply can't afford to do that. You and your team need to be operating at maximum efficiency, creativity, and innovation. Are you fostering trust and connection? Are you consciously including people so they stay motivated and inspired? Are you leveraging the power of individual and collective narratives to create inclusive cultures of belonging?
Why Sharing Our Stories Matters
Creating cultures of belonging
Trust and connection create thriving teams.
Does this sound like your workplace: high employee attrition, decreased innovation, low productivity, lack of creativity? Guess what? Belonging is what turns all of this on its head.
Fundamental to the human condition is the need to belong—to know that our lived experiences are validated as true and to feel connected to ourselves and others. Too often, leaders like you experience and feel just the opposite. And maybe you sense that your employees are feeling the same way? Are you unwittingly supporting a culture of isolation and exclusion? Why?
Let's start with you. You deserve this.
Creating cultures of belonging starts with leaders like you who embody and can articulate your authentic story––you can own who you are, what you stand for, and why you care. If your personal and professional narrative is unclear and you don't have a sense of where you belong, you will not be able to inspire others to greatness.
Creating a culture of belonging, then, is personal development work. It requires a willingness to be vulnerable and self-reflective—to assess and honor your journey with self-compassion and curiosity. You have to be able to articulate your evolution of consciousness—what you used to think, what you have learned, and what you think now.
The transformation occurs when you realize you are in complete alignment, and when others experience the authentic power of your true narrative. That's what it means to belong. And when you belong, you thrive.
Jared Karol © 2018